• Rugby Champs stats (Round 4)

    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.

    TRY SCORERS

    Round 4

    2: Michael Hooper (Australia)
    1: Peter Betham (Australia)
    1: Cornal Hendricks (South Africa)
    1: Richie McCaw (New Zealand)
    1: Manuel Montero (Argentina)
    1: Marcelo Bosch (Argentina)
    1: Joaquin Tuculet (Argentina)

    Season so far

    3: Cornal Hendricks (South Africa)
    3: Richie McCaw (New Zealand)
    3: Julian Savea (New Zealand)
    3: Micheal Hooper (Australia)
    2: Israel Folau (Australia)
    2: Manuel Montero (Argentina)
    2: Joaquin Tuculet (Argentina)

    POINT SCORERS

    Round 4

    17: Bernard Foley (Australia)
    10: Michael Hooper (Australia)
    10: Nicolás Sánchez (Argentina)
    6: Aaron Cruden (New Zealand)
    5: Richie McCaw (New Zealand)
    5: Cornal Hendricks (South Africa)
    5: Handré Pollard (South Africa)
    5: Peter Betham (Australia)
    5: Manuel Montero (Argentina)
    5: Marcelo Bosch (Argentina)
    5: Joaquin Tuculet (Argentina)
    3: Beauden Barrett (New Zealand)

    Season so far

    37: Aaron Cruden (New Zealand)
    35: Nicolás Sánchez (Argentina)
    31: Bernard Foley (Australia)
    28: Morné Steyn (South Africa)
    22: Kurtley Beale (Australia)
    21: Handré Pollard (South Africa)

    KICKS FROM HAND

    Round 4

    9: Israel Dagg (New Zealand)
    8: Aaron Cruden (New Zealand)
    8: Francois Hougaard (South Africa)
    8: Willie le Roux (South Africa)
    6: Aaron Smith (New Zealand)
    6: Handré Pollard (South Africa)
    6: Nicolás Sánchez (Argentina)

    Season so far

    38: Willie le Roux (South Africa)
    35: Ruan Pienaar (South Africa)
    33: Aaron Smith (New Zealand)
    27: Nicolás Sánchez (Argentina)
    20: Aaron Cruden (New Zealand)
    17: Martin Landajo (Argentina)
    17: Morné Steyn (South Africa)
    16: Handré Pollard (South Africa)

    METRES RUN

    Round 4

    169: Israel Dagg (New Zealand)
    167: Julian Savea (New Zealand)
    163: Bernard Foley (Australia)
    148: Ben Smith (New Zealand)
    120: Manuel Montero (Argentina)
    115: Aaron Cruden (New Zealand)
    111: Michael Hooper (Australia)

    Season so far

    556: Israel Folau (Australia)
    447: Julian Savea (New Zealand)
    386: Nicolás Sánchez (Argentina)
    383: Joaquin Tuculet (Argentina)
    379: Bernard Foley (Australia)
    350: Willie le Roux (South Africa)
    343: Ben Smith (New Zealand)

    CLEAN BREAKS

    Round 4

    3: Manuel Montero (Argentina)
    2: Bernard Foley (Australia)
    2: Cornal Hendricks (South Africa)
    2: Michael Hooper (Australia)

    Season so far

    7: Israel Folau (Australia)
    6: Manuel Montero (Argentina)
    4: Cornal Hendricks (South Africa)
    4: Julian Savea (New Zealand)
    4: Michael Hooper (Australia)
    4: Nicolás Sánchez (Argentina)
    3: Bryan Habana (South Africa)
    3: Ben Smith (New Zealand)
    3: Aaron Smith (New Zealand)

    CARRIES

    Round 4

    14: Julian Savea (New Zealand)
    12: Israel Dagg (New Zealand)
    12: James Slipper (Australia)
    12: Michael Hooper (Australia)
    11: Ben Smith (New Zealand)
    11: Kieran Read (New Zealand)
    10: Ben McCalman (Australia)
    10: Tevita Kuridrani (Australia)
    9: Israel Folau (Australia)
    9: Peter Betham (Australia)
    9: Richie McCaw (New Zealand)

    Season so far

    43: Israel Folau (Australia)
    41: James Slipper (Australia)
    37: Duane Vermeulen (South Africa)
    35: Agustin Creevy (Argentina)
    34: Julian Savea (New Zealand)
    34: Michael Hooper (Australia)
    31: Kieran Read (New Zealand)

    DEFENDERS BEATEN

    Round 4

    4: Ben Smith (New Zealand)
    2: Cornal Hendricks (South Africa)
    2: Richie McCaw (New Zealand)
    2: Julian Savea (New Zealand)
    2: Sekope Kepu (Australia)
    2: Nicolás Sánchez (Argentina)

    Season so far

    8: Duane Vermeulen (South Africa)
    8: Israel Folau (Australia)
    7: Michael Hooper (Australia)
    6: Ben Smith (New Zealand)
    4: Conrad Smith (New Zealand)
    4: Joaquin Tuculet (Argentina)
    4: Juan Fernández Lobbe (Argentina)

