Raters rob Pieter-Steph to play Paul

The Player Raters have binned Stats XV flanker Pieter-Steph du Toit in favour of Kings blindsider Tyler Paul for his efforts in Round 9 of Super Rugby.

Four South Africans got call ups to the Stats XV, including the Stormers’ Du Toit, the Lions duo of fullback Andries Coetzee and captain Warren Whiteley, and Sharks jumper Stephan Lewies.

Coetzee (6.8) and Whiteley (6.9) were unanimous selections, though Kings fullback Maxisole Banda was right on Coetzee’s heels with a 6.6.

Lewies registered a 4.5 for his efforts during a dismal 9-9 stalemate against the Rebels, and he was overtaken by Cheetahs tower Carl Wegner (4.6), Kings No 5 Wilhelm van der Sluys (6.9) and the Raters’ choice, Lions lock Franco Mostert (7.0).

Du Toit did not impress the Raters who tagged him with a lowly 4.5 after the Stormers’ biggest loss against the Crusaders. But the reverse was true of Paul who drew cheers and applause to score a healthy 6.3 after the Kings’ famous 26-24 win against the Waratahs in Sydney.

15 – Andries Coetzee (Lions)
Attack: 17 carries, 170 metres run, good passes 8/12, 2 linebreaks, 3 offloads, 5 tackle breaks
Defence: 2 tackles, 100% completion
Kicks: 3 kicks from hand, 128 metres kicked
Errors: 2 handling errors

8 – Warren Whiteley (Lions)
Attack: 11 carries, 44 metres run, good passes 6/10, 4 offloads
Defence: 13 tackles, 100% completion, 1 dominant tackle
First Phase: 4 lineouts won

7 – Pieter-Steph du Toit (Stormers)
Attack: 16 carries, 63 metres run, good passes 2/3, 1 tackle break
Defence: 19 tackles, 3 missed tackles, 83% completion, 1 dominant tackle
Errors: 2 handling errors
First Phase: 5 lineouts won

5 – Stephan Lewies (Sharks)
Attack: 4 carries, 7 metres run, good passes 2/4, 2 offloads
Defence: 5 tackles, 100% completion, 1 dominant tackle, 1 turnover tackle, 1 turnover won
Error: 2 handling errors
First Phase: 8 lineouts won, 3 lineouts stolen

Which No 7 did you give the highest grade? Get over to Rate the Player before midnight every Monday to make yourself heard!


- All Out Rugby Staff Writer

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  • denis s

    That hit he received from Luke Romano….. Wish he can revenge somehow

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