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Shepherd moves to the top

Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :In the news, Super 14 on 5 May 2009 at 07:04
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Western Force wing Cameron Shepherd tops the individual try-scoring standings after Week 12 with seven tries while Morne Steyn still heads up the individual point-scorers table with 130 points.

Rugby 365 reports that Shepherd’s try during the Force’s 29-32 loss against the Bulls last weekend, took him past the Blues’ Isaia Toeava (six tries) while Steyn’s four penalties and one conversion in the same match, increased his lead at the top of the standings.

The Blues have been the most potent attacking outfit this season, having racked up 44 tries but they’ve also been the worst defensively, having leaked 41 tries.

The Cheetahs not only prop up the overall standings but they also languish at the bottom of the team try-scoring stats having scored only 20 tries so far this season.

Leading point-scorers:
130 – Morne Steyn (Bulls)
110 – Rory Kockott (Sharks)
104 – Stephen Donald (Chiefs)
96 – Matt Giteau (Force)
86 – Jimmy Gopperth (Blues)

Leading try-scorers:
7 – Cameron Shepherd (Force)
6 – Isaia Toeava (Blues), Joe Rokocoko (Blues), Anthony Tuitavake (Blues), Sitiveni Sivivatu (Chiefs), Tamati Ellison (Hurricanes), Ma’a Nonu (Hurricanes), Henno Mentz (Lions), JP Pietersen (Sharks)

Team tries:
44 – Blues
43 – Hurricanes
41 – Chiefs
35 – Force
30 – Reds, Brumbies, Bulls
29 – Lions
27 – Sharks
25 – Highlanders
22 – Crusaders, Stormers
21 – Waratahs
20 – Cheetahs


  • SA Sides lead the not so important stat as well.

    From N24

    The teams and their cards (all yellow except where indicated) are:

    Lions 9
    Hurricanes 6
    Bulls 6 (5 yellow + 1 red)
    Sharks 6 (5 yellow + 1 red)
    Highlanders 6 (5 yellow + 1 red)
    Cheetahs 5
    Crusaders 4
    Waratahs 3
    Chiefs 3
    Reds 3
    Brumbies 2
    Blues 1
    Stormers 1
    Western Force 0

  • Comment 1, posted at 05.05.09 07:42:48 by KSA Shark © Reply
    KSA Shark ©Head Coach
  • if the monkeys in the sharks would just get the ball to jp, he would be top. yet another good thing about frans injury.

  • Comment 2, posted at 05.05.09 07:47:36 by try time Reply
    Super Rugby player
  • I am amazed at how few tries are being scored by the top scorers.

    What was JPPs number when he scored the most tries? 14?

    With two rounds to go the leading scorer is only on 7? :oops: :oops:

  • Comment 3, posted at 05.05.09 07:51:02 by KSA Shark © Reply
    KSA Shark ©Head Coach
  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 3) : yeah it shows how kicking has taken centre stage. guys aren’t running it much. but in saying that the team that does run it has their star try scorer (sitivatu) on the bench injured at the moment and he has been dangerous. good thing for the sharks is he hasn’t played much this season or the chiefs would be running away with it.

  • Comment 4, posted at 05.05.09 08:05:38 by try time Reply
    Super Rugby player
  • Good tosee Henno Mentz on that list.

  • Comment 5, posted at 05.05.09 08:38:44 by Salmonoid Reply
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    Salmonoid the SubtleAssistant coach

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