• Super Rugby stats (Play-offs)

    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

    Play-offs

    11: Lima Sopoaga (Highlanders)
    9: SP Marais (Sharks)
    9: Jesse Mogg (Brumbies)
    8: Frans Steyn (Sharks)
    6: James Lowe (Chiefs)

    Season so far

    189: Beauden Barrett (Hurricanes)
    157: Jesse Mogg (Brumbies)
    134: Sias Ebersohn (Force)
    126: Frans Steyn (Sharks)
    124: Willie le Roux (Cheetahs)
    121: Nic White (Brumbies)
    118: Bernard Foley (Warataha)
    115: Aaron Smith (Highlanders)
    115: Will Genia (Reds)

    METRES RUN

    Play-offs

    151: Henry Speight (Brumbies)
    95: James Lowe (Chiefs)
    91: Patrick Osborne (Highlanders)
    82: Richard Buckman (Highlanders)
    67: Ben Smith (Highlanders)
    59: JP Pietersen (Sharks)
    56: Tonderai Chavhanga (Sharks)
    55: Malakai Fekitoa (Highlanders)

    Season so far

    1,204: Ben Smith (Highlanders)
    1,087: Willie le Roux (Cheetahs)
    1,018: Jesse Mogg (Brumbies)
    1,010: Israel Folau (Waratahs)
    996: Julian Savea (Hurricanes)
    968: Jason Woodward (Rebels)
    934: Malakai Fekitoa (Highlanders)

    CLEAN BREAKS

    Play-offs

    3: Henry Speight (Brumbies)
    2: James Lowe (Chiefs)
    2: Jesse Mogg (Brumbies)
    2: Patrick Osborne (Highlanders)
    1: JP Pietersen (Sharks)
    1: Malakai Fekitoa (Highlanders)
    1: Aaron Cruden (Chiefs)
    1: Marcell Coetzee (Sharks)
    1: Tonderai Chavhanga (Sharks)

    Season so far

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

    CARRIES

    Play-offs

    16: Jean Deysel (Sharks)
    14: Henry Speight (Brumbies)
    13: SP Marais (Sharks)
    11: Marcell Coetzee (Sharks)
    11: Ben Smith (Highlanders)
    11: Sam Carter (Brumbies)
    11: Scott Fardy (Brumbies)
    11: Tevita Kuridrani (Brumbies)

    Season so far

    190: Kurtley Beale (Waratahs)
    187: Ben Smith (Highlanders)
    168: Tim Nanai-Williams (Chiefs)
    167: Jesse Mogg (Brumbies)
    167: Malakai Fekitoa (Highlanders)
    163: Ben McCalman (Force)
    159: Luke Jones (Rebels)
    156: Bernard Foley (Waratahs)
    155: Willie le Roux (Cheetahs)
    154: Israel Dagg (Crusaders)
    150: Adam Ashley-Cooper (Waratahs)
    150: Julian Savea (Hurricanes)

    DEFENDERS BEATEN

    Play-offs

    12: Henry Speight (Brumbies)
    4: Ben Mowen (Brumbies)
    4: Jesse Mogg (Brumbies)
    4: Jean Deysel (Sharks)
    3: Malakai Fekitoa (Highlanders)
    3: Liam Messam (Chiefs)
    3: Bundee Aki (Chiefs)
    3: Pat McCabe (Brumbies)
    3: Phil Burleigh (Highlanders)

    Season so far

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

    OFFLOADS

    Play-offs

    4: Jean Deysel (Sharks)
    4: Nic White (Brumbies)
    3: Henry Speight (Brumbies)
    3: Patrick Osborne (Highlanders)
    2: Ben Smith (Highlanders)
    2: JP Pietersen (Sharks)
    2: Cobus Reinach (Sharks)
    2: James Lowe (Chiefs)
    2: Nasi Manu (Highlanders)
    2: Phil Burleigh (Highlanders)

