• Coetzee strikes for Sharks

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

    TRY SCORERS

    Round 2

    2: Marcell Coetzee (Sharks)
    2: Taqele Naiyaravoro (Waratahs)

    Season so far

    2: Dillyn Leyds (Stormers)
    2: Lopeti Timani (Rebels)
    2: Marcell Coetzee (Sharks)
    2: Rob Horne (Waratahs)
    2: Taqele Naiyaravoro (Waratahs)

    POINT-SCORERS

    Round 2

    16: Colin Slade (Crusaders)
    15: Bernard Foley (Waratahs)
    14: Aaron Cruden (Chiefs)
    14: Demetri Catrakilis (Stormers)
    13: Handré Pollard (Bulls)
    13: Lachlan Turner (Reds)

    Season so far

    33: Pat Lambie (Sharks)
    29: Ihaia West (Blues)
    27: Demetri Catrakilis (Stormers)
    26: Christian Leali'ifano (Brumbies)
    25: Handré Pollard (Bulls)
    24: Beauden Barrett (Hurricanes)

    METRES RUN

    Round 2

    122: Israel Folau (Waratahs)
    111: James Lowe (Chiefs)
    111: Jesse Kriel (Bulls)
    88: Mike Harris (Rebels)
    86: Charles Piutau (Blues)
    84: Jason Woodward (Hurricanes)

    Season so far

    222: James Lowe (Chiefs)
    189: Israel Folau (Waratahs)
    173: Robbie Fruean (Crusaders)
    163: SP Marais (Sharks)
    144: Cheslin Kolbe (Stormers)
    141: Charles Piutau (Blues)
    141: Lwazi Mvovo (Sharks)

    OFFLOADS

    Round 2

    3: Alby Mathewson (Force)
    3: Dane Coles (Hurricanes)
    3: Jack Debreczeni (Rebels)
    3: Robbie Fruean (Crusaders)
    3: Ryan Crotty (Crusaders)

    Season so far

    6: Robert Fruean (Crusaders)
    5: Kurtley Beale (Waratahs)
    4: Israel Folau (Waratahs)
    4: Jack Debreczeni (Rebels)
    4: Matt Toomua (Brumbies)

    TACKLES

    Round 2

    18: Sean McMahon (Rebels)
    16: Sean Polwart (Chiefs)
    15: Luke Jones (Rebels)
    14: Adam Thomson (Reds)
    14: John Hardie (Highlanders)
    14: Liam Coltman (Highlanders)

    Season so far

    36: Lappies Labuschagne (Bulls)
    32: Matt Todd (Crusaders)
    29: Michael Hooper (Waratahs)
    27: Liam Gill (Reds)
    26: Sean McMahon (Rebels)
    23: Luke Romano (Crusaders)

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