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    Le Roux, Boshoff boss stats

    2014-03-18 16:51
    Cape Town - South African franchises won two of the four matches they were involved in in round-five of the Super Rugby competition over the past weekend.

    Cheetahs fullback Willie le Roux and Lions flyhalf Marnitz Boshoff continue to make major contributions for their respective teams, as is evident from statistics taken from the Vodacom Rugby Stats App.

    Dead-eye Boshoff was once again the leading points-scorer this weekend as he contributed 24 of his side’s points with three conversions, four penalties and two drop goals. 

    He was the only player that has scored points through drop goals in the fifth round as the Lions edged the Blues 39-36 at Ellis Park.

    Boshoff is only two penalty conversions away from reaching 100 points in only six Vodacom Super Rugby matches.

    Boshoff is the leading points machine - scoring at an average of 18.8 points per match - with Cheetahs flyhalf Johan Goosen 40 points behind him in second spot.

    Meanwhile, the fleet-footed Le Roux has been in superb form for the Cheetahs, despite his side struggling to hit their straps in their first five matches of the season.

    Le Roux made 18 carries - the most over the past weekend - in the Cheetahs’ 60-27 defeat to the Hurricanes in Wellington on Saturday. 

    He is followed by Beauden Barrett, who was the Hurricanes’ star-performer against the Cheetahs, and is level on 15 carries with Luke Braid (Blues), Sarel Pretorius (Cheetahs), while Ben Smith (Highlanders) made 14.

    Le Roux is the leading the overall carries from all five rounds with 53, and also shares the top spot in the offloads category with Blues fullback Benji Marshall with five apiece in their respective matches this weekend.

    The stats from the Cheetahs’ match against the Hurricanes paint a picture of tireless tackling by the South African franchise. The Free State side made a whopping 170 tackles compared to the 112 by the Hurricanes, and it is not surprising that Cheetahs players top the tackles made category from round five.

    Cheetahs forwards Boom Prinsloo (24 tackles), Lood de Jager (17) and Phillip van der Walt (17) made the most tackles of the weekend.  They were followed by Lions captain Warren Whiteley (17) and the Western Force’s Matt Hodgson.

    Round-5 Stats:


    1. Marnitz Boshoff 24                             
    2. Beauden Barrett 23                   
    3. Tom Taylor 20                                
    4. Patrick Lambie 19                             
    5. Nicholas White 18                                     


    1. Benji Marshall 5                                       
    2. Willie le Roux 5                                        
    3. Aaron Cruden 3                                       
    4. Beauden Barrett 3                                
    5. Boom Prinsloo 3                                       


    1. Willie le Roux 18
    2. Beauden Barrett 15
    3. Luke Braid 15
    4. Sarel Pretorius 15
    5. Ben Smith 14


    1. Boom Prinsloo 24
    2. Lood de Jager 17
    3. Phillip van der Walt 17
    4. Warren Whiteley 17
    5. Matt Hodgson 16

    Lineouts won on own throw:

    1. De Kock Steenkamp 8
    2. Rob Simmons 6
    3. Scott Higginbotham 6
    4. Franco van der Merwe 5
    5. Francois Uys 5

    Overall stats after Round 5:


    1. Marnitz Boshoff 94
    2. Johan Goosen 54
    3. Patrick Lambie 50
    4. Beauden Barrett 48
    5. Tom Taylor 43

    Penalty goals:

    1. Marnitz Boshoff 20
    2. Patrick Lambie 13
    3. Johan Goosen 11
    4. Tom Taylor 11
    5. Demetri Catrakilis 9

    Drop goals:

    1. Marnitz Boshoff 6
    2. Jacques-Louis Potgieter 2
    3. Angus Roberts 1
    4. Johan Goosen 1
    5. Louis Fouche 1

    Kicks from hand:

    1. Willie le Roux 48
    2. Marnitz Boshoff 46
    3. Beauden Barrett 45
    4. Johan Goosen 44
    5. Faf de Klerk 37

    Metres run:

    1. Willie le Roux 434
    2. Aidan Toua 314
    3. Israel Folau 309
    4. Charles Piutau 305
    5. Julian Savea 301


    1. Willie le Roux 53
    2. Charles Piutau 50
    3. Luke Braid 47
    4. Ben McCalman 46
    5. Israel Dagg 46


    1. Phillip van der Walt 78
    2. Matt Hodgson 69
    3. Lappies Labuschagne 69
    4. Warren Whiteley 64
    5. Francois Venter 60

    Turnovers won:

    1. Adriaan Strauss 9
    2. Marcell Coetzee 7
    3. Michael Hooper 7
    4. Deon Fourie 6
    5. Francois Venter 6

    Kicks caught:

    1. Willie le Roux 35
    2. Jurgen Visser 26
    3. SP Marais 22
    4. Jesse Mogg 20
    5. Johan Goosen 19

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