• Rugby Champs stats (Round 2)

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

    KICKS FROM HAND

    Round 2

    9: Aaron Smith (New Zealand)
    9: Nicolás Sánchez (Argentina)
    8: Ruan Pienaar (South Africa)
    8: Willie le Roux (South Africa)
    6: Handré Pollard (South Africa)
    6: Juan Martín Hernández (Argentina)
    5: Aaron Cruden (New Zealand)

    Season so far

    21: Ruan Pienaar (South Africa)
    21: Willie le Roux (South Africa)
    17: Aaron Smith (New Zealand)
    16: Nicolás Sánchez (Argentina)
    12: Aaron Cruden (New Zealand)
    12: Nic White (Australia)
    10: Handré Pollard (South Africa)
    9: Morné Steyn (South Africa)
    9: Tomas Cubelli (Argentina)
    7: Joaquín Tuculet (Argentina)
    7: Martin Landajo (Argentina)
    7: Marcelo Bosch (Argentina)

    METRES RUN

    Round 2

    201: Israel Folau (Australia)
    175: Joaquín Tuculet (Argentina)
    152: Willie le Roux (South Africa)
    136: Nicolás Sánchez (Argentina)
    123: Aaron Cruden (New Zealand)
    122: Ben Smith (New Zealand)
    122: Julian Savea (New Zealand)
    107: Juan Martín Hernández (Argentina)
    83: Conrad Smith (New Zealand)
    80: Kurtley Beale (Australia)

    Season so far

    297: Israel Folau (Australia)
    259: Willie le Roux (South Africa)
    252: Joaquín Tuculet (Argentina)
    247: Nicolás Sánchez (Argentina)
    182: Aaron Cruden (New Zealand)
    172: Ben Smith (New Zealand)
    166: Kurtley Beale (Australia)
    158: Julian Savea (New Zealand)
    154: Matt Toomua (Australia)
    124: Michael Hooper (Australia)
    112: Malakai Fekitoa (New Zealand)
    110: Damian de Allende (South Africa)
    107: Juan Martín Hernández (Argentina)
    106: Duane Vermeulen (South Africa)
    104: James Slipper (Australia)
    101: Bernard Foley (Australia)

    CLEAN BREAKS

    Round 2

    3: Israel Folau (Australia)
    3: Ben Smith (New Zealand)
    3: Manuel Montero (Argentina)
    2: Julian Savea (New Zealand)
    2: Ryan Crotty (New Zealand)
    1: Aaron Cruden (New Zealand)
    1: Conrad Smith (New Zealand)
    1: Steven Luatua (New Zealand)
    1: Dane Coles (New Zealand)
    1: Agustin Creevy (Argentina)
    1: Joaquín Tuculet (Argentina)
    1: Nicolás Sánchez (Argentina)
    1: Tomas Cubelli (Argentina)
    1: Willie le Roux (South Africa)
    1: Damian de Allende (South Africa)
    1: Cornal Hendricks (South Africa)
    1: Bryan Habana (South Africa)

    Season so far

    3: Israel Folau (Australia)
    3: Ben Smith (New Zealand)
    3: Manuel Montero (Argentina)
    3: Nicolás Sánchez (Argentina)
    2: Cornal Hendricks (South Africa)
    2: Damian de Allende (South Africa)
    2: Julian Savea (New Zealand)
    2: Ryan Crotty (New Zealand)

    CARRIES

    Round 2

    19: Morné Steyn (South Africa)
    11: Juan Manuel Leguizamón (Argentina)
    10: Israel Folau (Australia)
    9: Brodie Retallick (New Zealand)
    9: Conrad Smith (New Zealand)
    9: Duane Vermeulen (South Africa)
    9: Eben Etzebeth (South Africa)
    9: Agustin Creevy (Argentina)
    9: Joaquín Tuculet (Argentina)
    9: James Slipper (Australia)

    Season so far

    22: Israel Folau (Australia)
    22: James Slipper (Australia)
    20: Duane Vermeulen (South Africa)
    20: Morné Steyn (South Africa)
    20: Agustin Creevy (Argentina)
    19: Juan Manuel Leguizamón (Argentina)
    16: Michael Hooper (Australia)
    16: Wycliff Palu (Australia)
    15: Scott Fardy (Australia)
    14: Sam Carter (Australia)
    14: Brodie Retallick (New Zealand)
    13: Julian Savea (New Zealand)
    13: Malakai Fekitoa (New Zealand)

    DEFENDERS BEATEN

    Round 2

    4: Duane Vermeulen (South Africa)
    3: Joaquín Tuculet (Argentina)
    2: Israel Folau (Australia)
    2: Juan Martín Fernández Lobbe (Argentina)
    2: Marcelo Bosch (Argentina)
    2: Ben Smith (New Zealand)
    2: Conrad Smith (New Zealand)
    2: Ryan Crotty (New Zealand)

