2018 Super Rugby: Fijian duo branded best gain players
31 May, 2018, 6:00 am
FIJIAN Super Rugby players Filipo Daugunu and Taqele Naiyaravoro have been branded by SANZAAR as the best average gain players out of the 170 players to make 50 plus carries this season.
SANZAAR in a statement highlighted Daugunu of the Queensland Reds having the best average gain (11.4m) of any player, while NSW Waratah’s Naiyaravoro in second place with a rate of 10.8m.
The duo will face each other when their teams go head to head in this week’s Super Rugby match at Suncorp Stadium.
Waratahs have won their last eight games on the bounce against the Reds by an average margin of 19 points per game, however, they had lost their five meetings prior to that run.
The Reds have won their last two Australian derbies when playing as hosts, the last time they won more was a five-game streak from 2012 to 2013.
The Waratahs have won seven of their last eight away games against teams currently in the Australian conference, including wins in their last two such fixtures.