• Super Rugby stats (Round 8)

    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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