• Rugby Champs stats (Round 5)

    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 5

    2: Jean de Villiers (South Africa)
    1: Pat Lambie (South Africa)
    1: Marcell Coetzee (South Africa)
    1: Adam Ashley-Cooper (Australia)
    1: Lucas Amorosino (Argentina)
    1: Ben Smith (New Zealand)
    1: Israel Dagg (New Zealand)
    1: Julian Savea (New Zealand)
    1: TJ Perenara (New Zealand)

    Season so far

    4: Julian Savea (New Zealand)
    3: Cornal Hendricks (South Africa)
    3: Michael Hooper (Australia)
    3: Richie McCaw (New Zealand)
    2: Jean de Villiers (South Africa)
    2: Marcell Coetzee (South Africa)
    2: Israel Folau (Australia)
    2: Manuel Montero (Argentina)
    2: Joaquin Tuculet (Argentina)

    POINT SCORERS

    Round 5 

    14: Beauden Barrett (New Zealand)
    10: Pat Lambie (South Africa)
    10: Jean de Villiers (South Africa)
    6: Nicolás Sánchez (Argentina)

    Season so far

    41: Nicolás Sánchez (Argentina)
    37: Aaron Cruden (New Zealand)
    36: Bernard Foley (Australia)
    28: Morné Steyn (South Africa)
    24: Handré Pollard (South Africa)
    22: Kurtey Beale (Australia)
    20: Beauden Barrett (New Zealand)
    20: Julian Savea (New Zealand)
    15: Cornal Hendricks (South Africa)
    15: Richie McCaw (New Zealand)
    15: Michael Hooper (Australia)

    KICKS FROM HAND

    Round 5

    8: Bernard Foley (Australia)
    7: Matt Toomua (Australia)
    6: Beauden Barrett (New Zealand)
    6: Willie le Roux (South Africa)
    5: Aaron Smith (New Zealand)
    4: Francois Hougaard (South Africa)
    3: Israel Dagg (New Zealand)
    3: Malakai Fekitoa (New Zealand)
    3: Nicolás Sánchez (Argentina)
    3: Tomas Cubelli (Argentina)

    Season so far

    44: Willie le Roux (South Africa)
    38: Aaron Smith (New Zealand)
    35: Ruan Pienaar (South Africa)
    30: Nicolás Sánchez (Argentina)
    21: Bernard Foley (Australia)
    20: Aaron Smith (New Zealand)
    18: Beauden Barrett (New Zealand)
    18: Handré Pollard (South Africa)
    18: Matt Toomua (Australia)

    METRES RUN

    Round 5

    297: Willie le Roux (South Africa)
    249: Francois Hougaard (South Africa)
    228: Juan Imhoff (Argentina)
    215: Tevita Kuridrani (Australia)
    144: Schalk Burger (South Africa)
    143: Handré Pollard (South Africa)
    133: Malakai Fekitoa (New Zealand)
    132: Bernard Foley (Australia)
    126: Jean de Villiers (South Africa)
    116: Jan Serfontein (South Africa)
    112: Israel Folau (Australia)
    109: Benjamin Macome (Argentina)
    108: Pat Lambie (South Africa)
    100: Adam Ashley-Cooper (Australia)

    Season so far

    668: Israel Folau (Australia)
    647: Willie le Roux (South Africa)
    522: Julian Savea (New Zealand)
    511: Bernard Foley (Australia)
    458: Tevita Kuridrani (Australia)
    427: Nicolás Sánchez (Argentina)
    415: Joaquin Tuculet (Argentina)
    385: Michael Hooper (Australia)
    381: Ben Smith (New Zealand)
    330: Israel Dagg (New Zealand)
    314: Matt Toomua (Australia)
    306: Jean de Villiers (South Africa)
    304: Juan Imhoff (Argentina)

    CLEAN BREAKS

    Round 5

    4: Juan Imhoff (Argentina)
    3: Julian Savea (New Zealand)
    2: Manuel Montero (Argentina)
    2: Tevita Kuridrani (Australia)

    Season so far

    8: Manuel Montero (Argentina)
    7: Israel Folau (Australia)
    7: Julian Savea (New Zealand)
    5: Juan Imhoff (Argentina)
    5: Michael Hooper (Australia)
    4: Cornal Hendricks (South Africa)
    4: Nicolás Sánchez (Argentina)
    4: Tevita Kuridrani (Australia)
    4: Ben Smith (New Zealand)
    3: Aaron Smith (New Zealand)
    3: Bryan Habana (South Africa)
    3: Nic Phipps (Australia)

    CARRIES

    Round 5

    49: Francois Hougaard (South Africa)
    31: Willie le Roux (South Africa)
    25: Handré Pollard (South Africa)
    18: Tevita Kuridrani (Australia)
    17: Bernard Foley (Australia)
    17: Schalk Burger (South Africa)
    14: Marcell Coetzee (South Africa)
    14: Pat Lambie (South Africa)
    14: Israel Folau (Australia)
    14: Agustin Creevy (Argentina)
    13: Jan Serfontein (South Africa)
    13: Malakai Fekitoa (New Zealand)

    Season so far

    57: Israel Folau (Australia)
    51: Francois Hougaard (South Africa)
    49: Agustin Creevy (Argentina)
    49: James Slipper (Australia)
    46: Michael Hooper (Australia)
    46: Duane Vermeulen (South Africa)
    42: Willie le Roux (South Africa)
    42: Julian Savea (New Zealand)
    41: Bernard Foley (Australia)
    41: Tevita Kuridrani (Australia)

