The official OPTA statistics were issued yesterday for the Aviva Premiership and several Sale Sharks players featured prominently in each category.
Michael Paterson was literally head and shoulders above everyone else in most lineouts won with 92, with James Gaskell in 22nd place with 49 wins. Michael also made 220 tackles and was second to Julian Salvi of Leicester Tigers who made 235.
Popular centre Sammy Tuitupou featured too with 34 defenders beaten and 17 offloads.
David Seymour who is one of our top performers made a massive 191 tackles whilst Dan Braid made 162. Captain Dan Braid also won 15 turnovers whilst Michael Paterson (14) and David Seymour (13) were close behind.
Tom Brady (14), Mark Cueto (12) and Dwayne Peel (11) featured in the leading pack of most clean breaks.
One great stat was that no Sale Sharks players featured in the category of 'Most Tackles Missed'.
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