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Team of the week

Date

Greg Growden

15: Bernard Foley (Waratahs) (4) Click for more photos

Australian team of the week - May 21

Greg Growden picks the form team from the Australian conference after the weekend’s matches. Number of times selected in brackets. Photo: Getty Images

Each week, Greg Growden picks the form team from the Australian conference after the weekend's matches. Number of times selected in brackets.

15: Bernard Foley (Waratahs) (4)
14: Joe Tomane
(Brumbies) (4)
13: Anthony Faingaa
(Reds) (2)
12: Mike Harris
(Reds) (4)
11: Mark Gerrard
(Rebels) (4)
10: Kurtley Beale
(Rebels) (4)
9: Will Genia
(Reds) (2)
8: Ben McCalman
(Force) (2)
7: Michael Hooper
(Brumbies) (4)
6: Jake Schatz
(Reds) (1)
5: Sam Carter
(Brumbies) (3)
4: Cadeyrn Neville
(Rebels) (2)
3: James Slipper
(Reds) (2)
2: Stephen Moore
(Brumbies) (6)
1: Ben Alexander
(Brumbies) (4)

Player of the round: Will Genia. The Wallabies halfback is back, finding his form at the right time of the season. Was a match winner against the Lions at Suncorp Stadium, involved in everything.

Try of the round: Chris Feauai-Sautia. The perfect way to start a Super Rugby career, making the break and looping around Genia to score a try on debut, and with his first serious touch.

8 comments so far

  • Nice to see new and old names in the team.despite below par conference performance we are unearthing new talent everywhere perhaps with the exception of front row. Tomane looks all class every time he touches the ball. Brumbies and reds back five with Dennis setileki Pyle jones pocock is awesome. Below genia all scrum halfs are performing well. QC bb kb joc for 10/12 ...13 is an issue

    Commenter
    Logger
    Date and time
    May 20, 2012, 9:56PM
    • Beale over outstanding debutant Zac Holmes?

      Difficult to see especially as the best strategic passes for the Rebels were thrown by Huxley (who doesnt get a mention) not Beale, who threw couple of shockers.

      Slipper is the giggle factor. I knew a couple of runs early would be enough to impess you Greg. Never mind that he continues to be thrown about like a rag doll in the scrums and mauls.

      Neville is a good pick though and the whisper must be of a wildcard Wallaby call up. Amazing couple of weeks

      Agree Hooper shadows Gill at this point in time. My pick-the Brumbies to defeat the Reds next weekend. Brumby forwards will bully the Reds pack around and Jake Whites clinical finishing philosophy will defeat McKenzies razzle dazzle.

      Commenter
      mick-e
      Date and time
      May 21, 2012, 7:02AM
      • Beale was outstanding in the first half and went of the boil in the 2nd. I put this down to one of two thing: The wrist injury he suffered early in the 2nd or that he has still not reached optimum fitness since recovering from his hamstring injury. It was a hot day in perth.
        Holmes was good but the hurricanes were allowed back into the game (from 10-0 down) due to aimless kicks from prior, holmes and Mogg.
        I think the key player for the brumbs was nic white, I dont think it was a coincidence that the two periods of brumby dominance were when he replaced prior (early in the first half as blood bin replacement and half way through the 2nd half).
        He is quite the general, he should definitely be in the wallaby 22 this year.

        Commenter
        juts1e
        Date and time
        May 21, 2012, 1:34PM
    • Warra was better than Gerard

      Another 'should have been' for the Force - leaving 10 odd points on the field through missed kicks and losing by one hurts.

      Commenter
      piru
      Location
      Perth via Rakaia
      Date and time
      May 21, 2012, 11:23AM
      • Missing 2 tackles that lead to tries won't get him TOTW.

        Commenter
        Phil
        Location
        Sydney
        Date and time
        May 21, 2012, 1:54PM
      • What? You mean they watch the WHOLE game to decide who makes it?

        I thought you just had to do something good (or win in a Waratahs jersey)

        Commenter
        piru
        Location
        Perth via Rakaia
        Date and time
        May 21, 2012, 3:33PM
      • Nice at least to see a decent debut by Zac Holmes, another WA product. It's just a pity we don't seem to be able to recognise them until someone else gives them a start...

        Commenter
        gromit
        Location
        Perth
        Date and time
        May 21, 2012, 10:17PM
    • @rugbyheaven, I'd love to see a story on Caydern Neville. Twice now in TOTW after debuting against the Bulls, then being a huge part of the wins over Crusaders and Force (2 tries), and he only took up the sport a few years ago! Amazing really.

      Commenter
      Phil
      Location
      Sydney
      Date and time
      May 22, 2012, 12:40PM

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