The sporting week in numbers

Not one, not two, but three separate pitch invasions marred the Western Force's win over the Crusaders in Perth last weekend. Photo / Getty Images.
Not one, not two, but three separate pitch invasions marred the Western Force's win over the Crusaders in Perth last weekend. Photo / Getty Images.

APNZ's Daniel Richardson and Kris Shannon take a look at the sporting week in numbers.

3 - Not one, not two, but three separate pitch invasions marred the Western Force's win over the Crusaders in Perth last weekend. The final encroachment was made by three spectators - including one in a banana costume - and provided Crusaders second-five Ryan Crotty and forwards coach Dave Hewett with some tacking practise.

13 - When he hurled the ball in the air to bring the curtain down on his professional basketball career last weekend, Dillon Boucher did so safe in the knowledge he had just won his 13th championship. Nine were in the New Zealand National Basketball League, while the other four were picked up in the Australian NBL.

4 - Wests Tigers fullback James Tedesco has played only four NRL games but was summoned to the City Origin side for Sunday's City vs Country match in Coffs Harbour. The 20-year-old has played the fewest NRL games of any player ever called upon for City for the representative clash between the two New South Wales sides.

28.7 - New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony won the NBA scoring title this season after averaging a cool 28.7 points per game. Anthony beat Oklahoma City's Kevin Durants (28.1) to take the crown and became only the second Knick in franchise history to win the gong.

7 - The Highlanders have lost their opening seven games of the Super Rugby season. Despite a big off-season recruitment drive, the southern men have struggled this year and have a tough ask ahead of them tomorrow (sat) as they look for their first win when they meet the Crusaders in Christchurch.

96.8 - The Northern Mystics may have lost their opening four games of this year's ANZ Championship but they can't blame shooter Cathrine Latu. The Silver Fern has drained 122 of her 126 attempts at goal, good for a success rate of 96.8 per cent. The winless Mystics host the Central Pulse in Auckland on Sunday.

9 - All Whites striker Chris Wood ended a nine-match goal-scoring drought when he converted from the penalty spot for Leicester City in a 3-2 win over Bolton Wanderers in the English Championship this week. Wood had gone seven weeks without finding the back of the net but he helped the Foxes move to sixth place on the Championship table.

908 - Sticking with football and Kiwi attacking midfielder Marco Rojas received 908 votes from his fellow A-League players as he was awarded the Johnny Warren Medal on Monday night as the competition's player of the season. Rojas fended off Italian maestro Alessandro Del Piero who finished second with 449 votes.

42 - On Jackie Robinson Day, in which every Major League Baseball player wears the retired No 42 to honour the player who broke the sport's colour barrier, the New York Yankees paid particular tribute in a 4-2 win. Robinson Cano, named after Jackie, hit a home run and Mariano Rivera, the only player allowed to wear No 42 every day, earned the save.

3 - There could be three New Zealanders on the UFC 160 card in Las Vegas next month after Dylan Andrews put his hand up to be involved in the event. If Andrews, who won his first UFC fight last weekend, does make the card, he would join fellow Kiwis Mark Hunt and James Te Huna.

- APNZ

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