The Brumbies have signed Waratahs flanker Will Miller to replace David Pocock, who is retiring from Australian rugby.
Here are my player ratings from the quarter finals of Super Rugby. Submit your own, keeping the figures for mediocre scores aside for reasons of brevity and so that the focus is on the best and worst performers.
Scores should be between anyone over 7 and anyone below 4, i.e. for very good and poor performances. Half scores are allowed i.e. 7.5, 3.5 and so on.
Please submit your own scores for a whole team. The minimum is one team, there is no obligation to score all the games. I average the scores per team by the number submitted. I will compile every ones submitted teams scores and produce Wallaby form teams later in the week. There will be 1 team of the round and 3 accumulative teams.
Stormers – Brumbies
The Brumbies had a very good game, probably their best game with the only doubt being the number of missed tackles. The Brumbies dominated the collisions and the breakdown.
They outmuscled the physical Stormers and that is no mean feat. The Stormers only had two rays of sunshine in their gloom.
Their scrum was dominant and De Allende’s running game was very strong and effective. The Stormers lineout was an utter shambles with over throw after over throw. Tomane was brilliant in attack and made the most of his few opportunities scoring three very good tries and missed out on the best effort for a fourth by Moggs’ head high tackle.
The main negative for the Brumbies was the tackling. They missed 27 tackles and had a success rate of 82%. The Hurricanes would punish them far more for this than the Stormers did. Another was Lealiifanos’ poor gaolkicking once again.
The statistics make you wonder how the Brumbies won and make it read that the Stormers were the better team despite them clearly being outclassed.
|462||Metres with ball||346|
|58% (52%/66%)||Possession (1H/2H)||42% (48%/34%)|
|61% (53%/70%)||Territory (1H/2H)||39% (47%/30%)|
|82 from 89 (92.1%)||Rucks won||56 from 59 (94.9%)|
|12 from 12 (100.0%)||Mauls won||3 from 3 (100.0%)|
|87.00%||Tackling success rate||82.00%|
|4 won, 1 lost (80.0%)||Scrums on own feed||2 won, 0 lost (100.0%)|
|15 won, 7 lost (68.2%)||Lineouts on own throw||5 won, 2 lost (71.4%)|
|0/0||Yellow/red cards||1 / 1|
S. Sio 8/10
S. Moore 7.5/10
R. Arnold 7.5/10
B. Enever 8/10
S. Fardy 8/10
D. Pocock 8.5/10
I. Vaea 8/10
C. Lealiifano 3.5/10
J. Tomane 9/10
T. Kuridrani 3.5/10
H. Speight 3.5/10
J. Mogg 7.5/10