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Kitchener lord of the lineout against Worcester

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Graham Kitchener won more lineouts than any other player in Round 6 of the Aviva Premiership last weekend, according to the league's official statisticians OPTA.

Kitchener won a total of 12 lineouts in the 34-13 victory over Worcester Warriors – double that of the next highest in Round 6 Maro Itoje (Saracens) and Phil Dowson (Worcester).
It added to his tally of 32 lineouts won so far this campaign, which puts him join second with James Horwill (Harlequins) and behind only Josh Beaumont’s (Sale Sharks) figure of 36.

Kitchener, man-of-the-match against his former club, said: "It was good to get the bonus-point win. We played well in the first-half to put ourselves in that position and we worked hard to get the five points.

"The first-half was more where we want to be with our performance. We'll take the positives and look forwards to the next game."
Telusa Veainu beat six defenders against Worcester, a joint high for Round 6 with Mike Brown (Harlequins) and Dean Hammond (Worcester).
The Tigers full-back made 114 metres in total against Worcester, which was second only Sean Maitland (Saracens), who made 185 metres.
Veainu is fifth in terms of the number of metres made so far this season on 367 metres. Only Semesa Rokoduguni (Bath Rugby), Olly Woodburn (Exeter Chiefs), Simon Hammersley (Newcastle Falcons) and Charlie Sharples (Gloucester Rugby) are ahead of him.