Team of the year: first team

by Staff Writer

Key Performances

David Pocock

Seeing David Pocock finish the Super Rugby season unscathed will excite many Wallabies fans! Pocock was restricted to just five matches over the prior two seasons but played 14 times for the Brumbies in 2015. He was a match winner too, leading the competition in Forced Penalties (13) and was second for pilfers. The damage he caused for the opposition at the ruck will have World Cup teams trembling in their boots. Who can forget that 2011 World Cup Semi-Final against South Africa!!

Scott Higginbotham

It was Scott Higginbotham’s final season in Super Rugby and he led the Melbourne Rebels to their most successful Super Rugby campaign ever. The Rebels recorded seven wins for the season with Higginbotham enjoying his best Super Rugby season to date. He score five tries for the season, making his the highest try-scoring forward in Super Rugby history. He will be looking to continue his impressive form into the international season.

Samu Kerevi

A breakout season for the flying Fijian who at the tender of 21, was a shining light in a disappointing season for the Queensland Reds. Moving between inside and outside centre, Kerevi was a dominant force in attack where he was ranked eighth in Super Rugby for run metres per game, tackle busts & linebreaks. Kerevi was rewarded for his amazing season by being selected in Michael Cheika’s 40-man Qantas Wallabies squad yesterday. Not bad for a bloke who has played just 18 Super Rugby matches!

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