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    SANZAAR names bizarre Super Rugby Team of the Season

    2018-08-07 10:48

    Cape Town - SANZAAR on Tuesday named the official Super Rugby Team of the Season - with four South Africans cracking the nod.

    The South African quartet all feature up front and include Stormers prop Steven Kitshoff, Lions hooker Malcolm Marx, Bulls lock Lood de Jager and Sharks flank Jean-Luc du Preez.

    It's a somewhat bizarre team, given the fact that the tournament winners, the Crusaders, only have one representative in wing George Bridge.

    The Chiefs, who lost in the quarter-finals, are the only team to have more than one player - with four - in the team, with the Blues, Hurricanes, Waratahs, Reds, Sunwolves and Jaguares also having one each.

    SANZAAR said on its official website that the team is “based on a comprehensive statistical index that monitors in detail every action of every match”.

    Chiefs flyhalf Damian McKenzie was named Player of the Season.

    "McKenzie's statistics are pretty impressive and earned him the flyhalf spot in the Team of the Year; including beating 74 defenders and amassing 177 points during the season," SANZAAR added.

    SANZAAR’s Super Rugby Team of the Season:

    15 Israel Folau (Waratahs), 14 Solomon Alaimalo (Chiefs), 13 Anton Lienert-Brown (Chiefs), 12 Michael Little (Sunwolves), 11 George Bridge (Crusaders), 10 Damian McKenzie (Chiefs), 9 TJ Perenara (Hurricanes), 8 Akira Ioane (Blues), 7 Jean-Luc du Preez (Sharks), 6 Pablo Matera (Jaguares), 5 Lood de Jager (Bulls), 4 Brodie Retallick (Chiefs), 3 Taniela Tupou (Reds), 2 Malcolm Marx (Lions), 1 Steven Kitshoff (Stormers)

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    Saturday, 25 May 2019
    • Sunwolves v Rebels, Chichibunomiya Rugby Stadium 07:15
    • Crusaders v Blues, AMI Stadium 09:35
    • Waratahs v Jaguares, Allianz Stadium 11:45
    • Stormers v Highlanders, Cape Town 15:05
    • Sharks v Lions, Jonsson Kings Park Stadium 17:15
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    • Rebels v Waratahs, AAMI Park 11:45
    Saturday, 01 June 2019
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    • Reds v Jaguares, Suncorp Stadium 11:45
    • Sharks v Hurricanes, Jonsson Kings Park Stadium 15:05
    • Lions v Stormers, Emirates Airline Park 17:15

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