Currie Cup team of the week: Week 2

Written by Maria Delport (Letgo)

Posted in :Currie Cup, Original Content on 20 Aug 2013 at 12:41
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Another closely fought weekend of rugby brings us to the end of Currie Cup round 2, where the Sharks sealed their victory in the final few minutes with an intercept try against the Lions, the Bulls struggled past Griquas in a match where entertainment quality certainly wasn’t a focus and Western Province gave away a big lead to the Cheetahs, before taking it back for a last gasp victory.

Here are the players that stood out in this round:

15. Gio Aplon
He’s slippery and unpredictable and again got through a few impossibly small holes.

14. SP Marais
A welcome addition to the Sharks, he reads the game so well and tries to get involved as much as possible.

13. Johann Sadie
He has now settled in with the Cheetahs and is playing a lot more freely and it shows in his game.

12. Heimar Williams
What a nice way to start your senior career. He looks the real deal at inside center, doing all the right things at the right times.

11. Cheslin Kolbe
Anthony Volmink got our attention after running clean through an entire Sharks defence, but Kolbe was a rascal throughout the game, making something of everything he touched. The stats also show that Kolbe broke an amazing 15 tackles in one game!

10. Elton Jantjies
Maybe his style of play suits the Lions better, maybe his coaches at the Lions trust him more – whatever it is, Jantjies never looked this good in the blue and white of the Stormers.

9. Charl McLeod
Clean service and a sense of urgency from the little scrumhalf kept the his team going even after being handed a bad setback with two quick tries against the flow of the match.

8. Wille Britz
He was one of the Lions players who managed to spot a few gaps in the Sharks’ defense, he slipped through a couple with ease and got his hands dirty in the tight stuff.

7. Jean Deysel
A big performance from the big man. When Deysel is back to his tricks in the ruck, turning over possession for his team, you know he’s found his form.

6. Deon Fourie
A captain’s performance, as usual making a couple of runs and stealing possession, but more importantly keeping a cool head when it counted.

5. Marco Wentzel
He doesn’t back away from the grunt work on the field, but his biggest contribution to the Sharks is his work in the line-outs.

4. Micheal Rhodes
It’s always great to see the big guys sprinting for a try and in this case it was just reward for the hard work Rhodes put in throughout the game.

3. Wiehahn Herbst
With a solid scrum showing Herbst again showed his promise to become a quality tight head,

2. Scarra Ntubeni
He was a little loose at times, but rallied his team on with his enthusiasm on attack.

1. Stephen Kitshoff
One of his more prominent games in a while, Kitshoff got out of his shell a little and made a good contribution around the park.

1 Comment

  • Im glad Jantjies is getting back to his old self. Jantjies on form with Stokkies Hanekom will be good for the Lions

  • Comment 1, posted at 21.08.13 17:24:24 by Mutley Reply

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