This certainly was no easy feat, but the writers for superrugby.co.nz have had a crack at choosing just 15 players to make the form side from the Investec Super Rugby Aotearoa competition. Here they are, including those who were unlucky to miss out.
No surprise surrounded the news that the Crusaders wouldn't want to be making 250 tackles, as they did against the Reds last week when playing the Sunwolves in their Super Rugby game in Brisbane on Saturday.
Successful Crusaders Investec Super Rugby coach Scott Robertson has been used to making some big calls in his four-year tenure but choosing to start David Havili at first five-eighths against the Chiefs on Saturday in Hamilton is one of the bigger ones.
Three-time defending Investec Super Rugby champions coach Scott Robertson always knew 2020 would involve the traditional post-World Cup turnover in personnel and a lot of planning had gone into managing that.
All Blacks first five-eighths Richie Mo'unga is one of four less experienced international players in Saturday's backline for the Rugby World Cup quarterfinal against Ireland but was enjoying the latest rugby challenge to come his way.