Mon 22 Apr 2019 | 11:21

Super Rugby Team of the Week: Round Ten

Super Rugby Team of the Week: Round Ten
Mon 22 Apr 2019 | 11:21
Super Rugby Team of the Week: Round Ten
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OPINION: Players from the Lions and the Reds lead the way in our Super Rugby Team of the Week for Round Ten.

Both teams have four players in our selection this week after their wins on the road.

Other teams represented are the Highlanders, Blues, Waratahs, Sunwolves and Brumbies.

* Did we get it right this week? See our team below:

Team of the Week – Round 10:

15 – Melani Nanai (Blues):
He was devasting with ball in hand again. He beat a number of defenders and scored one of his team’s tries.
Bubbling under: Kurtley Beale (Waratahs)

14 – Matt Faddes (Highlanders):
A consistent hard worker in the Highlanders team. He had a few good runs and scored a great intercept try against the Blues.
Bubbling under: Caleb Clarke (Blues)

13 – Adam Ashley-Cooper (Waratahs):
He made a number of clean breaks against the Rebels. The veteran was also a rock in defence.
Bubbling under: Sio Tomkinson (Highlanders)

12 – Samu Kerevi (Reds):
He was the man of the match in his side’s victory over the Sharks. He was a hard man to bring down and quite physical in the midfield. His neat offload set up his team’s second try of the game.
Bubbling under: Rahboni Warren Vosayaco (Sunwolves)

11 – Semisi Masirewa (Sunwolves):
He was simply outstanding once again with ball in hand against the Hurricanes. He notched up over 140 running metres and scored two tries.
Bubbling under: Rieko Ioane (Blues)

10 – Bernard Foley (Waratahs):
His defence was not perfect, but his play with ball in hand and decision making, especially in the second half against the Rebels, was excellent.
Bubbling under: Christian Lealiifano (Brumbies)

9 – Tate McDermott (Reds):
He kept the Sharks’ defence on their toes with a few sniping runs and his tactical play was good.
Bubbling under: Will Genia (Melbourne Rebels)

8 – Warren Whiteley (Lions):
It was an impressive return from the captain. He led by example against the Chiefs with his carries and tackles and his neat grubber put Aphiwe Dyantyi on his way for a try.
Bubbling under: Elliot Dixon (Highlanders)

7 – Cyle Brink (Lions):
He had a high work rate against the Chiefs. He was aggressive on defence and a nuisance at the breakdowns.
Bubbling under: Liam Wright (Reds)

6 – Jahrome Brown (Brumbies):
The youngster put in a huge performance against the Stormers. He was a monster on defence and he won a few crucial turnovers as well.
Bubbling under: Tom Robinson (Blues)

5 – Izack Rodda (Reds):
He did a lot of the dirty work in the win over the Sharks and provided plenty of muscle up front.
Bubbling under: Marvin Orie (Lions)

4 – Rory Arnold (Brumbies):
He was a colossus at Newlands. He set up his team’s first try with an offload and then scored the second try after a charge down. He also made over 20 tackles in the match.
Bubbling under: Patrick Tuipulotu (Blues)

3 – Carlu Sadie (Lions):
He was a powerhouse in the scrums against the Chiefs and his work rate on with ball in hand and defence was impressive.
Bubbling under: Allan Alaalatoa (Brumbies)

2 – Malcolm Marx (Lions):
He played out of skin in Hamilton. He was immense with ball in hand and he put in a few big hits on defence.
Bubbling under: Alex Mafi (Reds)

1 – Harry Hoopert (Reds):
He did a good job in the scrums against strong opposition at Kings Park. His defensive work was outstanding, and he won his team a couple of turnovers.
Bubbling under: Daniel Lienert-Brown (Highlanders)

Our individual selections:

Paul Dobson XV: 15 Melani Nanai, 14 Caleb Clarke, 13 Sio Tomkinson, 12 Samu Serevi, 11 Semisi Masirewa, 10 Bernard Foley, 9 Will Genia, 8 Warren Whiteley, 7 Liam Wright, 6 Tom Robinson, 5 Marvin Orie, 4 Patrick Tuipulotu, 3 Carlu Sadie, 2 Malcolm Marx, 1 Daniel Lienert-Brown.

Warren Fortune XV: 15 Kurtley Beale, 14 Matt Faddes, 13 Adam Ashley Cooper, 12 Samu Kerevi, 11 Semisi Masirewa, 10 Bernard Foley, 9 Tate McDermott, 8 Warren Whiteley, 7 Cyle Brink,  6 Jahrome Brown, 5 Izack Rodda, 4 Rory Arnold, 3 Carlu Sadie, 2 Malcolm Marx, 1 Harry Hoopert.

Previous selections:

Team of the Week – Round Nine: 15 Tom Banks (Brumbies), 14 Sevu Reece (Crusaders), 13 Tevita Kuridrani (Brumbies), 12 Burger Odendaal (Bulls), 11 Dillyn Leyds (Stormers), 10 Richie Mo’unga (Crusaders), 9 Tomas Cubelli (Jaguares), 8 Paul Schoeman (Bulls), 7 Lachlan Boshier (Chiefs), 6 Pablo Matera (Jaguares), 5 Rudolph Snyman (Bulls), 4 Brodie Retallick (Chiefs), 3 Ofa Tu’ungafasi (Blues), 2 Malcolm Marx (Lions), 1 Steven Kitshoff (Stormers),

Team of the Week – Round Eight: 15 – Curwin Bosch (Sharks), 14 – Will Jordan (Crusaders), 13 – Lukhanyo Am (Sharks), 12 – Ma’a Nonu (Blues), 11 – Sevu Reece (Crusaders), 10 – Richie Mo’unga (Crusaders), 9 – Will Genia (Melbourne Rebels), 8 – Dan du Preez (Sharks), 7 – Ardie Savea (Hurricanes), 6 – Shannon Frizell (Highlanders), 5 – Scott Barrett (Crusaders), 4 – Patrick Tuipulotu (Blues), 3 – Tyrel Lomax (Highlanders), 2 – Brandon Paenga-Amosa (Reds), 1 – Tendai Mtawarira (Sharks).

