Damian McKenzie might have a claim of his own to the All Blacks No.10 jersey.

The Super Rugby team of the year was revealed on the official Super Rugby Twitter account today with the Chiefs playmaker named player of the year.

Richie Mo'unga or Beauden Barrett has been the big talking point ahead of the All Blacks' opening clash of the Rugby Championship but according to Sanzaar McKenzie is the form first five-eighth.

McKenzie was one of four Chiefs to make the squad, with Brodie Retallick, Anton Lienert-Brown and Solomon Alaimalo also named in the 15-man team.


The list of players is decided during the regular season "is based on comprehensive statistics that monitor in detail every action of every match" according to the tweet.

Winger George Bridge is the only Crusaders player to feature in the team, despite the side defending the title by beating the Lions on Saturday.

The Lions also only have one player featuring - Springboks hooker Malcolm Marx.

McKenzie was picked as player of the year after beating the most defenders and ranking in the top 10 in carries, metres, clean breaks, offloads and try involvements.

According to NZME sports reporters, Mo'unga was worthy of being named MVP for the 2018 season.