Raters roast Rudy for Ruan’s revival

The Lions sneaked Ruan Combrinck into the run-on team at the last minute, and the Raters held Bulls scrumhalf Rudy Paige chiefly responsible after the fit-again Springbok flyer scored two tries.

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 Raters chose their MVPs and Moegoe of the Week from the Jukskei Derby, which the Lions won 51-14 by scoring seven tries to two against the Bulls. Combrinck and flanker Kwagga Smith shared the MVP award with a 7.9 grade, but the Lions’ success came at the Bulls’ expense. None more so than Paige who copped a 2.3 Rating and the Moegoe award!

Lizo Gqoboka was the Bulls’ highest-rated player with a feeble 3.7 – compare that to Jacques van Rooyen, the Lions’ lowest-rated player, who logged a 6.5!

The gap was even bigger between the coaching booths as Lions mentor Johan Ackermann scored a healthy 7.8 while Bulls front man Nollis Marais came in with a 2.0.

The Kings’ numbers were more subdued this week after a 19-10 loss to the Brumbies, and the Stormers didn’t do much better even though they bounced back to beat the Blues 30-22 at Newlands.

Lionel Cronje held onto the Kings MVP trophy, though his Round 12 grade of 7.8 dropped to 5.5 this week. And SP Marais was the top Stormer with a 5.9, while Kiwi import Shaun Treeby could only muster a 4.2 from Joe Rater.

Treeby should have been red-carded for a high tackle and, after a very shaky performance, referee Jaco van Heerden took it in the neck from the Raters who put him down for a 4.2 and the title of the worst-rated ref of Round 13.

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 their heroes, in comparison to Lions fans, after the win against the Sunwolves in Singapore, or perhaps compare the girls and boys ratings!

Taking a look at all the ratings from Round 13 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 13:

Bulls (vs Lions)
MVP: Lizo Gqoboka (3.7)
Moegoe: Rudy Paige (2.3)
Coach: Nollis Marais (2.0)
Referee: Quinton Immelman (5.0)

Cheetahs (vs Hurricanes)
MVP: Ox Nche, Fred Zeilinga (both 4.0)
Moegoe: Oupa Mohoje, Clayton Blommetjies (both 3.2)
Coach: Franco Smith (3.3)
Referee: Nic Berry (4.7)

Kings (vs Brumbies)
MVP: Lionel Cronje (5.5)
Moegoe: Five players tied with a 4.8!
Coach: Deon Davids (4.5)
Referee: Jaco Peyper (5.5)

Lions (vs Bulls)
MVP: Kwagga Smith, Ruan Combrinck (both 7.9)
Moegoe: Jacques van Rooyen (6.5)
Coach: Johan Ackermann (7.8)
Referee: Quinton Immelman (5.0)

Sharks (vs Sunwolves)
MVP: Lukhanyo Am (6.9)
Moegoe: Garth April (5.9)
Coach: Robert du Preez (6.3)
Referee: Rohan Hoffman (6.4)

Stormers (vs Blues)
MVP: SP Marais (5.9)
Moegoe: Shaun Treeby (4.2)
Coach: Robert du Preez (5.0)
Referee: Jaco van Heerden (4.2)

Overall
MVP: Kwagga Smith, Ruan Combrinck (both 7.9)
Moegoe: Rudy Paige (2.3)

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- All Out Rugby Staff Writer

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  • Fanie

    Has du Preez moved to the Stormers.

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