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Stats cave: Top 10 meter-makers in the Gallagher Premiership

The Gallagher Premiership campaign is now officially over, but we were treated to some proper attacking rugby along the way.

In recent seasons, defences have been on top, however this time around we saw more teams take a more free-flowing, fast-paced approach to the league.

With this approach, players across the league started to chew up meters for fun; but which ones made the most throughout the season?

Here is a full breakdown of the top 10 meter-makers in the Gallagher Premiership this season.

Top 10 meter-makers in the Gallagher Premiership

10. Arron Reed

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Sale Sharks winger Arron Reed might be overshadowed by the likes of Joe Carpenter and Tom Roebuck, but he had a fine season himself. The back made 764 meters in his 17 Premiership appearances this campaign (averaging 44.9 meters per game), and will be looking to build on that next year too.

9. Adam Radwan

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A constant bright spark in a dark year at Kingston Park was Adam Radwan. The England international had another fine year on the wing for Steve Diamond’s side, notching an impressive 772 meters in 18 Premiership games (averaging 42.8 meters per game).

8. Immanuel Feyi-Waboso

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The breakthrough star of the Premiership was Exeter’s chief attacking threat. Feyi-Waboso was able to generate so much momentum for his side, as he made 824 meters in 14 Premiership appearances (averaging 58.8 meters per game).

7. Will Muir

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‘The Horse’ was a constant meter-maker for Bath, combining well with the likes of Finn Russell in an explosive backline. The winger notched an impressive 837 meters in his 16 Premiership appearances this season (averaging 52.3 meters per game).

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6. Tommy Freeman

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This season has arguably been Freeman’s best to date. The back has been deployed both on the wing and in the centres for the Saints this campaign, and it has made him a bigger attacking threat. He racked up a solid 876 meters in 16 Premiership appearances (averaging 54.8 meters per game).

5. Ollie Sleightholme

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Freeman wasn’t the only Saint capable of chewing up meters, as Ollie Sleightholme topped the Northampton attacking stats. The league’s top try-scorer totalled 938 meters across his 15 Premiership appearances (averaging 62.5 meters per game).

4. Freddie Steward

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The Leicester Tigers fullback is known for his aerial prowess, however his attacking skillset is also very good. His counter-attacking ability is among the best in the league, and it’s really helped him become a proper weapon for the Tigers. He has made a whopping 1021 meters in just 13 league appearances (averaging 78.5 meters per game).

3. Joe Carpenter

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We’ve already had a Sale Sharks back on the list, but Joe Carpenter was his side’s biggest meter-maker this season. The fullback was a constant attacking threat all season, as he made 1110 meters in 15 Premiership games (averaging 74 meters per game).

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2. Tyrone Green

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Coming in second place in our list is Harlequins fullback Tyrone Green. The South African back, who qualifies for England next year, is so instrumental to his side’s attack, particularly on the counter-attack. He has totalled a huge 1238 meters in 18 Premiership games (averaging 68.8 meters per game).

1. Gabriel Ibitoye

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Topping the meters chart this season is Bristol winger Gabriel Ibitoye. The Bears back really improved as the season went along, and he quickly established himself as the chief attacking threat for the West Country side. Ibitoye made a staggering 1432 meters in 17 Premiership games this campaign (averaging 84.2 meters per game).