Wed 13 Jan 2021 | 03:40

Stats reveal Currie Cup's top performers

Stats reveal Currie Cup's top performers
Wed 13 Jan 2021 | 03:40
Stats reveal Currie Cup's top performers
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STAT ATTACK:  Two big names dominated the overall stats at the completion of this year’s regulation matches in the Currie Cup.

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They are World Cup-winning Springboks Frans Steyn (Cheetahs) and Steven Kitshoff (Western Province).

Steyn (73 points) not only scored the most points after the league matches were done, he also made 40 ball carries, topping the list with Kitshoff, as well as another experienced campaigner, Willem Alberts from the Lions.

Steyn also held sway in kicking accuracy, with a 93.55 percent success rate in slotting his 29 penalty goals and conversions from 31 attempts at goal during the Currie Cup.

Kitshoff yet again underlined his value at the breakdown, with the Springbok prop ranking in the top five amongst tackles made and ball steals.

Eduan Keyter (Griquas) topped the try-scoring list with four tries, while Ali Mgijima of the Pumas and the Cheetahs’ Jeandre Rudolph topped the list for tackles made with 62 apiece.

Rudolph, who joined the Free Staters earlier this season, also topped the lists for ball steals and breakdown turnovers.

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The semifinals of the Currie Cup will be played next weekend and it remains to be seen whether any player will attempt a drop goal, as none of them were scored in regulation play.

Currie Cup stats summaries (provided by Stratus):

Most points
73: Frans Steyn (Cheetahs) – 15 pg, 14 conv
63: Tiaan Swanepoel (Lions) – 3 tries, 16 pg
56: Curwin Bosch (Sharks) – 10 pg, 13 conv
44: Tim Swiel (Western Province) – 12 pg, 4 conv
40: Morné Steyn (Bulls) – 10 pg, 5 conv

Kicking accuracy
Frans Steyn (Cheetahs) 93.55%
Morné Steyn (Bulls) 88.24%
Tiaan Swanepoel (Lions) 84.21%
Curwin Bosch (Sharks) 82.14%
Ginter Smuts (Pumas) 80.00%

Most tries
4: Eduan Keyter (Lager Griquas)
3: Tiaan Swanepoel (Lions)
3: Gideon van der Merwe (Griquas)
3: Daniel Maartens (Pumas)
3: Marco van Staden (Bulls)
3: Willie Engelbrecht (Pumas)
3: Bongi Mbonambi (Western Province)
3: Yaw Penxe (Sharks)
3: Courtnall Skosan (Lions)
3: Marnus van der Merwe (Cheetahs)

Ball carries
40: Steven Kitshoff (Western Province)
40: Willem Alberts (Lions)
40: Frans Steyn (Cheetahs)
39: Clayton Blommetjies (Cheetahs)
38: Tiaan Swanepoel (Lions)
35: Darrien Landsberg (Pumas)
34: Marvin Orie (Lions)

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Linebreaks
3: Ali Mgijima (Pumas)
3: Berton Klaasen (Griquas)
3: Siya Kolisi (Western Province)

Offloads
8: Luther Obi (Pumas)
7: Damian Willemse (Western Province)
7: Rikus Pretorius (Western Province)
7: Clayton Blommetjies (Cheetahs)

Most tackles made
62: Ali Mgijima (Pumas)
62: Jeandre Rudolph (Cheetahs)
60: Daniel Maartens (Pumas)
55: Steven Kitshoff (Western Province)
53: Andisa Ntsila (Cheetahs)

Total ball steals
4: Jeandre Rudolph (Cheetahs)
3: Gideon van der Merwe (Griquas)
3: Steven Kitshoff (Western Province)
3: Daniel Maartens (Pumas)
2: Ox Nche (Sharks)

Breakdown turnovers
9: Jeandre Rudolph (Cheetahs)
8: Gideon van der Merwe (Griquas)
5: Steven Kitshoff (Western Province)
4: Daniel Maartens (Pumas)
4: Jaco Visagie (Lions)

Final Currie Cup log 2020 2021

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