• Super Rugby stats (Final)

    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.

    KICKS FROM HAND

    Final

    8: Bernard Foley (Waratahs)
    6: Kurtley Beale (Waratahs)
    6: Colin Slade (Crusaders)
    5: Andy Ellis (Crusaders)
    3: Israel Dagg (Crusaders)
    3: Tom Taylor (Crusaders)
    3: Willie Heinz (Crusaders)

    Season so far

    189: Beauden Barrett (Hurricanes)
    162: Jesse Mogg (Brumbies)
    135: Bernard Foley (Waratahs)
    134: Sias Ebersohn)
    127: Frans Steyn (Sharks)
    126: Nic White (Brumbies)
    124: Willie le Roux (Cheetahs)
    115: Will Genia (Reds)
    115: Aaron Smith (Highlanders)

    METRES RUN

    Final

    104: Nemani Nadolo (Crusaders)
    90: Israel Folau (Waratahs)
    85: Israel Dagg (Crusaders)
    62: Adam Ashley-Cooper (Waratahs)
    62: Bernard Foley (Crusaders)
    57: Kurtley Beale (Waratahs)
    55: Matt Todd (Crusaders)

    Season so far

    1,204: Ben Smith (Highlanders)
    1,127: Israel Folau (Waratahs)
    1,094: Nemani Nadolo (Crusaders)
    1,087: Willie le Roux (Cheetahs)
    1,064: Jesse Mogg (Brumbies)
    1,036: Israel Dagg (Crusaders)
    1,008: Kurtley Beale (Waratahs)

    CLEAN BREAKS

    Final

    4: Nemani Nadolo (Crusaders)
    2: Adam Ashley-Cooper (Waratahs)
    2: Bernard Foley (Waratahs)
    1: Michael Hooper (Waratahs)
    1: Rob Horne (Waratahs)
    1: Alofa Alofa (Waratahs)
    1: Israel Dagg (Crusaders)
    1: Matt Todd (Crusaders)

    Season so far

    27: Nemani Nadolo (Crusaders)
    24: Israel Folau (Waratahs)
    20: Adam Ashley-Cooper (Waratahs)
    18: Malakai Fekitoa (Highlanders)
    16: Ryan Crotty (Crusaders)
    15: Bernard Foley (Waratahs)
    15: Alapati Leiua (Hurricanes)
    15: Julian Savea (Hurricanes)
    13: Henry Speight (Brumbies)
    13: Nick Cummins (Force)
    13: Tom English (Rebels)

    CARRIES

    Final

    18: Wycliff Palu (Waratahs)
    17: Israel Folau (Waratahs)
    16: Adam Ashley-Cooper (Waratahs)
    12: Kurtley Beale (Waratahs)
    11: Israel Dagg (Crusaders)
    10: Bernard Foley (Waratahs)
    9: Sekope Kepu (Waratahs)
    8: Nick Phipps (Waratahs)
    8: Rob Horne (Waratahs)
    8: Richie McCaw (Crusaders)
    7: Michael Hooper (Waratahs)
    7: Tatafu Polota-Nau (Waratahs)
    7: Nemani Nadolo (Crusaders)

    Season so far

    214: Kurtley Beale (Waratahs)
    187: Ben Smith (Highlanders)
    180: Israel Dagg (Crusaders)
    177: Adam Ashley-Cooper (Waratahs)
    175: Jesse Mogg (Brumbies)
    174: Israel Folau (Waratahs)
    172: Bernard Foley (Waratahs)
    168: Tim Nanai-Williams (Chiefs)
    167: Malakai Fekitoa (Highlanders)
    163: Ben McCalman (Force)

    DEFENDERS BEATEN

    Final

    6: Adam Ashley-Cooper (Waratahs)
    4: Rob Horne (Waratahs)
    3: Bernard Foley (Waratahs)
    3: Michael Hooper (Waratahs)
    3: Kieran Read (Crusaders)
    3: Ryan Crotty (Crusaders)
    2: Israel Folau (Waratahs)
    2: Israel Dagg (Crusaders)
    2: Nemani Nadolo (Crusaders)
    2: Matt Todd (Crusaders)
    2: Kieran Fonotia (Crusaders)

    Season so far

    63: Malakai Fekitoa (Highlanders)
    51: Adam Ashley-Cooper (Waratahs)
    49: Israel Folau (Waratahs)
    49: Nemani Nadolo (Crusaders)
    49: Julian Savea (Hurricanes)
    43: Ben Smith (Highlanders)
    42: Ryan Crotty (Crusaders)
    41: Bernard Foley (Waratahs)
    41: Henry Speight (Brumbies)
    41: Charles Piutau (Blues)

    OFFLOADS

    Final

    4: Israel Folau (Waratahs)
    4: Israel Dagg (Waratahs)
    2: Nick Phipps (Waratahs)
    2: Will Skelton (Waratahs)
    2: Ryan Crotty (Crusaders)
    2: Kieran Read (Crusaders)
    2: Sam Whitelock (Crusaders)

    Season so far

    50: Israel Folau (Waratahs)
    30: Israel Dagg (Crusaders)
    26: Nic White (Brumbies)
    26: Tawera Kerr-Barlow (Chiefs)
    23: Malakai Fekitoa (Highlanders)
    22: Quade Cooper (Reds)
    22: Julian Savea (Hurricanes)
    22: Ryan Crotty (Crusaders)
    20: Willie le Roux (Cheetahs)
    20: Wycliff Palu (Waratahs)
    20: Luke Braid (Blues)
    20: Tim Nanai-Williams (Chiefs)

