Six Nations Stats 2017: Most metres? Most tackles? Check out the stats from Round Two

RUCK.co.uk brings you the key statistics from the second round of the 2017 RBS Six Nations.

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TACKLING

Joe Launchbury didn’t let anyone get the better of him in Cardiff, landing a stand alone 20 tackles at the Principality Stadium, which was five more than second place Courtney Lawes (15).

For the hosts, Sam Warburton and Justin Tipuric once again impressed, making 18 tackles each.

Fly-half Dan Biggar also chipped in with 14 tackles, more than any other back this weekend.

In Paris, French lock Sébastien Vahaamahina and Scotland’s Fraser Brown tied for most tackles, landing 15 hits each.


BALL CARRIES

Fijian-born Number 8 Nathan Hughes made an incredible 22 carries for England against Wales.

Man of the match Launchbury made 18 himself while the Welsh most prolific carrier was captain Alun Wyn Jones, taking the ball 13 times.

Ireland hat-trick hero CJ Stander matched Hughes with 22 himself while Jamie Heaslip (16) and Sean O’Brien (15) were also prolific carriers as Ireland thumped Italy in Rome.

Across the channel, Scotland’s Josh Strauss led the standings with 15 while the industrious Louis Picamoles was among three French players to make 11.


METRES MADE

Despite only being on for 32 minutes, replacement centre Craig Gilroy made the weekend’s joint best 81 metres as he touched down a sensational treble.

Ireland’s Simon Zebo (79) and Garry Ringrose (73) also carried well as Joe Schmidt’s men thumped Italy.

Dan Biggar led the metres made at the Principality Stadium with 70, helped by his almost length of the field try.

England back-rower Hughes (67), Liam Williams (59), Jack Nowell (45) and Mike Brown (45) also made decent ground for their sides in Cardiff.

In Paris, Stuart Hogg led the way with 81 metres made while Picamoles stood out once again with 71 metres.

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