Team of the Week: Predatory instinct

Mon, 29 Aug 2016 13:22
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CURRIE CUP SPOTLIGHT: Players from the Golden Lions and Sharks dominate rugby365's famous Currie Cup Premier Division Team of the Week for Round Four.

The Golden Lions lead the way with six players in our selection. The Sharks are close behind with five.

Griquas, Western Province, Blue Bulls and Pumas have one player each in our XV.

In the backline, we have Curwin Bosch, Travis Ismaiel and Anthony Volmink in our back three. Our centres consist of Huw Jones and Clinton Swart.

Inny-Christian Radebe is our choice at flyhalf and at scrumhalf, we have Dillon Smit.

In the pack, Corné Fourie, Frank Herne and Pieter Scholtz make up our front row and in the second row, we have Ruan Ackermann and Ruan Botha.

The back row consists of Philip van der Walt, Victor Sekekete and Keegan Daniel.  

Team of the Week - Round Four:

15 - Curwin Bosch (Sharks)
He scored 21 of his team's 26 points in the win over the Blue Bulls, which included a try. His tactical kicking out of hand was also outstanding at times.
Bubbling under: Cheslin Kolbe (Western Province)

14 - Travis Ismaiel (Blue Bulls)
He had a few good runs against the Sharks and was also solid on defence out wide.
Bubbling under: Werner Kok (Western Province)

13 - Huw Jones (Western Province)
The youngster was WP's best attacking weapon against the EP Kings - he scored three excellent tries. 
Bubbling under: Jacques Nel (Golden Lions)

12 - Clinton Swart (Griquas)
His accurate boot played an important role in Griquas' win over the Pumas. He was also quite good with ball in hand on attack.
Bubbling under: Howard Mnisi (Golden Lions)

11 - Anthony Volmink (Golden Lions)
He had a high work rate on attack against Boland and he scored one of his team's tries in the 60-12 win.
Bubbling under: Leolin Zas (Western Province)

10 - Inny-Christian Radebe (Sharks)
Controlled the game nicely against the Blue Bulls and gave his team plenty of direction on the field.
Bubbling under: Marnitz Boshoff (Golden Lions)

9 - Dillon Smit (Golden Lions)
He gave his backline some great ball to work with. He also got a five-pointer and had a hand in another.
Bubbling under: Rudi van Rooyen (Griquas)

8 - Philip van der Walt (Sharks)
He carried the ball strongly against the Blue Bulls and got his team over the advantage line on a number of occasions.
Bubbling under: Renaldo Bothma (Pumas)

7 - Victor Sekekete (Golden Lions)
He was solid on defence and also did some good things in the line-out as well. The loose forward also got over the advantage line with some powerful carries.
Bubbling under: Jannes Kirsten (Blue Bulls)

6 - Keegan Daniel (Sharks)
He tackled his heart out on defence and led by example against the Blue Bulls.
Bubbling under: Steph de Wit (Golden Lions)

5 - Ruan Botha (Sharks)
The big lock produced a great all-round performance against the Bulls. He is another who found himself on the scoresheet with a try, but he also played a big part in another score as well.
Bubbling under: Chris van Zyl (Western Province)

4 - Ruan Ackermann (Golden Lions)
He hardly put a foot wrong against Boland and looked at home in the second row. He racked up the running metres with ball in hand and was a brick wall on defence.
Bubbling under: Etienne Oosthuizen (Sharks)

3 - Pieter Scholtz (Golden Lions)
Despite scrummaging well, the prop did a lot of hard work around the park against Boland. He also showed some neat touches with ball in hand.
Bubbling under: Wilco Louw (Western Province)

2 - Frank Herne (Pumas)
He was aggressive in the physical exchanges and tackled like a demon in open play. He also scored a great try.
Bubbling under: Franco Marais (Sharks)

