Earl Rose must be kicking himself for his poor performance against the Sharks. From having a run away lead as the leading points scorer in the Currie Cup, he suddenly finds himself under immense pressure.
Things were looking Rosie all season until last week when Morne Steyn managed to haul in and overtake Earl Rose as the leading Currie Cup points scorer in 2008. Earl Rose managed to take that lead back this week after the Bulls rested their top players.
With Rose now only holding a slender 3 point margin over the Blue Bulls’ Morne Steyn, it is all but guaranteed that Morne Steyn will emerge from the season as the leading points scorer after the dust settle. The Bulls have in all probability two more matches to play with the Lions probably only have one more. For Steyn to score the required points to take the lead should be all but a formality.
The Top 10 points scorers for the season thusfar are:
|Morne Steyn||Blue Bulls||2||35||28||1||167|
|Chris Rossouw||FS Cheetahs||1||11||19||0||84|
|Willem de Waal||WP||0||9||19||0||75|
|Ruan Pienaar||The Sharks||0||22||9||0||71|
Three Blue bulls are still in the running to take top try scoring honours away from the two Sharks who are currently in 1st and second place. I would have said it is all but impossible for them to catch the Sharks, but then again I witnessed the defensive performance from the Cheetahs this last weekend against Boland. It sort of makes me believe that there is a distinct chance of the two Sharks at the top being overhauled.
Top try Scorers.
|John Mametsa||Blue Bulls||6|
|Tiger Mangweni||Blue Bulls||6|
|Wynand Olivier||Blue Bulls||6|
|Jongi Nokwe||FS Cheetahs||6|
|Doppies la Grange||Lions||6|