Fixtures - Top Bar

Opta stats for Aviva Premiership Rugby: Round 11

Thomas Waldrom continues to win plaudits for his try-scoring exploits with the Exeter Chiefs but his teammate James Short is turning heads out wide as well.

Waldrom’s seventh league try of the campaign in Sunday’s victory over Worcester Warriors means last year’s top try scorer in Aviva Premiership Rugby is leading the way once more.

But the bonus-point victory – the Chiefs’ fifth of the campaign already – owed much to Short’s brilliance on the wing.

The former Saracens man became the sixth different player to register four clean breaks in a game this season and he also beat a whopping seven defenders according to Opta Stats for Aviva Premiership Rugby.

Newcastle Falcons won a Premiership match despite scoring fewer tries than their opponents for the first time since September 2013.

The victory owed much to the defensive effort of Micky Young, the scrum-half making a round-high 16 tackles while lock Sean Robinson was one behind on 15.

They had to be at their best because on the other side of the ball Harlequins had two wingers in red-hot form – Charlie Walker scored two tries and made 129m with ball in hand – the most he has ever made in a Premiership match and the most by a Quins player this season while Marland Yarde made 94m.

On Friday night Wasps produced an impressive first-half performance to see off Northampton Saints and claim their first win on the road against them since November 2005.

Nathan Hughes’ 18 carries – only Waldrom (20) and Schalk Brits (19) made more – stood out while Rob Miller beat six defenders as Teimana Harrison’s 16 tackles were in vain.

On Saturday Saracens came from behind to beat Bath Rugby at Allianz Park as Brits’ carries and Maro Itoje’s three turnovers were critical to the victory.

Sale Sharks stretched their unbeaten home record to six matches, Nev Edwards crossing twice in their win over London Irish.

And finally Leicester Tigers produced a strong defensive stand to beat Gloucester Rugby – Dom Barrow and Sam Harrison both making 15 tackles.

And that freed up Peter Betham to carry for 104m in their narrow victory, the Australian also beating three defenders as the Tigers claimed a narrow victory.
 
Tackles
Micky Young (Newcastle Falcons) 16
Teimana Harrison (Northampton Saints) 16
Dom Barrow (Leicester Tigers) 15
Sam Harrison (Leicester Tigers) 15
Sean Robinson (Newcastle Falcons) 15
 
Carries
Thomas Waldrom (Exeter Chiefs) 20
Schalk Brits (Saracens) 19
Nathan Hughes (Wasps) 18
 
Metres
Charlie Walker (Harlequins) 129
Peter Betham (Leicester Tigers) 104
Marland Yarde (Harlequins) 94
 
Defenders beaten
James Short (Exeter Chiefs) 7
Rob Miller (Wasps) 6
Telusa Veainu (Leicester Tigers) 6
 
Turnovers won
Luke Wallace (Harlequins) 4
Maro Itoje (Saracens) 3
Will Welch (Newcastle Falcons) 3
 
Clean breaks
James Short (Exeter Chiefs) 4
Charlie Walker (Harlequins) 3
Peter Betham (Leicester Tigers) 3

Latest News

Match Reaction: Newcastle Falcons 16 Worcester Warriors 14

Worcester Warriors director of rugby Gary Gold was left stunned and disappointed after Newcastle Falcons scrum-half Sonatane Takulua struck late…

Match Reaction: Harlequins 32 Wasps 13

Harlequins fly-half Nick Evans signed off from the Stoop with a majestic performance as he kicked 22 points against Wasps…

Match Report: Newcastle Falcons 16 Worcester Warriors 14

Sonatane Takulua scored all of Newcastle Falcons' points - including a late converted try - to down a spirited Worcester…

Match Report: Harlequins 32 Wasps 13

Nick Evans capped a memorable final appearance for Harlequins at the Twickenham Stoop by scoring 22 points as they downed…

Alafoti Faosiliva commits future to Worcester Warriors

Samoa international Alafoti Faosiliva will continue his Sixways career after committing his future to the Club. The 31-year-old arrived at…

Alafoti Faosiliva

AUDIO: Preview of this weekend’s Aviva Premiership action

It's the penultimate round of regular-season matches in the Aviva Premiership this weekend - Russell Hargreaves has the details.

Saracens name side to face Bristol Rugby

Saracens have named their team to face Bristol in round 21 of the Aviva Premiership on Saturday at Allianz Park,…

Schalk Brits

Northampton Saints team news versus Exeter Chiefs

The Northampton Saints team has been named for the Aviva Premiership Round 21 trip to Exeter. Injuries to Louis Picamoles…

JJ Hanrahan

Garvey to start for Bath Rugby in West Country derby

Matt Garvey will make his first start for Bath Rugby since January in the West Country Aviva Premiership derby against…

Matt Garvey

Gloucester Rugby make just one change for trip to Bath

Gloucester Rugby keep faith with the majority of the side that triumphed in La Rochelle last weekend, making just one…

Mariano Galarza

Exeter Chiefs side to face Northampton Saints

Rob Baxter says it’s vital his Exeter Chiefs grasp every opportunity afforded to them as they look to maintain their…

Gareth Steenson

Leicester Tigers team news for final home game

Graham Kitchener and Adam Thompstone will make their 100th starting appearances in a Leicester Tigers shirt in the final home…

Adam Thompstone

Team News for Bristol Rugby to face Saracens

Olly Robinson returns to the starting line-up as Bristol Rugby face reigning Premiership champions Saracens on Saturday (3pm KO). The…

Olly Robinson

Four Changes For Sharks Ahead of Tigers Clash

Sale Sharks have named their side to take on Leicester Tigers this Saturday at Welford Road in the Aviva Premiership…

Josh Charnley

Callum Chick not given up on top-six finish for Newcastle Falcons

Promising Newcastle Falcons flanker Callum Chick hasn't given up on helping his side qualify for a Champions Cup place next…

Jack Singleton still buzzing after baptism of fire at Worcester Warriors

Jack Singleton admits he never expected to get as much Aviva Premiership Rugby game time as he has had this…