This morning we saw two Super Rugby clashes take place, as the Highlanders hosted the Rebels and the Waratahs welcomed the Lions, in week five of the competition.
The Rebels kicked off the weekend with an impressive win against the Landers, who ended up losing to the Aussie outfit for the first time in the tournament's history in Dunedin. Dave Wessels' side won 28-22 and scored four tries which gave them a bonus point.
The Waratah’s picked up an important victory against the Lions this morning. The outscored the men from Johannesburg five tries to two and the result will shake up the table a little.
The Top Performer For Friday:
Andrew Kellaway (Rebels)
The winger produced a wonderful attacking display for the Rebels this morning, as he made 157 metres with the ball in hand. He also carried the ball into contact on seven occasions, beat four defenders and then capped it off with two fantastic tries on the break.
— Super Rugby (@SuperRugbyNZ) February 28, 2020
Marino Mikaele Tu'u (Highlanders)
Although he ended up on the losing side, Mikaele Tu'u put in a huge shift for his side and was as good on attack and defence. He made 12 out 14 tackles this morning and won four lineouts for his team. On attack, the No.8 made 11 carries and made a total of 75 metres with the ball in hand.
Angus Bell (Waratahs)
It’s not every day a prop gets a mention in these lists, but Bell was really a stand out in the Tahs scrum. He gave the Lions all sorts of problems during the set-piece and with ball in hand he managed to make 58 metres with his six carries. Bell, who broke into the Tahs team this year, scored his first try in Super Rugby.
Marnus Schoeman (Lions)
One of the few Lions players that really put his hands up today, He might have not made many metres with the ball in hand, but he did score two tries and pulled off 3 offloads. On defence, Schoeman made four tackles and won a turnover.