• Currie Cup stats (Round 9)

    SARugbymag.co.za looks at the players who topped the stats in key areas of the game this past weekend as well as the season so far.

    TRY SCORERS

    Round 9 

    2: Hugo Kloppers (Griquas)
    2: Marnus Schoeman (Griquas)
    2: Juan de Jongh (WP)
    2: Shane Gates (EP Kings)
    1: André Esternhuizen (Sharks)
    1: Dean Greyling (Bulls)
    1: Deon Stegmann (Bulls)
    1: Francois Venter (Cheetahs)
    1: Jacques du Plessis (Bulls)
    1: Jonathan Francke (Griquas)
    1: Joubert Engelbrecht (Cheetahs)
    1: Kobus van Wyk (WP)
    1: Maks van Dyk (Griquas)
    1: Stokkies Hanekom (Lions)
    1: Piet van Zyl (Bulls)
    1: Lappies Labuschagne (Cheetahs)
    1: PJ Vermeulen (Griquas)
    1: Scarra Ntubeni (WP)
    1: Willie du Plessis (Cheetahs)
    1: Ruan Combrinck (Lions)

    Season so far

    7: Jaco Kriel (Lions)
    6: Juan de Jongh (WP)
    6: Marnus Schoeman (Griquas)
    6: Sarel Pretorius (Cheetahs)
    5: Kobus van Wyk (WP)
    5: Shane Gates (EP Kings)
    4: Francois Mostert (Lions)
    4: Rayno Benjamin (Cheetahs)
    4: Stokkies Hanekom (Lions)
    4: Nizaam Carr (WP)
    4: Ruan Combrinck (Lions)
    4: Sampie Mastriet (Bulls)

    POINT SCORERS

    Round 9 

    21: Fred Zeilinga (Sharks)
    15: Jacques-Louis Potgieter (Bulls)
    14: Willie du Plessis (Cheetahs)
    13: Marnitz Boshoff (Lions)
    12: Demetri Catrakilis (WP)
    10: Hugo Kloppers (Griquas)
    10: Marnus Schoeman (Griquas)
    10: Juan de Jongh (WP)
    10: Shane Gates (EP Kings)

    Season so far

    100: Jacques-Louis Potgieter (Bulls)
    93: Demetri Catrakilis (WP)
    93: Ruan Combrinck (Lions)
    84: Fred Zeilinga (Sharks)
    80: Justin van Staden (Pumas)
    53: Lionel Cronjé (Sharks)
    53: Willie du Plessis (Cheetahs)
    51: Gouws Prinsloo (Griquas)
    39: Scott van Breda (EP Kings)
    35: Jaco Kriel (Lions)
    30: Juan de Jongh (WP)
    30: Kurt Coleman (WP)
    30: Marnus Schoeman (Griquas)
    30: Sarel Pretorius (Cheetahs)

    KICKS FROM HAND

    Round 9 

    18: Jacques-Louis Potgieter (Bulls)
    15: Demetri Catrakilis (WP)
    11: Justin van Staden (Pumas)
    11: Lionel Cronjé (Sharks)
    10: Willie du Plessis (Cheetahs)
    7: SP Marais (Sharks)
    6: Jaco van der Walt (Lions)
    5: Clayton Blommetjies (Cheetahs)
    5: Reynier van Rooyen (Pumas)
    5: Ulrich Beyers (Bulls)

    Season so far

    86: Jacques-Louis Potgieter (Bulls)
    75: Francois Brummer (Griquas)
    57: Demetri Catrakilis (WP)
    55: Justin van Staden (Pumas)
    47: Clayton Blommetjies (Cheetahs)
    47: Fred Zeilinga (Sharks)
    46: Gary van Aswegen (EP Kings)
    44: Jaco van der Walt (Lions)
    40: SP Marais (Sharks)
    40: Lionel Cronjé (Sharks)

