SA players dominate Premiership Final stats
STAT ATTACK: Harlequins’ South African stars played a big role in their thrilling Premiership Final win over Exeter Chiefs at Twickenham on Saturday.
The London-based club won the Final 40-38 with Springboks Andre Esterhuizen and Wilco getting their names on the scoresheet with some crucial tries.
Taking a closer look at the stats, South African utility back Tyrone Green, who played in the No.15 jersey for Harlequins, was one of the stars of the show on attack.
Green tops the defenders beaten category with nine. Sam Simmonds (Exeter) is in second place with five.
Esterhuizen is joint third in that category with Stuart Hogg, Tom ‘Flaherty (both Exeter) and Louis Lynagh (Harlequins), who scored two late tries in the match.
Green also leads the way in terms of offloads in the Final with four.
He also tops the list when it comes to turnovers won (two). He shares that accolade with teammate James Chisholm.
Esterhuizen and Green were the Harlequins’ leading ball carriers in the match with 11 carries each.
In terms of metres gained, Green was the second-best in his team with 64 with Joe Marchant notching up 70. The overall leader in this category in the Final is Exeter’s O’Flaherty with 91.
Flank Jannes Kirsten was Exeter’s top defender with 14 tackles.
Stats provided by Opta: