Tue 22 May 2018 | 09:53

Team of the Week: Vamos!

Team of the Week: Vamos!
Tue 22 May 2018 | 09:53
Team of the Week: Vamos!
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The Argentinian side has three players in our selection this week following that 54-24 win in Buenos Aires. The Crusaders and the Waratahs are the other teams with three players in our XV.

In the backline, Israel Folau is at fullback with Bautista Delguy and George Bridge on the wings. Jesse Kriel and Kurtley Beale are our midfielders this week.

Bernard Foley is our pick at No.10 with fellow Aussie Joe Powell at No.9.

In the pack, Jordan Taufua is at No.8 with Marcos Kremer and Albertus Smith on the flanks. Our second row consists of Sam Lousi and Scott Barrett.

In the front row, we have Jeffrey Toomaga-Allen, Agustin Creevy and Tendai Mtawarira.

Team of the Week – Round 14:

15 – Israel Folau (Waratahs)
He was a force on attack against the Highlanders and scored two tries in the win.
Bubbling under: Kotaro Matsushima (Sunwolves)

14 – Bautista Delguy (Jaguares)
He made good use of the ball he was given in the win over the Bulls. The Bulls struggled to deal with his pace and he scored two tries as well.
Bubbling under: Waisake Naholo (Highlanders)

13 – Jesse Kriel (Bulls)
He was a constant threat with ball in hand against the Jaguares. He broke through the Jaguares’ defence a few times and he was solid on defence.
Bubbling under: Aphiwe Dyantyi (Lions)

12 – Kurtley Beale (Waratahs)
He shared first receiver duties with Bernard Foley and his distribution was impeccable against the Highlanders. He also had a few good runs as well.
Bubbling under: Jeronimo De La Fuente (Jaguares)

11 – George Bridge (Crusaders)
Showed great guile out wide against the Blues and he defended his channel well.
Bubbling under: Rieko Ioane (Blues)

10 – Bernard Foley (Waratahs)
He flourished on attack against the Highlanders and like his teammate Kurtley Beale, he gave his outside backs some quality ball.
Bubbling under: Nicolas Sanchez (Jaguares)

9 – Joe Powell (Brumbies)
He gave his backline quick and quality ball against the Lions in Johannesburg.
Bubbling under: Gonzalo Betranou (Jaguares)

8 – Jordan Taufua (Crusaders)
The No.8 was powerful with ball in hand against the Blues and he got his team over the gain-line. He was a star on defence as well.
Bubbling under: Blade Thomson (Hurricanes)

7 – Marco Kremer (Jaguares)
The big man was brilliant against the Bulls. His work rate on attack was phenomenal and he tackled like a man possessed.
Bubbling under: Ardie Savea (Hurricanes)

6 – Albertus Smith (Lions)
Another energetic performance by the loose forward. He made several good carries and was strong on defence as well.
Bubbling under: Luke Jacobson (Chiefs)

5 – Sam Lousi (Hurricanes)
His pace and power were too much for the Reds to handle at times.
Bubbling under: Grant Hattingh (Sunwolves)

4 – Scott Barrett (Crusaders)
He stood up physically against the Blues, especially on defence where he made a number of big tackles. 
Bubbling under: Tyler Paul (Sharks)

3 – Jeffrey Toomaga-Allen (Hurricanes)
His work rate was unbelievable around the park against the Reds. One of the best performances by a prop this season.
Bubbling under: Thomas du Toit (Sharks)

2 – Agustin Creevy (Jaguares)
He was an important ball carrier against the Bulls and he flourished while he was on the field. He smashed into the Bulls' defence with great aggression and he made some serious metres.
Bubbling under: Armand van der Merwe (Sharks)

1 – Tendai Mtawarira (Sharks)
He showed why he still one of the best in South Africa. He was solid in the scrums and played his part in open play as well.
Bubbling under: Tom Robertson (Waratahs)

Our individual selections: 

Jan de Koning XV: 15 Kotaro Matsushima, 14 Bautista Delguy, 13 Aphiwe Dyantyi, 12 Kurtley Beale, 11 George Bridge, 10 Nicolas Sanchez, 9 Joe Powell, 8 Jordan Taufua, 7 Marcos Kremer, 6 Albertus Smith, 5 Grant Hattingh, 4 Scott Barrett, 3 Jeffrey Toomaga-Allen, 2 Agustin Creevy, 1 Tendai Mtawarira.

Paul Dobson XV: 15 Israel Folau, 14 Bautista Delguy, 13 Jesse Kriel, 12 Kurtley Beale, 11 George Bridge, 10 Bernard Foley, 9 Joe Powell, 8 Jordan Taufua, 7 Marcos Kremer, 6 Albertus Smith, 5 Sam Lousi, 4 Scott Barrett, 3 Thomas du Toit, 2 Agustin Creevy, 1 Tendai Mtawarira.

