SA stats after 9 rounds

Written by Pierre McLeod (pierre_mackie)

Posted in :Bulls, Cheetahs, Original Content, Sharks, Stormers, Super Rugby on 19 Apr 2013 at 12:54
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With the South African teams not having the best start to this years Super Rugby competition lets take a few minutes and see which of the teams and individuals have impressed the most after 9 rounds.

South African games taking place this weekend includes, the 6th place Cheetahs traveling to Durban to take on the 5th place Sharks and the 7th place Bulls will play the 13th placed Southern Kings in Port Elizabeth. The Stormers currently in 11th place will have a bye before traveling to New Zealand next week.

Patrick Lambie and Morne Steyn are both among the top points scores in 3rd place, both on 97 points. Joe Peterson is in 5th place on 89 and Demetri Catrikilis is in 10th place on 76 points. Gareth Anscombe from the Chiefs is currently the top points scorer on 110.

The top South African try scores are all on 3 tries each, Gio Aplon and Andries Bekker from the Stormers, Raymond Rhule from the Cheetahs and Sergeal Petersen from the Kings.

The Cheetahs have scored the most tries of the South African teams with 18 in total followed by the Kings on 16 and the Sharks, Bulls and Stormers all on 13. The Chiefs and Blues are currently in front with 23 each.

Pieter Labuschagne from the Cheetahs has made the most tackles of all the teams, 140 followed by Wimpie van der Walt of the Kings on 110. The other top tacklers are all from the Cheetahs, Phillip van der Walt is 3rd on 104, Francois Uys is 6th on 93 and Robert Ebersohn is 7th on 90.

The Southern Kings are the best defending team on 90.7%, the Cheetahs are 3rd on 88.4, Sharks are 7th with 87.7, Bulls in 9th with 86% and the Stormers are currently the worse South African defending team with Australia’s Brumbies on 83.6%.

The Kings have concede the most tries from the South African teams with 24 followed by the Cheetahs 19, Bulls 16, Sharks 10 and Stormers 9. Interesting the see that the Stormers are the worst defending team but conceded the least amount of tries, suppose they making the tackles when it counts and the Kings the best defenders or at least making the most of their tackles but conceded the most tries. The team that’s conceded the most tries overall are the Rebels with 33.

Interesting weekend end ahead for the South African team, if the Sharks lose against the Cheetahs they could drop as low as 3rd in the conference, if the Bulls pick up a win against the Kings in Port Elizabeth.


  • interesting reading

  • Comment 1, posted at 19.04.13 13:26:28 by Poisy Reply
  • Very interesting: especially the tacklestats.

    Just goes to show that stats aline don’t give the full story.

  • Comment 2, posted at 19.04.13 14:25:23 by Big Fish Reply
    Big Fish
  • @Big Fish (Comment 2) : Exactly, e.g. last year the Sharks made many more (as in number) than the Stormers, but the Stormers still conceded the lowest number of tries.

    Many fans incorrectly went on about the Stormers players breaking down due to their defensive game plan, whereas it were actually Sharks like Coetzee and Bresler that took the most punishment.

  • Comment 3, posted at 19.04.13 15:22:30 by Bokhoring Reply
  • Why do you always say the sharks are 5th on the combined log? We are 3rd.

  • Comment 4, posted at 19.04.13 22:03:37 by Stiko85 Reply

  • @Stiko85 (Comment 4) : if you take in acc their points they only 3rd because of SA conference leaders

  • Comment 5, posted at 19.04.13 22:06:37 by pierre_mackie Reply
  • Wonder who made the most turnovers?

  • Comment 6, posted at 20.04.13 08:03:51 by Original Pierre Reply
    Original Pierre
  • Have SA sides really done so bad?

    We have won 12 and lost 9 to NZ and Aus teams if not mistaken…
    And 4 of the Aus teams have 1 extra game in hand….
    NZ teams benefiting from free points vs Highlanders….

    I would suggest…read the log in context!!!

  • Comment 7, posted at 20.04.13 13:18:01 by Hmmm Reply

  • @pierre_mackie (Comment 5) :

    Well the Brumbies and Reds have each played an extra week….so are they really 1st and 2nd?

  • Comment 8, posted at 20.04.13 21:49:01 by Hmmm Reply


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