As posted on www.superrugby.co.za This achievement is simply unbelievable, and shouldn't go unnoticed... Crusaders three-quarter Caleb Ralph on Friday reaches one of the most remarkable centuries in the history of rugby when he plays his 100th consecutive game of Super Rugby. For live and the latest Super 14 scores on your cellphone, SMS RS14 to 34911 (R2 per SMS). For more details and subscription offers, go to SuperSMS. Ralph played his 99th game in a row (some as a substitute) for the Crusaders against the Cheetahs last weekend and will reach the 100 mark against the Western Force in Perth on Friday. To mark his exceptional feat this weekâ€™s SuperWrap is dedicated to Ralph, a player who has not always received the recognition he deserves. Ironically his run of a 100 straight games started when he represented the Blues in the 1998 Final (May 5, 1998) against the Crusaders. He joined the â€˜Saders in 1999 and has played some part in every game since then â€“ in a word â€œunbelieveable!â€ Ralph made his Super Rugby debut for the Chiefs against Transvaal in Hamilton in 1997. He earned three caps for the Chiefs and then moved to the Blues where he was capped six times. Since 1999 he has thus played 98 consecutive games for the Crusaders and 99 on the trot; giving him a grand total of 107* Super 12 and Super 14 outings. It is sometimes overlooked that Ralph is an All Black, boasting 13 caps. Hailing from Bay of Plenty he made the New Zealand Sevens team while still at school, going on to represent his country at the 1997 Rugby World Cup Sevens in Hong Kong. He was just 20 years old when awarded his first All Black test cap against England in Auckland in 1998 and made a long overdue return to the side on last yearâ€™s Grand Slam tour. Ralph's opening try in the RWC 2003 match against Canada was New Zealand's 100th try in Rugby World Cup tournaments. *George Gregan remains the most prolific of Super players having moved his tally of caps to 120 in the weekendâ€™s Australian derby between the Brumbies and the Waratahs. Other centurions are Anton Oliver (117), Stephen Larkham (107), Reuben Thorne (107), Ralph (107), Justin Marshall (105) and Chris Whitaker (103). Chris Latham (98) and Brendan Cannon (97) are next in line to reach the magical 100. Week 10 of the Super 14 threw up an interesting phenomenon in the â€œSuper XVâ€ compiled by the staff who work on the SuperSport Zoneâ€™s comprehensive coverage of the tournament in that both locks are from South Africa, but not available to play for the Springboks. Daniel Vickerman showed himself to be a real â€œgo-toâ€ man for the Waratahs and former Natalian Greg Rawlinson gave his best performance of the year for the Blues when he was expected to in the absence of All Black Ali Williams. The other two South Africans in the overall side are the exciting young Shark JP Pietersen and tighthead prop BJ Botha, arguably the local player of the year thus far. In deference to the fact that inside centre (second five-eighths) is a specialist position it was decided to go with Luke McAlister, who was outstanding at flyhalf for the Blues, at No12 to make way for both he and Dan Carter in the â€œSuper XV.â€ The â€œSpringbok Barometerâ€ yet again showed what a difficult job the Springbok selectors will have in two monthsâ€™ time when it comes to picking the squad to take on the Scots and the French with a number of players being included simply because the position had to be filled rather than because of any outstanding play while in some others players were â€œselectedâ€ out of position. The Super XV for Week 10: 15 Peter Hewat (Waratahs), 14 Wendell Sailor (Waratahs). 