Hot Shots, Pie-Baggers and more: Australian Super Rugby

We’re 10 rounds in and the 2018 Super Rugby competition is moving towards the crucial run home to the finals. From an Australian perspective, the NSW Waratahs are leading the way with five wins and a draw from their eight games to leave them in third spot on the ladder. While the Melbourne Rebels came flying out of the blocks in the early rounds but have fallen short in recent weeks. Their 50% win record sees them in 7th.

The Brumbies and Reds have plenty of work to do if they are to get back into contention, sharing just six victories between their 14 combined matches. But which Wallabies or potential Wallabies are standing out on an individual level so far?

 

*********************

 

HOT-SHOTS

98pts = BERNARD FOLEY (NSW Waratahs)

60pts = JACK DEBRECZENI (Melbourne Rebels)

40pts = WHARENUI HAWERA (Brumbies)

40pts = JAMES TUTTLE (Queensland Reds)

Waratahs v Stormers Rnd 2 2018

Bernard Foley tops the points-scorers and turnovers won list – Photo: J.B. Photography

PIE-BAGGERS

7 tries = TAQELE NAIYARAVORO (NSW Waratahs)

5 tries = JACK MADDOCKS (Melbourne Rebels)

4 tries = JAKE GORDON (NSW Waratahs_

4 tries = ISI NAISARANI (Brumbies)

 

MOST METRES

764 metres = SAMU KEREVI (Queensland Reds)

727 metres = TAQELE NAIYARAVORO (NSW Waratahs)

671 metres = ISI NAISARANI (Brumbies)

661 metres = CURTIS RONA (NSW Waratahs)

638 metres = JACK MADDOCKS (Melbourne Rebels)

St.George Queensland Reds v Bulls

Samu Kerevi has been a standout for the Reds again in 2018 – Photo: QRU / Sportography

MOST RUNS

98 = ISI NAISARANI (ACT Brumbies)

93 = SAMU KEREVI (Queensland Reds)

82 = CALEB TIMU (Queensland Reds)

65 = CURTIS RONA (NSW Waratahs)

61 = TEVITA KURIDRANI (Brumbies)

 

MOST OFFLOADS

16 = ISRAEL FOLAU (NSW Waratahs)

11 = KURTLEY BEALE (NSW Waratahs)

10 = TAQELE NAIYARAVORO (NSW Waratahs)

8 = TOM BANKS (Brumbies)

8 = CURTIS RONA (NSW Waratahs)

Michael Hooper_Waratahs LIons_2018_GN

Michael Hooper is the top tackler and level with David Pocock for pilfers – Photo: Glen Nicholls

MOST TACKLES

104 = MICHAEL HOOPER (NSW Waratahs)

98 = MICHAEL WELLS (NSW Waratahs)

93 = CALEB TIMU (Queensland Reds)

81 = NED HANIGAN (NSW Waratahs)

78 = TOM ROBERTSON (NSW Waratahs)

 

MOST TURNOVERS WON

13 = BERNARD FOLEY (NSW Waratahs)

13 = JACK MADDOCKS (Melbourne Rebels)

12 = TAQELE NAIYARAVORO (NSW Waratahs)

11 = KURTLEY BEALE (NSW Waratahs)

11 = AIDAN TOUA (Queensland Reds)

 

MOST PILFERS

5 = MICHAEL HOOPER (NSW Waratahs)

5 = DAVID POCOCK (Brumbies)

3 = BILLY MEAKES (Melbourne Rebels)

2 = LOCKY MCCAFFREY (Melbourne Rebels)

 

*All data from FoxSports Lab

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s