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.
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 per SA team:
Vodacom Bulls: Marco van Staden (19)
DHL Stormers: Juarno Augustus (14)
Emirates Lions: Manuel Rass and Dan Kriel (10)
Cell C Sharks: Kerron van Vuuren (7)
Total number of tackles: 419
Total Money Raised for CHOC: R41,900
Top Tackler: Marco van Staden (Vodacom Bulls, 19)
Overall tackle stats to date this season:
Total tackles to date in 2020: 2529
Total amount raised for CHOC to date: R252,900
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)
Round 5: Dylan Richardson (22)
Round 6: Marvin Orie (13)
Round 7: Marco van Staden (19)
Team Tackles to date:
Vodacom Bulls: 603
Emirates Lions: 568
Cell C Sharks: 669
DHL Stormers: 689
Follow the action using #TacklingCancer