These Are The Best Players In The Six Nations So Far According To The Stats

Who’s impressed you most at the Six Nations this year?

We’re two rounds in and already we’ve got some real star performers standing out at this year’s RBS Six Nations. Some of the obvious ones have been the likes of CJ Stander, Stuart Hogg, Louis Picamoles, Liam Williams and Owen Farrell.

Stander currently leads the way with tries scored and carries across the gainline. He’s actually tied on three tries with Gilroy, Earls and Hogg, but the fact that he’s a forward- we’re giving him top spot.

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Picamoles has been a man on fire in the opening two rounds, carrying for a whopping 201 metres, with 130+ of them coming in one match against England. Paddy Jackson leads the way with points scored on 30, and also has the best kicking percentage with  92% success rate from 12 kicks.

Have a look below for a full rundown.

Six Nations Stats

Points

30 – Paddy Jackson (Ireland)

29 – Leigh Halfpenny (Wales)

28 – Camille Lopez (France)

22 – Owen Farrell (England)

Tries

3 – CJ Stander (Ireland)

3 – Craig Gilroy (Ireland)

3 – Keith Earls (Ireland)

3 – Stuart Hogg (Scotland)

2 – Liam Williams (Wales)

Carries across gainline

25 – CJ Stander (Ireland)

18 – Nathan Hughes (England)

17 – Louis Picamoles (France)

14 – Jamie Heaslip (Ireland)

13 – Jonathan Davies (Wales)

13 – Sam Warburton (Wales)

Metres Made

201 – Louis Picamoles (France)

188 – Stuart Hogg (Scotland)

174 – Scott Spedding (France)

156 -Mike Brown (England)

155 – Rob Kearney (Ireland)

Clean Breaks

5 – Liam Williams (Wales)

4 – Elliot Daly (England)

4 – Jonathan Davies (Wales)

4 – Keith Earls (Ireland)

4 – Paddy Jackson (Ireland)

4 – Stuart Hogg (Scotland)

Defenders Beaten

13 – Louis Picamoles (France)

12 – CJ Stander (Ireland)

8 – Giovanbattista Venditti (Italy)

8 – Rob Kearney (Ireland)

8 – Stuart Hogg (Scotland)

Lineout Throws Won

20 (100%) – Ken Owens

13 (87%) – Guilhem Guirado

12 (92%) – Dylan Hartley

12 (86%) – Rory Best

11 (100%) – Jamie George

Successful Scrums

13 (93%) – Andrea Lovotti (Italy)

13 (93%) – Dan Cole (England)

12 (92%) – Joe Marler (England)

11 (100%) – Cyril Baille (France)

11 (92%) – Lorenzo Cittadini (Italy)

11 (100%) – Tadhg Furlong (Ireland)

Successful Tackles

42 (89%) – Jonny Gray (Scotland)

42 (86%) – Maxime Mbanda (Italy)

38 (95%) – Joe Launchbury (England)

34 (97%) – Hamish Watson (Scotland)

32 (97%) – Richie Gray (Scotland)

Goals Kicked

12 (92%) – Paddy Jackson (Ireland)

11 (92%) – Leigh Halfpenny (Wales)

10 (83%) – Camille Lopez (France)

8 (80%) – Owen Farrell (England)

For a more detailed look, head over to WalesOnline’s excellent piece here.