Super Rugby Final: Stats comparison

Date published: July 3 2015

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Ahead of Saturday's Super Rugby Final, we compare some of the key numbers racked up by the Hurricanes and Highlanders this year.

There is precious little to choose between Super Rugby's two best attacking sides but at this level, the smallest margins can make a huge impact:

2015 Super Rugby statistics: Hurricanes v Highlanders

Tries: 
Highlanders: 61
Hurricanes: 62

Clean breaks: 
Highlanders: 151
Hurricanes: 205

Carries:
Highlanders: 1732
Hurricanes: 2144

Metres gained: 
Highlanders: 7528
Hurricanes: 9616

Defenders beaten: 
Highlanders: 309
Hurricanes: 420

Tackle success (%): 
Highlanders: 85.6
Hurricanes: 87.6

Lineout success (%): 
Highlanders: 88.7
Hurricanes: 81.0

Offloads: 
Highlanders: 202
Hurricanes: 231

Scrums success (%): 
Highlanders: 92.0
Hurricanes: 95.0

Rucks success (%): 
Highlanders: 95.0
Hurricanes: 94.0

Yellow cards:
Highlanders: 6
Hurricanes: 3

Leading point scorers:
Highlanders: Lima Sopoaga (183)
Hurricanes: Beauden Barret (112)

Leading try scorers:
Highlanders: Waisake Naholo (12)
Hurricanes: TJ Perenara (11)

Penalty Goals:
Highlanders: Lima Sopoaga (29)
Hurricanes:  Beauden Barret (21)

Conversions:
Highlanders: Lima Sopoaga (17)
Hurricanes: James Marshall (17)

Tackles:
Highlanders: Elliot Dixon (159)
Hurricanes: Jeremy Thrush (157)

Missed tackles:
Highlanders: Aaron Smith (25)
Hurricanes: Brad Shields (22)

Penalties Conceded:
Highlanders: Josh Hohneck (19)
Hurricanes: Ben Franks (20)

Offloads:
Highlanders: Ben Smith (30)
Hurricanes: James Broadhurst (23)

Defenders beaten:
Highlanders: Waisake Naholo (56)
Hurricanes: Julian Savea (57)

Clean breaks:
Highlanders: Waisake Naholo (32)
Hurricanes: Julian Savea (27)

 

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