super rugby

We take a look at the stand-out players of the 2015 Super Rugby season and select our best XV…

15.Ben Smith

Smith narrowly edges our Folau thanks to his consistency throughout the season, and his performances during the play-offs.

14.Waisake Naholo

All Blacks fans will be licking their lips at the prospect of Naholo and Savea lining up on either wing at the World Cup this year.

13.Conrad Smith

Like his brother Ben, Conrad was a stable presence in his sides backline, and allowed those around him to really shine.

12.Damian De Allende

The Stormers centre was a key figure for the South Africans, and looks likely to be battling it out for a place in the World Cup squad.

11.Nehe Milner-Skudder

This spot could have gone to Nadolo, however Milner-Skudder’s excitement factor sees him squeeze in just ahead.


10.Lima Sopoaga

Seemingly out of nowhere, it looks like Sopoaga could be the man to replace Dan Carter for the All Blacks after a terrific season.

9.Aaron Smith

Aaron Smith is quite simply the best player in the world right now, and proved is all season long for the Highlanders.

8.Duane Vermeulen

The importance of Vermeulen to the Stormers side was perfectly demonstrated in the way they fell apart in his absence during the play-offs.

7.David Pocock

Despite having played very little rugby in the build up to the 2015 season, Pocock was back to his best and also chipped in with a few tries.

6.Elliott Dixon

The Highlanders back rower was immense in the final, powering his way over the line for a try, and was consistent all season.


5.James Broadhurst

The Hurricanes lock looks like he could be pushing Whitelock and Rettalick hard for a starting spot for the All Blacks this year.

4.Luke Jones

Despite an impressive season for the Rebels, Jones has somehow missed out on the Wallabies squad, much to many peoples surprise.

3.Frans Malherbe

The Stromers prop narrowly edges in, having not played for a chunk of the season, but could force his way into the Springboks XV.

2.Stephen Moore

The Wallabies captain bounced back from injury superbly and proved he still has what it takes to lead an international side.

1.Steven Kitschoff

Kitschoff looks set to star at the World Cup, having been a key part of a Stormers scrum which dominated all before them.