• Brüssow tops tackle stats

    SARugbymag.co.za looks at the players who topped the stats in five key areas of the game this past weekend.

    TRY-SCORERS

    Round 9

    2: Damian de Allende (Stormers)
    2: Francois Hougaard (Bulls)
    2: Waisake Naholo (Highlanders)

    Season so far

    6: Waisake Naholo (Highlanders)
    5: Julian Savea (Hurricanes)
    4: Francois Hougaard (Bulls)
    4: James Lowe (Chiefs)
    4: Marcell Coetzee (Sharks)
    4: TJ Perenara (Hurricanes)

    POINT-SCORERS

    Round 9

    14: Joe Pietersen (Cheetahs)
    13: Dan Bowden (Blues)
    10: Damian de Allende (Stormers)
    10: Francois Hougaard (Bulls)
    10: Lima Sopoaga (Highlanders)
    10: Waisake Naholo (Highlanders)

    Season so far

    108: Handré Pollard (Bulls)
    93: Pat Lambie (Sharks)
    90: Aaron Cruden (Chiefs)
    84: Christian Leali'ifano (Brumbies)
    76: Bernard Foley (Waratahs)
    76: Demetri Catrakilis (Stormers)
    75: Mike Harris (Rebels)
    72: Beauden Barrett (Hurricanes)

    METRES RUN

    Round 9

    194: Jesse Kriel (Bulls)
    153: Francois Hougaard (Bulls)
    152: Waisake Naholo (Highlanders)
    117: Charles Piutau (Blues)
    115: Ben Smith (Highlanders)

    Season so far

    769: Jesse Kriel (Bulls)
    746: Israel Folau (Waratahs)
    660: SP Marais (Sharks)
    620: Waisake Naholo (Highlanders)
    597: James Lowe (Chiefs)

    OFFLOADS

    Round 9

    6: Will Skelton (Waratahs)
    5: Israel Folau (Waratahs)
    4: Israel Dagg (Crusaders)
    4: Lionel Mapoe (Lions)

    Season so far

    20: Israel Folau (Waratahs)
    17: Kurtley Beale (Waratahs)
    15: Ben Smith (Highlanders)
    15: Sam Cane (Chiefs)
    15: Sonny Bill Williams (Chiefs)
    14: SP Marais (Sharks)

    TACKLES

    Round 9

    21: Heinrich Brüssow (Cheetahs)
    20: Boom Prinsloo (Cheetahs)
    20: Francois Venter (Cheetahs)
    17: David Pocock (Brumbies)
    17: Deon Stegmann (Bulls)
    17: Ofa Tu'ungafasi (Blues)

    Season so far

    125: Warren Whiteley (Lions)
    104: Warwick Tecklenburg (Lions)
    87: Adam Thomson (Reds)
    86: Brad Shields (Hurricanes)
    85: Deon Stegmann (Bulls)

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    Photo: Greg Wood/AFP Photo