Springboks powerhouse Jasper Wiese’s INSANE Leicester Tigers stats

Jared Wright
Leicester Tigers forward Jasper Wiese.

Leicester Tigers forward Jasper Wiese.

Jasper Wiese’s time with Leicester Tigers has come to an end, with the back-rower leaving the Premiership club following the conclusion of the 2023/24 season.

Wiese joined the Tigers as a little-known South African loose forward from the Cheetahs but has since become one of the best number eights in the game.

The hard-working back-rower is renowned for his heavy hitting on both sides of the ball and, after a stellar start to his career at Leicester, he received his first call-up to the Springboks squad in 2021 and made his Test debut against Georgia.

Jasper Wiese’s time at Leicester Tigers

The 28-year-old departs Leicester as a Rugby World Cup and British and Irish Lions Series winner, but during his time with the Tigers, he was a dominant force, and his incredible statistics further emphasise that.

According to Oval Insights, since he joined the Tigers, Wiese made 896 carries with no player making more than him in the Premiership.

He also made more post-contact metres (1,111) and beat more defenders than any other player in the Premiership.

He also impressed on defence, making more dominant tackles in the last four seasons than any other player.

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Wiese was a mainstay in the Tigers’ team throughout his stint at Leicester, racking up an impressive 79 caps for the club, scoring 21 tries.

He had issues with discipline during the early stages of his stint at the Tigers, as he received three yellow cards and one red in his first season in the East Midlands.

He was not shown a red card in his second season, but he did get three yellow cards again. He went his entire third season without a single card.

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In his fourth and final season, he was shown one yellow card and one red, the latter coming in his last game for the club.

Perhaps Wiese’s most memorable performance for Leicester was in the 2022 Premiership final against Saracens, where he scored a try in a man of the match shift to defeat the Londoners 15-12 as the Tigers clinched their first league title in nine years.

He was also a standout for the side who reached the Challenge Cup final in 2021, losing by a point to Montpellier.

Wiese is rumoured to be heading to Japan, joining the Urayasu D-Rocks.

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