Team of the Week – Round Seven: 15 David Havili (Crusaders), 14 Jack Maddocks (Rebels), 13 Jack Goodhue (Crusaders), 12 Ma’a Nonu (Blues), 11 Semisi Masirewa, (Sunwolves), 10 Hayden Parker (Sunwolves), 9 Will Genia (Rebels), 8 Akira Ioane (Blues), 7 Angus Cottrell (Rebels), 6 Luke Jacobson (Chiefs), 5 Samuel Whitelock (Crusaders), 4 Patrick Tuipulotu (Blues), 3 Michael Alaalatoa (Crusaders), 2 Mbongeni Mbonambi (Stormers), 1 Tendai Mtawarira (Sharks).

Team of the Week – Round Six: 15 Damian McKenzie (Chiefs), 14 Gerhard van den Heever (Sunwolves), 13 Adam Ashley-Cooper (Waratahs), 12 Samu Kerevi (Reds), 11 Rieko Ioane (Blues), 10 Beauden Barrett (Hurricanes), 9 Nic Groom (Lions), 8 Akira Ioane (Blues), 7 Michael Hooper (Waratahs), 6 Ned Hanigan (Waratahs), 5 Rob Simmons (Waratahs), 4 Brodie Retallick (Chiefs), 3 Sekope Kepu (Waratahs), 2 Malcolm Marx (Lions), 1 Steven Kitshoff (Stormers).

Team of the Week – Round Five: 15 Damian McKenzie (Chiefs), 14 Jordie Barrett (Hurricanes), 13 Samu Kerevi (Reds), 12 Billy Meakes (Rebels), 11 Wes Goosen (Hurricanes), 10 Beauden Barrett (Hurricanes), 9 Will Genia (Rebels), 8 Lachlan McCaffrey (Brumbies), 7 Liam Wright (Reds), 6 Siya Kolisi (Stormers), 5 John Schickerling (Stormers), 4 Brodie Retallick (Chiefs), 3 Carlü Sadie (Lions), 2 Malcolm Marx (Lions), 1 Scott Sio (Brumbies).

Team of the Week – Round Four: 15 Will Jordan (Crusaders), 14 Sevu Reece (Crusaders), 13 Jack Goodhue (Crusaders), 12 Ngani Laumape (Hurricanes), 11 Rieko Ioane (Blues), 10 Handre Pollard (Bulls), 9 Will Genia (Rebels), 8 Duane Vermeulen (Bulls), 7 Michael Hooper (Waratahs), 6 Jordan Taufua (Crusaders), 5 Scott Barrett (Crusaders), 4 Josh Dickson (Highlanders), 3 Carlü Sadie (Lions), 2 Codie Taylor (Crusaders), 1 Dylan Smith (Lions).

Team of the Week – Round Three: 15 Dane Haylett-Petty (Rebels), 14 Gerhard van den Heever (Sunwolves), 13 Jack Goodhue (Crusaders), 12 Michael Little (Sunwolves), 11 Ramiro Moyano (Jaguares), 10 Handre Pollard (Bulls), 9 Will Genia (Rebels), 8 Duane Vermeulen (Bulls), 7 Pieter-Steph du Toit (Stormers), 6 Shannon Frizell (Highlanders), 5 Uwe Helu (Sunwolves), 4 Eben Etzebeth (Stormers), 3 Hiroshi Yamashita (Sunwolves), 2 Dane Coles (Hurricanes), 1 Joe Moody (Crusaders).

Team of the Week – Round Two: 15 Tom Banks (Brumbies), 14 Chance Peni (Brumbies), 13 Jordan Petaia (Reds), 12 Samu Kerevi (Reds), 11 George Bridge (Crusaders), 10 Christian Lealiifano (Brumbies), 9 Tomas Cubelli (Jaguares), 8 Lachlan McCaffrey (Brumbies), 7 Albertus Smith (Lions), 6 Shannon Frizell (Highlanders), 5 Josh Dickson (Highlanders), 4 Scott Barrett (Crusaders), 3 Carlu Sadie (Lions), 2 Armand van der Merwe (Sharks), 1 Joe Moody (Crusaders).

Team of the Week – Round One: 15 Israel Folau (Waratahs), 14 Jack Maddocks (Rebels), 13 Braydon Ennor (Crusaders), 12 Anton Lienert-Brown (Chiefs), 11 Rosko Specman (Bulls), 10 Handre Pollard (Bulls), 9 Will Genia (Rebels), 8 Duane Vermeulen (Bulls), 7 Ardie Savea (Hurricanes), 6 Marnus Schoeman (Lions), 5 Lodewyk de Jager (Bulls), 4 Scott Barrett (Crusaders), 3 Carlu Sadie (Lions), 2 Armand van der Merwe (Sharks), 1 Dylan Smith (Lions).

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