    METRES RUN

    Round 9

    185: Sarel Pretorius (Cheetahs)
    159: Lwazi Mvovo (Sharks)
    147: Francois Venter (Cheetahs)
    136: Jaco van der Walt (Lions)
    126: Willie du Plessis (Cheetahs)
    117: Lionel Cronjé (Sharks)
    115: Lionel Mapoe (Lions)
    112: Ruan Combrinck (Lions)
    112: Willie Britz (Lions)
    109: André Esterhuizen (Sharks)
    106: Nizaam Carr (WP)
    105: Nic Groom (WP)
    105: Ross Cronjé (Lions)
    104: Courtnall Skosan (Lions)
    103: SP Marais (Sharks)

    Season so far

    895: Andries Coetzee (Lions)
    788: Cheslin Kolbe (WP)
    786: Stokkies Hanekom (Lions)
    752: Ruan Combrinck (Lions)
    723: Jaco van der Walt (Lions)
    719: Juan de Jongh (WP)
    711: Francois Venter (Cheetahs)
    693: Lionel Mapoe (Lions)
    686: Siviwe Soyizwapi (EP Kings)
    685: Clayton Blommetjies (Cheetahs)
    676: Burger Odendaal (Bulls)
    668: Sarel Pretorius (Cheetahs)
    668: Francois Brummer (Griquas)
    658: Carel Greeff (Griquas)
    600: Gary van Aswegen (EP Kings)

    CLEAN BREAKS

    Round 9

    3: Courtnall Skosan (Lions)
    2: Nic Groom (WP)
    2: Paul Jordaan (Sharks)
    1: Akona Ndungane (Bulls)
    1: Burger Odendaal (Bulls)
    1: Clayton Blommetjies (Cheetahs)
    1: Franco Mostert (Lions)
    1: Francois Venter (Cheetahs)
    1: Frank Herne (Pumas)
    1: Fred Zeilinga (Sharks)
    1: Jaco van der Walt (Lions)
    1: Jacques du Plessis (Bulls)
    1: Jacques van Rooyen (Lions)
    1: Juan de Jongh (WP)
    1: Kobus van Wyk (WP)
    1: Tera Mthembu (Sharks)
    1: Lwazi Mvovo (Sharks)
    1: Stokkies Hanekom (Lions)
    1: Lappies Labuschagne (Cheetahs)
    1: Raymond Rhule (Cheetahs)
    1: Rosco Speckman (Pumas)
    1: SP Marais (Sharks) 
    1: Sarel Pretorius (Cheetahs)
    1: JP du Plessis (Cheetahs)
    1: Schalk van der Merwe (Lions)
    1: S'bura Sithole (Sharks)
    1: Tienie Burger (Cheetahs)
    1: Ulrich Beyers (Bulls)
    1: Willie Britz (Lions)
    1: Willie du Plessis (Cheetahs)

    Season so far

    10: Jaco Kriel (Lions)
    9: Stokkies Hanekom (Lions)
    8: Raymond Rhule (Cheetahs)
    8: Ruan Combrinck (Lions)
    7: Courtnall Skosan (Lions)
    7: Paul Jordaan (Sharks)
    7: Rosco Speckman (Pumas)
    7: S'bura Sithole (Sharks)

    CARRIES

    Round 9

    25: Sarel Pretorius (Cheetahs)
    22: Willie du Plessis (Cheetahs)
    19: Lionel Cronjé (Sharks)
    16: Jacques-Louis Potgieter (Bulls)
    15: Francois Venter (Cheetahs)
    14: Cameron Wright (Sharks)
    13: Burger Odendaal (Bulls)
    13: Jaco van der Walt (Lions)
    13: Nizaam Carr (WP)
    12: André Esterhuizen (Sharks)
    11: Corné Fourie (Pumas)
    11: Lionel Mapoe (Lions)
    11: Lwazi Mvovo (Sharks)