Previous selections:

Team of the Week – Round 13: 15 George Bridge (Crusaders), 14 Waisake Naholo (Highlanders), 13 Jesse Kriel (Bulls), 12 Reece Hodge (Melbourne Rebels), 11 Hosea Saumaki (Sunwolves), 10 Beauden Barrett (Hurricanes), 9 Thomas Perenara (Hurricanes), 8 Luke Whitelock (Highlanders), 7 Jean-Luc du Preez (Sharks), 6 Roelof Smit (Bulls), 5 Grant Hattingh (Sunwolves), 4 Brodie Retallick (Chiefs), 3 Jeffrey Toomaga-Allen (Hurricanes), 2 Ricky Riccitelli (Hurricanes), 1 Karl Tu'inukuafe. (Chiefs)

Team of the Week – Round 12: 15 Joaquin Tuculet (Jaguares), 14 Seta Tamanivalu (Crusaders), 13 Jack Goodhue (Crusaders), 12 Ryan Crotty (Crusaders), 11 Ben Lam (Hurricanes), 10 Beauden Barrett (Hurricanes), 9 Augustine Pulu (Blues), 8 Amanaki Mafi (Melbourne Rebels), 7 Jean-Luc du Preez (Sharks), 6 Marnus Schoeman (Lions), 5 Pieter-Steph du Toit (Stormers), 4 Scott Barrett (Crusaders), 3 Wilco Louw (Stormers), 2 Andrew Makalio (Crusaders), 1 Steven Kitshoff (Stormers).

Team of the Week – Round 11: 15 Jordie Barrett (Hurricanes), 14 Filipo Daugunu (Reds), 13 Rob Thompson (Highlanders), 12 Vince Aso (Hurricanes), 11 Johannes Engelbrecht (Stormers), 10 Handre Pollard (Bulls), 9 Aaron Smith (Highlanders), 8 Jordan Taufua (Crusaders), 7 Ardie Savea (Hurricanes), 6 Albertus Smith (Lions), 5 Tom Franklin (Highlanders), 4 Guido Petti Pagadizaval (Jaguares), 3 Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro (Jaguares), 2 Malcolm Marx (Lions), 1 Jean-Pierre Smith (Reds).

Team of the Week – Round 10: 15 Ben Smith (Highlanders), 14 Sibusiso Nkosi (Sharks), 13 Matias Orlando (Jaguares), 12 Samu Kerevi (Reds), 11 Solomon Alaimalo (Chiefs), 10 Nicolas Sanchez (Jaguares), 9 Michael Ruru (Melbourne Rebels), 8 Amanaki Mafi (Melbourne Rebels), 7 Dillon Hunt (Highlanders), 6 Shannon Frizell (Highlanders), 5 Lodewyk de Jager (Bulls), 4 Brodie Retallick (Chiefs), 3 Thomas du Toit (Sharks), 2 Malcolm Marx (Lions), 1 Jacques van Rooyen (Lions).

Team of the Week – Round Nine: 15 Warrick Gelant (Bulls), 14 Ramiro Moyano (Jaguares), 13 Curtis Rona (Waratahs), 12 Rieko Ioane (Blues), 11 Ben Lam (Hurricanes), 10 Handré Pollard (Bulls), 9 Will Genia (Melbourne Rebels), 8 Amanaki Mafi (Melbourne Rebels), 7 David Pocock (Brumbies), 6 Pablo Matera (Jaguares), 5 Lodewyk de Jager (Bulls), 4 Guido Petti Pagadizaval (Jaguares), 3 Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro (Jaguares), 2 Damien Fitzpatrick (Waratahs), 1 Pierre Schoeman (Bulls).

Team of the Week – Round Eight: 15 Jordie Barrett (Hurricanes), 14 Manasa Mataele (Crusaders), 13 Anton Lienert-Brown (Chiefs), 12 Ryan Crotty (Crusaders), 11 Madosh Tambwe (Lions), 10 Elton Jantjies (Lions), 9 Joe Powell (Brumbies), 8 Isi Naisarani (Brumbies), 7 Jean-Luc du Preez (Sharks), 6 Albertus Smith (Lions), 5 Francois Mostert (Lions), 4 Brodie Retallick (Chiefs), 3 Thomas du Toit (Sharks), 2 Malcolm Marx (Lions), 1 Steven Kitshoff (Stormers).

