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Every week, a Vodacom Bulls player stands like Captain America’s shield between his tryline and an advancing pack of forwards, a DHL Stormers player smashes like Thor’s hammer into an opponent, a Cell C Sharks player pounces like Black Panther on a breakaway by the other team, and an Emirates Lions player snags an opponent like Spider-Man’s web.

Every week, every player in a South African Vodacom Super Rugby team puts his body on the line defending that white line on the field. And that’s because in a season of heroes, he’s tackling for more than just points on a scoreboard.

This Vodacom Super Rugby season, South African rugby’s heroes are tackling for the children of CHOC (Childhood Cancer Foundation of South Africa) as part of the #TacklingCancer campaign.  Every tackle by a South African player is worth R100 to CHOC – jointly donated by Vodacom and SuperSport. And every fan also contributes R1 of his or her Vodacom Super Rugby ticket to CHOC.

One more week of tackles can make a huge difference to one more child at CHOC.

So, here are this week’s #TacklingCancer heroes.

Round 4

Top Tacklers per SA team:

Cell C Sharks (128):  James Venter (14)

Vodacom Bulls (98):  Josh Strauss (13)

DHL Stormers (111): Pieter-Steph du Toit  & Salmaan Moerat (12)

Emirates Lions: Bye

Total number of tackles:  337

Total Money Raised for CHOC:  R33,700

Top Tackler:  Cell C Sharks – James Venter (14)

Overall Tackle Stats to date this Season

Number of Tackles to date:

Total Tackles to date: 1369

Total Money Raised for CHOC to date: R136,900

Top Tacklers to date:

Round 1: Marnus Schoeman and James Venter (13)

Round 2:  James Venter and Jeandre Rudolph (15)

Round 3:  Pieter-Steph du Toit (20)

Round 4: James Venter (14)

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