Want to re­ally know what to think about Su­per Rugby this year? Look at these num­bers and they will tell you ev­ery­thing.

EV­ERY­ONE BANGS ON ABOUT VER­SA­TIL­ITY THESE DAYS, SO TO PROVE WE ARE GET­TING WITH THE TIMES, WE SHOW HERE THAT WE CAN DO NUM­BERS AS WELL AS WORDS. CLEVER US.

NZ Rugby World - - Contents -

38

THE AV­ER­AGE NUM­BER OF POINTS THE HUR­RI­CANES SCORED PER MATCH LAST YEAR – WHICH WAS THE HIGH­EST IN THE COM­PE­TI­TION.

8

The num­ber of sets of broth­ers play­ing for New Zealand teams – the Ioanes, Lienert-Browns, McKen­zies, Saveas, Uma­gaJensens, White­locks, Bar­retts and Good­hues.

13

Num­ber of capped All Blacks in the Cru­saders – the high­est of any team in NZ.

324

THE HUR­RI­CANES POINTS DIF­FER­EN­TIAL LAST YEAR – THE BEST IN HIS­TORY.

9

The num­ber of teams with a new coach this year.

44

The av­er­age num­ber of points con­ceded the Sun­wolves con­ceded per game last year – the high­est in the com­pe­ti­tion.

36

The age of High­landers lock Alex Ain­ley – the oldest con­tracted player in NZ.

85

The high­est num­ber of points scored by one team in a sin­gle game last year – by the Hur­ri­canes against the Rebels.

15

THE NUM­BER OF YEARS SINCE THE BLUES HAVE WON A TI­TLE.

208

The height in cen­time­tres of Rory Arnold – be­lieved to be the tallest man in Su­per Rugby.

43

Num­ber of tack­les Ray­mond Rhule missed last year – the high­est in the com­pe­ti­tion.

15

The num­ber of tries Ngani Laumape scored in Su­per Rugby last year.

18

THE AV­ER­AGE NUM­BER OF POINTS THE CRU­SADERS CON­CEDED PER GAME LAST YEAR – THE LOW­EST IN THE COM­PE­TI­TION.

56.6

The dis­tance in me­tres of the long­est suc­cess­ful goal­kick last year. It was nailed by Lionel Cronje of the Kings.

3

Num­ber of coaches who have won a Su­per Rugby ti­tle as a coach. They are Scott Robert­son of the Cru­saders, Chris Boyd of the Hur­ri­canes and Jamie Joseph of the Sun­wolves to stop you spend­ing the rest of the day try­ing to fig­ure it out.

8

NUM­BER OF FI­NALS THE CRU­SADERS HAVE PLAYED IN AWAY FROM HOME.

26

The num­ber of turnovers TJ Per­e­nara won last year. That was the third high­est in the com­pe­ti­tion and he’s a half­back for good­ness sake.

24

THE NUM­BER OF PENAL­TIES CON­CEDED BY VET­ERAN OPEN­SIDE GE­ORGE SMITH.

52.2

The av­er­age dis­tance of the kicks at goal Is­rael Fo­lau suc­cess­fully con­verted. Okay he took one long-range ef­fort and nailed it.

4

Num­ber of con­tracted NZ play­ers whose fa­thers played for the All Blacks – Caleb Clarke, Bryn Gat­land, Ethan Black­ad­der and Jack­son Gar­den-Ba­chop.

202

The num­ber of Su­per Rugby caps with which Wy­att Crockett could end the sea­son.

8

THE NUM­BER OF YEARS SINCE SOUTH AFRICA LAST HAD A CHAM­PION.

4

The num­ber of fi­nals the Cru­saders have won away from home.

1

Num­ber of Cana­dian in­ter­na­tion­als play­ing in Su­per Rugby. His name is Tyler Ar­dron.

4

Num­ber of cur­rent coaches who have won Su­per Rugby as a player. Again...to help you... Aaron Mauger, Scott Robert­son, Brad Thorn and Daryl Gib­son.

0

The num­ber of games Aus­tralian sides won against New Zealand opposition teams last year.

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