• Whiteley leads tackle tally

    SARugbymag.co.za looks at the players who topped the stats in five key areas of the game this past weekend.

    TRY-SCORERS

    Round 6

    2: Dan Carter (Cruasders)
    2: Jordan Taufua (Crusaders)

    Season so far

    4: Julian Savea (Hurricanes)
    4: Marcell Coetzee (Sharks)
    3: Ben Alexander (Brumbies)
    3: James Lowe (Chiefs)
    3: Francois Venter (Cheetahs)
    3: TJ Perenara (Hurricanes)

    POINT-SCORERS

    Round 6

    27: Dan Carter (Crusaders)
    20: Handré Pollard (Bulls)
    15: Bernard Foley (Waratahs)
    13: Lima Sopoaga (Highlanders)
    12: Pat Lambie (Sharks)

    Season so far

    92: Handré Pollard (Bulls)
    90: Pat Lambie (Sharks)
    60: Aaron Cruden (Chiefs)
    60: Christian Leali'ifano (Brumbies)

    METRES RUN

    Round 6

    178: Nemani Nadolo (Crusaders)
    139: Israel Dagg (Crusaders)
    133: Israel Folau (Waratahs)
    123: Ben Smith (Highlanders)
    116: Mike Harris (Rebels)
    114: Damian McKenzie (Chiefs)
    113: Julian Savea (Hurricanes)

    Season so far

    588: Israel Folau (Waratahs)
    559: James Lowe (Chiefs)
    510: Lolagi Visinia (Blues)
    431: Jesse Kriel (Bulls)
    418: SP Marais (Sharks)
    415: Julian Savea (Hurricanes)

    OFFLOADS

    Round 6

    5: Ben Smith (Highlanders)
    4: Andy Ellis (Crusaders)
    4: Israel Folau (Waratahs)
    4: Nemani Nadolo (Crusaders)

    Season so far

    13: Israel Folau (Waratahs)
    13: Sonny Bill Williams (Chiefs)
    12: Kurtley Beale (Waratahs)
    11: Ben Smith (Highlanders)
    11: Sam Cane (Chiefs)

    TACKLES

    Round 6

    26: Warren Whiteley (Lions)
    19: Derick Minnie (Lions)
    18: Nasi Manu (Highlanders)
    17: Elliot Dixon (Highlanders)
    17: Elton Jantjies (Lions)
    17: Warwick Tecklenburg (Lions)

    Season so far

    89: Warren Whiteley (Lions)
    75: Warwick Tecklenburg (Lions)
    74: Lappies Labuschagne (Bulls)
    72: Jarrad Butler (Brumbies)
    68: Marcell Coetzee (Sharks)
    66: Michael Hooper (Waratahs)
    66: Sean McMahon (Rebels)

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    Photo: Paul Crock/AFP Photo