Team of the week: round 14

by Staff Writer

The Queensland Reds returned to form in round 14, leading to seven selections in the Australian Super Rugby Team of the Week.

key PERFORMANCES

James O’Connor - Had a superb game for the Reds, playing at fullback for the first time season. O’Connor had a game high 160 run metres, and performed well with the boot to score 16 points and help his side to a huge victory over the Melbourne Rebels.

Sefanaia Naivalu - Came out of blocks firing, scoring a 70m runaway try inside the opening five minutes. It didn’t end there for the flying Fijian who had a double by halftime to give his side a 17-11 lead. Not bad for a bloke who was playing club Rugby this time last year….

Liam Gill – Another workman-like performance from Gill who leads the competition for pilfers this season, with 12! Gill was the standout forward for the Reds in a winning side, as he continues to put the pressure on his competition, in search of a Wallabies spot. His match was capped off with a rolling-maul try in the 68th minute.

Notable mentions

Adam Ashley-Cooper

Christian Leali’ifano

Lachie Turner

Joe Tomane

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