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Weekly Tries Tally after Round 13

21 May 2016



Total number of tries in Round 13: 18

Total donation from Vodacom:  R126 000

(R7000 per South African team try)


Broken down as follows:

Emirates Lions: 8

Cell C Sharks:  8

DHL Stormers: 1

Vodacom Bulls: 1

Southern Kings: 0

Toyota Cheetahs: Bye


The Emirates Lions and Cell C Sharks lead the pack in supporting Tries for Books in Round 13 with eight tries each this weekend.



SEASON TOTALS TO DATE – after Round 13


Total number of tries to date: 197 (including penalty tries)

Total amount donated by Vodacom to date:  R1 379 000


Emirates Lions: 48

Toyota Cheetahs: 38

Vodacom Bulls: 31

Cell C Sharks:  30

DHL Stormers: 28

Southern Kings: 22


The Emirates Lions lead the pack in supporting Tries for Books with 48 tries in total after Round 13.


Highest South African try scorer to date:

Lionel Mapoe (Emirates Lions) with 8 Tries in total.


Tries per Round:

Round 1: 18

Round 2: 14

Round 3: 11

Round 4:  16

Round 5: 10

Round 6: 13

Round 7: 15

Round 8: 24

Round 9: 15

Round 10: 20

Round 11: 6

Round 12: 17

Round 13: 18



To find out more about the Tries for Books campaign, click here





Only 7% of schools in South Africa have libraries. That means 85% of South Africans do not have access to a nearby library.


Vodacom introduces the Tries for Books campaign.


During the 2016 Vodacom Super Rugby season, Vodacom will donate R7000 for every try scored by a South African team, towards setting up e-libraries and giving access to books to communities in need.


The on field action will translate into empowering young minds around the country giving teams an extra reason to get the ball over the chalk line.


Books have the Power to change the world.


Follow #Tries4Books for details.


More Teams. More Games.  More Tries.  More Books.  More Knowledge.

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