• De Jongh’s double delight

    SARugbymag.co.za looks at the players who topped the stats in five key areas of the game this past weekend.

    TRY-SCORERS

    Round 7

    2: Juan de Jongh (Stormers)
    2: Heinrich Brüssow (Cheetahs)
    2: Nehe Milner-Skudder (Hurricanes)
    2: Waisake Naholo (Highlanders)

    Season so far

    4: Julian Savea (Hurricanes)
    4: Marcell Coetzee (Sharks)
    4: TJ Perenara (Hurricanes)
    3: Waisake Naholo (Highlanders)
    3: Ben Alexander (Brumbies)
    3: Boom Prinsloo (Cheetahs)
    3: Francois Venter (Cheetahs)
    3: James Lowe (Chiefs)
    3: Patrick Osborne (Highlanders)
    3: Sam Cane (Chiefs)

    POINT-SCORERS

    Round 7

    17: Aaron Cruden (Chiefs)
    16: Handré Pollard (Bulls)
    14: Dan Carter (Crusaders)
    13: Bernard Foley (Waratahs)
    12: Mike Harris (Rebels)
    11: Jason Woodward (Hurricanes)
    11: Lima Sopoaga (Highlanders)

    Season so far

    108: Handré Pollard (Bulls)
    90: Pat Lambie (Sharks)
    77: Aaron Cruden (Chiefs)
    68: Bernard Foley (Waratahs)
    67: Mike Harris (Rebels)
    61: Demetri Catrakilis (Stormers)
    60: Christian Leali'ifano (Brumbies)

    METRES RUN

    Round 7

    169: Israel Dagg (Crusaders)
    141: SP Marais (Sharks)
    123: Dane Haylett-Petty (Force)
    115: Waisake Naholo (Highlanders)
    103: Frank Halai (Blues)

    Season so far

    677: Israel Folau (Waratahs)
    559: James Lowe (Chiefs)
    559: SP Marais (Sharks)
    510: Lolagi Visinia (Blues)
    494: Jesse Kriel (Bulls)
    468: Waisake Naholo (Highlanders)
    415: Julian Savea (Hurricanes)

    OFFLOADS

    Round 7

    5: Will Skelton (Waratahs)
    4: Kurtley Beale (Waratahs)
    4: Nizaam Carr (Stormers)
    4: Sam Cane (Chiefs)
    4: Schalk Burger (Stormers)

    Season so far

    16: Kurtley Beale (Waratahs)
    15: Israel Folau (Waratahs)
    15: Sam Cane (Chiefs)
    15: Sonny Bill Williams (Chiefs)
    12: Ben Smith (Highlanders)

    TACKLES

    Round 7

    24: Callum Gibbins (Hurricanes)
    19: Brad Shields (Hurricanes)
    18: Elliot Dixon (Highlanders)
    17: Reg Goodes (Hurricanes)
    16: Jean Deysel (Sharks)
    16: Joseph Wheeler (Highlanders)
    16: Kyle Cooper (Sharks)

    Season so far

    104: Warren Whiteley (Lions)
    85: Warwick Tecklenburg (Lions)
    77: Michael Hooper (Waratahs)
    77: Sean McMahon (Rebels)
    74: Elliot Dixon (Highlanders)
    74: Lappies Labuschagne (Bulls)
    73: Brad Shields (Hurricanes)
    72: Jarrad Butler (Brumbies)

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    Photo: John Cowpland/Photosport