• Super Rugby stats (Round 7)

    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 7

    18: Beauden Barrett (Hurricanes)
    14: Will Genia (Reds)
    13: Bryn Hall (Blues)
    13: Jacques-Louis Potgieter (Bulls)
    10: Aaron Smith (Highlanders)
    10: Jason Woodward (Rebels)
    10: Quade Cooper (Reds)

    Season so far

    71: Beauden Barrett (Hurricanes)
    58: Will Genia (Reds)
    53: Marnitz Boshoff (Lions)
    53: Willie le Roux (Cheetahs)
    50: Jesse Mogg (Brumbies)

    METRES RUN

    Round 7

    113: Jesse Mogg (Brumbies)
    95: Alapati Leiua (Hurricanes)
    89: Ben Smith (Highlanders)
    84: Tom English (Rebels)
    83: Adam Ashley-Cooper (Waratahs)

    Season so far

    492: Willie le Roux (Cheetahs)
    453: Jesse Mogg (Brumbies)
    428: Julian Savea (Hurricanes)
    405: Ben Smith (Highlanders)
    405: Israel Folau (Waratahs)

    CLEAN BREAKS

    Round 7

    2: Alapati Leiua (Hurricanes)
    2: Bryn Hall (Blues)
    2: Julian Savea (Hurricanes)
    2: Nemani Nadolo (Crusaders)
    2: Ben McCalman (Force)
    2: Tom English (Rebels)

    Season so far

    10: Israel Folau (Waratahs)
    9: Julian Savea (Hurricanes)
    7: Peter Betham (Waratah)
    6: Alapati Leiua (Hurricanes)
    6: Jesse Mogg (Brumbies)

    CARRIES

    Round 7

    19: Ben Smith (Highlanders)
    14: Jean Deysel (Sharks)
    14: Lachlan Turner (Reds)
    14: Will Genia (Reds)
    13: Asaeli Tikoirotuma (Chiefs)
    13: Jerome Kaino (Blues)
    13: Kurtley Beale (Waratahs)
    13: Luke Jones (Rebels)
    13: Ma'a Nonu (Blues)
    13: Malakai Fekitoa (Highlanders)

    Season so far

    71: Ben Smith (Highlanders)
    68: Willie le Roux (Cheetahs)
    67: Jesse Mogg (Brumbies)
    65: Charles Piutau (Blues)
    65: Luke Braid (Blues)

    DEFENDERS BEATEN

    Round 7

    6: Alapati Leiua (Hurricanes)
    6: Jason Woodward (Rebels)
    5: Ben Smith ( Highlanders)
    5: Julian Savea (Hurricanes)
    5: Nemani Nadolo (Crusaders)

    Season so far

    19: Charles Piutau (Blues)
    17: Alapati Leiua (Hurricanes)
    17: George Moala (Blues)
    17: Julian Savea (Hurricanes)
    16: Gio Aplon (Stormers)
    16: Malakai Fekitoa (Highlanders)

    OFFLOADS

    Round 7

    3: Aaron Smith (Highlanders)
    3: Andrew Horrell (Chiefs)
    3: Brendan McKibbin (Waratahs)
    3: Jean Deysel (Sharks)
    3: Malakai Fekitoa (Highlanders)
    3: Quade Cooper (Reds)

    Season so far

    14: Israel Folau
    12: Tawera Kerr-Barlow (Chiefs)
    11: Quade Cooper (Reds)
    10: Aaron Cruden (Chiefs)
    10: Luke Braid (Blues)
    10: Philip van der Walt (Cheetahs)
    10: SP Marais (Sharks)
    10: TJ Perenara (Hurricanes)

    TACKLES

    Round 7

    18: Jarrad Butler (Brumbies)
    18: Siya Kolisi (Stormers)
    17: Nizaam Carr (Stormers)
    16: Michael Hooper (Waratahs)
    16: Mitch Inman (Rebels)
    16: Nasi Manu (Highlanders)

    Season so far

    89: Philip van der Walt (Cheetahs)
    83: Matt Hodgson (Force)
    76: Lappies Labuschagne (Cheetahs)
    75: Shane Christie (Highlanders)
    72: Warren Whiteley (Lions)

    TACKLES MISSED

    Round 7

    4: Frans Steyn (Sharks)
    4: Ma'a Nonu (Blues)
    4: Phil Burleigh (Highlanders)
    3: Andrew Ellis (Crusaders)
    3: Bismarck du Plessis (Sharks)

    Season so far

    14: Aaron Smith (Highlanders)
    12: Francois Venter (Cheetahs)
    12: Ben Alexander (Brumbies)
    11: Frans Steyn (Sharks)
    11: Frank Halai (Blues)
    11: Jackson Willison (Blues)
    11: Nic White (Brumbies)

    TURNOVERS WON

    Round 7

    3: Frans Steyn (Sharks)
    3: Jean Deysel (Sharks)
    3: Juan de Jongh (Stormers)
    3: Liaki Moli (Blues)
    3: Tanerau Latimer (Chiefs)

    Season so far

    11: Adriaan Strauss (Cheetahs)
    9: Marcell Coetzee (Sharks)
    9: Matt Hodgson (Force)
    8: Deon Fourie (Stormers)
    8: Jack Lamb (Hurricanes)

    HANDLING ERRORS

    Round 7

    5: Damian de Allende (Stormers)
    5: Malakai Fekitoa (Highlanders)
    5: Steven Luatua (Blues)
    4: Odwa Ndungane (Sharks)
    3: Blade Thomson (Hurricanes)

    Season so far

    13: Julian Savea (Hurricanes)
    13: Nic White (Brumbies)
    13: Quade Cooper (Reds)
    12: Nick Cummins (Force)
    11: Jesse Mogg (Brumbies)

    LINEOUTS STOLEN

    Round 7

    2: Duane Vermeulen (Stormers)
    2: Francois Hougaard (Bulls)
    2: Rob Simmons (Reds)
    2: Sam Whitelock (Crusaders)
    1: Blade Thomson (Hurricanes)

    Season so far

    7: Ben Mowen (Brumbies)
    5: Sam Whitelock (Crusaders)
    4: Rob Simmons (Reds)
    4: Ryan Kankowski (Sharks)
    4: Victor Matfield (Bulls)
    4: Warren Whiteley (Lions)

    Source: Vodacom Rugby Stats

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