The Top Performers In The PRO14 After The First Three Rounds

Which players have impressed you?

Just three games into the inaugural PRO14 season and a number of players have hit the ground running.

Connacht may have struggled in their opening games, but a return to form for Bundee Aki has been a shining light. The centre picked up a MOTM award against the Southern Kings and currently leads the way with the most carries on 59.

Last season’s champions Scarlets have started well with Steff Evans and Johnny McNicholl impressing. Evans leads the way when it comes to defenders beaten (14) and offloads (11) while McNicholl tops the charts for clean breaks (9) and metres made (340).

Tackles

Adam Ashe, Glasgow Warriors – 43
Justin Tipuric, Ospreys – 43
Paul Schoeman, Cheetahs – 42
Aaron Shingler, Scarlets – 41
Josh Navidi – Cardiff Blues – 41

Carries

Bundee Aki, Connacht – 59
Stuart McCloskey, Ulster – 53
Anidisa Ntsila, Kings – 45
Adam Ashe, Glasgow Warriors – 43
Louis Ludik, Ulster – 42

Defenders beaten

Steffan Evans, Scarlets – 14
Blair Kinghorn, Edinburgh – 14
Jeff Hassler, Ospreys – 13
Masixole Banda, Kings – 12
Johnny McNicholl, Scarlets – 12

Offloads

Steffan Evans, Scarlets – 11
Masixole Banda, Kings – 8
Johnny McNicholl, Scarlets – 8
Stuart McCloskey, Ulster – 7
Thomas Farrell, Connacht -6

Clean breaks

Johnny McNicholl, Scarlets – 9
John Cooney, Ulster – 7
Blair Kinghorn, Edinburgh – 6
Steffan Evans, Scarlets – 6
Jacob Stockdale, Ulster – 6

Metres made

Johnny McNicholl, Scarlets – 340
Blair Kinghorn, Edinburgh – 294
Steffan Evans, Scarlets – 263
Andrew Conway, Munster – 256
Alex Wootton, Munster – 246

Turnovers won

Tadhg Beirne, Scarlets – 7
Jamie Ritchie, Edinburgh – 5
Tommaso Castello, Zebre – 5
Aaron Shingler, Scarlets – 5
Scott Williams, Scarlets – 4

Lineout steals

Scott Cummings, Glasgow Warriors – 3
James Benjamin, Dragons – 2
James Cannon, Connacht – 2
John Muldoon, Connacht – 2
Quinn Roux, Connacht – 2

Jason Hennessy

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