Stat attack: Johnny McNicholl stars as one of top performers in Guinness PRO14

2 May 2019
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Johnny McNicholl has finished the Guinness PRO14 regular season as one of the leading performers in the competition.

The former Crusaders speedster, who has played at full-back and wing for Scarlets this season, beat more defenders (70) than any other player across the 21 rounds.

The two tries McNicholl scored in last weekend’s Judgement Day defeat to the Dragons saw him place second (11) in the top try-scorers chart behind Cheetahs flyer Rabs Maxwane (14), while a tally of 1182 metres gained over the season saw him finish second in that category behind Ospreys full-back Dan Evans (1299).

McNicholl also finished in the top five carriers, was second in clean breaks (29) - again behind Maxwane (34) - and was fourth in most off-loads (24).

The 28-year-old, who joined the Scarlets in 2016, is one of a number of players who have signed new deals with the region.

 

MOST TRIES

Rabs Maxwane (Cheetahs) 14

Johnny McNicholl (Scarlets) 11

Dan Evans (Ospreys) 10

Shaun Venter (Cheetahs) 10

Duhan van der Merwe (Edinburgh) 9

 

MOST METRES

Dan Evans (Ospreys) 1299

Johnny McNicholl (Scarlets) 1182

Rabs Maxwane (Cheetahs) 1138

Jordan Williams (Dragons) 1091

Malcolm Jaer (Cheetahs) 1060

 

MOST CARRIES

Viliame Mata (Edinburgh) 290

Stuart McCloskey (Ulster) 211

Ruan Lerm (Southern Kings) 205

Dan Evans (Ospreys)  195

Johnny McNicholl (Scarlets) 190

 

DEFENDERS BEATEN

Johnny McNicholl (Scarlets) 70

Duhan van der Merwe (Edinburgh) 65

Monty Ioane (Benetton) 65

Dan Evans (Ospreys) 62

Rey Lee-Lo (Cardiff Blues) 57

 

CLEAN BREAKS

Rabs Maxwane (Cheetahs) 34

Johnny McNicholl (Scarlets)  29

Duhan van der Merwe (Edinburgh)  28

Monty Ioane (Benetton)  23

Rey Lee-Lo (Cardiff Blues) 22