• Rugby Champs stats (Round 6)

    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 6

    2: Handré Pollard (South Africa)
    1: Francois Hougaard (South Africa)
    1: Dane Coles (New Zealand)
    1: Malakai Fekitoa (New Zealand)
    1: Ben Smith (New Zealand)
    1: Leonardo Senatore (Argentina)
    1: Juan Imhoff (Argentina)
    1: Tevita Kuridrani (Australia)
    1: Scott Higginbotham (Australia)

    Season so far

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

    POINT SCORERS

    Round 6

    19: Handré Pollard (South Africa)
    11: Nicolás Sánchez (Argentina)
    10: Beauden Barrett (New Zealand)
    7: Bernard Foley (Australia)

    Season so far

    52: Nicolás Sánchez (Argentina)
    43: Bernard Foley (Australia)
    38: Handré Pollard (South Africa)
    37: Aaron Cruden (New Zealand)
    30: Beauden Barrett (New Zealand)
    28: Morné Steyn (South Africa)
    22: Kurtley Beale (Australia)
    20: Julian Savea (New Zealand)
    15: Cornal Hendricks (South Africa)
    15: Michael Hooper (Australia)
    15: Richie McCaw (New Zealand)

    KICKS FROM HAND

    Round 6

    8: Bernard Foley (Australia)
    6: Beauden Barrett (New Zealand)
    5: Nicolás Sánchez (Argentina)
    5: Willie le Roux (South Africa)
    4: Handré Pollard (South Africa)
    4: Israel Dagg (New Zealand)
    2: Aaron Smith (New Zealand)
    2: Francois Hougaard (South Africa)
    2: Horacio Agulla (Argentina)
    2: Israel Folau (Australia)
    2: Cobus Reinach (South Africa)
    2: Joaquin Tuculet (Argentina)
    2: Leonardo Senatore (Argentina)
    2: Malakai Fekitoa (New Zealand)
    2: Tawera Kerr-Barlow (New Zealand)
    2: Matt Toomua (Australia)
    2: Nick Phipps (Australia)

    Season so far

    49: Willie le Roux (South Africa)
    40: Aaron Smith (New Zealand)
    35: Ruan Pienaar (South Africa)
    35: Nicolás Sánchez (Argentina)
    29: Bernard Foley (Australia)
    24: Beauden Barrett (New Zealand)
    22: Handré Pollard (South Africa)
    20: Aaron Cruden (New Zealand)
    20: Israel Dagg (New Zealand)
    19: Matt Toomua (Australia)

    METRES RUN

    Round 6

    237: Julian Savea (New Zealand)
    156: Malakai Fekitoa (New Zealand)
    153: Israel Folau (Australia)
    142: Willie le Roux (South Africa)
    139: Israel Dagg (New Zealand)
    109: Handré Pollard (South Africa)
    105: Ben Smith (New Zealand)
    99: Jan Serfontein (South Africa)
    88: Steven Luatua (New Zealand)
    87: Conrad Smith (New Zealand)
    85: Beauden Barrett (New Zealand)
    71: Francois Hougaard (South Africa)
    67: Tevita Kuridrani (Australia)
    66: Duane Vermeulen (South Africa) 

    Season so far

    821: Israel Folau (Australia)
    789: Willie le Roux (South Africa)
    759: Julian Savea (New Zealand)
    545: Bernard Foley (Australia)
    525: Tevita Kuridrani (Australia)
    486: Ben Smith (New Zealand)
    477: Joaquin Tuculet (Argentina)
    469: Israel Dagg (New Zealand)
    467: Nicolás Sánchez (Argentina)
    445: Michael Hooper (Australia)
    401: Malakai Fekitoa (New Zealand)

