The Offload's Top 3 Super Rugby Performers from Round 3.
March 14, 2017
Week three and we are already starting to see the big boys separating themselves from the ’not so big boys’.
The inform Hurricanes lost for the first time, the Jaguares finally found some form with a win over the Lions and the Sunwolves came close to picking up a win against the Cheetahs. Here’s who we thought stood out in week three!
Ok, so we normally do individual players but after the first 2 rounds, few would have bet on the Hurricanes losing to the Chiefs in week 3. The Chiefs were everything they needed to be, physical in the tackle area, clinical at the breakdown and gave the dangerous Canes backline no room to work with. It was an impressive performance in tricky conditions which now takes the Waikato boys to the top of the table.
Having missed the first two rounds of the season, the open-side was back in a big way for the Chiefs, getting one up on his All Black rival Ardie Savea. The back rower led the stats count for the match for both carries with the ball (18) and tackles (15). In what was a massive win for the Chiefs against the Hurricanes, you couldn’t of asked much more from your #7.
With Patrick Lambie leaving the field early in the game, many thought the Sharks would struggle without their general. However, someone forgot to pass the memo to Curwin Bosch who had other ideas. The 19-year old prodigy was simply outstanding, contributing 27 of the Sharks 34 points which included an intercept try. It’s the first we’ve seen of this youngster but it definitely won’t be the last!