Not everyone agreed with the SuperSport pundit’s decision to name WP centre Huw Jones Man of the Match after Saturday’s Currie Cup final, but Joe Rater has backed their call.
With the platform for the upset away win set up front via three heels against the head and 3 scrum penalties, many pundits had one of the WP props as their MVP, and while Wilco Louw picks up a fairly credible 7.5 out of 10, the man who caused the most damage come scrum time, looshead prop JC Janse van Rensburg, cops a truly astonishing 5.3 out of 10!
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.
But with two tries to his name, together with 91 metres from 7 carries, an offload and linebreak to go with his 9 tackles, 1 of which was dominant, and lack of handling errors, the Scottish international edges 8th man Nizaam Carr to the MVP via a top rating of 8.4 out of 10.
And while not willing to give Van Rensburg credit for his demolition job up front, the raters certainly picked out the man taking the hammering. As such Sharks tighthead prop Ross Geldenhuys, who at one stage found himself on his bum after a scrum, picks up the Moegoe of the Week via a rating of just 2.6 out of 10.
Sharks fans might disagree, but referee Jaco Peyper had a solid game, yet picks up a below par rating of 4.8, while coaches Robert du Preez (3.2) and John Dobson (7.6) are rated according to the result. Dobson deserves the credit for a second half turnaround that saw the visitors turn a half time reverse into a convincing 12 point win.
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 WP fans, or perhaps compare the girls and boys ratings!
AOR player ratings (Sharks vs WP, Durban, October 28):
MVP: Huw Jones (8.4)
Moegoe: Ross Geldenhuys (2.6)
Highest rated Sharks player: Ruan Botha (5.5)
Lowest rated WP players: Chris van Zyl and JD Schickerling (5.1)
Highest rated bench player: Ramone Samuels (4.2)
Coaches: Robert du Preez (3.2), John Dobson (7.6)
Referee: Jaco Peyper (4.8)
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