URC Round 18 Stats: Sharks vs Munster

URC Round 18 Stats: Sharks vs Munster

A look at the match stats ahead of round 18 of the United Rugby Championship. 


  • Rohan Janse van Rensburg has beaten more defenders than any other player in the league (38). He has also won the joint-most turnovers for a back (10), as many as Mark Bennett and teammate Werner Kok
  • A league-high 12 of Curwin Bosch’s restarts have been retained so far this season (20%)
  • Cell C Sharks have scored the joint-most tries from scrums (ten, = DHL Stormers)


  • Conor Murray made more kicks in play than any other player in Round 17 (12)
  • Both Jack O’Donoghue (21) and Niall Scannell (18) are among the top three players for the number of guard tackles made this season
  • On average, Munster have made more carries per 80 minutes than any other team (128). Their leading carrier is Gavin Coombes, who has made 172 carries for 168 contact metres – the second-most in the league

Did You Know?

Munster defeated the Cell C Sharks 42-17 when these sides met for the first time last season.

Cell C Sharks have won just one of their last three home games, against Benetton last weekend.

Munster have won six of their last seven matches, losing only to the Glasgow Warriors.

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