    DEFENDERS BEATEN

    Round 5

    7: Malakai Fekitoa (New Zealand)
    6: Tevita Kuridrani (Australia)
    4: Julian Savea (New Zealand)
    3: Israel Folau (Australia)
    3: Jan Serfontein (South Africa)
    2: Pat Lambie (South Africa)
    2: Willie le Roux (South Africa)
    2: Handré Pollard (South Africa)
    2: Joe Tomane (Australia)

    Season so far

    11: Israel Folau (Australia)
    9: Duane Vermeulen (South Africa)
    8: Michael Hooper (Australia)
    8: Malakai Fekitoa (New Zealand)
    8: Tevita Kuridrani (Australia)
    7: Julian Savea (New Zealand)
    6: Ben Smith (New Zealand)
    5: Conrad Smith (New Zealand)

    OFFLOADS

    Round 5

    3: Joe Tomane (Australia)
    3: Kieran Read (New Zealand)
    3: Julian Savea (New Zealand)
    3: Juan Fernández Lobbe (Argentina)
    3: Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro (Argentina)

    Season so far

    12: Kieran Read (New Zealand)
    10: Israel Folau (Australia)
    8: Julian Savea (New Zealand)
    6: Ben Smith (New Zealand)
    5: Agustin Creevy (Argentina)
    5: Dane Coles (New Zealand)
    5: Juan Fernández Lobbe (Argentina)
    5: Nicolás Sánchez (Argentina)
    5: Tomas Cubelli (Argentina)
    5: Willie le Roux (South Africa)

    TACKLES

    Round 5

    25: Saia Fainga'a (Australia)
    25: Sam Carter (Australia)
    24: Michael Hooper (Australia)
    21: Scott Fardy (Australia)
    20: James Slipper (Australia)
    19: Ben McCalman (Australia)
    19: Jerome Kaino (New Zealand)
    19: Sam Whitelock (New Zealand)
    18: James Horwill (Australia)
    18: Tevita Kuridrani (Australia)

    Season so far

    69: Richie McCaw (New Zealand)
    67: Michael Hooper (Australia)
    63: Marcell Coetzee (South Africa)
    55: Jan Serfontein (South Africa)
    53: Kieran Read (New Zealand)
    52: Victor Matfield (South Africa)
    51: Eben Etzebeth (South Africa)
    51: Francois Louw (South Africa)
    51: Brodie Retallick (New Zealand)
    51: Sam Whitelock (New Zealand)

    TACKLES MISSED

    Round 5

    4: Nic Phipps (Australia)
    3: Bernard Foley (Australia)
    3: Michael Hooper (Australia)
    3: Tevita Kuridrani (Australia)
    3: Handré Pollard (South Africa)
    3: Jan Serfontein (South Africa)
    3: Victor Matfield (South Africa)
    3: Julian Savea (New Zealand)
    3: Juan Imhoff (Argentina)
    3: Juan Martín Hernández (Argentina)

    Season so far

    15: Jannie du Plessis (South Africa)
    13: Nicolás Sánchez (Argentina)
    12: Michael Hooper (Australia)
    11: Mariano Galarza (Argentina)
    10: Owen Franks (New Zealand)
    8: Bernard Foley (Australia)
    8: Duane Vermeulen (South Africa)
    8: Ramiro Herrera (Argentina)
    8: Richie McCaw (New Zealand)

    TURNOVERS WON

    Round 5

    2: Duane Vermeulen (South Africa)
    2: Richie McCaw (New Zealand)
    2: Keven Mealamu (New Zealand)
    2: Malakai Fekitoa (New Zealand)
    2: Ben McCalman (Australia)
    2: Scott Fardy (Australia)

    Season so far

    5: Duane Vermeulen (South Africa)
    4: Marcell Coetzee (South Africa)
    4: Richie McCaw (New Zealand)
    3: Agustin Creevy (Argentina)
    3: Bryan Habana (South Africa)
    3: Michael Hooper (Australia)
    3: Scott Fardy (Australia)

    HANDLING ERRORS

    Round 5

    5: Francois Hougaard (South Africa)
    4: Jean de Villiers (South Africa)
    4: Nic Phipps (Australia)
    3: Handré Pollard (South Africa)
    3: Willie le Roux (South Africa)

    Season so far

    17: Aaron Smith (New Zealand)
    14: Matt Toomua (Australia)
    14: Nic Phipps (Australia)
    14: Willie le Roux (South Africa)
    12: Juan Manuel Leguizamón (Argentina)
    10: Israel Folau (Australia)
    10: Ruan Pienaar (South Africa)
    9: Martin Landajo (Argentina)
    8: Ben Smith (New Zealand)
    8: Julian Savea (New Zealand)
    8: Kieran Read (New Zealand)
    8: Scott Fardy (Australia)

    LINEOUTS WON

    Round 5

    5: Eben Etzebeth (South Africa)
    5: Victor Matfield (South Africa)
    4: Kieran Read (New Zealand)
    3: Ben McCalman (Australia)
    3: Mariano Galarza (Argentina)
    2: Duane Vermeulen (South Africa)
    2: Brodie Retallick (New Zealand)
    2: Jerome Kaino (New Zealand)

    Season so far

    22: Kieran Read (New Zealand)
    18: Eben Etzebeth (South Africa)
    18: Victor Matfield (South Africa)
    16: Rob Simmons (Australia)
    15: Mariano Galarza (Argentina)
    14: Duane Vermeulen (South Africa)
    14: Tomas Lavanini (Argentina)
    11: Lood de Jager (South Africa)
    10: Brodie Retallick (New Zealand)

    LINEOUTS STOLEN

    Round 5

    2: Agustin Creevy (Argentina) 
    1: Jeremy Thrush (New Zealand)
    1: Juan Fernández Lobbe (Argentina)
    1: Martin Landajo (Argentina)

    Season so far

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

    Team of the Week (Round 5)

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    Mariette Adams