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1. Tony Woodcock, Blues
Just prior to coming off against the Cheetahs, Tony Woodcock sealed an impressive outing with a 64th-minute try, putting the Blues outside a converted try's distance of the visiting South Africans.
Nicolaas van Dyk found it nigh impossible to contend with the All Blacks veteran come scrum time, with the Cheetahs losing three of their own feeds, thanks largely to the work of the hosts' front row.
2. Stephen Moore, Brumbies
Stephen Moore's throwing was at an optimum against the Stormers, where he managed to find his target with 14 attempts, losing just one.
The Wallabies hooker was energetic in the loose and made a healthy contribution of eight tackles to the cause as his side ran out 25-15 victors.
3. Kieran Longbottom, Western Force
Western Force's 18-15 win over the Chiefs was very much a team effort that came sprinkled with a number of standout individual display, of which Kieran Longbottom's was one.
Longbottom didn't get up to much with ball in hand, carrying for just one yard, but his 13 tackles in defence were essential in restraining the Chiefs' offensive might, not to mention posing a stern test at the scrum.
4. Scott Fardy, Brumbies
Despite featuring in the No. 6 jersey more regularly of late, Scott Fardy was in triumphant form back in the second row this weekend.
From three carries, the Australian international made 14 metres, but his biggest addition came with an above-average 14 tackles.
5. Victor Matfield, Bulls
This weekend Victor Matfield made his first appearance as Bulls captain since 2011, and while he's far from the player he used to be, the 36-year-old's leading figure was a massive influence in the 23-19 win over the Sharks.
Lock partner Flip van der Merwe picked up an injury early on to destabilise the Bulls scrum, but Matfield was a beacon when it came to the line-out, carrying for a useful 25 metres, too.