Super Rugby: Team of Round 9

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Super Rugby: Team of Round 9
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Super Rugby attention was mainly drawn to the Australian outfits in Round 9 of this season's calendar, both before the action had teed off and afterward.

Despite there being speculation that he might return to the pitch from his throat injury this week, Israel Folau was ruled out of his side's Australian derby with the Western Force after an Australian Rugby Union doctor named him ineligible very late on, per the The Sydney Morning Herald.

Elsewhere, the Aussie powers of the Reds and Brumbies clashed in a heated affair that didn't come without its share of controversy, but Super Rugby's other bastions didn't fail to entertain.

Read on for a breakdown of this weekend's most impressive XV on individuals from both losing and winning teams weaving their way into the mix.

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