Tuesday 21 November 2017

Six Nations by numbers - Robbie Henshaw Ireland's leading tackler and Mike Ross a penalty king

Robbie Henshaw tackles Andrea Masi last month. Henshaw is Ireland's leading tackler with 55 so far in the championship.
Robbie Henshaw tackles Andrea Masi last month. Henshaw is Ireland's leading tackler with 55 so far in the championship.
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Robbie Henshaw is Ireland's leading tackler but has also missed more tackles than any other player in the championship. Here are some interesting Six Nations facts and figures.

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England have made the most number of clean line breaks, well ahead of Scotland (21) and France (18). Ireland have made 12 in four games.

574

Ireland have carried more than any other team in this year's championship. Rob Kearney leads the way in green with 47 carries from full back. He leads the way for metres carries (265m).

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Rob Kearney has defended Ireland's try-scoring abilities

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England's Jack Nowell has the most clean line breaks, despite playing in just two matches. Jared Payne leads the way for Ireland with two.

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Jared Payne

14

Robbie Henshaw and Anthony Watson share the accolade for most defenders beaten, one more than Scotland's Stuart Hogg.

5

Jonathan Sexton has conceded more turnovers than any other Irish player.

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Johnny Sexton

55

Robbie Henshaw is Ireland's top tackler with 55, with England's Chris Robshaw leading the way on 68. Taulupe Faletau and Francesco Minto are next on the list. The Connacht player has also missed 11 tackles, more than any other player in the championship.

59

Despite being the joint lowest try scorers along with Ireland, France lead the way on offloads (59). Ireland have had 17 up to this point.

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Ireland's prop Mike Ross is tackled by Italy's flanker Alessandro Zanni (R) during the Six Nations International Rugby Union match between Italy and Ireland at the Olympic Stadium in Rome
 

Jack McGrath has conceded six penalties, while Mike Ross has won more (3) than any other Irish player.

 

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