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 Quarter-final Super Rugby team of the week is very strong on paper and contains players hitting peak form at the right end of the season. Player of the Week is Lions backrow forward Jaco Kriel who scored a try, carried 11 times, beat 8 defenders and made 13 tackles.
Seventeen regular season rounds are done and dusted for Super Rugby 2017 and eight of the 18 hopefuls have qualified for what is sure to be an exciting Finals Series. Among them lies a distinct disparity in how they’ve performed for the season to date.
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.
The 2017 Super Rugby season enters the penultimate round this weekend with the Australian teams returning to action to join the South African teams in Round 16 following the conclusion of the June Test window.
Super Rugby is back with the completion of Round 15 with a South African smorgasbord. All six South African teams will take to the field this weekend, with two local derbies and two more games featuring the Jaguares and Sunwolves.