• Coetzee shines for Sharks

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

    TRY-SCORERS

    Round 5

    2: Ben Alexander (Brumbies)
    2: Julian Savea (Hurricanes)
    2: Marcell Coetzee (Sharks)

    Season so far

    4: Julian Savea (Hurricanes)
    4: Marcell Coetzee (Sharks)
    3: Ben Alexander (Brumbies)
    3: James Lowe (Chiefs)

    POINT-SCORERS

    Round 5

    18: Aaron Cruden (Chiefs)
    16: Mike Harris (Rebels)
    14: Dan Carter (Crusaders)
    13: Ihaia West (Blues)
    11: Kurt Coleman (Stormers)
    10: Beauden Barrett (Hurricanes)
    10: Ben Alexander (Brumbies)
    10: Julian Savea (Hurricanes)
    10: Marcell Coetzee (Sharks)

    Season so far

    78: Pat Lambie (Sharks)
    72: Handré Pollard (Bulls)
    59: Demetri Catrakilis (Stormers)
    56: Ihaia West (Blues)
    54: Aaron Cruden (Chiefs)
    52: Christian Leali'ifano (Brumbies)

    METRES RUN

    Round 5

    185: Lolagi Visinia (Blues)
    162: Israel Folau (Waratahs)
    155: Tim Nanai-Williams (Chiefs)
    149: Nehe Milner-Skudder (Hurricanes)
    129: Julian Savea (Hurricanes)
    109: Matt Proctor (Hurricanes)
    104: James Lowe (Chiefs)

    Season so far

    510: Lolagi Visinia (Blues)
    498: James Lowe (Chiefs)
    455: Israel Folau (Waratahs)
    362: SP Marais (Sharks)
    353: Jesse Kriel (Bulls)
    310: Cheslin Kolbe (Stormers)
    303: Waisake Naholo (Highlanders)
    301: Julian Savea (Hurricanes)

    OFFLOADS

    Round 5

    4: Charles Piutau (Blues)
    4: Conrad Smith (Hurricanes)
    4: Kieran Read (Crusaders)
    4: Sonny Bill Williams (Chiefs)

    Season so far

    13: Sonny Bill Williams (Chiefs)
    11: Kurtley Beale (Waratahs)
    9: Israel Folau (Waratahs)
    9: Patrick Tuipulotu (Blues)
    8: Charles Piutau (Blues)
    8: Matt Toomua (Brumbies)
    8: Sam Cane (Chiefs)

    TACKLES

    Round 5

    23: Sean McMahon (Rebels)
    18: Adam Thomson (Reds)
    18: Anthony Fainga'a (Reds)
    18: Elliot Dixon (Highlanders)
    15: Scott Higginbotham (Rebels)

    Season so far

    65: Lappies Labuschagne (Bulls)
    63: Warren Whiteley (Lions)
    62: Jarrad Butler (Brumbies)
    58: Warwick Tecklenburg (Lions)
    56: Sean McMahon (Rebels)

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