Super Rugby AU Top Stats Performers - Round 9

Super Rugby AU Top Stats Performers - Round 9

Round 9 concluded with victories for the Brumbies and Waratahs over the Force and Rebels respectively.

The Brumbies, with their win, retain top spot on the overall standings and have thus booked a home final in Canberra.


Their opponents in said final remain to be seen, as the Reds and either the Rebels or Waratahs will battle it out in a semi-final first.

We take a look at the top performers in the stats from the round.

Tackles


  1. Irae Simone & Murray Douglas – 15
  2. Henry Taefu (Western Force) – 14
  3. Isi Naisarani (Rebels), Will Miller (Brumbies), Jordan Uelese (Rebels), Fergus Lee-Warner (Western Force), Brad Wilkin (Rebels) – 12

Simone and Douglas were instrumental in the Brumbies’ victory on the weekend with tireless and committed defence which was a significant factor in the Force’s inability to build enough successful attacks.

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Carries

  1. Jack Dempsey (Waratahs) – 17
  2. Isi Naisarani (Rebels) – 15
  3. Tom Banks & Tom Wright (Brumbies) – 14

Jack Dempsey has established himself as one of the most attacking number 8s in Super Rugby. With his size, strength and speed, he keeps the ‘Tahs moving forward.

 

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Metres gained

  1. Tom Banks (Brumbies) – 128
  2. Tom Wright (Brumbies) – 101
  3. Reece Hodge (Rebels) – 88

Banks is the complete package at fullback with great anticipation, flair and pace to burn. He once again proved a handful for the Rebels defence, bagging a try in the process.

 

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Defenders beaten

  1. Tom Banks (Brumbies) & Tepai Moeroa (Waratahs) – 6
  2. Matt Toomua (Rebels), Tom Wright (Brumbies) & Bayley Kuenzle(Brumbies) – 4
  3. Solomone Kata (Brumbies), Henry Stowers (Force), Marika Koroibete (Rebels), Jono Lance (Force) – 3

Banks’ name emerges once again, this time alongside the talented and physical Tepai Moeroa. The two players put their skills to good use on the weekend, each getting past six defenders.

 

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Turnovers won

  1. Michael Hooper (Waratahs), Jack Dempsey (Waratahs), Henry Stowers (Western Force) & Nic White (Brumbies) – 2

The above players proved their worth on the ground with 2 turnovers each while a whole host of players all managed 1.

 

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Clean Breaks

  1. Tom Wright (Brumbies), Marika Koroibete (Rebels) & Andy Muirhead (Brumbies) – 2

The same names have hovered around the top of this stat all competition. Once again, a great effort by the above trio who all managed 2 clean breaks.

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Round 10 sees the Rebels host the Force while the Reds take on the Brumbies in Brisbane. 

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