    Season so far

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

    TACKLES

    Play-offs

    20: Jarrad Butler (Brumbies)
    19: Liam Messam (Chiefs)
    15: Sam Carter (Brumbies)
    14: Tanerau Latimer (Chiefs)
    13: Bundee Aki (Chiefs)
    13: Jamie Mackintosh (Chiefs)
    13: Mike Fitzgerald (Chiefs)
    13: Shane Christie (Highlanders)
    12: Brodie Retallick (Chiefs)

    Season so far

    217: Matt Hodgson (Force)
    188: Shane Christie (Highlanders)
    180: Nasi Manu (Highlanders)
    172: Jarrad Butler (Brumbies)
    168: Warren Whiteley (Lions)
    164: Michael Hooper (Waratahs)
    151: Joe Wheeler (Highlanders)
    148: Jeremy Thrush (Hurricanes)
    148: Sam Carter (Brumbies)
    147: Liam Messam (Chiefs)

    TACKLES MISSED

    Play-offs

    5: Aaron Cruden (Chiefs)
    5: Liam Messam (Chiefs)
    5: Frans Steyn (Sharks)
    4: Aaron Smith (Highlanders)
    4: James Lowe (Chiefs)
    4: Kane Hames (Highlanders)
    4: Tim Nanai-Williams (Chiefs)

    Season so far

    33: Aaron Smith (Highlanders)
    33: Rayno Benjamin (Cheetahs)
    32: Nic White (Brumbies)
    29: Frans Steyn (Sharks)
    28: Jake Schatz (Reds)
    27: Willie le Roux (Cheetahs)
    24: Luke Burgess (Rebels)
    24: Sarel Pretorius (Cheetahs)
    23: Stefan Watermeyer (Lions)
    22: Beauden Barrett (Hurricanes)

    TURNOVERS WON

    Play-offs

    2: JP Pietersen (Sharks)
    2: Ben Smith (Highlanders)
    1: Aaron Cruden (Chiefs)
    1: Bismarck du Plessis (Sharks)
    1: Brodie Retallick (Chiefs)
    1: Cobus Reinach (Sharks)
    1: Marcell Coetzee (Sharks)

    Season so far

    26: Matt Hodgson (Force)
    20: Michael Hooper (Waratahs)
    20: Richard Buckman (Highlanders)
    19: Deon Fourie (Stormers)
    17: Jack Lam (Hurricanes)
    16: Bismarck du Plessis (Sharks)
    16: Jaco Kriel (Lions)
    15: Marcell Coetzee (Sharks)
    15: Matt Todd (Crusaders)
    15: Scott Fuglistaller (Rebels)

    HANDLING ERRORS

    Play-offs

    3: Patrick Osborne (Highlanders)
    2: Aaron Cruden (Chiefs)
    2: Dwayne Sweeney (Chiefs)
    2: Henry Speight (Brumbies)
    2: Lima Sopoaga (Highlanders)
    2: Nic White (Brumbies)
    2: Scott Sio (Brumbies)
    2: Paul Jordaan (Sharks)
    2: Willem Alberts (Sharks)

    Season so far

    36: Julian Savea (Hurricanes)
    25: Malakai Fekitoa (Highlanders)
    25: Nick Phipps (Waratahs)
    24: Quade Cooper (Reds)
    22: Francois Hougaard (Bulls)
    22: Nic White (Brumbies)
    22: Patrick Osborne (Highlanders)
    21: Kurtley Beale (Waratahs)

    LINEOUTS STOLEN

    Play-offs

    1: Ben Mowen (Brumbies)
    1: Ryan Kankowski (Sharks)

    Season so far

    11: Ben Mowen (Brumbies)
    10: Stephan Lewies (Sharks)
    8: Victor Matfield (Bulls)
    8: Warren Whiteley (Lions)
    7: Paul Willemse (Bulls)
    7: Ryan Kankowski (Sharks)
    7: James Horwill (Reds)
    7: Sam Whitelock (Crusaders)

    Source: Vodacom Stats App

    Photo: Stefan Postles/Getty Images

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    Mariette Adams