    Season so far

    7: Duane Vermeulen (South Africa)
    5: Israel Folau (Australia)
    4: Michael Hooper (Australia)
    4: Joaquín Tuculet (Argentina)
    3: Ryan Crotty (New Zealand)

    OFFLOADS

    Round 2

    4: Ben Smith (New Zealand)
    3: Julian Savea (New Zealand)
    3: Kurtley Beale (Australia)
    3: Willie le Roux (South Africa)
    3: Marcelo Bosch (Argentina)
    3: Nicolás Sánchez (Argentina)

    Season so far

    5: Israel Folau (Australia)
    4: Willie le Roux (South Africa)
    4: Ben Smith (New Zealand)
    4: Tomas Cubelli (Argentina)
    3: Nicolás Sánchez (Argentina)
    3: Marcelo Bosch (Argentina)
    3: Juan Manuel Leguizamón (Argentina)
    3: Kurtley Beale (Australia)
    3: Julian Savea (New Zealand)

    TACKLES

    Round 2

    19: Francois Louw (South Africa)
    17: Wycliff Palu (Australia)
    14: Michael Hooper (Australia)
    11: Cornal Hendricks (South Africa)
    11: Richie McCaw (New Zealand)
    11: Rob Simmons (Australia)
    11: Sam Whitelock (New Zealand)
    10: Damian de Allende (South Africa)
    10: Handré Pollard (South Africa)
    10: Juan Smith (South Africa)
    10: Mariano Galarza (Argentina)
    10: Rob Horne (Australia)

    Season so far

    31: Francois Louw (South Africa)
    31: Richie McCaw (New Zealand)
    27: Michael Hooper (Australia)
    27: Sam Whitelock (New Zealand)
    26: Kieran Read (New Zealand)
    25: Brodie Retallick (New Zealand)
    24: Wycliff Palu (Australia)
    19: Lood de Jager (South Africa)
    19: Rob Horne (Australia)
    18: Marcell Coetzee (South Africa)
    18: Rob Simmons (Australia)
    18: Juan Manuel Leguizamón (Argentina)
    17: Eben Etzebeth (South Africa)
    17: Matt Toomua (Australia)

    TACKLES MISSED

    Round 2

    6: Lood de Jager (South Africa)
    4: Michael Hooper (Australia)
    3: Juan Smith (South Africa)
    3: Kurtley Beale (Australia)
    3: Matt Toomua (Australia)
    3: Mariano Galarza (Argentina)
    3: Liam Messam (New Zealand)

    Season so far

    7: Lood de Jager (South Africa)
    7: Owen Franks (New Zealand)
    5: Michael Hooper (Australia)
    5: Nicolás Sánchez (Argentina)
    4: Ben Franks (New Zealand)
    4: Damian de Allende (South Africa)
    4: Jannie du Plessis (South Africa)
    4: Kurtley Beale (Australia)
    4: Matt Toomua (Australia)
    4: Ma'a Nonu (New Zealand)

    TURNOVERS WON

    Round 2

    2: Richie McCaw (New Zealand)
    1: Brodie Retallick (New Zealand)
    1: Michael Hooper (Australia)
    1: Scott Fardy (Australia)
    1: Agustin Creevy (Argentina)
    1: Pablo Matera (Argentina)

    Season so far

    2: Francois Louw (South Africa)
    2: Michael Hooper (Australia)
    2: Brodie Retallick (New Zealand)
    2: Richie McCaw (New Zealand)

    HANDLING ERRORS

    Round 2

    5: Juan Manuel Leguizamón (Argentina)
    4: Liam Messam (New Zealand)
    3: Aaron Smith (New Zealand)
    3: Conrad Smith (New Zealand)
    3: Julian Savea (New Zealand)
    3: Adam Ashley-Cooper (Australia)
    3: James Hanson (Australia)
    3: Nic White (Australia)
    3: Juan Martín Hernández (Argentina)

    Season so far

    8: Juan Manuel Leguizamón (Argentina)
    7: Aaron Smith (New Zealand)
    7: Matt Toomua (Australia)
    5: Bismarck du Plessis (South Africa)
    5: Ruan Pienaar (South Africa)
    5: Willie le Roux (South Africa)
    5: Kurtley Beale (Australia)
    4: Adam Ashley-Cooper (Australia)
    4: Israel Folau (Australia)
    4: Nic White (Australia)
    4: Liam Messam (New Zealand)
    4: Agustin Creevy (Argentina)
    4: Martin Landajo (Argentina)

    LINEOUTS STOLEN

    Round 2

    2: Eben Etzebeth (South Africa)
    1: Richie McCaw (New Zealand)

    Season so far

    2: Eben Etzebeth (South Africa)
    1: Richie McCaw (New Zealand)
    1: Sam Whitelock (New Zealand)
    1: Aaron Smith (New Zealand)
    1: Mariano Galarza (Argentina)
    1: Scott Fardy (Australia)

    Source: Vodacom Rugby Stats App

    Photo: Juan Mabromata/Getty Images

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    Mariette Adams