Rookie Watch: Reece shines again

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Here's out three standout rookies from round 13:

1: Sevu Reece (Crusaders)
It was another big day out for Sevu Reece on the wing in Pretoria, scoring three tries. But he made 80 metres from six carries during the game while also contributing to the defensive effort with five tackles, while also beating three defenders and making three clean breaks.

Games: 7
Tries: 9
Run metres: 605
Defenders beaten: 32

2: Harry Plummer (Blues)
Forced out of the game with an injury late in the first half, first five-eighths Harry Plummer set the tone for the Blues in their strong first half, several times taking the ball to the line while also kicking with effect. He made nine carries and nine passes as the Blues applied the pressure on the Hurricanes.

Games: 11
Carries: 36
Run metres: 137
Defenders beaten: 9
3: Tumua Manu (Chiefs)
Increased exposure has provided Tumua Manu with some key experience during the 2019 season and he has developed into a useful partner to Anton Lienert-Brown in the Chiefs midfield. He made three carries and five passes during the win over the Sharks.

Games: 11
Carries: 68
Run metres: 391
Clean breaks: 16


Tom Robinson: 17
Sevu Reece: 13
Will Jordan: 9
Liam Mitchell: 7
Richard Judd: 5
Du'Plessis Kirifi: 4
Etene Nanai-Seturo: 3
Folau Fakatava: 3
Harry Plummer: 3
Bailyn Sullivan: 2
Tanielu Tele'a: 2
Tumua Manu: 2
Josh Iosefa-Scott: 1
Kane Leaupepe: 1

NOTE: The qualification for rookies is players that are either playing in their first season of Super Rugby or who are playing their first season as a contracted player and have played less than five games prior to 2019.