1 - Corné Fourie (Golden Lions)
He was the hardest working prop of Round Four. He carried the ball on a number of occasions and racked up the running metres. He also showed his commitment on defence with some big hits.
Bubbling under: Lizo Gqoboka (Blue Bulls)

Our individual selections:

Paul Dobson XV: 15 Cheslin Kolbe, 14 Travis Ismaiel, 13 Huw Jones, 12 Clinton Swart, 11 Anthony Volmink, 10 Inny-Christian Radebe, 9 Piet van Zyl, 8 Philip van der Walt, 7 Jannes Kirsten, 6 Keegan Daniel, 5 Ruan Botha, 4 Ruan Ackermann, 3 Wilco Louw, 2 Frank Herne, 1 Corné Fourie.

Jan de Koning XV: 15 Curwin Bosch, 14 Odwa Ndungane, 13 Huw Jones, 12 Howard Mnisi, 11 Anthony Volmink, 10 Inny-Christian Radebe, 9 Dillon Smit, 8 Philip van der Walt, 7 Victor Sekekete, 6 Keegan Daniel, 5 Ruan Botha, 4 Ruan Ackermann, 3 Pieter Scholtz, 2 Frank Herne, 1 Corné Fourie.

Warren Fortune XV: 15 Curwin Bosch, 14 Werner Kok, 13 Huw Jones, 12 Clinton Swart, 11 Leolin Zas, 10 Inny-Christian Radebe, 9 Rudi van Rooyen, 8 Renaldo Bothma, 7 Victor Sekekete, 6 Steph de Wit, 5 Ruan Botha, 4 Ruan Ackermann, 3 Pieter Scholtz, 2 Frank Herne, 1 Corné Fourie.

Previous selections:

Team of the week - Round Three: 15 Adriaan Coertzen (Griquas), 14 Odwa Ndungane (Sharks), 13 Nico Lee (Free State Cheetahs), 12 Clinton Swart (Griquas), 11 Sibusiso Sithole (Sharks), 10 Fred Zeilinga (Free State Cheetahs), 9 Rudi van Rooyen (Griquas), 8 Philip van der Walt (Sharks), 7 Jannes Kirsten (Blue Bulls), 6 Paul Schoeman (Free State Cheetahs), 5 Reniel Hugo (Free State Cheetahs), 4 Rudolph Snyman (Blue Bulls), 3 Thomas du Toit (Sharks), 2 Armand van der Merwe (Golden Lions), 1 Dylan Smith (Golden Lions).

Team of the week - Round Two: 15 Clayton Blommetjies (Free State Cheetahs), 14 Koch Marx (Golden Lions), 13 Francois Venter (Free State Cheetahs), 12 Howard Mnisi (Golden Lions), 11 Anthony Volmink (Golden Lions), 10 Fred Zeilinga (Free State Cheetahs), 9  Ross Cronje (Golden Lions), 8 Renaldo Botha (Pumas), 7 Philip van der Walt (Sharks), 6 Paul Schoeman (Free State Cheetahs), 5 Lourens Erasmus (Golden Lions), 4 Jason Jenkins (Blue Bulls), 3 Thomas du Toit (Sharks), 2 Armand van der Merwe (Golden Lions), 1 Retshegofaditswe Nche (Free State Cheetahs).

Team of the week - Round One: 15 Clayton Blommetjies (Free State Cheetahs), 14 Jade Stighlingh (Blue Bulls), 13 Francois Venter (Free State Cheetahs), 12 Andrew Esterhuizen (Sharks), 11 Jamba Ulengo (Blue Bulls), 10 Curwin Bosch (Sharks), 9 Jano Vermaak (Western Province), 8 Arno Botha (Blue Bulls), 7 Jannes Kirsten (Blue Bulls), 6 Keegan Daniel (Sharks), 5 Stephan Lewis (Sharks), 4 Jason Jenkins (Blue Bulls), 3 Lourens Adriaanse (Sharks), 2 Siyabonga Ntubeni (Western Province), 1 Retshegofaditswe Nche (Free State Cheetahs).

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