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Sun 2 Jun 2019 | 08:24

World Series Sevens 2019: Stats wrap

World Series Sevens 2019: Stats wrap
Sun 2 Jun 2019 | 08:24
World Series Sevens 2019: Stats wrap

The Springbok Sevens team secured third place at the Paris Sevens after a convincing 40-7 win over Samoa in their Cup quarter-final on Sunday, but they then came unstuck in their semi-final against New Zealand before claiming bronze against the USA.

It was a somewhat typical end to their season. As the only team to top their pool at every round of games during the season, they often fell short on the second day. But in a season where many of their senior players had gone to pursue their XV-man dreams, the BlitzBoks can take heart from their performances.

Here are the players who made all the difference this year.

World Series Sevens 2019: BlitzBoks top try scorers

Siviwe Soyizwapi33
Werner Kok22
Muller du Plessis20
Justin Geduld18
Selvyn Davids18
Stedman Gans14
Impi Visser13
Branco Du Preez12
JC Pretorius11
Kurt-Lee Arendse9

World Series Sevens 2019: BlitzBoks most points

Selvyn Davids203
Siviwe Soyizwapi165
Branco Du Preez140
Justin Geduld118
Werner Kok110
Muller du Plessis100
Stedman Gans70
Impi Visser65
JC Pretorius55
Dewald Human48

World Series Sevens 2019: BlitzBoks most tackles

Werner Kok131
Justin Geduld92
Impi Visser79
Ryan Oosthuizen63
Siviwe Soyizwapi63
Stedman Gans52
Branco Du Preez46
Philip Snyman42
Zain Davids38
JC Pretorius37

The title – both in Paris and overall – belonged to Fiji this season, though. They dazzled with the skills and power they’ve become known for. They entertained. They held their nerve. But the season was also competitive and, for the first time in many years, there was nearly a new champion as the USA pushed Fiji right to the final day.

It’s hardly surprising considering the growth of the game with the advent of its Olympic stature. Here are the men who made the biggest impact overall.

World Series Sevens 2019: Most tackles

Werner Kok South Africa 7s131
Vilimoni Botitu Fiji 7s124
Phil Burgess England 7s116
Alamanda Motuga Samoa 7s111
Steve Tomasin USA 7s101
Henry Hutchison Australia 7s100
Sione Molia New Zealand 7s95
Sevuloni Mocenacagi Fiji 7s93
Justin Geduld South Africa 7s92
Madison Hughes USA 7s89

World Series Sevens 2019: Most points

Andrew Knewstubb New Zealand 7s307
Madison Hughes USA 7s299
Carlin Isles USA 7s260
Nathan Hirayama Canada 7s254
Jean Pascal Barraque France 7s244
Aminiasi Tuimaba Fiji 7s232
Gavin Lowe Scotland 7s232
Selvyn Davids South Africa 7s203
Vilimoni Botitu Fiji 7s202
Dan Norton England 7s195

World Series Sevens 2019: Top try scorers

Carlin Isles USA 7s52
Aminiasi Tuimaba Fiji 7s46
Dan Norton England 7s39
Max McFarland Scotland 7s39
Alasio Naduva Fiji 7s37
Maurice Longbottom Australia 7s34
Siviwe Soyizwapi South Africa 7s33
Jamie Farndale Scotland 7s30
Regan Ware New Zealand 7s30
Johnny Vaili Samoa 7s29

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