• Super Rugby stats (Round 4)

    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 4
    16: Sias Ebersohn (Force)
    11: Beauden Barrett (Hurricanes)
    10: Demetri Catrakilis (Stormers)
    10: Frans Steyn (Sharks)
    10: Johan Goosen (Cheetahs)
    10: Piri Weepu (Blues)

    Season so far
    43: Willie le Roux (Cheetahs)
    36: Marnitz Boshoff (Lions)
    34: Johan Goosen (Cheetahs)
    33: Francois Hougaard (Bulls)
    31: Faf de Klerk (Lions)
    28: Beauden Barrett (Hurricanes)

    METRES RUN

    Round 4
    87: Rod Davies (Reds)
    84: Aidan Toua (Reds)
    75: Lwazi Mvovo (Sharks)
    73: Boom Prinsloo (Cheetahs)
    73: Faf de Klerk (Lions)
    70: Willie le Roux (Cheetahs)

    Season so far
    332: Willie le Roux (Cheetahs)
    269: Charles Piutau (Blues)
    241: Aidan Toua (Reds)
    240: Israel Folau (Waratahs)
    221: Jürgen Visser (Bulls)
    212: Lwazi Mvovo (Sharks)

    CLEAN BREAKS

    Round 4
    2: Beauden Barrett (Hurricanes)
    2: Damian de Allende (Stormers)
    2: Jesse Mogg (Brumbies)
    2: Lwazi Mvovo (Sharks)
    2: Odwa Ndungane (Sharks)
    2: Rod Davies (Reds)

    Season so far
    6: Israel Folau (Waratahs)
    5: Lwazi Mvovo (Sharks)
    5: Paul Jordaan (Sharks)
    4: Charles Piutau (Blues)
    4: Jesse Mogg (Brumbies)
    4: Luke Burgess (Rebels)
    4: Willie le Roux (Cheetahs)

    CARRIES

    Round 4
    17: Kieran Read (Crusaders)
    16: Ben McCalman (Force)
    15: Schalk Burger (Stormers)
    15: Stephen Moore (Brumbies)
    13: Charles Piutau (Blues)

    Season so far
    44: Jacques du Plessis (Bulls)
    39: Charles Piutau (Blues)
    38: Israel Dagg (Crusaders)
    35: Willie le Roux (Cheetahs)
    34: Ben McCalman (Force)
    34: Jesse Mogg (Brumbies)
    34: Jürgen Visser (Bulls)
    32: Frans Steyn (Sharks)
    32: Luke Braid (Blues)

    DEFENDERS BEATEN

    Round 4
    5: Cobus Reinach (Sharks)
    5: Jacques-Louis Potgieter (Bulls)
    5: Jesse Mogg (Brumbies)
    4: Aidan Toua (Reds)
    4: Ben McCalman (Force)
    4: Charles Piutau (Blues)
    4: Faf de Klerk (Lions)
    4: Jean de Villiers (Stormers)
    4: Lwazi Mvovo (Sharks)

    Season so far
    13: Charles Piutau (Blues)
    12: Aidan Toua (Reds)
    11: Cobus Reinach (Sharks)
    11: Tom English (Force)
    10: Faf de Klerk (Lions)
    9: Luke Braid (Blues)

    OFFLOADS

    Round 4
    3: Quade Cooper (Reds)
    3: Victor Matfield (Bulls)

    Season so far
    8: Israel Folau (Waratahs)
    6: Francois Venter (Cheetahs)
    6: Jake Schatz (Reds)
    6: Luke Braid (Blues)
    6: TJ Perenara (Hurricanes)

    TACKLES

    Round 4
    22: Matt Hodgson (Force)
    20: Sean McMahon (Rebels)
    16: Conrad Smith (Hurricanes)
    16: Schalk Burger (Stormers)
    15: De Kock Steenkamp (Stormers)
    14: Matt Todd (Crusaders)

    Season so far
    61: Philip van der Walt (Cheetahs)
    58: Lappies Labuschagne (Cheetahs)
    53: Matt Hodgson (Force)
    52: Francois Venter (Cheetahs)
    47: Warren Whiteley (Lions)
    46: Jacques du Plessis (Bulls)

    TACKLES MISSED

    Round 4
    5: Cardiff Vaega (Hurricanes)
    4: Jackson Willison (Blues)
    4: Ruan Combrinck (Lions)
    3: Flip van der Merwe (Bulls)
    3: Jesse Mogg (Brumbies)
    3: Johann Sadie (Cheetahs)
    3: Lachlan Mitchell (Rebels)
    3: Luke Burgess (Rebels)
    3: Matt Todd (Crusaders)
    3: Owen Franks (Crusaders)
    3: Schalk van der Merwe (Lions)
    3: Simon Hickey (Blues)
    3: Solomoni Rasolea (Force)

    Season so far
    9: Francois Venter (Cheetahs)
    7: Aaron Smith (Highlanders)
    7: Ben Alexander (Brumbies)
    7: Cornall Hendricks (Cheetahs)
    7: Jackson Willison (Blues)
    7: Jean Cook (Cheetahs)
    7: Johan Goosen (Cheetahs)
    7: Stefan Watermeyer (Lions)
    7: Willie le Roux (Cheetahs)

    TURNOVERS WON

    Round 4
    3: Francois Venter (Cheetahs)
    2: De Kock Steenkamp (Stormers)
    2: Deon Fourie (Stormers)
    2: Francois Hougaard (Bulls)
    2: Francois Uys (Cheetahs)
    2: Frans Malherbe (Stormers)
    2: Jack Lam (Hurricanes)
    2: James Horwill (Reds)
    2: JJ Engelbrecht (Bulls)
    2: Luke Braid (Blues)
    2: Luke Morahan (Force)
    2: Matt Todd (Crusaders)
    2: Ruan Combrinck (Lions)
    2: Saia Fainga'a (Lions)
    2: Scott Higginbotham (Rebels)
    2: Sibusiso Sithole (Sharks)
    2: TJ Perenara (Hurricanes)
    2: Willem Alberts (Sharks)

    Season so far
    9: Adriaan Strauss (Cheetahs)
    6: Jack Lam (Hurricanes)
    5: Boom Prinsloo (Cheetahs)
    5: Deon Fourie (Stormers)
    5: Francois Venter (Cheetahs)
    5: Matt Hodgson (Force)
    5: Michael Hooper (Waratahs)

    HANDLING ERRORS

    4: Tom Taylor (Crusaders)
    3: Demetri Catrakilis (Stormers)
    3: George Moala (Blues)
    3: Jason Woodward (Rebels)
    3: Jürgen Visser (Bulls)
    3: Nick Cummins (Force)
    3: Paul Jordaan (Sharks)
    3: Quade Cooper (Reds)

    Season so far
    7: Ben Smith (Highlanders)
    7: Johann Sadie (Cheetahs)
    7: Jürgen Visser (Bulls)
    7: Nic White (Brumbies)
    7: Nick Cummins (Force)
    7: Quade Cooper (Reds)
    7: Tom Taylor (Crusaders)

    LINEOUTS STOLEN

    Round 4
    2: Ben Mowen (Brumbies)
    2: Ryan Kankowski (Sharks)

    Season so far
    5: Ben Mowen (Brumbies)
    3: Ryan Kankowski (Sharks)
    3: Sam Whitelock (Crusaders)
    3: Warren Whiteley (Lions)

    Source: Vodacom Rugby Stats

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    Photo: Steve Haag/Gallo Images

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    Simon Borchardt