Sau in the race

Eroni Sau busts through a gap against NZ. Picture: WORLD RUGBY

ERONI Sau is not only a contender for the Rookie of the Year of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series, but he is also one of the top five contenders for the DHL Impact Player of the Year.

Sau has been nominated with teammate Alasio Naduva and Australian Ben O’Donnell.

He is overall fourth in the DHL performance tracker with 328 points.

Teammate, Amenoni Nasilasila is third with 320 points.

O’Donnell is second with 357 points while Canadian Justin Douglas leads with 360 points.

The DHL performance trackers analyses individual player performances measured against four key criteria-off-loads, carries, line-breaks and tackles.

The scores are tracked through the DHL Performance Tracker, where the total score for each player is a combination of each criteria.

A winner is announced at the end of each individual tournament and the overall series winner is judged across all 10 legs for the men’s competition.

Meanwhile, in the 52 matches he has played this season, the Yasawa flyer has scored 36 tries amassing 180 points.

*Statistics for Fiji players:
Most points
1. Amenoni Nasilasila 297
2. Eroni Sau 180
3. Vatemo Ravouvou 162
4. Jerry Tuwai 112
5. Josua Vakurinabili 110

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