Skosan wings it for Stats XV

It’s been a memorable week for Courtnall Skosan as the excitement of his Springbok call-up was exceeded only by his pride at being unanimously selected to the Stats XV.


11 – Courtnall Skosan (Lions)
Attack: 13 carries, 141 metres run, good passes 4/5, 4 tackle breaks, 1 linebreak, 1 offload
Defence: 4 tackles, 2 missed, 67% completion, 1 turnover won
Kicks: 0 kicks from hand
Errors: 0 handling errors

5 – Pieter-Steph du Toit (Stormers)
Attack: 11 carries, 36 metres run, good passes 1/2
Defence: 18 tackles, 2 missed tackles, 90% completion, 1 dominant tackle, 1 turnover won
Errors: 3 handling errors
First Phase: 5 lineouts won

2 – Martin Bezuidenhout (Kings)
Attack: 2 carries, 5 metres run
Defence: 16 tackles, 1 missed tackle, 94% completion, 1 dominant tackle
Error: 0 handling errors

Skosan was one of just three Saffers that put up good enough numbers in Round 13 to warrant inclusion in the Stats XV, and he was the only one that stuck after the Player Ratings were taken into consideration.

Stormers jumper Pieter-Steph du Toit (5.5) and Kings rake Martin Bezuidenhout (4.8) had to hand their Stats XV kit back after being downgraded by Joe Rater. Their replacements were a pair of Lions in Franco Mostert (7.5) and Malcolm Marx (6.6).

But Skosan raced off with a 7.2 from the Raters and none of Makazole Mapimpi (5.3), Sibahle Maxwane (3.1), Raymond Rhule (3.5), Sbu Nkosi (6.5) or Seabelo Senatla (4.7) could catch him!

Are you happy with Mostert and Marx replacing Du Toit and Bezuidenhout? Make sure your opinion plugging in your Ratings every week!

- All Out Rugby Staff Writer