CAPE TOWN - Rugby writer Wynona Louw has looked at the best performers from Saturday's Super Rugby derby between the Bulls and Stormers at Newlands.
Pieter-Steph du Toit
How good has Pieter-Steph du Toit been this season? The lock’s lineout work, his defence and contributions with ball in hand were huge, and how about that offload to Ramone Samuels just short of the tryline? The offload and everything else he did sure was a good sight.
Damian de Allende
Is this the year we get to see Damian de Allende at his best again? If recent performances are anything to go on, it sure seems like it. The midfielder was big again, and as good as his general work was, that ridiculously good, ridiculously skilful pass to put SP Marais away for the try stole the show.
Steven Kitshoff and Wilco Louw both deserve credit for their efforts at the set-piece, and they both deserve credit for putting the Bulls under so much pressure at scrum time. Kitshoff again showed that he should be more than just a Springbok impact player.
Lood de Jager
He might have been outplayed by Du Toit, but Lood de Jager’s outing was still a good one. He ran a great line to open the scoring for the Bulls, and after the series of impressive performances he’s produced this season, he was always going to be one to watch in the derby.
If Louw wanted something to help him forget about the troubling times he and the rest of the Stormers pack experienced when they travelled to Pretoria earlier this season, he got that and more with his impressive scrummaging productions in front of 30083 roaring fans.