Super Rugby Stats Team Of The Week - Round Two

Super Rugby Stats Team Of The Week - Round Two

The Super Rugby TOTW chosen entirely using stats has been picked with 9 teams represented from an eventful round that delivered three away wins and some form reversals.

After every match Opta completes a video analysis of every touch of the ball. Each action in the match is awarded a points value depending on the relative importance of the action. So for example, a try scores more points than a tackle, but a player loses points for a missed tackle.

The statistics gave us an all-Australian prop pairing with Reds' JP Smith and Brumbies Alan Alaalatoa strong in defence, while Crusaders hooker Codi Taylor was in fine form. He made more tackles (14) than any other hooker - and didn't miss a single attempt - as well as making six successful lineout throws and beating two defenders.

15. Aphelele Fassi - Sharks

Scored two tries and provided the assist for another, as well as making four clean breaks, beating seven defenders and making 7/8 tackles.

14. Tyrone Green - Lions

Only one player beat more than Green's eight defenders; the Blues' flyer also scored a brace of tries, made two clean breaks and completed all three tackle attempts.

13. Joe Marchant - Blues

Made 7/7 tackles, scored a try, beat five defenders and made one offload from his seven carries.

12. Ngani Laumape - Hurricanes

Only Emiliano Boffelli (7) made more clean breaks than Laumape (4) this round; the Hurricanes' flyer also beat eight defenders, made two offloads, and provided one try assist.

11. Mark Telea - Blues

Gained 139m - more than any other player - from 10 carries, beat eight defenders, made two clean breaks, one offload and scored a hat-trick of tries.

10. Domingo Miotti - Jaguares

Kicked five goals from six place kick attempts, created one try assist, made 14 kicks in play and completed 8/10 tackles - the most of any flyhalf.

9. Tate McDermott - Reds

Beat more defenders (5) and made more carries (9) than any other scrumhalf, as well as crossing for a try and making one try assist.

1.Jean-Pierre Smith - Reds

Made three carries, 10/12 tackles, and won one turnover in 68 minutes of game time.

2. Codie Taylor - Crusaders

Made more tackles (14) than any other hooker - and didn't miss a single attempt - as well as making six successful lineout throws and beating two defenders.

3. Allan Alaalatoa - Brumbies

Made 16 tackles from as many attempts - the most of any player with a 100% success rate this round - as well as providing a try assist and making six carries.

4. Guido Petti - Jaguares

One of only four players to make 10+ carries and tackles (10 carries, 10 tackles), beat two defenders, and stole a round-high three lineouts - the last time any player other than himself stole more was in March 2013 (4 - Sam Whitelock).

5. Scott Barrett - Crusaders

Gained 25m from 10 carries, made 14/17 tackles, won two turnovers and won one lineout.

6. James Venter - Sharks

Gained 43m from just two carries, which also included a clean break and a try scored, as well as making 15/16 tackles and winning two turnovers.


7. Marcos Kremer - Jaguares

Made 18 tackles - the second most of any player - from 20 attempts, as well as making the joint-most carries (16) of any player; Kremer also won one turnover, and crossed for a try.

8. Marino Mikaele Tu'u - Highlanders

Gained 102m - more than any other forward - from his nine carries, beating seven defenders and making three clean breaks; he also won six lineouts.

Story Via: Super.Rugby and Opta Stats

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