Whiteley best Super Rugby defender

2014-12-04 10:12
Warren Whiteley (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - Lions skipper Warren Whiteley was the most effective tackler in this year's Super Rugby competition.

According to the SANZAR website, Whiteley finished sixth on the list for tackles made. He brought 181 opponents to ground during the competition, the only South African player in the Top 10 of that category.

The Western Force's Matt Hodgson topped the list with 234 tackles made, but Whiteley was the most effective, it was announced on Thursday.

According to Super Rugby's official twitter account, Whiteley only missed four tackles for a success rate of 97.8% which is the the best percentage for any player with 100 or more tackles.

Whiteley, 27, made his Springbok debut against Australia in Perth this year and currently boasts two Test caps.

He was also named the 2014 Player of the Year at the annual Golden Lions Rugby Union Player (GLRU) Awards on Wednesday evening.

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