Super Rugby Aotearoa came to an end and after announcing the ideal XV, he also announced the most outstanding player and the chosen one was the Crusaders starter, Richie Mo’unga.
The champion team’s 10th was dominating from the statistics, a master at driving Crusaders across the field, kicking posts and was a constant threat to the opposition’s defensive lines. He played every game for his team and scored the most points (99) of any player, including three tries.
In addition, he gave four assists and beat 35 defenders, the second most of any player. With his sights set on the Rugby Championship and the discussion of who should play as the opening, Mo’unga once again raised his hand and showed his credentials to take over the 10.