    Season so far

    94: Carel Greeff (Griquas)
    90: Odwa Ndungane (Sharks)
    88: Sarel Pretorius (Cheetahs)
    86: Jono Ross (Bulls)
    82: Nizaam Carr (WP)
    81: Jacques du Plessis (Buls)
    80: Burger Odendaal (Bulls)
    76: Francois Venter (Cheetahs)
    69: Jaco Kriel (Lions)
    69: Stokkies Hanekom (Lions)

    DEFENDERS BEATEN

    Round 9

    8: Courtnall Skosan (Lions)
    6: Sarel Pretorius (Cheetahs)
    4: Lwazi Mvovo (Sharks)
    4: Pat Howard (WP)

    Season so far

    14: Sarel Pretorius (Cheetahs)
    13: Carel Greef (Griquas)
    11: Courtnall Skosan (Lions)
    11: Francois Venter (Cheetahs)
    11: Renaldo Bothma (Pumas)
    10: Jonathan Francke (Griquas)
    10: Ross Cronjé (Lions)
    9: Burger Odendaal (Bulls)
    9: Lwazi Mvovo (Sharks)
    8: Andries Coetzee (Lions)
    8: JJ Engelbrecht (Bulls)
    8: Nizaam Carr (WP)

    OFFLOADS

    Round 9

    4: SP Marais (Sharks)
    2: Clayton Blommetjies (Cheetahs)
    2: Francois Venter (Cheetahs)
    2: Jaco van der Walt (Lions)
    2: Jacques van Rooyen (Lions)
    2: Lionel Mapoe (Lions)
    2: Manuel Carizza (WP)
    2: Nic Groom (WP)
    2: Stokkies Hanekom (Lions)
    2: Rosco Speckman (Pumas)
    2: Sarel Pretorius (Cheetahs)
    2: S'bura Sithole (Sharks)
    2: Vincent Koch (Pumas)

    Season so far 

    18: Sarel Pretorius (Cheetahs)
    16: Clayton Blommetjies (Cheetahs)
    15: Nizaam Carr (WP)
    14: Tian Meyer (Griquas)
    12: Francois Venter (Cheetahs)
    12: Lionel Mapoe (Lions)
    12: SP Marais (Sharks)
    11: Tera Mthembu (Sharks)
    11: Paul Jordaan (Sharks)
    10: Stokkies Hanekom (Lions)
    10: Rosco Speckman (Pumas)

    TACKLES

    Round 9

    21: Lappies Labuschagne (Cheetahs)
    16: Deon Stegmann (Bulls)
    16: Tienie Burger (Cheetahs)
    14: Jaco Taute (WP)
    14: Paul Willemse (Bulls)
    13: Martin Muller (Lions)
    13: Willie Britz (Lions)
    12: Jacques Botes (Sharks)
    12: Jacques du Plessis (Bulls)
    12: Michael Rhodes (WP)

    Season so far

    161: Nizaam Carr (WP)
    138: Tienie Burger (Cheetahs)
    134: Michael Rhodes (WP)
    125: Torsten van Jaarsveld (Cheetahs)
    106: Shane Gates (EP Kings)
    105: Jean Kleyn (WP)
    105: Paul Schoeman (EP Kings)
    99: Corné Steenkamp (Sharks)
    98: Jaco Kriel (Lions)
    98: Jono Ross (Bulls)
    97: Jaco Taute (WP)
    97: Paul Willemse (Bulls)

    TACKLES MISSED

    Round 9

    5: Devin Oosthuizen (EP Kings)
    4: Kyle Cooper (Sharks)
    4: Lionel Mapoe (Lions)
    4: Paul Willemse (Bulls)
    4: Scarra Ntubeni (WP)
    4: Willie du Plessis (Cheetahs)

