Team of the Week: Round 13

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by Matt Lewis

The Reds were the only victorious Australian team in round 13 and were rewarded with nine players featuring in the Australian Super Rugby Team of the Week. 

1. James Slipper

Back to full fitness after an interrupted start to the season, Slipper is at his effective best at scrumtime and around the park.

2. Andrew Ready

Coming into his own at Super Rugby level, Ready continually puts together consistent efforts, stemming from his love for the contested ball.

3. Greg Holmes

A typically strong performance from the Reds veteran, Holmes was a force in the scrum as the Reds won nine scrums and caused havoc at the set piece.

4. Cadeyrn Neville

Returned to the starting lineup to play his best game in a Reds jersey. Darted over for a try to go with  60 run metres and a turnover.

5. Adam Coleman

The best player on the ground for the Western Force on Saturday, Coleman was instrumental in defence making 10 tackles and winning six lineouts at the set piece.

Adam Coleman impressed for the Western Force. Photo: Getty Images

6. Sean McMahon

One of the best Rebels in what was a disappointing night for the Victorian side. McMahon had 40 metres and eight tackles in a busy night for the backrower.

7. Liam Gill

A whopping 13 tackles and three turnovers for Gill who continues to knock on the Wallabies' selection door. His physical presence at the breakdown was key to the Reds' victory.

8. Curtis Browning

Two tries for the up and coming backrower helped set up the Reds' third victory over the season. Browning is thriving in his new starting role, working nicely with Liam Gill.

9. Nick Frisby

Seems almost certain to have secured the backup Wallabies halfback position for the upcoming England Tour after another gallant performance, setting up three tries.

10. Bernard Foley

A disappointing night for the Waratahs but Foley led from the front all night in wet conditions. Had a game-high 127 run metres.

11. Luke Morahan

Added spark to Force backline when in possession, creating a formidable partnership with fullback Dane Haylett-Petty.

12. Reece Hodge

Became the top try-scorer in the Australian conference on Saturday crossing for his seventh try of the season, continuing a stellar debut season for the Melbourne Rebels.

13. Samu Kerevi

Rushing back into the team after breaking his hand, Kerevi was fearless in attack or defence, racking up a game-high 138 run metres from his 12 carries.

14. Chris Feauai-Sautia

Stringing together consistent games in the Reds jersey for the first time in a while. Feauai-Sautia provides physical presence out wide along with Eto Nabuli when in full flight.

15. Mike Harris

His second game back after missing eight matches with a quad injury, Harris was influential for the Rebels, scoring a try and setting up another to go with 79 run metres.

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