Yes, I realise Barbarian has started a thread for the OZ team of the season, but I think it's also worth discussing the overall team of the season so far. Perhaps finals form should weigh more heavily and therefore I am jumping the gun a bit, but interested to see what peoples thoughts are at this point. Mine would look something like the following: 1 - Sona Taumalolo 2 - Bismarck du Plessis 3 - Owen Franks 4 - Eben Etzebeth 5 - Nathan Sharpe 6 - Siya Kolisi 7 - David Pocock 8 - Kieran Read 9 - Will Genia 10 - Aaron Cruden 11 - Julian Savea 12 - SBW 13 - Conrad Smith 14 - JP Pietersen 15 - Israel Dagg Yes there are some controversial selections there. In terms of the primary functions of a loosehead prop, Taumalolo would probably struggle to crack the top 5. However, it's hard to ignore his try scoring form this season and I don't think there has been one other standout loosehead this year. Siya Kolisi plays as a 6 or openside flanker for the Stormers, but he is not a fetcher type flanker and plays more like a blindside IMO (just a pity he's not taller!). There are a few other players who have a strong case to be named here (Higginbotham, Coetzee, Thompson etc.) but I think Siya has been close to the best player all season in a Stormers team that lost only two games, so he gets the nod. Thoughts?