Cape Town – Sport24's Herman Mostert highlights FIVE points after week 9 of Super Rugby competition 2019:
1. Leyd's magic kicked Stormers' win
The left wing Dillyn Leyds became sublime in & # 39; Stormers & # 39; 41-2 on the Rebels in Melbourne on Friday.
Leyds played the open air game of the game in the third minute and it was a bright 35m individual effort there he received several rebel defenders.
Leyds was generally in a much improved Stormers who had set it up and helped another two attempts.
According to statistics that were dropped after the match, Leyds lost eight defenders and made 68m attacks.
Stormers center Ruhan Nel is also expected to descend on a side trip when it comes down to a striving plate and made 119m of attack.
I took Nel as my emerging SA player for the competition, but before Friday he had condemned a torrid season before finally showing what made him a standard on a season's tour.
2. Lions in a world of suffering
Lions & # 39; 31 – 20 lose to the Brumbies in Canberra let them enter a precarious position ahead of travel matches against & # 39; e Chiefs and Crusaders.
Due to what has been done for the Lions over the past four years, it is difficult to see them on a journey of thought and their current position of nine general may still be a hindrance when they come home.
The way in which they are disabled in the completed weeks shows that they are struggling with the loss of core campaigners in & # 39; combining abroad as injuries.
Let's hope that the return of Captain Warren Whiteley can help keep the men from Johannesburg's season.
3. Pathetic Sharks
When the Sharks hit the Lions 42-5 in Ellis Park, I said it was one of their best performances in years.
And this past weekend was 51-17 day at the Jaguar at Kings Park certainly one of her worst.
It was the same old story of fallen balls, illumination execution and in non-existent defense.
To make an impact on how badly the execution of the Sharks was: they made 516m attacks in comparison to the Jaguares & # 39; 335, compared 141 balls with the 85 of the visitors, with more defenders (22-17), disappeared 168 passes to 103, or after some seven tries and 51 points!
4. Boxes come back to get Bulls over the line
After losing their past two houses played, the Bulls earned them another deliberate removal by eliminating five decisions in the broadcast of Reds 32-17 at Loftus Versfeld.
There is no doubt that returning Springboks Warrick Gelant, Jesse Kriel, Handre Pollard, Ivan van Zyl, Marco van Staden and RG Snyman made a difference to the starting team.
Coach Pote Human may have made a mistake by riding a Springbok or two too many against the Jaguares and will be more adapted to his approach for the rest of the campaign.
It was also good to look back at Snyman's return to a long-suffering injury. The 2.06 meter highway makes a definite impact and statistics show that he has completed 12, 55m with ball in hand and succeeding as many as four defensive defenders.
5. SA conference broadly open
To win the stormers "over the Rebels" – and the Sharks & # 39; loss to the Jaguares – the South African Conference is broadly open, not much to choose from.
Only five points drop the first places and the last countries, while the Sharks, Jaguares, Stormers and Lions all won four and four lost.
The stormers, however, are the only team to make a tour of Australasia and will have a chance to get the table in the upcoming weeks.
The inconsistency of all sides means that winning a winner for the conference is difficult.
However, do not think of one of the South African teams to go out in 2019 for the title.
In fact, it now seems like the Crusaders – that's 11 points at & # 39; a top of the standings – will coast to a 10th Super Rugby title.