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.
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.
The Round 12 team of the week has representatives from eight of the teams and includes four Reds and three Blues players. Player of the week is Reds captain and Wallaby Centre Samu Kerevi who scored two tries, beat 9 defenders and ran for 150 metres.
The Round 11 team of the week has representatives from seven of the teams and includes four Sharks and three Jaguares players reflecting the high scoring and open nature of the matches they won. Player of the week is Highlanders and All Black wing Waisake Naholo who scored two tries and beat 12 defenders - the most by any player in a match since 2013.
The Round 10 team of the week has representatives from seven of the teams and includes four Lions and three Kings players. Player of the week is Crusaders wing George Bridge who scored a hat-trick of tries for the second week in a row.