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Super Rugby stats (Round 8)


  • 07 Apr 2014
Bulls captain Flip van der Merwe made the most tackles in round eight with 22 Bulls captain Flip van der Merwe made the most tackles in round eight with 22

SARugbymag.co.za looks at the players who topped the stats in key areas of the game this past weekend as well as for the season so far.

KICKS FROM HAND

Round 8

17: Beauden Barrett (Hurricanes)
14: Simon Hickey (Blues)
13: Jesse Mogg (Brumbies)
12: Willie le Roux (Cheetahs)
11: Nic White (Brumbies)

Season so far

88: Beauden Barrett (Hurricanes)
65: Will Genia (Reds)
65: Willie le Roux (Cheetahs)
63: Jesse Mogg (Brumbies)
59: Marnitz Boshoff (Lions)

METRES RUN

Round 8

123: Andre Taylor (Hurricanes)
118: Julian Savea (Hurricanes)
95: Sarel Pretorius (Cheetahs)
84: Ryan Crotty (Crusaders)
80: Charles Piutau (Blues)

Season so far

548: Willie le Roux (Cheetahs)
546: Julian Savea (Hurricanes)
521: Jesse Mogg (Brumbies)
471: Ben Smith (Highlanders)
434: Charles Piutau (Blues)

CLEAN BREAKS

Round 8

3: Ben Tapuai (Reds)
3: Ryan Crotty (Crusaders)
3: Tim Nanai-Williams (Chiefs)
2: Alapati Leiua (Hurricanes)
2: Andre Taylor (Hurricanes)

Season so far

11: Julian Savea (Hurricanes)
10: Israel Folau (Waratahs)
8: Alapati Leiua (Hurricanes)
8: Jesse Mogg (Brumbies)
8: Ryan Crotty (Crusaders)

CARRIES

Round 8

18: Julian Savea (Hurricanes)
16: Charles Piutau (Blues)
14: Sam Cane (Chiefs)
13: Alapati Leiua (Hurricanes)
13: Andre Taylor (Hurricanes)

Season so far

82: Ben Smith (Highlanders)
81: Charles Piuatau (Blues)
78: Jesse Mogg (Brumbies)
74: Willie le Roux (Cheetahs)
73: Julian Savea (Hurricanes)

DEFENDERS BEATEN

Round 8

7: Alapati Leiua (Hurricanes)
7: Julian Savea (Hurricanes)
6: Jesse Mogg (Brumbies)
5: Ryan Crotty (Crusaders)
5: Tim Nanai-Williams (Chiefs)

Season so far

24: Alapati Leiua (Hurricanes)
24: Julian Savea (Hurricanes)
22: Charles Piutau (Blues)
19: Quade Cooper (Reds)
18: George Moala (Blues)

OFFLOADS

Round 8

5: Julian Savea (Hurricanes)
4: Quade Cooper (Reds)
3: Adriaan Strauss (Cheetahs)
3: Alapati Leiua (Hurricanes)
3: Faf de Klerk (Lions)

Season so far

15: Quade Cooper (Reds)
14: Israel Folau (Waratahs)
13: Tawera Kerr-Barlow (Chiefs)
12: Faf de Klerk (Lions)
12: Willie le Roux (Cheetahs)

TACKLES

Round 8

22: Flip van der Merwe (Bulls)
18: Beau Robinson (Reds)
16: Jacques du Plessis (Bulls)
16: JJ Engelbrecht (Bulls)
15: Kyle Godwin (Force)

Season so far

89: Philip van der Walt (Cheetahs)
87: Matt Hodgson (Force)
85: Shane Christie (Highlanders)
84: Lappies Labuschagne (Cheetahs)
82: Jacques du Plessis (Bulls)

TACKLES MISSED

Round 8

5: Francois Hougaard (Bulls)
4: Bernard Foley (Waratahs)
4: Faf de Klerk (Lions)
4: Jan Serfontein (Bulls)
4: Johan Goosen (Cheetahs)

Season so far

16: Aaron Smith (Highlanders)
14: Johan Goosen (Cheetahs)
13: Nic White (Brumbies)
12: Ben Alexander (Brumbies)
12: Francois Venter (Cheetahs)

TURNOVERS WON

Round 8

3: Jack Lam (Hurricanes)
3: Joe Tomane (Brumbies)
3: Stefan Watermeyer (Lions)
2: Alapati Leiua (Hurricanes)
2: Asaeli Tikoirotuma (Chiefs)

Season so far

11: Adriaan Strauss (Cheetahs)
11: Jack Lam (Hurricanes)
10: Matt Hodgson (Force)
9: Marcell Coetzee (Sharks)
9: Michael Hooper (Waratahs)

HANDLING ERRORS

Round 8

4: Alapati Leiua (Hurricanes)
4: Andre Taylor (Hurricanes)
3: Aaron Smith (Highlanders)
3: Quade Cooper (Reds)
2: Alby Mathewson (Force)

Season so far

16: Quade Cooper (Reds)
15: Julian Savea (Hurricanes)
15: Nic White (Brumbies)
12: Ben Smith (Highlanders)
12: Jesse Mogg (Brumbies)

LINEOUTS STOLEN

Round 8

2: James Horwill (Reds)
1: Adam Coleman (Force)
1: Ben Mowen (Brumbies)
1: Dave Dennis (Waratahs)
1: Franco Mostert (Lions)
1: Jarrad Butler (Brumbies)

Season so far

8: Ben Mowen (Brumbies)
5: Sam Whitelock (Crusaders)
4: James Horwill (Reds)
4: Rob Simmons (Reds)
4: Ryan Kankowski (Sharks)

Source: Vodacom Rugby Stats

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