After another tough week of Currie Cup action our esteemed selection panel have put their heads together and identified the players that stood out by naming them in our Team of the Week.
There were tight victories for the Blue Bulls and the Sharks, while the Lions and Western Province had an easier time of it in their comfortable wins, but there were still a few players whose teams did not win that also caught the eye.
Although they went down at Loftus Versfeld five Cheetahs players still managed to crack the nod, closely followed by the Blue Bulls with four representatives in our team. The rest of the 'caps' were fairly evenly spread with just the Leopards failing to get a player in the team.
The Lions and Blue Bulls make up the bulk of our bubbling under team this week, with four players each. The rest of the selections feature players from every team except the Leopards, who are battling to make much of an impression on the panel.
Here is our Currie Cup Team of the Week for Round Two:
15 - Hennie Daniller (Cheetahs): The tall fullback had another solid game, he has shown good composure at this level and his booming boot came in very handy at Loftus Versfeld.
Bubbling under: Jurgen Visser (Blue Bulls)
14 - Akona Ndungane (Blue Bulls): The Springbok wing showed the qualities which made him such a threat before being struck down by injury and his late try put the finishing touch on an impressive performance.
Bubbling under: Deon van Rensburg (Lions)
13 - Stephen Dippenaar (Blue Bulls): A determined showing from this exciting young talent who showed great heart on defence and will relish the opportunity to get an extended run in the starting line-up this season.
Bubbling under: Johann Sadie (Western Province)
12 - Andries Strauss (Cheetahs): The Cheetahs captain always does the basics well, and despite being bitterly disappointed with his side's result he can still hold his head high after a solid game.
Bubbling under: Stefan Watermeyer (Blue Bulls)
11 - Gerhard van den Heever (Blue Bulls): There is no substitute for sheer pace which Van Den Heever demonstrated when he raced over in the corner for the try that sparked the Blue Bulls' second-half revival.
Bubbling under: Lionel Mapoe (Lions)
10 - Frederic Michalak (Sharks): The French magician continued his impressive start to the season with another accomplished display in Nelspruit. His side were nearly beaten, but if not for him they probably would have been.
Bubbling under: Demetri Catrakilis (Western Province)
9 - Jano Vermaak (Lions): The hat-trick hero was a constant threat against the Griquas in Kimberley and showed what a devastating runner he can be if you take your eye off him for too long.
Bubbling under: Dustin Jinka (Blue Bulls)
8 - Nick Köster (Western Province): Stood out as one of the few players on the field that was trying to make things happen and showed his value with a polished all-round performance in a game which stuttered throughout.
Bubbling under: Keegan Daniel (Sharks)
7 - Davon Raubenheimer (Griquas): He is carrying his promising Super Rugby form into the Currie Cup and fought hard despite the fact that the Griquas ship was sinking fast against the Lions.
Bubbling under: Marcell Coetzee (Sharks)
6 - Corne Steenkamp (Pumas): The hard-tackling Pumas skipper always gives everything and he led from the front once again as his team ran the defending champions close in Nelspruit.
Bubbling under: Derick Kuün (Blue Bulls)
5 - Juandré Kruger (Blue Bulls): Those worried about the future of the Bulls second row would have rested a little easier after watching his preformance against the Cheetahs. An impressive line-out jumper who gets through his fair share of work in loose play as well.
Bubbling under: Marius Coetzer (Pumas)
4 - Francois Uys (Cheetahs): The physical tight forward seldom takes a backward step and he clearly enjoyed mixing it with the big boys in light blue in Pretoria on Saturday.
Bubbling under: Wikus van Heerden (Lions)
3 - Ashley Buys (Pumas): The Pumas tight five pack a fairly mean punch and the explosive tighthead prop is one of the key ingredients in a recipe that almost cooked the Sharks' goose this weekend.
Bubbling under: WP Nel (Cheetahs)
2 - PW Van Vuuren (Cheetahs): The combative hooker was carried from the field in the second half with what was clearly a serious injury but he made a big impact in the time he did spend on the park.
Bubbling under: Bandise Maku (Lions)
1 - Marcel van der Merwe: (Cheetahs): This powerful youngster certainly looks the goods and it will be interesting to see whether he can maintain the high standard that he set on Saturday throughout the season.
Bubbling under: Steph Roberts (Griquas)
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