Team of the Week: Votes are in
READERS’ VIEW: The Lions, the form team of the Currie Cup, got an overwhelming vote of confidence from the @rugby365com readers.
The votes for the Team of the Week, as voted by you the readers, see 13 Lions players in what must be the most dominant starting XV ever.
The only players not from the Lions are Jeandré Rudolph (Cheetahs), Willie Engelbrecht (Pumas) – who share the No.8 position – and Sibusiso Nkosi (Sharks).
The most dominant position this week was World Cup-winning veteran Springbok prop Jannie du Plessis (Lions) – who polled 89.5 percent of the vote on him. Pumas prop Ignatius Prinsloo, in second place for the No.3 position, managed just 4.4 percent of the vote.
Willem Alberts (Lions) got 87.8 percent of the vote for the No.4 pock position, with Tiaan Swanepoel (Lions – fullback, 83.6 percent) and Wandisile Simelane (Lions – outside centre, 83.5 percent) the next best.
The closest contest was for No.8, where we could not separate Jeandré Rudolph (Cheetahs) and Willie Engelbrecht (Pumas).
Lions blindside flank Wilhelm van der Sluys (39.3 percent) also had his work cut out against Henco Venter (Sharks – 34.8 percent).
(All the results below video …)
The #CarlingCurrieCup Pressure Player of the week goes to a magical moment produced by the Xerox Lions’ Wandisile Simelane in their victory over the Cell C Sharks.#ReachForGold #TheChampionWithin@blacklabelsa pic.twitter.com/zf6dQnjQNd
— Carling Currie Cup (@TheCurrieCup) December 22, 2020