Who have you got?
1 - Hames
2 - Riccitelli
3 - Tokolahi
4 - Fatlialofa
5 - Retallick
6 - Taufua
7 - Ardie Savea
8 - Squire
9 - Pulu
10 - Black
11 - Lowe/Savea
12 - Crotty
13 - Rieko Ioane
14 - Aso
15 - Dagg
I agree with most. Would make these changes
1- Crockett (that try-saving run deserves a reward)
7- Ardie Savea/Pete Samu
10- West (would have picked Mo'unga if he'd kicked better)
11- JSavea (but with an honourable mention of Tevita Li; definitely not James Lowe, who got the ball handed to him & only had to run when he scored his tries)
14- Tamanivalu was great until he got injured/Aso
The Herald also purposely didnt include Canes cos they played the Sunwolves - I thought it would be more fun to include Canes.
@Hooroo Pulu was outstanding. He along with Rieko were the two best players on the field. Everything he did was excellent - with and without the ball.
Another I almost put in was Pauliasi Manu - I thought he was terrific for the Blues - scrum went well - was good around the park and muscled over for a try.
I find it ridiculous not to include Canes. Just take into account the strength of the opposition. The Rebels were also easy-beats.
And I find it offensive when even a sports journalist or commentator can't even spell a player's name right (Reiko instead of Rieko). Geez, it's not that hard ...
NZ Super Rugby Team of the Week - Round 1