Jaguares lock Guido Petti has been named in the official SANZAAR Super Rugby Team of the Season. The 22-year-old is the only Argentine player in the team, selected based on Opta Statistics over the course of the 15-game regular season. Three players each have come from New Zealand’s Hurricanes and South Africa’s Lions. Curiously there are no players included from the champion Crusaders, who defeated the Lions on the weekend.
Petti appeared in 14 matches for the Jaguares, starting in 11, and proved one of the most effective attacking second rows in the tournament with his renowned mobility earning him more defenders beaten than any of his counterparts. Three tries scored and strong work at the lineout also worked in his favor. The smallest of Argentina’s test locks by a considerable margin at 1.94m (6’4″) and 109kg (240lbs), Petti’s value as an ‘extra loose forward’ has seen him win 27 caps since his debut as a 19-year-old in 2014.
SUPER RUGBY TEAM OF THE SEASON
1 Jacques van Rooyen (Lions), 2 Malcolm Marx (Lions), 3 Allan Ala’alatoa (Brumbies), 4 Guido Petti (Jaguares), 5 Pieter-Steph du Toit (Stormers), 6 Jaco Kriel (Lions), 7 Ardie Savea (Hurricanes), 8 Amanaki Mafi (Rebels), 9 Augustine Pulu (Blues), 10 Beauden Barrett (Hurricanes), 11 James Lowe (Chiefs), 12 Ngani Laumape (Hurricanes), 13 Samu Kerevi (Reds), 14 Cheslin Kolbe (Stormers), 15 Damian McKenzie (Chiefs)