Super Rugby 2020: Team of the Week - Round 2

OPINION: Chiefs flanker Lachlan Boshier has been the standout player over the first two weeks of Super Rugby, dominating the Blues and Crusaders at the breakdown.

With captain Sam Cane by his side, anything seems achievable and if he keeps playing like this, maybe even an All Blacks call up?

These players, in particular, shone in round two.

1-Joe Moody (Crusaders): Tackled his heart out against a brutal Chiefs pack, was good at scrum time - solid performance.

2-Codie Taylor (Crusaders): Gets this by default this week. Had a pretty good game, but was also the only Kiwi who could throw straight.

3-Tyrel Lomax (Hurricanes): The former Highlanders prop got to work at scrum-time against a good Jaguares pack and helped win the hit. Was a monster on defence too, making all 11 of his tackles.

4-Patrick Tuipulotu (Blues): The Blues leader was everywhere in Newcastle, did his best in a dusty lineout, made all 12 tackles and provided a bit at the breakdown.

5-Mitch Brown (Chiefs): Another big game from the Chiefs lock, with just one missed tackle. Helped assert his dominance in the Chiefs scrum.

6-Lachlan Boshier (Chiefs): Death, taxes and this guy winning a penalty at the breakdown... once again he was a force on defence. He's forming a really strong partnership with Cane.

7-Tom Christie (Crusaders): Got through a tonne of work up against a rolling Chiefs pack, made 20 tackles in a huge performance.

8-Sam Cane (Chiefs): Boshier's wingman, Cane is out of position, but plays like he's been there all his career. Part of a spicy loose forward trio causing havoc at the breakdown.

9-Brad Weber (Chiefs): Just gets the nod over Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi this week. Came on and helped swing things the way of the Chiefs, setting up Wainui with a classy offload - just pips the inspirational TJ Perenara. 

10-David Havili (Crusaders): A positional change this week, but he stepped up, had a brilliant first half and was involved everywhere.

11-Mark Telea (Blues): The hat-trick hero for the Blues was at his explosive best, as he replaced Rieko Ioane on the left wing. Looks a very suitable fit in the No.11 jersey.

12-Ngani Laumape (Hurricanes): Really got into his work towards the end of the match, with four clean breaks and six defenders beaten. His final bit of brilliance came, as he assisted Jamie Booth for the match-winning try.

13-Joe Marchant (Blues): The English export crossed the line for his first try of the season and in the Blues jersey, starting to combine well with TJ Faiane and the rest of the backline.

14-Sevu Reece (Crusaders): The flying winger couldn't be tamed in the first half. He and Havili combined for both tries, as he showed the Waikato fans one that got away.

15-Jordie Barrett (Hurricanes): Gets the nod over Damian McKenzie this week, was perfect off the tee and got stuck in on attack.

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