• Super Rugby stats (Round 9)

    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

    Round 9

    16: Jesse Mogg (Brumbies)
    16: Quade Cooper (Reds)
    11: Aaron Smith (Highlanders)
    10: Willie le Roux (Cheetahs)
    9: Lima Sapoanga (Highlanders)
    9: Marnitz Boshoff (Lions)

    Season so far

    88: Beauden Barrett (Hurricanes)
    79: Jesse Mogg (Brumbies)
    75: Willie le Roux (Cheetahs)
    72: Will Genia (Reds)
    68: Marnitz Boshoff (Lions)

    METRES RUN

    Round 9

    183: Nick Cummins (Force)
    154: Lwazi Mvovo (Sharks)
    134: Kurtley Beale (Waratahs)
    126: Nemani Nadolo (Crusaders)
    103: Rob Horne (Waratahs)

    Season so far

    638: Willie le Roux (Cheetahs)
    597: Jesse Mogg (Brumbies)
    546: Julian Savea (Hurricanes)
    518: Ben Smith (Highlanders)
    496: Jürgen Visser (Bulls)

    CLEAN BREAKS

    Round 9

    3: Lwazi Mvovo (Sharks)
    3: Nemani Nadolo (Crusaders)
    3: Nick Cummins (Force)
    3: Rod Davies (Reds)
    2: Adam Ashley-Cooper (Waratahs)
    2: Ben Lucas (Reds)

    Season so far

    11: Julian Savea (Hurricanes)
    10: Israel Folau (Waratahs)
    9: Ryan Crotty (Crusaders)
    8: Alapati Leiua (Hurricanes)
    8: Jesse Mogg (Brumbies)
    8: Lwazi Mvovo (Sharks)

    CARRIES

    Round 9

    20: Bernard Foley (Waratahs)
    20: Kurtley Beale (Waratahs)
    19: Quade Cooper (Reds)
    16: Jürgen Visser (Bulls)
    15: Willie le Roux (Cheetahs)

    Season so far

    91: Ben Smith (Highlanders)
    89: Jesse Mogg (Brumbies)
    89: Willie le Roux (Cheetahs)
    81: Charles Piutau (Blues)
    79: Quade Cooper (Reds)

    DEFENDERS BEATEN

    Round 9

    7: Lwazi Mvovo (Sharks)
    5: Nemani Nadolo (Crusaders)
    5: Sibusiso Sithole (Sharks)
    5: Teboho Mohoje (Cheetahs)
    4: Cornal Hendricks (Cheetahs)
    4: Joseph Tomane (Brumbies)

    Season so far

    24: Alapati Leiua (Hurricanes)
    24: Julian Savea (Hurricanes)
    22: Charles Piutau (Blues)
    21: Quade Cooper (Reds)
    19: Malakai Fekitoa (Highlanders)

    OFFLOADS

    6: Joseph Tomane (Brumbies)
    4: Jason Woodward (Rebels)
    4: Will Skelton (Waratahs)
    3: Jacques-Louis Potgieter (Bulls)
    3: Jean Deysel (Sharks)

    Season so far

    16: Quade Cooper (Reds)
    15: Tawera Kerr-Barlow (Chiefs)
    14: Faf de Klerk (Lions)
    14: Israel Folau (Waratahs)
    14: Willie le Roux (Cheetahs)

    TACKLES

    Round 9

    18: Sam Cane (Chiefs)
    17: Matt Hodgson (Force)
    16: Ben McCalman (Force)
    16: Shane Christie (Highlanders)
    15: Kyle Godwin (Force)

    Season so far

    104: Matt Hodgson (Force)
    101: Shane Christie (Highlanders)
    90: Lappies Labuschagne (Cheetahs)
    90: Warren Whiteley (Lions)
    89: Phillip van der Walt (Cheetahs)

    TACKLES MISSED

    Round 9

    4: Alwyn Hollenbach (Lions)
    4: Jono Ross (Bulls)
    4: Matt Hodgson (Force)
    3: Andrew Smith (Brumbies)
    3: Anthony Fainga'a (Reds)

    Season so far

    17: Aaron Smith (Highlanders)
    15: Nic White (Brumbies)
    14: Johan Goosen (Cheetahs)
    13: Ben Alexander (Brumbies)
    13: Jake Schatz (Reds)
    13: Tevita Kuridrani (Brumbies)

    TURNOVERS WON

    Round 9

    5: Bismarck du Plessis (Sharks)
    3: Matt Hodgson (Force)
    2: Adam Coleman (Force)
    2: Derick Minnie (Lions)
    2: Elliot Dixon (Highlanders)
    2: Jacques Potgieter (Waratahs)
    2: Jonny McNicholl (Crusaders)

    Season so far

    13: Matt Hodgson (Force)
    11: Adriaan Strauss (Cheetahs)
    11: BIsmarck du Plessis (Sharks)
    11: Jack Lam (Hurricanes)
    10: Marcell Coetzee (Sharks)

    HANDLING ERRORS

    Round 9

    5: Patrick Osborne (Highlanders)
    4: Jacques-Louis Potgieter (Bulls)
    3: Bundee Aki (Chiefs)
    3: Cam Crawford (Waratahs)
    3: Flip van der Merwe (Bulls)

    Season so far

    19: Quade Cooper (Reds)
    15: Julian Savea (Hurricanes)
    15: Nic White (Brumbies)
    14: Jesse Mogg (Brumbies)
    13: Ben Smith (Highlanders)
    13: Malakai Fekitoa (Highlanders)

    LINEOUTS STOLEN

    Round 9

    1: Dave Dennis (Waratahs)
    1: Grant Hattingh (Bulls)
    1: Jake Schatz (Reds)
    1: Jacques Potgieter (Waratahs)
    1: Kane Douglas (Waratahs)

    Season so far

    8: Ben Mowen (Brumbies)
    5: Sam Whitelock (Crusaders)
    5: Warren Whiteley (Lions)
    4: James Horwill (Reds)
    4: Rob Simmons (Reds)
    4: Ryan Kankowski (Sharks)

    Source: Vodacom Rugby Stats

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