Super Rugby Team of the week: Round Three

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by Matt Lewis

Who were the best-performing players in Aussie Super Rugby franchises this weekend?

1. Scott Sio

It was another outstanding performance from the Wallaby prop as the Brumbies scrum overpowered the Western Force in Perth. 

2. Stephen Moore

Three games into the season the Wallabies skipper has been in all three Teams of the Week! Moore controlled his troops nicely, and crossed for a try from a typical Brumbies rolling maul.

3. Greg Holmes

The seasoned veteran is having another stellar season with the Reds. Holmes made 11 tackles and was once again solid at scrumtime.

4. Cadeyrn Neville

Ex-Rebel Cadeyrn Neville took on his former side for the first time and was dangerous in the forwards as he continues to build a solid partnership with Rob Simmons.

5. Sam Carter

Carter is relishing an injury-free season, after a knee setback kept him out of much of 2015 and was a dominant force for the Brumbies.

6. Hendrik Tui

Joined the Reds in 2015 but struggled for game-time due to injury. The Japanese international has put in three solid performances this season, making 67 run metres against the Rebels and played his part in one of the Reds’ two tries.

7. Sean McMahon

Continues to lead from the front at the Melbourne Rebels and was once again monstrous in his performance against the Reds. There would’ve been some happy faces if you had him in your dream team, with the 21-year-old racking up 66 points!

8. David Pocock

It was almost impossible to split McMahon and Pocock as both enjoyed their best games of the season. After a quiet start to 2016, Pocock was back to his best at the breakdown winning three turnovers.

9. Ian Prior

Selected ahead of incumbent halfback Alby Mathewson, Prior didn’t disappoint coach Michael Foley delivering quick ball to his backs in their most attacking performance to date.

10. Jack Debreczeni

The man with the big boot led the Rebels to their second win of the season. Scoring a career-high 20 points, Debreczeni kicked six penalties and converted Jonah Placid’s spectacular try.

11. Tom English

Easily his best match of 2016, English showed why he was on Michael Cheika’s Wallabies radar last year making a Rebels match-high 89 run metres.

12. Matt Toomua

Toomua again proved himself as a major attacking weapon for the Brumbies. The inside centre scored a crucial try the Brumbies romped home over the Force.

13. Tevita Kuridrani

Was a threat all night in the Brumbies midfield with his hard running and strong defence a highlight for the Wallabies centre.

14. Luke Morahan

Morahan just knows how to find the tryline. Scoring his second try in as many weeks, Morahan was one of the Force’s most potent attacking threats on the night.

15. Dane Haylett-Petty

A match-high 91 run metres, Haylett-Petty showed just how dangerous he can be in attack, beating three defenders throughout the 80 minutes.