Lions open-sider Jaco Kriel, via rating of 7.5 in the All Out Rugby ratings, brings home the Easter bacon, while Bulls prop Pierre Schoeman picks up the Moegoe award.
The Lions won 28 more rucks than the Stormers as they implemented a high tempo game from the breakdown. This in a game that saw the Stormers lose 2 of their own rucks. In the slower version of the breakdown, the Stormers lost 4 mauls, while the visitors won 3. All 3 Lions loosies were on fire, but it was Jaco Kriel who stood tallest in this department. And Joe Rater lapped it up!
The All Out Rugby player ratings allow fans to vent (or high five) a little on Sunday and Monday mornings by rating the SA players out of ten. Every user rating then contributes to the official All Out Rugby Player Ratings – which close at midnight on a Monday – for the round.
At the wrong end of the rating scale, in a battle of the loosehead props, Schoeman edged Kings front rower Chris Heiberg to the Moegoe of the Week award. Somewhat unfairly in our eyes, given that Schoeman was part of a Bulls front row that more than held it’s own against the much vaunted Jaguares pack and set up a vital home win.
Lions coach Johan Ackermann (7.6) picked up some proper ratings love for his team’s impressive away win in Cape Town, while the man with the whistle in that game, Jaco Peyper – via a paltry 4.7 out of 10, again came in for some heavy flaying from Mr and Mrs Rater.
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Taking a look at all the ratings from Round 8 of Vodacom Super Rugby, below the MVP (Most Valuable Player) and Moegoe for each of the SA sides that took to the field:
The All Out Rugby Player Ratings from Round 8:
Bulls (vs Jaguares)
MVP – Jesse Kriel (6), Moegoe – Pierre Schoeman (4.6)
Coach Nollis Marais – 4.3
Referee Ben O’Keeffe – 4.8
Cheetahs (vs Chiefs)
MVP – Francois Venter (6.9), Moegoe – Armandt Koster (5.1)
Coach Franco Smith – 5.6
Referee Jaco van Heerden – 5.9
Kings (vs Reds)
MVP – Lionel Cronje and Makazole Mapimpi (6.3), Moegoe – Chris Heiberg (4.7)
Coach Deon Davids – 5.5
Referee Quinton Immelman – 6
Lions (vs Stormers)
MVP – Jaco Kriel (7.5), Moegoe – Madosh Tambwe (5.5)
Coach Johan Ackermann – 7.6
Referee Jaco Peyper – 4.7
Stormers (vs Lions)
MVP – Dillyn Leyds (5.8), Moegoe – 7 players on 5.2
Coach Robbie Fleck – 4.9
Referee Jaco Peyper – 4.7
MVP: Jaco Kriel (7.5)
Moegoe: Pierre Schoeman (4.6)
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