    OFFLOADS

    Round 4

    6: Kieran Read (New Zealand)
    3: Juan Imhoff (Argentina)
    2: Dane Coles (New Zealand)
    2: James Slipper (Australia)

    Season so far

    9: Kieran Read (New Zealand)
    8: Israel Folau (Australia)
    5: Ben Smith (New Zealand)
    5: Dane Coles (New Zealand)
    5: Julian Savea (New Zealand)
    5: Tomas Cubelli (Argentina)
    5: Willie le Roux (South Africa)
    4: Marcelo Bosch (Argentina)
    4: Matt Toomua (Australia)

    TACKLES

    Round 4

    24: Jan Serfontein (South Africa)
    21: Marcell Coetzee (South Africa)
    19: Victor Matfield (South Africa)
    19: Agustin Creevy (Argentina)
    17: Tendai Mtawarira (South Africa)
    15: Matías Alemanno (Argentina)
    15: Ramiro Herrera (Argentina)
    14: Richie McCaw (New Zealand)

    Season so far

    58: Richie McCaw (New Zealand)
    51: Francois Louw (South Africa)
    51: Marcell Coetzee (South Africa)
    45: Jan Serfontein (South Africa)
    43: Brodie Retallick (New Zealand)
    43: Kieran Read (New Zealand)
    43: Michael Hooper (Australia)
    39: Duane Vermeulen (South Africa)
    38: Wycliff Palu (Australia)
    36: Tendai Mtawarira (South Africa)
    36: Victor Matfield (South Africa)
    36: Jean de Villiers (South Africa)

    TACKLES MISSED

    Round 4

    8: Jannie du Plessis (South Africa)
    5: Mariano Galarza (Argentina)
    5: Nicolás Sánchez (Argentina)
    4: Jean de Villiers (South Africa)
    4: Ramiro Herrera (Argentina)
    3: Peter Betham (Australia)
    3: Nick Phipps (Australia)

    Season so far

    13: Jannie du Plessis (South Africa)
    11: Nicolás Sánchez (Argentina)
    10: Mariano Galarza (Argentina)
    9: Michael Hooper (Australia)
    9: Owen Franks (New Zealand)
    7: Duane Vermeulen (South Africa)
    7: Jean de Villiers (South Africa)
    7: Lood de Jager (South Africa)
    7: Richie McCaw (New Zealand)
    7: Ramiro Herrera (Argentina)

    TURNOVERS WON

    Round 4

    3: Bryan Habana (South Africa)
    2: Duane Vermeulen (South Africa)
    1: Bismarck du Plessis (South Africa)
    1: Marcell Coetzee (South Africa)
    1: Sam Cane (New Zealand)
    1: Matt Toomua (Australia)
    1: Matt Hodgson (Australia)
    1: Mariano Galarza (Argentina)
    1: Juan Fernández Lobbe (Argentina)

    Season so far

    4: Marcell Coetzee (South Africa)
    3: Bryan Habana (South Africa)
    3: Duane Vermeulen (South Africa)
    3: Michael Hooper (Australia)
    3: Agustin Creevy (Argentina)
    2: Bismarck du Plessis (South Africa)
    2: Francois Louw (South Africa)
    2: Brodie Retallick (New Zealand)
    2: Richie McCaw (New Zealand)
    2: Kieran Read (New Zealand)
    2: Sam Cane (New Zealand)

    HANDLING ERRORS

    Round 4

    6: Aaron Smith (New Zealand)
    5: Scott Fardy (Australia)
    5: Willie le Roux (South Africa)
    4: Manuel Montero (Argentina)
    4: Tomas Cubelli (Argentina)
    4: Matt Toomua (Australia)
    3: Bryan Habana (South Africa)
    3: Cornal Hendricks (South Africa)
    3: Kieran Read (New Zealand)
    3: Dane Coles (New Zealand)

    Season so far

    16: Aaron Smith (New Zealand)
    13: Matt Toomua (Australia)
    12: Juan Manuel Leguizamón (Argentina)
    11: Willie le Roux (South Africa)
    10: Nick Phipps (Australia)
    10: Ruan Pienaar (South Africa)
    8: Julian Savea (New Zealand)
    8: Martin Landajo (Argentina)
    8: Scott Fardy (Australia)

    LINEOUTS STOLEN

    Round 4

    2: Brodie Retallick (New Zealand)
    1: Victor Matfield (South Africa)
    1: Marcell Coetzee (South Africa)
    1: Mariano Galarza (Argentina)
    1: Aaron Smith (New Zealand)

    Season so far

    3: Mariano Galarza (Argentina)
    2: Brodie Retallick (New Zealand)
    2: Eben Etzebeth (South Africa)
    2: Aaron Smith (New Zealand)

    Source: Vodacom Rugby Stats App

    Photo: Matt Roberts/Getty Images

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    Mariette Adams