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Veainu the Player of Round 17

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Telusa Veainu was the stand-out player in Round 17 of the Aviva Premiership, according to BT Sport pundit David Flatman.

And Veainu’s statistics in the OPTA Rugby Rankings back up Flatman’s selection.

Veainu scored two tries in the 34-5 bonus-point win at Worcester Warriors, and played a huge role in Jonah Holmes’s opening try with a break from his own 22.

That try by Holmes and Veainu’s first of the game are both up for Citizen Try of the Week. Click here to vote for your favourite.

Veainu beat a round-high of nine defenders and has beaten more defenders this league season than any other player with 61. He also made 95 metres in the game to go past 1,000m so far this Aviva Premiership campaign.

Scroll below to watch Veainu’s highlights from the game and hear former England front-rower Flatman make his Player of the Round selection. Flatman also selected Logovi'i Mulipola and Matt Toomua in his Team of the Week. Click here to see it.

Manu Tuilagi (66m) and Greg Bateman (57m) also feature in the most metres made in last weekend’s Aviva Premiership fixtures, while they both beat four defenders in the game as well.

Elsewhere, Sione Kalamafoni made 25 carries against Worcester, the most by any player in Round 17. It took his carries to a league-high 233 for the season. Kalamafoni is also Tigers’ top tackler in the league with a total of 187.

Brendon O’Connor, meanwhile, is second in the league for turnovers (15) after making another turnover against the Warriors.

And Graham Kitchener won eight lineouts and is now fourth in the league with 71, and he also made one steal on Worcester ball.