Mon 2 Nov 2020 | 11:32

Super Rugby Unlocked: Readers' Team of the week

Super Rugby Unlocked: Readers' Team of the week
Mon 2 Nov 2020 | 11:32
Super Rugby Unlocked: Readers' Team of the week
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OPINION: The Bulls manufactured yet another scintillating performance which saw them cement their spot at the top of the super Rugby Unlocked standings.

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The Bulls marched to a comfortable 39-6 victory over the Stormers on Saturday in Pretoria.

The North-South derby was called off due to a thunderstorm, nonetheless, the hosts were credited with a bonus-point win as the match had gone past half-time.

In the early match on Saturday, the Sharks outscored the Pumas by six tries to three in their exciting clash played in Nelspruit. The visitors led 28-7 at the break before recording a comprehensive 42-19 win.

On Friday the Lions played at their Johannesburg base for the first time since the start of the competition and recorded a 61-31 triumph over the Griquas.

Early log leaders the Cheetahs enjoyed a bye over the weekend.

After four rounds of action, it is the Bulls who are the log leaders on 15 points from three wins. They are followed by the Cheetahs and Sharks (both on 9 points), the Stormers (8), Lions (7), Pumas (5) and Griquas (2).

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Two of our readers Dan Nortie and Sean Bagley sent in their team of the week after Round four.

Both team selections are laden with Bulls players. Nortie’s team has seven Bulls in his starting XV with five players from the Lions, two from the Sharks and one Pumas player.

Bagley’s selection has six Lions and six Bulls players in the starting XV. There are also two players from the Pumas and one from the Sharks in his selection.

Super Rugby Unlocked standings

Here’s a look at the teams…

Dan Nortie: 15 Gianni Lombard (Lions), 14 Sibusiso Nkosi (Sharks), 13 Wandisile Simelane (Lions), 12 Cornal Hendricks (Bulls), 11 Courtnall Skosan (Lions), 10 Morne Steyn (Bulls), 9 Ivan van Zyl (Bulls), 8 Duane Vermeulen (Bulls), 7 Willie Engelbrecht (Pumas), 6 Marco Van Staden (Bulls), 5 Marvin Orie (Lions), 4 Jason Jenkins (Bulls), 3 Trevor Nyakane (Bulls), 2 Jaco Visagie (Lions), 1 Ox Nche (Sharks).
Replacements: 16 Kerron van Vuuren (Sharks), 17 Steven Kitshoff (Stormers), 18 Marcel van der Merwe (Bulls), 19 JD Schickerling (Stormers), 20 Elrigh Louw (Bulls), 21 Zak Burger (Griquas), 22 Elton Jantjies (Lions), 23 David Kriel (Bulls).

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Sean Bagley: 15 Manie Libbok (Sharks), 14 Sibusiso Nkosi (Sharks), 13 Wandisile Simelane (Lions), 12 Dan Kriel (Bulls), 11 Courtnall Skosan (Lions), 10 Morne Steyn (Bulls), 9 Ivan van Zyl (Bulls), 8 Duane Vermeulen (Bulls), 7 Willie Engelbrecht (Pumas), 6 Francois Kleinhans (Pumas), 5 Marvin Orie (Lions), 4 Jason Jenkins (Bulls), 3 Trevor Nyakane (Bulls), 2 Jaco Visagie (Lions), 1 Jacques van Rooyen (Lions).
Replacements: 16 Kerron van Vuuren (Sharks), 17 Johan Grobbelaar (Bulls), 18 John-Hubert Meyer (Sharks), 19 JD Schickerling (Stormerrs) , 20 Jeandre Rudolph (Pumas), 21 Zak Burger (Griquas), 22 Erich Cronje (Pumas), 23 Elton Jantjies (Lions).

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