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.



Round 6

Top tacklers per SA team:

Emirates Lions: Marvin Orie (13)

Cell C Sharks: James Venter (12)

Vodacom Bulls: Johnny Kotze and Ruan Nortje (8)

DHL Stormers: Bye

Total number of tackles: 272

Total Money Raised for CHOC: R27,200

Top Tackler: Marvin Orie (Emirates Lions, 13)




Overall tackle stats to date this season:

Total tackles to date in 2020: 2110

Total amount raised for CHOC to date: R211,000


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)


Team Tackles to date:

Vodacom Bulls: 460

Emirates Lions: 468

Cell C Sharks: 611

DHL Stormers: 571

Follow the action using #TacklingCancer