20 Apr

Who's Super in the Super Comp?
by Tracey Nelson
20 Apr 2011

We’re halfway through the 2011 Super Rugby competition, so which NZ players are putting their hands up as we start to think about the All Black squad for the Tri-Nations and further ahead to the Rugby World Cup?

With Colin Slade out with his second broken jaw before he had a chance to even generate us some decent stats and Stephen Donald also on the injured list, the race is wide open as to who will be Dan Carter’s back up this year. Do we pick a goal kicker, a line breaker or a combination of the two? Which backs have made the most linebreaks? Who is off-loading the most in the tackle? Who are the leading locks? Which flanker is heading the count for breakdown steals? All is revealed here.

Goal Kicking % Success Total attempts
Aaron Cruden 80% 10
Dan Carter 79% 39
Stephen Donald 75% 16
Luke McAlister 71% 35
Dan Kirkpatrick 63% 32
Mike Delany 62% 26
Stephen Brett 56% 16
Robbie Robinson 46% 26

1st 5 linebreaks
Stephen Brett 5
Dan Kirkpatrick 3
Dan Carter 2
Luke McAlister 2
Aaron Cruden 2
Mike Delany 2
Robbie Robinson 2
Stephen Donald 1

Top linebreakers (backs)
Isaia Toeava 10
Kade Poki 8
Sean Maitland 7
Andre Taylor 7
Leilia Masaga 6
Jared Payne 6
Ben Smith 6
Joe Rokocoko 6
Stephen Brett 5
Robbie Fruean 5
Tim Nanai-Williams 5
Shaun Treeby 5
Andy Ellis 4
Hosea Gear 4
Zac Guildford 4
Julian Savea 4
Sitiveni Sivivatu 4
Ma’a Nonu, Rene Ranger, Sonny Bill Williams 3
Conrad Smith 4

Top tackle offloaders
Sonny Bill Williams 29
Adam Thomson 14
Dan Carter 12  
Rene Ranger 11  
Israel Dagg 10
Stitveni Sivivatu 10
Brendon Leonard 9

Lineout jumpers – wins
Whitelock 14/14
Donnelly 9/9
Thorn 12/14  
Ross 11/13
Bekuis 10/12  
Boric 24/29  
Thrush 10/13
Jack 5/7
Williams 7/11
Eaton 7/11

Lineout jumpers – steals
Ross 6
Boric 3  
Thrush 1  
Jack 1

Lineout throwers Not straight Overthrows
Keven Mealamau 1 0
Dane Coles 2 1
Jason Rutledge 2 2
Andrew Hore 1 3
Aled de Malmanche 0 4
Cory Flynn 6 0
Hika Elliot 5 1

Flankers breakdown wins
Matt Todd 10
Adam Thomson 8  
George Whitelock 4  
Scott Waldrom 3
Jerome Kaino 2
Kieran Read 2
Daniel Braid 1

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