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We’ve picked out some of the best stats from Round 10 of the Vodacom United Rugby Championship.

Scarlets v Munster

Gavin Coombes scored two tries, made the second-most carries (17), most dominant carries (seven), and most post-contact metres (26) in Round 10.

All three of Coombes, Tom Ahern, and Antoine Frisch made three dominant tackles at the weekend; no player made more.

Munster have made a league-high average of 127.3 carries per 80 minutes this season. At the weekend, they made 166.

Zebre Parma v Edinburgh

Viliame Mata made more carries than any other player in Round 10, a total of 19.

Edinburgh scored two maul tries against Zebre Parma and made more maul metres than any other team in Round 10 (34).

60% of Zebre Parma’s carries came outside the 15-metre lines against Edinburgh – a higher percentage than any other team in Round 10.

Zebre made fewer entries to the opposition 22 than any other team in Round 10, just three in total. However, their average points per entry was a round-high 6.3.

Zebre attempted more penalty goals against Edinburgh than they have in a match all season, a total of six.

Emirates Lions v Vodacom Bulls

The Lions made fewer carries than any other team in Round 10 (67). This is the fewest carries they’ve made in any fixture so far this season.

Vodacom Bulls made more kicking metres than any other team at the weekend, a total of 876.

The Bulls won the joint-most turnovers in Round 10 (eight). Three were in the tackle and another was a one-on-one strip.

The Lions have scored an average of 3.3 tries per 80 minutes this season (4th in the URC). This was the first time they’ve been limited to one try in a match since Round 3.

The Bulls have scored more tries (47) and more points (349) than any other team this season.

Leinster v Benetton

Five of Ross Byrne’s nine kicks in play were retained against Benetton – more than any other player in Round 10.

Benetton’s carry dominance was 33.9% against Leinster – higher than any other team in Round 10.

Leinster scored more tries (seven) and points (47) than any other team in Round 10.

15.8% of Leinster’s carries ended with passes at the weekend – the second-highest percentage in Round 10. They haven’t moved the ball as often since Round 5.

Hollywoodbets Sharks v DHL Stormers

Ben Loader made a total of five clean breaks at the weekend – as many as any other player.

Ruben van Heerden made more successful tackles in Round 10 than any other player, a total of 25. This was only two shy of the record so far this season and van Heerden has now made the most successful tackles in URC 3 (135).

Jaden Hendrikse made more contestable kicks than any other player in Round 10 (six), two of which were retained.

Teammate Aphelele Fassi also made three contestable kicks.

Warrick Gelant was one of two players at the weekend to assist two tries; no player assisted more.

Hollywoodbets Sharks beat 24 defenders in Round 10 – the second-highest total of the weekend.

Cardiff Rugby v Connacht

Thomas Young became the first player this season to win five turnovers in a match at the weekend.

Cardiff made just 167 carry metres in Round 10. This is the fifth-lowest total of the season and Cardiff’s lowest total of the season so far.

Liam Belcher made more defensive ruck entries than any other player in Round 10 (16). He was also a nuisance in the most defensive rucks (six).

Connacht spent more than double the amount of time in Cardiff’s 22 than vice-versa (4:48 to 2:19). However, they scored an average of just 0.8 points per entry to Cardiff’s 2.0.

Glasgow Warriors v Dragons

Josh McKay and Facundo Cordero were the only two players to make over 100 carry metres in Round 10: 140 and 118 respectively.

Between them, Cordero, Stafford McDowall, and Jamie Dobie made a total of 13 clean breaks against the Dragons.

Glasgow Warriors won four scrum penalties at the weekend – more than any other team.

The Dragons didn’t make a single clean break in Round 10 and beat six defenders. In contrast, Glasgow Warriors made 25 clean breaks and beat 39 defenders.

Ospreys v Ulster

Dan Edwards scored 14 of the Ospreys’ 19 points at the weekend, making him the top point-scorer of Round 10.

Ulster didn’t make a single clean break against the Ospreys. This was the first match this season that they didn’t make a clean break.

Ulster won fewer turnovers than any other team in Round 10 (two).

The Ospreys made 110 more carry metres than Ulster at the weekend, a total of 293.

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