    TACKLES

    Final

    17: Sam Whitelock (Crusaders)
    14: Richie McCaw (Crusaders)
    13: Kieran Read (Crusaders)
    13: Corey Flynn (Crusaders)
    13: Matt Todd (Crusaders)
    11: Tom Taylor (Crusaders)
    10: Owen Franks (Crusaders)
    8: Andy Ellis (Crusaders)

    Season so far

    217: Matt Hodgson (Force)
    188: Shane Christie (Highlanders)
    182: Jarrad Butler (Brumbies)
    180: Nasi Manu (Highlanders)
    179: Michael Hooper (Waratahs)
    168: Warren Whiteley (Lions)
    152: Sam Carter (Brumbies)
    151: Joe Wheeler (Highlanders)
    148: Jeremy Thrush (Hurricanes)
    147: Liam Messam (Chiefs)
    147: Matt Todd (Crusaders)
    145: Sam Whitelock (Crusaders)
    145: James Horwill (Reds)

    TACKLES MISSED

    Final

    3: Corey Flynn (Crusaders)
    3: Owen Franks (Crusaders)
    3: Richie McCaw (Crusaders)
    3: Michael Hooper (Waratahs)
    3: Kurtley Beale (Waratahs)
    3: Adam Ashley-Cooper (Waratahs)
    2: Colin Slade (Crusaders)
    2: Ryan Crotty (Crusaders)
    2: Sam Whitelock (Crusaders)

    Season so far

    33: Aaron Smith (Highlanders)
    33: Nic White (Brumbies)
    33: Rayno Benjamin (Cheetahs)
    30: Frans Steyn (Sharks)
    28: Jake Schatz (Reds)
    27: Willie le Roux (Cheetahs)
    25: Ben Alexander (Brumbies)
    24: Luke Burgess (Rebels)
    24: Ryan Crotty (Crusaders)
    24: Sarel Pretorius (Cheetahs)
    23: Stefan Watermeyer (Lions)
    22: Beauden Barrett (Hurricanes)
    22: Bernard Foley (Waratahs)
    22: Colin Slade (Crusaders)
    22: Francois Hougaard (Bulls)
    22: Sias Ebersohn (Force)

    TURNOVERS WON

    Final

    2: Kane Douglas (Waratahs)
    2: Sam Whitelock (Crusaders)
    1: Andy Ellis (Crusaders)
    1: Corey Flynn (Crusaders)
    1: Dominic Bird (Crusaders)
    1: Richie McCaw (Crusaders)
    1: Matt Todd (Crusaders)
    1: Willi Heinz (Crusaders)
    1: Jacques Potgieter (Waratahs)
    1: Kurtley Beale (Waratahs)
    1: Rob Horne (Waratahs)
    1: Stephen Hoiles (Waratahs)

    Season so far

    26: Matt Hodgson (Force)
    22: Michael Hooper (Waratahs)
    20: Richard Buckman (Highlanders)
    19: Deon Fourie (Stormers)
    18: Marcell Coetzee (Sharks)
    17: Bismarck du Plessis (Sharks)
    17: Jack Lam (Hurricanes)
    17: Matt Todd (Crusaders)
    16: Jaco Kriel (Lions)
    15: Scott Fuglistaller (Rebels)
    14: Adriaan Strauss (Cheetahs)
    14: Frans Steyn (Sharks)
    14: Scott Fardy (Brumbies)
    14: Shane Christie (Highlanders)
    14: Steven Luatua (Blues)
    14: Will Skelton (Waratahs)

    HANDLING ERRORS

    Final

    2: Richie McCaw (Crusaders)
    2: Dominic Bird (Crusaders)
    2: Kurtley Beale (Waratahs)
    1: Jacques Potgieter (Waratahs)
    1: Benn Robinson (Waratahs)
    1: Michael Hooper (Waratahs)
    1: Nick Phipps (Waratahs)
    1: Kieran Read (Crusaders)
    1: Ryan Crotty (Crusaders)
    1: Sam Whitelock (Crusaders)
    1: Nemani Nadolo (Crusaders)
    1: Andy Ellis (Crusaders)

    Season so far

    36: Julian Savea (Hurricanes)
    27: Nick Phipps (Waratahs)
    25: Kurtley Beale (Waratahs)
    25: Malakai Fekitoa (Highlanders)
    24: Nic White (Brumbies)
    24: Quade Cooper (Reds)
    22: Patrick Osborne (HIghlanders)
    22: Jesse Mogg (Brumbies)
    22: Francois Hougaard (Bulls)
    20: Nick Cummins (Force)
    20: Frans Steyn (Sharks)

    LINEOUTS STOLEN

    Final

    2: Sam Whitelock (Crusaders)
    1: Kurtley Beale (Waratahs)

    Season so far

    13: Ben Mowen (Brumbies)
    11: Stephan Lewies (Sharks)
    11: Sam Whitelock (Crusaders)
    8: Victor Matfield (Bulls)
    8: Warren Whiteley (Lions)
    7: Paul Willemse (Bulls)
    7: Ryan Kankowski (Sharks)
    7: James Horwill (Reds)
    6: Duane Vermeulen (Stormers)
    6: Francois Uys (Cheetahs)
    6: Grant Hattingh (Bulls)
    6: Rob Simmons (Reds)

    Source: Vodacom Rugby Stats App

    Photo: William West/Getty Images

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    Mariette Adams