• Rugby Champs Stats XV (Round 5)

    There are seven South Africans in the Team of the Week, according to the Vodacom Stats App.

    15 Israel Dagg
    Dagg scored one of New Zealand's tries, gaining 65m on four carries and chipped in with 15 passes, one offload, three tackles and three kicks out of hand.

    14 Adam Ashley-Cooper
    Ashley-Cooper made eight tackles and scored Australia's only try with one of seven runs for 100m.

    13 Tevita Kuridrani
    The Wallabies outside centre was outstanding, gaining 215m and beating six tacklers on 18 carries, and reinforcing the defensive line with 18 tackles.

    12 Jean de Villiers
    The Springbok captain attacked 12 times for 126m and two tries, while stopping 11 runners on defence.

    11 Julian Savea
    Savea broke three tackles to score a try on one of eight carries, including three clean breaks and an offload.

    10 Beauden Barrett
    Barrett scored 14 points from four conversions and two penalties, and also manned up with 12 tackles in defence.

    9 Francois Hougaard
    The Bok scrumhalf got through a mountain of work, carrying the ball 49 times for 249m, feeding the attack with 114 passes and chipping in on defence with 13 tackles.

    8 Kieran Read
    Read won four lineouts, and made three offloads on seven carries, plus 15 passes and 10 tackles.

    7 Schalk Burger
    In a 25-minute appearance off the bench, Burger made 17 carries for 144m, five passes and two tackles.

    6 Jerome Kaino
    The All Blacks blindside flanker made 19 tackles in La Plata, and added two takes in the lineout and 94m gained on eight carries.

    5 Victor Matfield
    The 37-year-old veteran was the successful target of five lineouts, and defied his age with 16 tackles and 12 carries, and the pass which sent Jean de Villiers over for his second try.

    4 Eben Etzebeth
    Etzebeth took five balls in the lineout, carried the ball 11 times on attack, and clattered into the Wallabies for 16 tackles.

    3 Jannie du Plessis
    Was turned over once in five runs, but conceded zero penalties at the scrum and shored up the defence with 12 tackles.

    2 Keven Mealamu
    The All Blacks hooker made six carries for 31m, and won two turnovers in nine tackles.

    1 Tendai Mtawarira
    The Springbok loosehead prop produced a solid scrumming performance and contributed in general play with 10 carries for 45m and made 12 tackles.

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