The Weekly Tackle Impact – Round 5

Every week, every player in a South African Vodacom Super Rugby team puts his body on the line defending that white line on the field. And that’s because in a season of heroes, he’s tackling for more than just points on a scoreboard.

Every week, a Vodacom Bulls player stands like Captain America’s shield between his tryline and an advancing pack of forwards, a DHL Stormers player smashes like Thor’s hammer into an opponent, a Cell C Sharks player pounces like Black Panther on a breakaway by the other team, and an Emirates Lions player snags an opponent like Spider-Man’s web.

This Vodacom Super Rugby season, South African rugby’s heroes are tackling for the children of CHOC (Childhood Cancer Foundation of South Africa) as part of the #TacklingCancer campaign.

Every tackle by a South African player is worth R100 to CHOC – jointly donated by Vodacom and SuperSport. And every fan also contributes R1 of his or her Vodacom Super Rugby ticket to CHOC.

One more week of tackles can make a huge difference to one more child at CHOC.

So, here are this week’s #TacklingCancer heroes.

Top Tacklers in Round 5:

Cell C Sharks:  Dylan Richardson (22)

Vodacom Bulls:  Marco van Staden (13)

DHL Stormers:  Pieter-Steph du Toit (13)

Emirates Lions:  Vincent Tshituka and Ruben Schoeman (9)


Total number of tackles:  469

Money raised for CHOC:  R46,900

Top Tackler:  Dylan Richardson (22)

Overall tackle stats to date this season 

Number of tackles to date:

Total tackles to date:  1,838

Total money raised for CHOC to date:  R183,800

Top Tacklers to date:

Round 1: Marnus Schoeman and James Venter (13)

Round 2:  James Venter and Jeandre Rudolph (15)

Round 3:  Pieter-Steph du Toit (20)

Round 4: James Venter (14)

Round 5:  Dylan Richardson (22)

Team tackles to date:

Vodacom Bulls:  385

Emirates Lions:  371

Cell C Sharks:  511

DHL Stormers:  571


Follow the action using #TacklingCancer

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