13 Stirling Mortlock (Brumbies), 12 Luke McAlister (Blues), 11 JP Pietersen (Sharks), 10 Dan Carter (Crusaders), 9 George Gregan (Brumbies), 8 Rodney Soâ€™oialo (Hurricanes), 7 George Smith (Brumbies), 6 Phil Waugh (Waratahs), 5 Daniel Vickerman (Waratahs), 4 Greg Rawlinson (Blues), 3 BJ Botha (Sharks), 2 Adam Freier (Waratahs), 1 Greg Somerville (Crusaders). The Springbok Barometer for Week 10: 15 Johan Roets (Bulls), 14 Odwa Ndungane (Sharks), 13 Adrian Jacobs (Sharks), 12 Andries Strauss (Sharks), 11 JP Pietersen (Sharks), 10 Andre Pretorius (Cats), 9 Neil de Kock (Stormers), 8 Pedrie Wannenburg (Bulls), 7 AJ Venter (Sharks), 6 Jacques Botes (Sharks), 5 Bakkies Botha (Bulls), 4 Johan Ackermann (Sharks), 3 BJ Botha (Sharks), John Smit (Sharks), Deon Carstens (Sharks). Match of the Week: The big game of the weekend also produced the best rugby. All we can say is that none of the South African sides, at present, have the skill, fitness or expertise to go one-on-one with either the Waratahs or the Brumbies. Try of the Week: A touch of Campese, scored by Jacques Botes and made by JP Pietersen. How good it was to see a wing stand his man up with a little goose step, beat him on the outside (even it was Kleinjan Tromp!) and then race clear before making a superb skip pass inside, and to the right, to give the flying flanker a clear run to the line. Highly commended. Stirling Mortlockâ€™s for the Brumbies after deft work by both George Gregan and George Smith. You donâ€™t sayâ€¦ As stupid intros goes this one from News 24 takes the cake. â€œThe Springbok rugby selectors are dissatisfied with the performance of some of South Africa's top players and teams in the Super 14 series.â€ We certainly didnâ€™t expect them to be satisfied! Worst Hair in the tournament: Hurricanes lock Jason Eatonâ€™s luxurious whiskers. Huh? â€œThe Nelson Mandela Metropole needs a top class rugby team to be stationed and operating out of our Metropole. Danny Jordaan publicly noted the importance of such a soccer side at a breakfast hosted in our Metropole on 10 April 2006.â€ Letter from the Port Elizabeth Regional Chamber of Commerce and Industry (acronym PERCCI) to SA Rugby. Carter tracker: Dan Carterâ€™s haul of 28 points against the Cheetahs has moved up to seventh place on the all-time list of points scorers with 626. Ahead of him are Andrew Mehrtens (990), Matt Burke (959), Tony Brown (882), Stirling Mortlock (776), David Holwell (635) and Elton Flatley (629). And the Jorrie goes toâ€¦ None other than Springbok and Sharks skipper John Smit whose attempted chip over the top of a phalanx of Cats forwards right at the end of the game has gone straight into the â€œHow not toâ€ booklet we are compiling. And the Schlepper goes toâ€¦ Pietman van Niekerk for the brainless shoulder-charge on John Smit just after the above incident and right after he had received a foul play caution. It has to be asked: how did the Cats loosehead escape further sanction? NB: If a â€œJorrieâ€ commemorates a really shocking kick a â€œSchlepperâ€ has been introduced in honour of Phil Kearns, who says itâ€™s a well-known South African word, to spotlight really stupid play. Butthead of the Week: Rua Tipoki, Rua Tipoki, Rua Tipoki. In the game that he scored the seasonâ€™s first hat-trick of tries the Blues centre probably cost himself an All Black cap with his appalling assault on Force James Hilgendorf that left him with a fractured eye socket, a laceration over the left eyebrow and concussion. Tipoki, who left Jean de Villiers with an ugly gash to the face when he punched the Springbok last year, will have 16 weeks out of the game to contemplate his shocking attitude and all we can say is that finally we agree with something done by a New Zealand judicial panel. Quote of the Week I: â€œIâ€™ve always been a player whoâ€™s dynamic around the field, a player who could come on and lift up the others by creating this buzz ...â€ â€“ Ollie le Roux modestly putting his much-capped career into perspective for the Sunday Times. Quote of the Week II: â€œIn my day rugby was dangerous and sex was safe!â€ â€“ Frik du Preez, talks about the old times but James Hilgendorf would probably disagree. Quote of the Week III: â€œIf he system is not delivering you must change the system.â€ â€“ Du Preez again but, hey, heâ€™s only the rugby player of the millennium, what would he know?