• Savea hat-trick takes him top

    SARugbymag.co.za looks at the players who topped the stats in five key areas of the game in the quarter-finals and at the World Cup so far.



    3: Julian Savea (New Zealand)
    2: Tawera Kerr-Barlow (New Zealand)
    2: Drew Mitchell (Australia)
    2: Juan Imhoff (Argentina)

    Tournament so far 

    8: Julian Savea (New Zealand)
    5: Nehe Milner-Skudder (New Zealand)
    5: Bryan Habana (South Africa)
    5: Juan Imhoff (Argentina)
    5: Gareth Davies (Wales)



    23: Nicolás Sánchéz (Argentina)
    19: Greig Laidlaw (Scotland)
    18: Handré Pollard (South Africa)
    17: Dan Carter (New Zealand)
    15: Julian Savea (New Zealand)
    14: Dan Biggar (Wales)

    Tournament so far

    79: Greig Laidlaw (Scotland)
    74: Nicolás Sánchéz (Argentina)
    66: Bernard Foley (Australia)
    64: Handré Pollard (South Africa)
    58: Ayumu Goromaru (Japan)
    56: Dan Biggar (Wales)
    53: Dan Carter (New Zealand)



    137: Julian Savea (New Zealand)
    107: Ma'a Nonu (New Zealand)
    98: Juan Imhoff (Argentina)
    91: Ben Smith (New Zealand)
    90: Duane Vermeulen (South Africa)
    89: Santiago Cordero (Argentina)
    88: Wesley Fofana (France)
    87: Willie le Roux (South Africa)
    83: George North (Wales)
    80: Joaquin Tuculet (Argentina)

    Tournament so far

    400: Ben Smith (New Zealand)
    389: DTH van der Merwe (Canada)
    362: Julian Savea (New Zealand)
    351: Telusa Veainu (Tonga)
    348: Santiago Cordero (Argentina)
    343: Nehe Milner-Skudder (New Zealand)
    340: Scott Spedding (France)
    331: Mike Brown (England)
    330: Joaquin Tuculet (Argentina)
    306: Juan Imhoff (Argentina)



    2: Bismarck du Plessis (South Africa)
    2: Francois Louw (South Africa)
    2: Schalk Burger (South Africa)
    2: Aaron Smith (New Zealand)
    2: Ben McCalman (Australia)
    2: Kurtley Beale (Australia)
    2: Juan Martín Fernández Lobbe (Argentina)
    2: Rory Kockott (France)
    2: Rémi Talès (France)
    2: Finn Russell (Scotland)
    2: Taulupe Faletau (Wales)

    Tournament so far 

    10: Leone Nakarawa (Fiji)
    8: Asaeli Tikoirotuma (Fiji)
    8: Mamuka Gorgodze (Georgia)
    8: Schalk Burger (South Africa)
    8: Sonny Bill Williams (New Zealand)
    7: Finn Russell (Scotland)



    24: Dan Lydiate (Wales)
    19: Alun Wyn Jones (Wales)
    18: Taulupe Fatetau (Wales)
    18: Jonny Gray (Scotland)
    17: Sam Warburton (Wales)
    16: Schalk Burger (South Africa)
    15: Bernard le Roux (France)
    14: Luke Charteris (Wales)
    13: Jamie Roberts (Wales)
    13: Richie McCaw (New Zealand)
    13: Robbie Henshaw (Ireland)
    12: Duane Vermeulen (South Africa)
    12: Juan Martín Hernández (Argentina)

    Tournament so far

    67: Jonny Gray (Scotland)
    60: Lood de Jager (South Africa)
    55: Richie Gray (Scotland)
    55: Schalk Burger (South Africa)
    55: Dan Lydiate (Wales)
    55: Thierry Dusautoir (France)
    54: Sam Warburton (Wales)
    53: Santiago Vilaseca (Uruguay)
    51: Bernard le Roux (France)
    51: Francesco Minto (Italy)
    51: Michael Leitch (Japan)
    51: Taulupe Faletau (Wales)
    50: Torsten van Jaarsveld (Namibia)

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    Mariette Adams