Team of the Week: Fast and lethal

Mon, 31 Jul 2017 14:42
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CURRIE CUP ROUND TWO: Players from the Golden Lions and the Free State Cheetahs dominate our Currie Cup Team of the Week for Round Two.

Both sides have four players each in our XV after their wins against Griquas and Western Province.

Griquas are the next best represented with three players in our selection. the Sharks, Western Province and the Pumas are also represented.

In the backline, Clayton Blommetjies, Rosco Specman and Enver Brandt are our choices for the back three. Francois Venter and Lukhanyo Am fill our No.13 and No.12 spots.

George Whitehead is at flyhalf, with Dillon Smit at scrumhalf.

In the pack, our loose trio consists of Uzair Cassiem, Sias Koen and Kobus van Dyk. In the second row, we have Marvin Orie and Jeremy Jordaan.

Finally, in the front row, we have Justin Ackerman, Pieter Jansen and Thomas du Toit. 

Team of the Week - Round Two:

15 - Clayton Blommetjies (Free State Cheetahs)
He played a big part in some of the Cheetahs' lethal attacks against Western Province.
Bubbling under: Sarel Marais (Western Province)

14 - Rosco Specman (Free State Cheetahs)
He was outstanding out wide against Western Province. He scored a try and had a big hand in two others as well.
Bubbling under: Madosh Tambwe (Golden Lions)

13 - Francois Venter (Free State Cheetahs)
He broke through few tackles in the Western Province defence. His offloading in the tackle also gave his side another dimension on attack.
Bubbling under: Jacques Nel (Golden Lions)

12 - Lukhanyo Am (Sharks)
He was a menace on attack for the Sharks against the Pumas. He also got a five-pointer as well.
Bubbling under: Jarryd Sage (Golden Lions)

11 - Enver Brandt (Griquas)
He ran the Lions' defence ragged out wide and he was one of his team's try-scorers.
Bubbling under: Seabelo Senatla (Western Province)

10 - George Whitehead (Griquas)
He needs to work on his defence, but he was a joy to watch on attack against the Golden Lions.
Bubbling under: Curwin Bosch (Sharks)

9 - Dillon Smit (Golden Lions)
He did a lot of good things on attack and on defence against Griquas. He also played a big role in some of his team's tries.
Bubbling under: Christiaan Meyer (Griquas)

8 - Uzair Cassiem (Free State Cheetahs)
The big man played a big part on defence against Western Province.
Bubbling under: Sikhumbuzo Notshe (Western Province)

7 - Sias Koen (Griquas)
He made an enormous amount of tackles against the Golden Lions and he was strong with ball in hand as well.
Bubbling under: Jean-Luc du Preez (Sharks)

6 - Kobus van Dyk (Western Province)
He got his team over the advantage line a few times. However, it was his performance on defence, which really caught the eye.
Bubbling under: Keegan Daniel (Sharks)

5 - Marvin Orie (Golden Lions)
His work rate around the park against Griquas was notable, especially in the tackle.
Bubbling under: JD Schickerling (Western Province)

4 - Jeremy Jordaan (Pumas)
He can stand proud. He was immense in a losing cause against the Sharks. He was powerful in the physical exchanges.
Bubbling under: Justin Basson (Free State Cheetahs)

3 - Justin Ackerman (Golden Lions)
He made a big impact in open play, especially with his string carries. He was also solid in the scrums.
Bubbling under: Wilco Louw (Western Province)

2 - Pieter Jansen (Golden Lions)
Scored a great try and was a hard man to bring down against Griquas.
Bubbling under: Siyabonga Ntubeni (Western Province)

1 - Thomas du Toit (Sharks)
He continues where he left off in Super Rugby with another commanding performance in the scrum and in open play.
Bubbling under: Charles Marais (Free State Cheetahs)

Our individual selections:

Leezil Hendricks XV: 15 Clayton Blommetjies, 14 Rosco Specman, 13 Jacques Nel, 12 Lukhanyo Am, 11 Seabelo Senatla, 10 George Whitehead, 9 Dillon Smit, 8 Sikhumbuzo Notshe, 7 Sias Koen, 6 Keegan Daniel, 5 Marvin Orie, 4 Jeremy Jordaan, 3 Justin Ackerman, 2 Pieter Jansen, 1 Charles Marais. 

Paul Dobson XV: 15 Clayton Blommetjies, 14 Rosco Specman, 13 Francois Venter, 12 Lukhanyo Am, 11 Enver Brandt, 10 Curwin Bosch, 9 Dillon Smit, 8 Uzair Cassiem, 7 Jean-Luc du Preez, 6 Kobus van Dyk, 5 JD Schikerling, 4 Jeremy Jordaan, 3 Wilco Louw, 2 Siyabonga Ntubeni, 1 Thomas du Toit.

Previous selections:

Team of the Week - Round One: 15 Warwick Gelant (Blue Bulls), 14 Travis Ismaiel (Blue Bulls), 13 Hennie Skorbinski (Pumas), 12 Clinton Swart (Griquas), 11 Duncan Matthews (Blue Bulls), 10 Shaun Reynolds (Golden Lions), 9 Stefan Ungerer (Pumas), 8 Henco Venter (Free State Cheetahs), 7 Jacques Vermeulen (Sharks), 6 Johannes Prinsloo (Blue Bulls), 5 Abongile Nonkontwana (Blue Bulls), 4 Carl Wegner (Free State Cheetahs), 3 Johannes Coetzee (Free State Cheetahs), 2 Jaco Visagie (Blue Bulls), 1 Charles Marais (Free State Cheetahs).

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