A one sided affair in the traditional Currie Cup north-south derby has left our Team of the Week full of Western Province stars together with a scattering of the best of the rest.
Western Province come up with an emphatic 35-7 triumph over the Bulls, and the Sharks 43-34 victory over the Cheetahs in their high scoring encounter produced the majority of the talking points over the weekend's action (we won't mention the Test match).
Province lead the way with five players in our team, while the Sharks (four), Cheetahs (three), Griquas (one), Pumas (one) and Lions (one) make up the numbers.
Sadly for the woeful Blue Bulls there isn't even any space in the Bubbling Under XV for their men this week, as the Cheetahs (three), WP (three), Pumas (two), Griquas (two), Sharks (two) and Leopards (one).
The are a trio who have backed up last week's performances and kept hold of their places in our team, as the reliable Andries Strauss, Corne Steenkamp and Marcel van der Merwe are all back again.
Here is our Currie Cup Team of the Week for Round Three:
15 - Riaan Viljoen (Griquas): The talented fullback with a strong boot is the glue that holds Griquas together and was as reliable as ever against the Pumas.
Bubbling under: Conrad Jantjes (Western Province)
14 - Mark Richards (Sharks): The flying wing is living up to his billing with an early try and a turn of pace to break around the outside.
Bubbling under: Danie Poolman (Western Province)
13 - Johann Sadie (Western Province): Controlled and composed was the order of the day as Sadie was head and shoulders above the Bulls midfield pairing this week.
Bubbling under: Corné Uys (Cheetahs)
12 - Andries Strauss (Cheetahs): The tackling machine was back chopping down trees at his old stomping ground in Durban and was his usual sturdy self on defence.
Bubbling under: Barry Geel (Griquas)
11 - JJ Engelbrecht (Western Province): With almost no space to work with Engelbrecht was able to break through tackled and get past defenders with ease, as he edges out sevens flyer Sibusiso Sithole.
Bubbling under: Sibusiso Sithole (Sharks)
10 - Demetri Catrakilis (Western Province): Completely unflappable and in control of the game from start to finish, the UCT star was also on song with his educated boot.
Bubbling under: Sias Ebersohn (Cheetahs)
9 - Ross Cronje (Sharks): Growing into the Sharks No.9 jersey at leaps and bounds and was quick to clean up loose ball and turn it into an attacking option.
Bubbling under: Jano Vermaak (Lions)
8 - Keegan Daniel (Sharks): The stand-out loose forward in the Currie Cup and one player who should probably have been in new Zealand on the weekend.
Bubbling under: Nick Köster (Western Province)
7 - Siya Kolisi (Western Province): A star performer who was a revelation at the breakdown and with ball in hand. Be warned - remember the name Siya Kolisi - this man has a big future.
Bubbling under: Davon Raubenheimer (Griquas)
6 - Corne Steenkamp (Pumas): The hard-tackling Pumas skipper always gives everything and was at his bet yet again against a tough Griquas outfit to just pip two-try Sharks veteran Jacques Botes.
Bubbling under: Jacques Botes (Sharks)
5 - Franco van der Merwe (Lions): The Lions stalwart held the pack together to overcome a Leopards side that threatened to cause an upset.
Bubbling under: Marius Coetzer (Pumas)
4 - Anton Bresler (Sharks): With a shortage of experience in the second row Anton Bresler took up the task of taking charge of the match and was strong at the heart of the Sharks scrum.
Bubbling under: Francois Uys (Cheetahs)
3 - WP Nel (Cheetahs): The pillar of strength was at his best in the scrum and made the most of some time with ball in hand by bursting through tackles and giving the Springbok selectors something to think about.
Bubbling under: Jacobie Adriaanse (Lions)
2 - Tiaan Liebenberg (Western Province): Outstanding performance from the WP skipper, who was powerful up front and bulldozed over Gerhard van den Heever for an excellent try.
Bubbling under: Pellow van der Westhuizen (Pumas)
1 - Marcel van der Merwe (Cheetahs): The latest product from the Bloemfontein prop factory is starting to make waves in the Currie Cup and has filled Coenie Oosthuizen's boots nicely.
Bubbling under: BG Uys (Leopards)
Team of the Week, Round Two: 15 Hennie Daniller, 14 Akona Ndungane, 13 Stephen Dippenaar, 12 Andries Strauss, 11 Gerhard van den Heever, 10 Freddie Michalak, 9 Jano Vermaak, 8 Nick Köster, 7 Davon Raubenheimer, 6 Corne Steenkamp, 5 Juandré Kruger, 4 Francois Uys, 3 Ashley Buys, 2 PW Van Vuuren, 1 Marcel van der Merwe.
Team of the Week, Round One: 15 Riaan Viljoen, 14 Richard Lawson, 13 Johann Sadie, 12 Andries Strauss, 11 Ashwin Scott, 10 Freddie Michalak, 9 Ross Cronje, 8 Keegan Daniel, 7 Siya Kolisi, 6 Corne Steenkamp, 5 Marius Coetzer, 4 Francois Uys, 3 WP Nel, 2 Craig Burden, 1 Corne Fourié.
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