Moegoe Snyman makes Raters see red

This might be the one time in RG Snyman’s life that he wishes he could trade heights with Danny DeVito! The conspicuous, six-foot-seven lock made headlines for all the wrong reasons this week after being red-carded for a reckless cleanout that negated a vital Bulls try in a 17-10 reverse against the Highlanders on Saturday.

He’s since been suspended for four weeks and, perhaps even more hurtful to the 22-year-old, Snyman has been branded as the Moegoe of the Week by Raters who submitted a dismal 3.4 grade!

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.

The only bloke who has a right to feel more depressed than Snyman is his coach – Nollis Marais’ Rate-O-Meter gauge didn’t get past 3.2rpm!

The highest-rated coach in Round 12 was Deon Davids (7.5) who guided the Kings to their first victory against SA opponents. Captain Lionel Cronje also soaked up the limelight finishing with a 7.8 Rating that made him the MVP of the Week, narrowly beating out late call-up Alshaun Bock who dazzled with two tries and logged a 7.7.

The Cheetahs just wish they could get a pass mark from the Raters – after another brave loss, nobody in the Free State lineup, including coach Franco Smith, scored higher than a 4.8.

You can also have a little fun by comparing the various ratings using the drop down menu. Have a look at how the Sharks fans rated the players in comparison with Lions fans, or perhaps compare the girls and boys ratings!

Taking a look at all the ratings from Round 12 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 12:

Bulls (vs Highlanders)
MVP: Lizo Gqoboka (5.1)
Moegoe: RG Snyman (3.4)
Coach: Nollis Marais (3.2)
Referee: Jaco van Heerden (5.2)

Cheetahs (vs Blues)
MVP: Henco Venter, William Small-Smith & Francois Venter (all 4.8)
Moegoe: Raymond Rhule (3.9)
Coach: Franco Smith (4.8)
Referee: Brendon Pickerill (5.4)

Lions (vs Brumbies)
MVP: Kwagga Smith (6.9)
Moegoe: Johannes Jonker (4.7)
Coach: Johan Ackermann (6.8)
Referee: Paul Williams (4.4)

Sharks (vs Kings)
MVP: Dan du Preez (5.9)
Moegoe: Franco Marais, Coenie Oosthuizen, Kobus van Wyk, Rhyno Smith (all 4.4)
Coach: Robert du Preez (4.3)
Referee: Federico Anselmi (5.8)

Kings (vs Sharks)
MVP: Lionel Cronje (7.8)
Moegoe: Martin Bezuidenhout & Ross Geldenhuys (both 6.1)
Coach: Deon Davids (7.5)
Referee: Federico Anselmi (5.8)

Overall
MVP: Lionel Cronje (7.8)
Moegoe: RG Snyman (3.4)

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- All Out Rugby Staff Writer