We take a look at all the latest statistics from England’s Aviva Premiership as we get closer and closer to England’s autumn international campaign in November.
We’ll start with the best tacklers in the Premiership so far.
Top EQP Tacklers This Season
England EPS squad members Chris Robshaw, Charlie Ewels, Ben Morgan and Maro Itoje all prove their worth by appearing in the top ten tacklers across the Premiership campaign so far, although Gloucester’s lock Tom Savage tops the tackle country on 63, equal with Harlequins’ Luke Wallace.
Top EQP Tackles This Week
Forgotten man Geoff Parling put in a fantastic shift for Exeter Chiefs last weekend, although his efforts were not enough to see his club get past a resurgent Northampton Saints.
Worcester Warriors’ Carl Kirwan finished in second place with 18, and former England U20s internationals Tom Ellis and Jacon Rowan both make the top ten.
Wasps’ flanker Sam Jones, who has sadly had to withdraw from England’s training squad due to an injury, impressed with 15 tackles.
Top EQP Carries This Season
Thomas Waldrom continues to top the carry count across the Premiership, although Saracens’ Billy Vunipola is quickly catching up on him. Keep one eye out for both Cameron Neild and Simon Hammersley, two young English players that are making an impression for their clubs if not the media.
Top EQP Carries This Week
England fullback Mike Brown seems to be coming back into form at just the right time as he topped the carry charts for the latest round of fixtures.
Teammate Chris Robshaw makes yet another top ten, proving his overall consistency and one of the top performers in the Premiership across the board, week-in-week-out.
Top EQP Metres Made This Season
If you want to know why Semesa Rokoduguni is back in the England squad and in real contention for a starting spot against South Africa then this stat will help you to understand. He has made a stunning 403 metres in five games, far more than any other player.
For those who aren’t fans of Mike Brown as England’s fullback, you may be pleased to see Saracens’ Alex Goode up in second place.
However, for those who are more forward-orientated, you’ll be interested to see the appearance of England number eights Billy Vunipola and Ben Morgan.
Top EQP Metres Made This Week
Charlie Sharples is yet another England outcast, a man who earned a few caps for England under Stuart Lancaster before being cast aside in favour of others. However, the Gloucester winger continues to impress for his club and is second behind Brown in the metres made this week.
Top EQP Defenders Beaten This Season
Wasps’ back rower Guy Thompson, who may be in contention for a Wales squad place if rumours are anything to go by after being shunned by Eddie Jones, has defeated more defenders this season than almost all the backs in the Premiership.
Sale’s young winger Paolo Odogwu is certainly making an impact for his club, while recent England EPS addition Alex Lozowski is showing the fantastic attacking player he is by making the top 10.
Top EQP Defenders Beaten This Week
Courtney Lawes seems determined to fight his way back into the England coaches’ thoughts, and his stats against Exeter last weekend suggest he is doing just that.
Lesser known names like Will Addison, Mark Wilson and Perry Humphreys are all showing what they can offer at the highest level of club rugby. Indeed, Newcastle Falcons fans have longed called for Wilson to be given international recognition.
Stay tuned for next week where we look into the top performing England players in the Premiership once more.
Paul Wassell, Pundit Arena
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