Aphelele Fassi – The URC Metre Man


We are nine rounds in the 2023/24 season and what a campaign it's been so far.  As we get set to take a break for Europe, we'll be looking back at the season so far starting with the metre men.

Aphelele Fassi

The Hollywoodsbets Sharks fullback leads the way by some distance with 675 metres made this season across nine games played, with 16 defenders beaten and nine clean breaks.

He's also scored three tries and assisted three tries in an excellent campaign so far for the 25-year-old.

Max Nagy

The Ospreys man has been in fine form this season with a whopping 512 metres made for the Welsh side. Still only 24, he's beaten 20 defenders along the way with six clean breaks and has bagged himself three tries along the way.

Josh McKay

The Glasgow Warriors winger has been a key player for the Scottish side this season, who sit third in the table. He's racked up 486 metres made, beaten 21 defenders, and made six clean breaks.

The New Zealander has also bagged himself two tries, and assisted four.

Duhan van der Merwe

The monstrous winger has been tearing it up in the URC this season having recently committed his future to Edinburgh after signing a new contract with the Scottish side.

The Scotland international has made 463 metres, beating an incredible 32 defenders with nine clean breaks.

He's also bagged himself two tries and assisted one in his six games so far this season.

Shane Daly

The Munster utility back has been a shining light for the reigning champions this season and will be hoping for an Ireland call-up for the Six Nations.

Daly has made 463 metres this season with 13 defenders beaten and six clean breaks. He has also assisted two tries.