• Potgieter racks up points

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

    TRY-SCORERS

    Round 8

    1: Andy Ellis (Crusaders)
    1: Armand van der Merwe (Lions)
    1: Beauden Barrett (Hurricanes)
    1: Blake Enever (Brumbies)
    1: Christian Leali'ifano (Brumbies)
    1: Colin Slade (Crusaders)
    1: David Kaetau Havili (Crusasders)
    1: Huw Jones (Stormers)
    1: Israel Dagg (Crusaders)
    1: Jake Schatz (Reds)
    1: James Horwill (Reds)
    1: James Lowe (Chiefs)
    1: Jerome Kaino (Blues)
    1: Julian Savea (Hurricanes)
    1: Kieron Fonotia (Crusaders)
    1: Lopeti Timani (Rebels)
    1: Matt Todd (Crusaders)
    1: Nehe Milner-Skudder (Hurricanes)
    1: Nic Stirzaker (Rebels)
    1: Odwa Ndungane (Sharks)
    1: Ryan Crotty (Crusaders)
    1: Tom English (Rebels)
    1: Tom Marshall (Chiefs)
    1: Tom Taylor (Crusaders)

    Season so far

    5: Julian Savea (Hurricanes)
    4: James Lowe (Chiefs)
    4: Marcell Coetzee (Sharks)
    4: TJ Perenara (Hurricanes)
    4: Waisake Naholo (Highlanders)
    3: Ben Alexander (Brumbies)
    3: Boom Prinsloo (Cheetahs)
    3: Francois Venter (Cheetahs)
    3: Jerome Kaino (Blues)
    3: Lopeti Timani (Rebels)
    3: Nehe Milner-Skudder (Hurricanes)
    3: Patrick Osborne (Highlanders)
    3: Sam Cane (Chiefs)

    POINT-SCORERS

    Round 8

    18: Jacques-Louis Potgieter (Bulls)
    17: Elton Jantjies (Lions)
    15: Beauden Barrett (Hurricanes)
    15: Christian Leali'ifano (Brumbies)
    15: Colin Slade (Crusaders)
    13: Aaron Cruden (Chiefs)

    Season so far

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

    METRES RUN

    Round 8

    192: Sefenaia Naivalu (Rebels)
    109: Nehe Milner-Skudder (Hurricanes)
    104: Tom Marshall (Chiefs)
    101: Lachlan Turner (Reds)
    101: SP Marais (Sharks)

    Season so far

    677: Israel Folau (Waratahs)
    660: SP Marais (Sharks)
    597: James Lowe (Chiefs)
    575: Jesse Kriel (Bulls)
    510: Lolagi Visinia (Blues)
    472: Julian Savea (Hurricanes)
    468: Waisake Naholo (Highlanders)

    OFFLOADS

    Round 8

    4: Henry Speight (Brumbies)
    4: Jack Debreczeni (Rebels)
    4: Samu Kerevi (Reds)
    4: Schalk Burger (Stormers)
    4: Sefenaia Naivalu (Rebels)
    4: SP Marais (Sharks)

    Season so far

    16: Kurtley Beale (Waratahs)
    15: Israel Folau (Waratahs)
    15: Sam Cane (Chiefs)
    15: Sonny Bill Williams (Chiefs)
    14: SP Marais (Sharks)
    12: Ben Smith (Highlanders)
    12: Jack Debreczeni (Rebels)

    TACKLES

    Round 8

    26: Callum Gibbins (Hurricanes)
    24: Jeremy Thrush (Hurricanes)
    20: Liam Gill (Reds)
    18: Adam Thomson (Reds)
    17: Ben Franks (Hurricanes)
    17: Boom Prinsloo

    Season so far

    117: Warren Whiteley (Lions)
    98: Warwick Tecklenburg (Lions)
    86: Brad Shields (Hurricanes)
    80: Sean McMahon (Rebels)

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