It's not often that the DHL Performance Tracker is dominated at a tournament by just one player. Usually, a few star names will trade places at the top of the pile but in Hong Kong, it was Russia's Vladimir Ostroushko who deservedly walked away with the DHL Impact Player award.

Playing in his first tournament on the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series 2016-17, Ostroushko returned in devastating form, powering his way up the pitch against many of the series' top opposition. What makes Ostroushko's stats even more immense is that he did it in just five games to help Russia notch up their second Impact Player award of the series (German Davydov won in Sydney).


The 30-year-old's carries stat of 32 was seven more than any other player in the top seven (Kenya captain Andrew Amonde had 25) and was a significant contributor to his overall total of 56. Ostroushko also made 13 tackles, four breaks and sevens offloads over the weekend.

Elsewhere statistically in the top seven from Hong Kong, one stat that really stood out was the tackle count of USA captain Madison Hughes. Despite being more renowned as a playmaker, Hughes made an astonishing 28 tackles in a supreme defensive display, making up the majority of his 47 points which put him fourth overall. 


Japan's Kameli Soejima took second place overall his offload and breaks count of eight apiece putting him top of those two categories. On his 50th tournament appearance, South Africa's Cecil Afrika also showed his class in defence and attack, making 16 tackles and 23 breaks respectively.

In the overall DHL Performance Tracker for the series, England's Dan Norton still remains in first place after putting up some decent numbers in Hong Kong where he became the all-time top try scorer in World Series history.