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August 9, 2016

Super Rugby Team of the Season

Super Rugby Team of the Season

15. Damian McKenzie (Chiefs) – Player of the Season
Totalled 116 metres from 49 carries this season, beating 10 defenders along the way and completing 55 tackles.

14. Melani Nanai (Blues)
Top 10 ranked for defenders beaten (41) and also scored 5 tries and made 22 clean breaks in 11 games.

13. Israel Folau (Waratahs)
Top try scorer in the competition (11), 4th for metres gained (1250) and 5th for defenders beaten (55) and =5th for offloads (24).

12. Anton Lienert-Brown (Chiefs)
Assisted 6 tries, made 105 carries for 570 metres and beat 22 defenders along the way, 81 tackles and 15 offloads complete his stats.

11. Nemani Nadolo (Crusaders)
Scored 6 and assisted 7 tries in the competition, also kicked all four shots at goal he had. Made the joint 3rd most offloads (26) and most clean breaks per game of anyone to play 10+ games (2.3).

10. Beauden Barrett (Hurricanes)
Scored 9 tries and assisted a further 9. Top points scorer with 223 at an average of 12 per game. Made the most metres (847) of any fly-half.

9. TJ Perenara (Hurricanes)
Only player to make 1000+ passes this season. Scored 7 tries and assisted a further 7. Made more clean breaks (20) and won more turnovers (10) than any other scrum-half.

8. Kieran Reid (Crusaders)
Scored 3 tries and assisted a further 5. One of only two forwards to make 100+ passes, also made the joint second most offloads (15) of any forward.

7. Ardie Savea (Hurricanes)
Made the most tackles in the competition (205) and won the joint most turnovers (25), also the only forward to score 5 + tries and assist 5+ tries.

6. Jaco Kriel (Lions)
Made more metres than any other forward (858) as well as beating more defenders (57) and scoring the 2nd most tries (6) of any forward.

5. Pieter-Steph Du Toit (Stormers)
Stole 14 lineouts in 14 games, the 2nd most of any player. Beat the joint most defenders of any lock (22) and made the most carries of any 2nd row (139), also scored 3 tries.

4. RG Snyman (Bulls)
Made the most offloads of any lock (15) as well as taking 65 lineouts (including 7 steals) and scoring 2 tries.

3. Vincent Koch (Stormers)
Scored twice as many tries (6) as any other prop this season,  beating 12 defenders and making 5 clean breaks in the process.

2. Dane Coles (Hurricanes)
Made more metres than any other front row forward (473) as well as beating more defenders (31) and making more clean breaks (18), also scored 5 tries and assisted 3 more.

1. Dylan Smith (Lions)
Totalled 116 metres from 49 carries this season, beating 10 defenders along the way and completing 55 tackles.