Posted on April 24 2012
|Luciano Orquera of Aironi||
Jonathan Sexton of Leinster has hit the remarkable figure of a 90% success rate in the RaboDirect PRO12 Rhino Golden Boot goalkicking league table. A leader for most of the season, Sexton was briefly overtaken by a Ronan O’Gara mid season hot streak, but has now regained the lead with one round to go on May 4th and 5th before the destination of the Award is decided. The Rhino Golden Boot will be presented by MD Anthony Locke at the RabdoDirect PRO12 Awards in Cardiff on May 6th. Ronan O’Gara is currently second in the table on 83.33% and Aironi’s Luciano Orquera has stormed through the field to occupy third place with 82.50% just ahead of Glasgow’s Duncan Weir on 82.43%. Orquera’s rise was assisted by a PRO12 record setting 9 out of 9 penalties in the derby game with Treviso before Christmas, and Weir’s kick to convert Stuart Hogg’s last minute try against Munster the weekend before last gained a bonus point which may well be critical in taking the Warriors into the play offs.