STAT ATTACK: Unstoppable Gavin Coombes, Warrick Gelant magic & more

STAT ATTACK: Unstoppable Gavin Coombes, Warrick Gelant magic & more

We've picked out some of the best stats from Round 10 of the BKT United Rugby Championship.

Scarlets v Munster

  • Gavin Coombes scored two tries, made the second-most carries (17), most dominant carries (seven), and most post-contact metres (26) in Round 10.
  • All three of Coombes, Tom Ahern, and Antoine Frisch made three dominant tackles at the weekend; no player made more.
  • Munster have made a league-high average of 127.3 carries per 80 minutes this season. At the weekend, they made 166.

Zebre Parma v Edinburgh

  • Viliame Mata made more carries than any other player in Round 10, a total of 19.
  • Edinburgh scored two maul tries against Zebre Parma and made more maul metres than any other team in Round 10 (34).
  • 60% of Zebre Parma’s carries came outside the 15-metre lines against Edinburgh – a higher percentage than any other team in Round 10.
  • Zebre made fewer entries to the opposition 22 than any other team in Round 10, just three in total. However, their average points per entry was a round-high 6.3.
  • Zebre attempted more penalty goals against Edinburgh than they have in a match all season, a total of six.

Emirates Lions v Vodacom Bulls

  • The Lions made fewer carries than any other team in Round 10 (67). This is the fewest carries they’ve made in any fixture so far this season.
  • Vodacom Bulls made more kicking metres than any other team at the weekend, a total of 876.
  • The Bulls won the joint-most turnovers in Round 10 (eight). Three were in the tackle and another was a one-on-one strip.
  • The Lions have scored an average of 3.3 tries per 80 minutes this season (4th in the URC). This was the first time they’ve been limited to one try in a match since Round 3.
  • The Bulls have scored more tries (47) and more points (349) than any other team this season.

Leinster v Benetton

  • Five of Ross Byrne’s nine kicks in play were retained against Benetton – more than any other player in Round 10.
  • Benetton’s carry dominance was 33.9% against Leinster – higher than any other team in Round 10.
  • Leinster scored more tries (seven) and points (47) than any other team in Round 10.
  • 15.8% of Leinster’s carries ended with passes at the weekend – the second-highest percentage in Round 10. They haven’t moved the ball as often since Round 5.

Hollywoodbets Sharks v DHL Stormers

  • Ben Loader made a total of five clean breaks at the weekend – as many as any other player.
  • Ruben van Heerden made more successful tackles in Round 10 than any other player, a total of 25. This was only two shy of the record so far this season and van Heerden has now made the most successful tackles in URC 3 (135).
  • Jaden Hendrikse made more contestable kicks than any other player in Round 10 (six), two of which were retained. Teammate Aphelele Fassi also made three contestable kicks.
  • Warrick Gelant was one of two players at the weekend to assist two tries; no player assisted more.
  • Hollywoodbets Sharks beat 24 defenders in Round 10 – the second-highest total of the weekend.

Cardiff Rugby v Connacht

  • Thomas Young became the first player this season to win five turnovers in a match at the weekend.
  • Cardiff made just 167 carry metres in Round 10. This is the fifth-lowest total of the season and Cardiff’s lowest total of the season so far.
  • Liam Belcher made more defensive ruck entries than any other player in Round 10 (16). He was also a nuisance in the most defensive rucks (six).
  • Connacht spent more than double the amount of time in Cardiff’s 22 than vice-versa (4:48 to 2:19). However, they scored an average of just 0.8 points per entry to Cardiff’s 2.0.

Glasgow Warriors v Dragons

  • Josh McKay and Facundo Cordero were the only two players to make over 100 carry metres in Round 10: 140 and 118 respectively.
  • Between them, Cordero, Stafford McDowall, and Jamie Dobie made a total of 13 clean breaks against the Dragons.
  • Glasgow Warriors won four scrum penalties at the weekend – more than any other team.
  • The Dragons didn’t make a single clean break in Round 10 and beat six defenders. In contrast, Glasgow Warriors made 25 clean breaks and beat 39 defenders.

Ospreys v Ulster

  • Dan Edwards scored 14 of the Ospreys’ 19 points at the weekend, making him the top point-scorer of Round 10.
  • Ulster didn’t make a single clean break against the Ospreys. This was the first match this season that they didn’t make a clean break.
  • Ulster won fewer turnovers than any other team in Round 10 (two).
  • The Ospreys made 110 more carry metres than Ulster at the weekend, a total of 293.

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