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Lood is a tackling machine

2015-10-08 17:39
Lood de Jager (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Springbok lock Lood de Jager has made more tackles than any other player at Rugby World Cup 2015. 

The 22-year-old moved to the top of the pile after Wednesday's 64-0 thrashing of the United States. 

The Boks have played all four of their pool matches now, but De Jager has only started three of them. 

According to the Rugby World Cup official website, De Jager has made 50 tackles at the tournament. 

His partnership with Eben Etzebeth in the second row has made waves in the absence of injured veteran Victor Matfield, and coach Heyeneke Meyer will have a serious decision to make ahead of next weekend's quarter-final should Matfield be declared fit as expected. 

The Boks will play either Wales or Australia in the quarter-finals. 

Most tackles at RWC 2015:

50 - Lood de Jager (South Africa)

41 - Mihai Macovei (Romania)

41 - Mamuka Gorgodze (Georgia)

39 - Francois Louw (South Africa)

39 - Schalk Burger (South Africa)

39 - Jamie Cudmore (Canada)

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