2012 in numbers

 Dec 30,2012
Written by: Editor

Stats are like Aussie commentators - you either love them or hate them! But SA Rugby couldn't resist hauling out the calculators and punching through some interesting figures from 2012.

609 - Number of tries scored in this year's Super Rugby tournament (4.87 per match)
10 - Leading number of Super Rugby tries scored each by Bulls wing Bjorn Basson and Hurricanes full-back Andre Taylor
28 - Number of tries scored by the Stormers - fewer tries than any other side, yet they finished top of the table
251 - Most points scored by an individual in Super Rugby (Aaron Cruden of the Chiefs)
3 - Number of wins picked up by the lowly Lions, who finished in last place on the log
8 - Amount of bonus-point tries scored by the entertaining Hurricanes side in 2012.
8 - Losing bonus points picked up by the Waratahs, who finished 11th in what was their worst finish ever in Super Rugby history
3 - Number of South African franchises that finished in the top six on the Super Rugby log, although none of them managed to claim silverware
59 - Tries conceded by the leaky Melbourne Rebels defence, seven more than any other side
6 - Points scored by the travel-weary Sharks in the Super Rugby final
37 - Points scored by the Chiefs in the Super Rugby final - claiming their first-ever title in the competition's history
33,210 - Crowd attendance that watched the Baby Boks beat the Baby Blacks 22-16 in the IRB Junior World Championship at Newlands 
8 - Five-pointers scored by Free State Cheetahs speedster Raymond Rhule, who finished the Currie Cup season as top try-scorer
137 - Most points scored by an individual in the Currie Cup (Louis Fouché of the Blue Bulls)
2 - Number of finals the Sharks lost in 2012 (Super Rugby and Currie Cup)
11 - Number of years it took Western Province to win the Currie Cup again
22 - Number of people who have now been appointed Bok coach, with Heyneke Meyer the newest name to the list
10 - Players handed Springbok debuts by Meyer this year
10 - Springbok players ruled out through injury this year
20 - Minutes played by Bok and Stormers flank Schalk Burger in 2012
13 - Super Rugby matches played by Eben Etzebeth before earning his first Bok cap
0 - Currie Cup matches played by Eben Etzebeth before earning his first Bok cap
7 - Number of Tests Pat Lambie was warming pine for South Africa
2 - Number of weeks Bok prop Dean Greyling was banned for following his half-witted forearm smash on All Blacks captain Richie McCaw
7 - Number of tries scored by Springbok winger Bryan Habana in 2012
3 - Number of Tests lost by South Africa (Two to NZ, one to Australia)
3 - Number of walkie talkies broken by Meyer in the coaches box 
12 - Most Test wins in 2012, held by New Zealand.
8 - Most Test losses in 2012, shared by Argentina and Scotland
2 - Most Test draws in 2012, held by South Africa (against England and Argentina)
466 - Highest number of points scored in Tests in 2012, held by New Zealand
52 - Most converted penalties in 2012, held by Australia
21 - Number of tries scored by Julian Savea in 2012, with 12 in Tests and nine in Super Rugby
15 - Highest number of Test appearances in 2012, held by Wallaby stalwart Nathan Sharpe
2 - Number of times All Blacks pivot Dan Carter has won the IRB Player of the Year award
3 - Amount of times Habana has been named South African Rugby Player of the Year

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