Super Rugby Team of the Week: TJ Perenara and Fraser McReight shine: Planet Rugby

The final round of the Super Rugby Pacific regular season has come to an end with some exciting games as the top eight were confirmed.

We've sat down to put together Planet Rugby's Team of the Week for the last time before the play-offs.

Round 15 XV

15 Ilaisa Droasese (Fijian Drua): One of the key players in the Drua backline that wowed the Rebels at the weekend, the Fijian not only scored a try but also assisted on two more in an outstanding performance. His influence on the scoreline earns him selection ahead of the free-running Brumby Tom Wright.

14 Selestino Ravutaumada (Fijian Drua): Much like his full-back, the Fijian was electric at home, leaving six defenders in his wake and scoring an assisted try while running just under 100 metres with the ball in hand. Ravutaumada is a joy to watch in possession and he was an absolute nightmare for the Rebels in Lautoka.

13 Joseph Masi (Fijian Drua): One of the players of the round and clearly one of the best 13s in the tournament, Masi beat an incredible 11 defenders on the day, scored a goal and assisted on a try as part of a rampaging back line. He will be crucial for the Drua in the play-offs.

12 Hunter Paisami (Red wines): The rugged Queensland star seems to have found his rhythm of late, managing another try at the weekend after having his hand raised for most of the game. He showed his value on both sides of the ball, making 14 tackles and winning one possession in the process. It's scary to think how good the Wallaby could be in the future.

11 Salesian Rayasi (Hurricanes): The winger was certainly the best player of the weekend, scoring a brilliant hat-trick that included 140 metres with ball in hand and 11 defenders beaten, and easily earns selection over Corey Toole (Brumbies), Caleb Clarke (Blues) and Waqa Naga (Drua), all of whom were brilliant in their own way.

10 Jack Bowen (Waratah): While it was a lost game, the young link-up showed great potential as he scored goals and set up tries for his side. He also controlled the game relatively well when he could and should be pleased with his first start. The outgoing Crusader Fergus Burke was solid in his last game for the club.

9 TJ Perenara (Hurricanes): The veteran is seriously turning back the years and could easily be considered one of the best nines in the tournament at the moment. Almost inevitably, he found his way over the white line to better his record for most tries ever and still had enough time to assist two more tries. Perenara's quality and influence cannot be overstated. Crusaders star Noah Hotham continued his rise, while Red Tate McDermott was also brilliant.

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8 Hoskins Sotutu (blues): His dream season continues after he scored another brace this season to reach double figures and extend his record for most tries by a Blues forward in a single season. In defence, he only managed six tackles but achieved a 100% success rate in a very accomplished performance. Waratah Langi Gleeson was back in form for the men from New South Wales.

7 Fraser McReight (Red wines): The flanker is undoubtedly one of the hardest working players in Super Rugby Pacific and he managed a whopping 27 tackles and won two possessions in a mammoth game against the Waratahs. He will also be busy with the ball in hand as this performance sends a strong message to Wallabies boss Joe Schmidt. Elsewhere Hurricane Du'Plessis Kirifi and Crusaders Ethan Blackadder were on the right track for their teams.

6 Akira Ioane (blues): A tough outing for the All Black, who was one of the main contributors for the Aucklanders. His efforts with ball in hand resulted in a try and three defenders beaten as he got the Blues on the attack often enough. He was neat and tidy in defence too. Reds star Liam Wright With his 20 tackles he almost got in.

5 Seru Uru (Red wines): The second row has really come into its own as the Queenslanders' main attacking player of late and was rewarded for his efforts with a try. Impressively, his work rate in defence was even better with an incredible 19 tackles and a turnover. The mountain of a man would have turned heads with that performance.

4 Jed Holloway (Waratah): The experienced second-row player has long been a reliable player for the Sydney team and once again gave it his all, scoring a try and putting in a solid performance in the line-out despite the loss.

3 Zane Nonggorr (Red wines): The Queenslander had a great day in defence, making 10 tackles without missing a single one against the Waratahs. He was also good in the scrum and made a couple of runs with the ball in his hands. It was the kind of performance to build on in the playoffs.

2 Cody Taylor (Crusader): The All Black has been in top form since returning from a break, scoring two tries for the Crusaders. His influence not only on the scoresheet but also as a calming factor and leader has been huge for the Christchurch men – something they have been lacking in the first half of the season. Hurricane Asafo Aumua was also really good for his team.

1 Livai Natave (Fijian Drua): It is always difficult to get ahead of the blazing hurricane Xavier Numia But the Fijian was enthusiastic about his few appearances, overcoming three defenders and making six solid tackles in defence.

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