    CLEAN BREAKS

    Round 6

    3: Israel Folau (Australia)
    3: Julian Savea (New Zealand)
    2: Manuel Montero (Argentina)
    2: Adam Ashley-Cooper (Australia)
    2: Conrad Smith (New Zealand)
    2: Bryan Habana (South Africa)
    1: Dane Coles (New Zealand)
    1: Horacio Agulla (Argentina)
    1: Cobus Reinach (South Africa)
    1: Lucas Paz (Argentina)
    1: Leonardo Senatore (Argentina)
    1: Martín Landajo (Argentina)
    1: Michael Hooper (Australia)
    1: Scott Higginbotham (Australia)
    1: Tevita Kuridrani (Australia)
    1: Malakai Fekitoa (New Zealand)
    1: Francois Hougaard (South Africa)

    Season so far 

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

    CARRIES

    Round 6

    20: Willie le Roux (South Africa)
    19: Handré Pollard (South Africa)
    14: Jan Serfontein (South Africa)
    13: Jean de Villiers (South Africa)
    12: Agustín Creevy (Argentina)
    11: Israel Dagg (New Zealand)
    11: Israel Folau (Australia)
    11: Joaquin Tuculet (Argentina)
    11: Malakai Fekitoa (New Zealand)
    10: Horacio Agulla (Argentina)
    10: Marcell Coetzee (South Africa)
    10: Julian Savea (New Zealand)
    10: Ortega Desio (Argentina)
    10: Rodrigo Baez (Argentina)

    Season so far

    68: Israel Folau (Australia)
    62: Willie le Roux (South Africa)
    61: Agustín Creevy (Argentina)
    59: Francois Hougaard (South Africa)
    55: Duane Vermeulen (South Africa)
    53: James Slipper (Australia)
    52: Julian Savea (New Zealand)
    52: Michael Hooper (Australia)
    49: Handré Pollard (South Africa)
    49: Tevita Kuridrani (Australia)
    46: Bernard Foley (Australia)
    44: Marcell Coetzee (South Africa)
    43: Jean de Villiers (South Africa)
    41: Kieran Read (New Zealand)

    DEFENDERS BEATEN

    Round 6

    4: Israel Folau (Australia)
    4: Julian Savea (New Zealand)
    3: Scott Higginbotham (Australia)
    2: Aaron Smith (New Zealand)
    2: Conrad Smith (New Zealand)
    2: Horacio Agulla (Argentina)
    2: Jerome Kaino (New Zealand)
    2: Joaquin Tuculet (Argentina)
    2: Juan Martín Hernández (Argentina)
    2: Liam Messam (New Zealand)

    Season so far 

    15: Israel Folau (Australia)
    11: Julian Savea (New Zealand)
    10: Duane Vermeulen (South Africa)
    9: Malakai Fekitoa (New Zealand)
    9: Tevita Kuridrani (Australia)
    8: Michael Hooper (Australia)
    7: Ben Smith (New Zealand)
    7: Conrad Smith (New Zealand)
    4: Juan Fernández Lobbe (Argentina)
    4: Cornal Hendricks (South Africa)
    4: Jan Serfontein (South Africa)
    4: Israel Dagg (New Zealand)
    4: Joaquin Tuculet (Argentina)
    4: Marcelo Bosch (Argentina)

    OFFLOADS

    Round 6

    6: Israel Folau (Australia)
    
3: Malakai Fekitoa (New Zealand)
    
2: Israel Dagg (New Zealand)

    2: Julian Savea (New Zealand)
    
2: Martín Landajo (Argentina)
    
2: Nicolás Sánchez (Argentina)

    Season so far

    16: Israel Folau (Australia)

    12: Kieran Read (New Zealand)

    10: Julian Savea (New Zealand)

    7: Malakai Fekitoa (New Zealand)
    
6: Agustín Creevy (Argentina)

    6: Nicolás Sánchez (Argentina)
    
6: Ben Smith (New Zealand)

    6: Willie le Roux (South Africa)

    5: Dane Coles (New Zealand)

    5: Israel Dagg (New Zealand)
    
5: Juan Fernández Lobbe (Argentina)
    
5: Matt Toomua (Australia)

    5: Tomas Cubelli (Argentina)

    TACKLES

    Round 6

    21: Michael Hooper (Australia)

