Latu leads the league for carries

Thursday 31 March 2016 Written by: Adam

The Tonga captain carried the ball 23 times during the game according to the latest Opta stats, two more than his nearest challenger, Harlequins full-back Mike Brown.

Club-mate Marcus Watson made the most metres with ball in hand across the round of matches, gaining 130 metres during the 34-20 defeat. Full-back Simon Hammersley was third on the list with a total of 110 metres, the season-long stats also showing Falcons players in a positive light.

Club captain Will Welch has made the second-most tackles across the entire league campaign with 195, Sean Robinson second in the list for line-outs win with 81.

The Falcons are next in action on Saturday when they make the Aviva Premiership trip to Harlequins. Kick-off at the Twickenham Stoop is at 3pm.