Quintin van Jaarsveld
Highveld stars make up two-thirds of our Super Rugby Unlocked Team of the Week.
The fourth round of the seven-team tournament saw the Bulls make an emphatic statement as they decimated the Stormers in a one-sided North/South derby on Saturday night.
A thunderstorm brought the clash at Loftus to a premature end, with the Bulls banking a 39-6 bonus-point win.
Jake White’s charges remain at the top of the table thanks to the rout and boast five players in our team. Not a single Stormers players made our side, adding to the Capetonians’ self-confessed embarrassment.
There are five Lions in our line-up, including the Player of the Week, after the men from Johannesburg picked up their first win in style on Friday night.
Ivan van Rooyen’s team were rampant, running in nine tries in their terrific 61-31 triumph over the visitors from Kimberley, who have two representatives in our team.
Sandwiched in between these fixtures, the Sharks on Saturday afternoon bounced back from their loss to the Bulls by outplaying the Pumas in Nelspruit.
The Durban outfit netted a commanding 42-19 victory, with three of their standouts rounding off our team. The Cheetahs had a bye.