    Season so far 

    25: Nizaam Carr (WP)
    22: Justin van Staden (Pumas)
    21: Sarel Pretorius (Cheetahs)
    20: Burger Odendaal (Bulls)
    19: Franco Mostert (Lions)
    19: Grant Hattingh (Bulls)
    19: Jonathan Francke (Griquas)
    19: Jono Ross (Bulls)
    18: Raymond Rhule (Cheetahs)
    17: Shane Gates (EP Kings)

    TURNOVERS WON

    Round 9

    3: Deon Stegmann (Bulls)
    1: Kwagga Smith (Lions)
    1: Dale Chadwick (Sharks)
    1: Jaco Kriel (Lions)
    1: JJ Engelbrecht (Bulls)
    1: Jonathan Francke (Griquas)
    1: Joubert Engelbrecht (Cheetahs)
    1: Juan de Jongh (WP)
    1: Kyle Cooper (Sharks)
    1: Lionel Mapoe (Lions)
    1: Tera Mthembu (Sharks)
    1: Lubabalo Mtyanda (Pumas)
    1: Lwazi Mvovo (Sharks)
    1: Manuel Carizza (WP)
    1: Marius Coetzer (Pumas)
    1: SP Marais (Sharks)
    1: S'bura Sithole (Sharks)
    1: Torsten van Jaarsveld (Cheetahs)
    1: Wiaan Liebenberg (Bulls)

    Season so far

    13: Dean Greyling (Bulls)
    9: Jaco Kriel (Lions)
    6: Deon Stegmann (Bulls)
    6: Marnus Schoeman (Griquas)
    5: Kwagga Smith (Lions)
    5: Lubabalo Mtyanda (Pumas)
    5: Torsten van Jaarsveld (Cheetahs)
    4: Dale Chadwick (Sharks)
    4: Kyle Cooper (Sharks)
    4: Nizaam Carr (WP)

    HANDLING ERRORS

    Round 9

    5: Rudy Paige (Bulls)
    5: Tian Meyer (Griquas)
    4: Akona Ndungane (Bulls)
    4: Fred Zeilinga (Sharks)
    4: Jono Ross (Bulls)
    4: Lionel Cronjé (Sharks)
    4: Tim Agaba (EP Kings)
    4: Willie Britz (Lions)

    Season so far

    21: Sarel Pretorius (Cheetahs)
    20: Cameron Wright (Sharks)
    19: Ross Cronjé (Sharks)
    19: Tian Meyer (Griquas)
    18: Siviwe Soyizwapi (EP Kings)
    16: Tera Mthembu (Sharks)
    14: Clayton Blommetjies (Cheetahs)
    14: Hugo Kloppers (Griquas)

    LINEOUTS WON

    Round 9

    8: Marius Coetzer (Pumas)
    7: Ruan Lerm (Griquas)
    6: Grant Hattingh (Bulls)
    4: Hugo Kloppers (Griquas)
    4: Jaco Nepgen (Griquas)
    4: Marco Wentzel (Sharks)
    3: Franco Mostert (Lions)
    3: Lubabalo Mtyanda (Pumas)
    3: Tim Agaba (EP Kings)
    3: Werner Lourens (Cheetahs)

    LINEOUTS STOLEN

    Round 9

    1: Manuel Carizza (WP)
    1: Marco Wentzel (Sharks)
    1: Martin Ferreira (EP Kings)
    1: Martin Muller (Lions)
    1: Stephan Lewies (Sharks)
    1: Tian Meyer (Griquas)

    Season so far

    6: JC Astle (Sharks)
    4: Grant Hattingh (Bulls)
    4: Marco Wentzel (Sharks)
    4: Stephan Lewies (Sharks)
    4: Uzair Cassiem (Pumas)
    3: Martin Muller (Lions)
    2: Francois Mostert (Lions)
    2: Lubabalo Mtyanda (Pumas)
    2: Pat Cilliers (WP)
    2: Ruan Botha (WP)
    2: Ruan Lerm (Griquas)

    Photo: Steve Haag/Gallo Images

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    Mariette Adams