    16: Kieran Read (New Zealand)

    15: Saia Fainga'a (Australia)

    13: James Horwill (Australia)

    13: Nicolás Sánchez (Argentina)

    13: Richie McCaw (New Zealand)
    
13: Sekope Kepu (Australia)

    12: Keven Mealamu (New Zealand)

    12: Marcell Coetzee (South Africa)

    12: Rodrigo Baez (Argentina)

    12: Sam Whitelock (New Zealand)
    
12: Victor Matfield (South Africa)

    Season so far

    88: Michael Hooper (Australia)

    82: Richie McCaw (New Zealand)

    75: Marcell Coetzee (South Africa)

    69: Kieran Read (New Zealand)

    64: Victor Matfield (South Africa)

    61: Jan Serfontein (South Africa)

    63: Sam Whitelock (New Zealand)
    
59: Eben Etzebeth (South Africa)
    
59: Sam Carter (Australia)
    
57: Duane Vermeulen (South Africa)
    
57: Tendai Mtawarira (South Africa)

    56: Nicolás Sánchez (Argentina)

    55: Jean de Villiers (South Africa)
    
52: Sekope Kepu (Australia)
    
51: Francois Louw (South Africa)
    
51: Brodie Retallick (New Zealand)

    51: James Slipper (Australia)

    TACKLES MISSED

    Round 6

    3: Cornal Hendricks (South Africa)

    3: Francois Hougaard (South Africa)
    
3: Jan Serfontein (South Africa)

    3: Jean de Villiers (South Africa)

    3: Horacio Agulla (Argentina)
    
3: Juan Martín Hernández (Argentina)

    3: Nicolás Sánchez (Argentina)

    3: Malakai Fekitoa (New Zealand)

    Season so far

    17: Jannie du Plessis (South Africa)

    16: Nicolás Sánchez (Argentina)
    
13: Mariano Galarza (Argentina)

    12: Michael Hooper (Australia)

    12: Owen Franks (New Zealand)

    10: Jean de Villiers (South Africa)

    9: Bernard Foley (Australia)

    9: Duane Vermeulen (South Africa)

    9: Ramiro Herrera (Argentina)

    9: Richie McCaw (New Zealand)

    TURNOVERS WON

    

Round 6

    3: Duane Vermeulen (South Africa)

    2: Bryan Habana (South Africa)

    2: Richie McCaw (New Zealand)

    Season so far

    

8: Duane Vermeulen (South Africa)

    6: Richie McCaw (New Zealand)

    5: Bryan Habana (South Africa)

    4: Agustín Creevy (Argentina)

    4: Marcell Coetzee (South Africa)
    
3: Michael Hooper (Australia)
    
3: Malakai Fekitoa (New Zealand)

    3: Scott Fardy (Australia)

    HANDLING ERRORS

    Round 6

    4: Julian Savea (New Zealand)

    3: Martín Landajo (Argentina)

    3: Eben Etzebeth (South Africa)

    3: Francois Hougaard (South Africa)

    3: Nicolás Sánchez (Argentina)

    Season so far

    17: Aaron Smith (New Zealand)

    16: Willie le Roux (South Africa)

    14: Matt Toomua (Australia)

    14: Nick Phipps (Australia)

    12: Juan Manuel Leguizamón (Argentina)

    12: Israel Folau (Australia)

    12: Julian Savea (New Zealand)

    12: Martín Landajo (Argentina)

    9: Ben Smith (New Zealand)
    
9: Kieran Read (New Zealand)

    9: Nicolás Sánchez (Argentina)

    LINEOUTS STOLEN

    Round 6

    2: Sam Whitelock (New Zealand)

    1: Liam Messam (New Zealand)

    Season so far

    3: Mariano Galarza (Argentina)

    3: Sam Whitelock (New Zealand)

    2: Eben Etzebeth (South Africa)

    2: Brodie Retallick (New Zealand)

    2: Agustín Creevy (Argentina)

    2: Aaron Smith (New Zealand)

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    Mariette Adams