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.
Top Tacklers this Round:
Emirates Lions: Marvin Orie (13)
Cell C Sharks : James Venter (12)
Vodacom Bulls : Johnny Kotze and Ruan Nortje (8)
DHL Stormers : Bye
Total number of tackles: 272
Money Raised for CHOC: R 27,200.00
Top Tackler: Marvin Orie, Emirates Lions (13)
Overall Tackle Stats to date this season
Number of Tackles to date:
Total Tackles to date: 2110
Total Money Raised for CHOC to date: R 211,000.00
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)
Round 5: Dylan Richardson (22)
Round 6: Marvin Orie (13)
Team Tackles to date:
Vodacom Bulls: 460
Emirates Lions: 468
Cell C Sharks: 611
DHL Stormers: 571
Follow the action using #TacklingCancer