The Team of the Week is dominated by the Highlanders and Sharks following their comprehensive Week #4 wins. Player of the Week is Sharks winger Makazole Mapimpi who scored two tries and beat seven defenders.
The Team of the Week contains players from nine different teams including four Crusaders and two from each of the Sharks, Stormers and Blues. Player of the Week is Cobus Wiese whose work rate against the Crusaders was immense.
Super Rugby and The Rugby Championship will this season adopt the Law Amendments that were announced by World Rugby in July 2017 prior to the start of the 2017/2018 northern hemisphere season. The amendments relate to the scrum (Law 20), tackle (Law 15) and ruck (Law 16).
SANZAAR has announced the referee team that will officiate the 2018 Super Rugby season. With the Super Rugby tournament format reducing to 120 regular season matches this season the referee team has been reduced from 19 to 17 referees.
The Round 16 (South Africa and Australia only) Super Rugby team of the week has representatives from seven of the 10 teams in the five-match round. Player of the Week is Stormers fullback Dillyn Leyds who scored two tries, carried 20 times, beat 3 defenders and ran for 240 metres.
Round 16 of Super Rugby sees only Australian and South African teams in action as New Zealand focus their attention on the deciding match between the All Blacks and touring British and Irish Lions. The round kicks off Friday night with two back-to-back Australia derbies.
The Round 14 Super Rugby team of the week has representatives from ten of the 18 teams after the nine-match round and includes three Highlanders and three Cheetahs. Player of the week is Sharks fullback David Havili who scored a try, carried 18 times, beat 10 defenders and ran for 191 metres.