Team of the Week – Round Seven: 15 Ben Smith (Highlanders), 14 Waisake Naholo (Highlanders), 13 Anton Lienert-Brown (Chiefs), 12 Ngani Laumape (Hurricanes), 11 Ben Lam (Hurricanes), 10 Beauden Barrett (Hurricanes), 9 Thomas Perenara (Hurricanes), 8 Amanaki Mafi (Rebels), 7 Jean-Luc du Preez (Sharks), 6 Marco van Staden (Bulls), 5 Samuel Whitelock (Crusaders), 4 Brodie Retallick (Chiefs), 3 Michael Alaalatoa (Crusaders), 2 Malcolm Marx (Lions), 1 Pierre Schoeman (Bulls).

Team of the Week – Round Six: 15 Ben Smith (Highlanders), 14 Waisake Naholo (Highlanders), 13 Matt Proctor (Hurricanes), 12 Bill Meakes (Melbourne Rebels), 11 Emiliano Boffelli (Jaguares), 10 Damian Willemse (Stormers), 9 Thomas Perenara (Hurricanes), 8 Luke Whitelock (Highlanders), 7 Jean-Luc du Preez (Sharks), 6 Pablo Matera (Jaguares), 5 Pieter-Steph du Toit (Stormers), 4 Brodie Retallick (Chiefs), 3 Wilco Louw (Stormers), 2 Codie Taylor (Crusaders), 1 Tendai Mtawarira (Sharks).

Team of the Week – Round Five: 15 Damian McKenzie (Chiefs), 13 Jesse Kriel (Bulls), 12 Samu Kerevi (Reds), 11 Hosea Saumaki (Sunwolves), 10 Damian Willemse (Stormers), 9 Dewald Duvenage (Stormers), 8 Amanaki Mafi (Melbourne Rebels), 7 Pieter-Steph du Toit (Stormers), 6 Siyamthanda Kolisi (Stormers), 5 Scott Barrett (Crusaders), 4 Brodie Retallick (Chiefs), 3 Taniela Tupou (Reds), 2 Codie Taylor (Crusaders), 1 Steven Kitshoff (Stormers).

Team of the Week – Round Four: 15 Ben Smith (Highlanders), 14 Waisake Naholo (Highlanders), 13 Rieko Ioane (Blues), 12 Andre Esterhuizen (Sharks), 11 Melani Nanai (Blues), 10 Damian Willemse (Stormers), 9 Aaron Smith (Highlanders), 8 Akira Ioane (Blues), 7 Ardie Savea (Hurricanes), 6 Pablo Matera (Jaguares), 5 Lodewyk de Jager (Bulls), 4 Vaea Fifita (Hurricanes), 3 Ofa Tu'ungafasi (Blues), 2 Armand van der Merwe (Sharks), 1 Tendai Mtawarira (Sharks).

Team of the Week – Round Three: 15 David Havili (Crusaders), 14 Julian Savea (Hurricanes), 13 Jack Goodhue (Crusaders), 12 Handré Pollard (Bulls), 11 George Bridge (Crusaders), 10 Richie Mo'unga (Crusaders), 9 Brad Weber (Chiefs), 8 Warren Whiteley (Lions), 7 Billy Harmon (Crusaders), 6 Brad Shields (Hurricanes), 5 Adam Coleman (Melbourne Rebels), 4 Ruan Botha (Sharks), 3 Wilco Louw (Stormers), 2 Malcolm Marx (Lions), 1 Jacques van Rooyen (Lions).

Teams of the Week – Round Two: 15 Ben Smith (Highlanders), 14 Sylvian Mahuza (Lions), 13 Rob Thompson (Highlanders), 12 Ryan Crotty (Crusaders), 11 Aphiwe Dyantyi (Lions), 10 Lima Sopoaga (Highlanders), 9 Aaron Smith (Highlanders), 8 Jordan Taufua (Crusaders), 7 Pieter Labuschagne (Sunwolves), 6 Roelof Smit (Bulls), 5 Samuel Whitelock (Crusaders), 4 Rudolph Snyman (Bulls), 3 Ruan Dreyer (Lions), 2 James Parsons (Blues), 1 Steven Kitshoff (Stormers).

Team of the Week – Round One: 15 Dillyn Leyds (Stormers), 14 Seabelo Senatla (Stormers), 13 Lionel Mapoe (Lions), 12 Damian de Allende (Stormers), 11 Aphiwe Dyantyi (Lions), 10 Robert du Preez (Sharks), 9 Ross Cronje (Lions), 8 Nizaam Carr (Stormers), 7 Cyle Brink (Lions), 6 Siyamthanda Kolisi (Stormers), 5 John Schickerling (Stormers), 4 Ruan Botha (Sharks), 3 Nahuel Tétaz Chaparro (Jaguares), 2 Malcolm Marx (Lions), 1 Jacques van Rooyen (Lions).

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