• Super Rugby stats (Round 5)

    SARugbymag.co.za looks at the players who topped the stats in key areas of the game this past weekend and in the season so far.

    KICKS FROM HAND

    Round 5
    17: Beauden Barrett (Hurricanes)
    11: Colin Slade (Crusaders)
    10: Johan Goosen (Cheetahs)
    10: Marnitz Boshoff (Lions)
    9: Bernard Foley (Waratahs)

    Season so far
    48: Willie le Roux (Cheetahs)
    46: Marnitz Boshoff (Lions)
    45: Beauden Barrett (Hurricanes)
    44: Johan Goosen (Cheetahs)
    37: Faf de Klerk (Lions)

    METRES RUN

    Round 5
    141: Julian Savea (Hurricanes)
    105: Alapati Leiua (Hurricanes)
    105: Benji Marshall (Blues)
    102: Willie Le Roux (Cheetahs)
    92: James Lowe (Chiefs)

    Season so far
    434: Willie Le Roux (Cheetahs)
    314: Aidan Toua (Reds)
    309: Israel Folau (Waratahs)
    305: Charles Piutau (Blues)
    301: Julian Savea (Hurricanes)

    CLEAN BREAKS

    Round 5
    4: Julian Savea (Hurricanes)
    3: Alapati Leiua (Hurricanes)
    2: Beauden Barrett (Hurricanes)
    2: Ben McCalman (Force)
    2: Chris Smylie (Hurricanes)
    2: Dane Coles (Hurricanes)

    Season so far
    8: Israel Folau (Waratahs)
    6: Julian Savea (Hurricanes)
    5: Jesse Mogg (Brumbies)
    5: Lwazi Mvovo (Sharks)
    5: Paul Jordaan (Sharks)
    5: Peter Betham (Waratahs)

    CARRIES

    Round 5
    18: Willie le Roux (Cheetahs)
    15: Beauden Barrett (Hurricanes)
    15: Luke Braid (Blues)
    15: Sarel Pretorius (Cheetahs)
    14 Ben Smith (Highlanders)

    Season so far
    53: Willie le Roux (Cheetahs)
    50: Charles Piutau (Blues)
    47: Luke Braid (Blues)
    46: Ben McCalman (Force)
    46: Israel Dagg (Crusaders)

    DEFENDERS BEATEN

    Round 5
    7: Alapati Leiua (Hurricanes)
    7: Malakai Fekitoa (Highlanders)
    5: Ardie Savea (Hurricanes)
    5: Tom Marshall (Chiefs)
    4: Beauden Barrett (Hurricanes)
    4: Benji Marshall (Blues)

    Season so far
    16: Charles Piutau (Blues)
    14: Malakai Fekitoa (Highlanders)
    13: Aidan Toua (Reds)
    12: Cobus Reinach (Sharks)
    11: Tom English (Rebels)

    OFFLOADS

    Round 5
    5: Benji Marshall (Blues)
    5: Willie le Roux (Cheetahs)
    3: Aaron Cruden (Chiefs)
    3: Beauden Barrett (Hurricanes)
    3: Boom Prinsloo (Cheetahs)
    3: Charles Piutau (Blues)

    Season so far
    9: Luke Braid (Blues)
    9: Willie Le Roux (Cheetahs)
    8: Aaron Cruden (Chiefs)
    8: Israel Folau (Waratahs)
    8: SP Marais (Sharks)

    TACKLES

    Round 5
    21: Boom Prinsloo (Cheetahs)
    17: Lodewyk de Jager (Cheetahs)
    17: Phillip van der Walt (Cheetahs)
    17: Warren Whiteley (Lions)
    16: Matt Hodgson (Force)

    Season so far
    78: Phillip van der Walt (Cheetahs)
    69: Matt Hodgson (Force)
    69: Lappies Labuschagne (Cheetahs)
    64: Warren Whiteley (Lions)
    60: Francois Venter (Cheetahs)

    TACKLES MISSED

    Round 5
    5: Angus Cottrell (Force)
    5: Cortnall Skosan (Lions)
    5: De Kock Steenkamp (Stormers)
    4: Marnitz Boshoff (Lions)
    4: Matt Hodgson (Force)

    Season so far
    12: Francois Venter (Cheetahs)
    10: Johan Goosen (Cheetahs)
    10: Willie le Roux (Cheetahs)
    9: Aaron Smith (Highlanders)
    9: Ben Alexander (Brumbies)

    TURNOVERS WON

    Round 5
    3: Kane Douglas (Waratahs)
    3: Marcell Coetzee (Sharks)
    2: Alapati Leiua (Hurricanes)
    2: Angus Cottrell (Force)
    2: Jaco Kriel (Lions)
    2: Jamie Mackintosh (Chiefs)

    Season so far
    9: Adriaan Strauss (Cheetahs)
    7: Marcell Coetzee (Sharks)
    7: Michael Hooper (Waratahs)
    6: Deon Fourie (Stormers)
    6: Francois Venter (Cheetahs)
    6: Jack Lam (Hurricanes)

    HANDLING ERRORS

    Round 5
    5: Julian Savea (Hurricanes)
    4: Sarel Pretorius (Cheetahs)
    3: Ben Mowen (Brumbies)
    3: Deon Fourie (Stormers)
    3: Johan Goosen (Cheetahs)
    3: Luke Jones (Rebels)

    Season so far
    11: Julian Savea (Hurricanes)
    10: Nic White (Brumbies)
    10: Nick Cummins (Force)
    9: Tom Taylor (Crusaders)
    8: Ben Smith (Highlanders)

    LINEOUTS STOLEN

    Round 5
    1: Blade Thomson (Hurricanes)
    1: Duane Vermeulen (Stormers)
    1: Franco van der Merwe (Lions)
    1: Hugh Pyle (Rebels)
    1: Jeremy Thrush (Hurricanes)
    1: Lodewyk de Jager (Cheetahs)

    Season so far
    5: Ben Mowen (Brumbies)
    4: Warren Whiteley (Lions)
    3: Hugh Pyle (Rebels)
    3: Jeremy Thrush (Hurricanes)
    3: Ryan Kankowski (Sharks)
    3: Sam Whitelock (Crusaders)

    TRY ASSISTS

    Round 5
    2: Alapati Leiua (Hurricanes)
    1: Aaron Smith (Highlanders)
    1: Alby Mathewson (Force)
    1: Bernard Foley (Waratahs)
    1: Bryn Hall (Blues)
    1: Chris Noakes (Blues)

    Season so far
    4: Quade Cooper (Reds)
    3: Nic White (Brumbies)
    3: Willie Le Roux (Cheetahs)
    2: Aaaron Smith (Highlanders)
    2: Alapati Leiua (Hurricanes)
    2: Alby Mathewson (Force)

    Photo: Johan Pretorius/Gallo Images

    Source: Vodacom Rugby Stats

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