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This weekend a few more of the results went the way of the chasing pack as three of the top 4 lost their games this weekend. First the Bulls went down to the Chiefs, giving the Stormers the opportunity to take the table lead again this week, but they couldn’t manage a win against the determined Sharks and before that the Brumbies were beaten by the Reds in a tight Australian derby. It is a very congested log and anyone can still take the top spot. Even though the loss to the Sharks made it a little more difficult for the Stormers, they still look like the favourites to take it.
It is a dominating Sharks team this week, so if you don’t like a little Sharks bias avert your eyes, because we have 9 Sharks in our team this week. The Cheetahs have 3, then it’s the Stormers with 2 and the Bulls 1.
15. Patrick Lambie (6) (5 at flyhalf)
His first start at fullback this week. There aren’t many fullbacks that get involved as much as he does from this position.
14. JP Pietersen (4) (2 at Inside Centre)
JP had a monster of a game, especially on defence where he put in a few massive hits. His involvement on attack was limited, but his influence in those opening minutes was lasting.
13. Juan de Jongh (4) (1 at Inside Centre)
Again it was mainly the loose forwards in the South African conference who were asked to make most of the metres and de Jongh was kept in check by his opposition pretty well, but out of all the South African outside centre’s he was involved by far the most on attack and defence.
12. Meyer Bosman (3)
His defence was outstanding and his passing to the outside backs accurate.
11. Willie le Roux (5)
You can see the Cheetahs are relying on him to take some of the responsibilities of the first receiver in the absence of Goosen, he is doing this and cutting through the defence very well.
10. Peter Grant (4)
Again our Frenchman isn’t eligible for this team, but he sure is for France and in this form they won’t be able to ignore him. Grant was the next best thing in the SA conference. He is a solid performer and won’t let any team down.
9. Piet van Zyl *
He’s been threatening to get into this team for a very long time now and this week he just can’t be ignored. He’s another one of those quick attacking scrummies with a crisp pass and should he continue to play like this will be one of the stars of the future.
8. Keegan Daniel (4)
I called for his head at the start of the season, now I’m calling him captain fantastic. He’s come back into some excellent form still doing all the excellent things we’ve become so used to over the seasons, but now he’s doing it with the composure of a captain. I am happy to say, Keegan is proving me wrong at the moment.
7. Willem Alberts (2)
All I can say is – This is not even his best!
6. Marcell Coetzee (9) (6 at Blindside Flank)
Who’s with me lets all say it together. Make Marcell Coetzee a Springbok loose forward!
5. Anton Bresler (4)
After Anton and co made the best lock combination in the WORLD EVER, look like a fumbling pair of rookies, we had to have him in this team. He has improved in leaps and bounds over the weeks and looks to be getting a few good go forward ball carries in for his team too.
4. Flip van der Merwe *
It’s the first time that he’s mentioned in this team, it could be that he’s been feeling the pressure from a few other locks that have been putting in strong performances week after week. Surely he’s not been the form lock, but he could be devastating when on form.
3. WP Nel (7)
He’s been our most consistent tighthead this season, but we won’t be seeing him in South Africa for much longer, as he is leaving for Europe at the end of Super Rugby 2012.
2. Bismarck du Plessis (7)
Another contender for the Springbok hooker position bites the dust. Now it’s just Chiliboy in week 17, I can’t wait to see what Bissie delivers in this game.
1. Beast Mtwarira (3)
What a joy to have him back and he has proven that he’s not just a loosehead that can make a few runs, his work in the scrums has been huge for the Sharks.
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