Team of the Week – Round 13
These guys all played the kind of rugby that makes you sit back and go… Yesssss! I live my life vicariously through these very men.
Ahh the splits…
and we’re back.
Fullback: Kurtely Beale – Waratahs
I really don’t like the Waratahs but they played well this week and one of the reasons for that was Kurt ‘the shirt’ playing a blinder at the back. He dominated with lots of sniping runs and quality play. Is it me, or does he constantly look surprised?
Closely followed by: Patrick Lambie – Sharks
Right Wing: Bjorn Basson– Cheetahs
Bjorn is actually a Griquas player but I expect some interest from other unions to be coming his way soon. He played really well scoring a brace and having a hand in another. After years of being teased for being called Bjorn, he can hold his head up high.
CFB: Lachie Turner – Waratahs
Outside Centre: Stefan Terblanche
Anyone who can drive Jacque Fourie back 5 metres in a tackle gets my respect. I fear that this is the best he will ever play being 45 and all. Stefan did everything right on the day and allowed Fourie no space. Well played old man river… I said WELL PLAYED, ah never mind.
CFB: Tyrone Smith – Brumbies
Inside Centre: Ma’a Nonu – Hurricanes
Nonu once again picking up this prestigious weekly award, again played a blinder. His defence impressed me this week too. His ability to break the line is just awesome and I fear he is coming into great form for the 3N.
CFB: Wynand Olivier
Left Wing: Francois Hougaard
Scored 2 tries, one of them to win the game (although some Crusaders will argue this fact, most people will point and laugh at them losing and then crying about it like babies). His first try was created by superb stepping and magic feet, also jazz hands. Someone really needs to tell him that you don’t have to pretend to fly when scoring a try though, seriously land wrong and boom, goodbye testicles.
CFB: Drew Mitchell – Waratahs
Flyhalf: Dan Carter – Crusaders
Carter was in sublime form on Friday night. Created a couple of tries and looked sharp on attack and solid on defence. In a word – polished. This guy should be sponsored by Mr Min. Steyn played well but I feel Carter had his number, literally.
CFB: Matt Toomua – Brumbies
Scrumhalf: Sarel Pretorius – Cheetahs
Again with the great performance. Great stuff from Sarel. The Cheetahs dominated the Force and Sarel embarrassed his opposite number. He scored a try and had a hand in the others. I would have voted for KOCKott but really I can’t stand the guy.
CFB: Rory I’m a dick Kockott
Eighthman: Rodney So’oialo – Hurricanes
Rodney played in his hundredth game and dominated. Skilful and aggressive. Good news for the All Blacks, bad news for the world.
CFB: Kieran Read – Crusaders
Blindside Flank: Rocky Elsom – Brumbies
Elsom has been playing better each week and has definitely brought a smile to Robbie Deans’ face (insert appropriate gay sex joke here). He is very skilful and handy as a line out jumper and is looking a certainty to play for the Wallabies. When asked for comment after the game, he had this to say “Adriaaaaaaaan”
CFB: Schalk Burger
Openside Flank: Schalk Burger – Stormers
Looked like the only Stormer on the field who actually wanted to be there. Played like a man possessed and once or twice seemed to tackle guys with his face. He managed to dislocate his finger, which they showed on TV, giving me a hectic case of the hibby jibbys. He is excelling this season as captain, look out for awesomeness in the Green and Gold.
CFB: Jean Deysel – Sharks
Lock: Victor Matfield – Bulls
Another class performance from old Mr Brilliant, also seems to have instilled in this team a self belief that is evident in their last minute victory. Leads from the front and grows a great beard. Enough said.
CFB: Barend Pieterse – Cheetahs
Lock: Brad Thorn
The Bakkies of New Zealand. He hasn’t had the greatest season but looked back to his best on Fri night. He is the muscle in the Saders team and showed it on Friday. Has the ability to piss opposition teams off and I think Danie Russouw will attest to that. Danie doesn’t have brain ‘farts’, he has brain ‘pooped in my pants due to follow throughs’.
CFB: Steven Sykes – Sharks
Tighthead Prop: Neemia Tialata
He played a great game for the Canes and instrumental in beating the Reds up front, thus leading to their eventual demolition. Great in the set pieces and even better in general play. Another probable All Black coming into form. Damnit.
CFB: Jannie Du Plessis – Sharks
Hooker: John Smit – Sharks
Yes please! Hooker is John’s best position. I think everyone knows this now. The front row of the Sharks won the set pieces and the Stormers got no go-forward ball, thus being made to look pretty crap (especially Sireli). Smit’s throwing is perfect and is a great scrummager and ball carrier and more importantly with Bismark out of the 3N should now be the No 1 choice as hooker for the Bokke.
CFB: Tiaan Liebenberg – Stormers
Loosehead Prop: Beeeeeast – Sharks
I wish people called my name whenever I did anything. The Beast is awesome! He looked looked back to his best form on Sat and PdV will be stoked that the front row of the Sharks (Bokke) looked so good.
CFB: Tony Woodcock – Blues
Plonker Award: Sireli Naqelevuki
er… hello just fall on the ball or kick it. Anything! awww