Richard Ferguson

Windhoek Team of the Week – Round 12

Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :Cheetahs, Original Content, Sharks, Stormers, Super Rugby on 10 May 2011 at 10:00
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Welcome to the Windhoek Lager Team of the Week for Round 12. We have decided to make it an all South African team and base it only on the weekend matches. So if your favourite player did not play on the weekend, he will not be in the team.

Thanks must go to Windhoek Lager for sponsoring this weekly Team. We will have a Team of the Year competition at the end of the season, so make sure to take note of certain players who consistently make the team.

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1. Tendai Mtawarira – The Beast only played the second half, but he made such an impact coming off the bench, he was one of a few players that changed the game from what could have been a humiliating loss to a decent win.

2. Bismarck du Plessis – He was still off the pace, but there were no real contenders in the hooker position this weekend. Sorry Bis, a default spot this weekend.

3. WP Nel – The best of the Cheetahs front row, made a big impact in the scrums, even though it was only a Lions scrum that he was up against.

4. Rynhardt Elstadt – Continuing in the season of his life so far, proving to be a great scrummager and fantastic lock combination with the master himself, Andries Bekker. This man will make the End of year tour, mark my words.

5. Andries Bekker – Even though his team lost, he is still head and shoulder (literally) above any other lock in the country.

6. Keegan Daniel – Give this man a beer!! He flew into every tackle like he was indestructible, and gave the Sharks some much needed pace at important times, being in the thick of things in two of the four tries. Heinrich Brussouw was pencilled into this spot after his performance on Friday night, but how do you leave Keegan out?

7. Ashley Johnson – He has been playing reasonably well for a while now, but really had a good game on Friday night, it takes a few to stop him on the attack, and he has worked hard to get his defence up to the same level.

8. Duane Vermeulen – Was the best eighthman on the weekend, keeping Kieran Read busy is a full time job and he did this well. He is having a good season yet again.

9. Sarel Pretorius – The in form scrumhalf of the tournament so far, putting in one great performance after another. The Sharks will have to keep an eye on him, he will completely over shadow McLeod.

10. Sias Ebersohn – Sias had an amazing game on Friday night, he is really starting to come into his own in the Cheetahs jersey, and will be making his mark in this Currie Cup.

11. Gio Aplon – I really battled to find a suitable candidate for this position, and settled with Gio as he was good on both attack and defence, especially against the bigger and bulkier Crusaders backs.

12. Jean de Villiers – The best inside centre in the country, sizing up Sonny-Bill and making him think a bit. Good work from the Springbok.

13. Jacque Fourie – Showed Fruean how to score tries through the centres. Good game, just a shame he ended up on the losing team.

14. Johan Sadie – I was a little shocked by this decision, but this lad played out of his skin against top team in a super pressurised match. Well done son, you will go far!

15. Riaan Viljoen – Scored a hat trick of tries and has best boot in the country when it comes to matching Steyn.

My player of the week is Keegan Daniel, easy as that.


  • any news on keegan’s hearing ?

  • Comment 1, posted at 10.05.11 10:09:59 by juba_fan Reply
  • Rich:
    I agree with your forward pack with the exception of Vermeulen.

    Backs – I think Adi was the best 12 on show especially since he made a HUGE impact when he came on and changed the game for the Sharks. Jean didnt have such a good game imho.

    Sadie was good but surely there are too many Stormers players!!

    Gio and TWG13 deserve to be in the team though!! 😉

  • Comment 2, posted at 10.05.11 10:19:36 by wpw Reply
  • @juba_fan (Comment 1) : It starts in 8 mins from now.

  • Comment 3, posted at 10.05.11 10:20:40 by Jarson (AddicteD) Reply
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  • @Wes

    I hear what you are saying with regards to the amount of Stormers in the team, but if you think of how the other reams went, you cannot really say they deserve to be in the team..

    The Stormers had a rough game against the worlds best and came up just short, the players deserve to be mentioned here.

    But hey, that’s just my opinion.

  • Comment 4, posted at 10.05.11 10:29:30 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 4) : Hear hear.Also Sadie played really well, what Poolman did to get such an extended run is beyond me

  • Comment 5, posted at 10.05.11 10:38:02 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
  • Rated Sias the very first time I watched him play. Rate him more than I rate Robert. Him and Robert played 10 12 in high school and were a very good combination. Seeing that Robert is starting to become a contender at 13, it got me thinking, maybe Sias should be tried @ 12!! Imagine a backline that has Lambie @ 10, Sias @ 12 and Robert @ 13!?? If Juan, Sardie are Whitehead are set on being a bench warmers at Province we need to think out the box and develop our own inside centre. I for one think he would make an awesome 12 (just like I amongst others have been calling for Lambie to be moved to 10 when people thought 15 was his best position) . Sias is a good reader of the game, quick off the marker, has a side step, a brilliant pass, has a boet and him and Robert know each other very well. Maybe RS must have another dig at the brothers, their contracts expire end of this year.

  • Comment 6, posted at 10.05.11 10:51:07 by GreatSharksays Reply

  • please let us know what happens at the hearing today for Keegan. he definetly was the player of the week.

  • Comment 7, posted at 10.05.11 10:58:59 by Ardent Shark Reply

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  • Luyt Lager Crappy XV time!

  • Comment 8, posted at 10.05.11 12:35:00 by King Shark Reply
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  • 6 Cobus Grobbelaar
    9 Ricky
    10 Lionel Cronje
    14 Lionel Mapoe

  • Comment 9, posted at 10.05.11 12:36:16 by King Shark Reply
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  • @King Shark (Comment 9) :
    8. Davon Raubenheimer

  • Comment 10, posted at 10.05.11 12:42:26 by Viking Reply
  • I agree with your team Rich….although Coenie Oosthuizen might not agree. 😉

    Also your ‘default’ pick of Bismarck…..I might have gone for Adriaan Strauss….he’s been great since he came back from injury and IMHO one of the most underrated players in SA.

  • Comment 11, posted at 10.05.11 12:43:41 by Pokkel Reply
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  • 12 Meyer Bosman

  • Comment 12, posted at 10.05.11 13:17:09 by King Shark Reply
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