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    Stellar return for Brüssow

    2014-04-23 07:43
    Cape Town - After a lengthy absence where he missed the first part of this year’s Vodacom Super Rugby competition, Cheetahs flank Heinrich Brüssow made a stellar return against the Cell C Sharks in Durban over the weekend.
     
    Statistics taken from the Vodacom Rugby Stats App demonstrates the contribution he made for his side. Brüssow, who has a keen appetite for the breakdowns, proved last Saturday that he has not lost that insatiable hunger for turnover ball.
     
    He shares the top spot in the turnovers won category with another breakdown specialist in Stormers flank-cum-hooker Deon Fourie. They stole four balls apiece in their respective matches and are followed be three more South Africans in the top five. Lions players, flank Derick Minnie and scrumhalf Faf de Klerk, won three turnovers along with Stormers fullback Jaco Taute.
     
    Brüssow’s name also appears at near the top of the tackles category where he made the second most tackles over the weekend. He made one tackle less than Bulls flank Jacques du Plessis, who made 19 in his side’s match against the Waratahs in Sydney.
     
    Cheetahs fullback Willie le Roux also continues to make up the running metres and has almost run a full 800m this season.
     
    Bulls fullback Ulrich Beyers leads the metres run category with 161m, while Le Roux is shortly behind him on 151m.  Le Roux is also among the top players in terms of carries for the weekend, with the Rebels’ Luke Jones leading with 17 carries.  The Cheetahs player shares 16 carries with Charles Piutau (Blues) and Scott Higginbotham (Rebels).
     
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    Round-10 Stats:
     
    Metres Run:
    1. Ulrich Beyers (Bulls) – 161m
    2. Willie le Roux (Cheetahs) – 151m
    3. Charles Piutau (Blues) - 128m
    4. Jason Woodward (Rebels) – 122m
    5. Tom Marshall (Chiefs) – 113m
     
    Clean Breaks:
    1. Alapati Leiua (Hurricanes) – 3
    2. Nemani Nadolo (Crusaders) – 3
    3. Bryn Hall (Blues) – 2
    4. Courtnall Skosan (Lions) – 2
    5. Jaco Kriel (Lions) – 2
     
    Carries:
    1. Luke Jones (Rebels) – 17
    2. Charles Piutau (Blues) – 16
    3. Willie le Roux (Cheetahs) – 16
    4. Scott Higginbotham (Rebels) – 16
    5. Ben McCalman (Force) - 14
     
    Tackles:
    1. Jacques du Plessis (Bulls) – 19
    2. Heinrich Brussow (Cheetahs) – 18
    3. Matt Hodgson (Force) – 17
    4. Shane Christie (Highlanders) – 16
    5. Kyle Goodwin (Force) – 16
     
    Turnovers won:
    1. Deon Fourie (Stormers) – 4
    2. Heinrich Brüssow (Cheetahs) – 4
    3. Derick Minnie (Lions) – 3
    4. Faf de Klerk (Lions) – 3
    5. Jaco Taute (Stormers) – 3
     
    Lineouts won on own throw:
    1. Stephan Lewies (Sharks) – 6
    2. Adam Coleman (Force) – 5
    3. Jeremy Thrush (Hurricanes) – 5
    4. MB Lusaseni (Lions) – 5
    5. Flip van der Merwe (Bulls) – 4
     
    Lineouts stolen:
    1. Lood de Jager (Cheetahs) – 2
    2. Adam Coleman (Force) – 1
    3. Duane Vermeulen (Stormers) – 1
    4. Grant Hattingh (Bulls) – 1
    5. Jacques Potgieter (Force) – 1
     
    Overall stats after Round 10:

    Points:
    1. Marnitz Boshoff (Lions) – 124
    2. Beauden Barrett (Hurricanes) – 117
    3. Lima Sopoaga (Highlanders) – 109
    4. Jacques-Louis Potgieter (Bulls) – 97
    5. Quade Cooper (Reds) – 94
     
    Penalty goals:
    1. Marnitz Boshoff – 28
    2. Lima Sopoaga – 26
    3. Beauden Barrett- 21
    4. Jacques-Louis Potgieter – 21
    5. Jason Woodward - 20
     
    Drop goals:
    1. Marnitz Boshoff - 6
    2. Jacques-Louis Potgieter - 3
    3. Angus Roberts - 1
    4. Johan Goosen - 1
    5. Louis Fouche - 1
    6. Quade Cooper - 1
     
    Metres run:
    1. Willie le Roux - 789m
    2. Jesse Mogg - 597m
    3. Julian Savea - 584m
    4. Charles Piutau - 562m
    5. Jason Woodward - 519m
     
    Carries:
    1. Willie le Roux – 105
    2. Charles Piutau – 97
    3. Ben Smith – 91
    4. Jesse Mogg – 89
    5. Israel Dagg - 89
     
    Turnovers won:
    1. Matt Hodgson – 13
    2. Adriaan Strauss – 12
    3. Deon Fourie – 12
    4. Bismarck du Plessis – 11
    5. Jack Lam – 11
     
    Lineouts won on own throw:
    1. Victor Matfield – 42
    2. Ben Mowen – 39
    3. Jake Schatz – 36
    4. Steven Luatua- 33
    5. Flip van der Merwe – 30
     
    Tackles:
    1. Matt Hodgson – 121
    2. Jacques du Plessis – 105
    3. Shane Christie – 101
    4. Lappies Labuschagne – 90
    5. Kyle Godwin - 95

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