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How are metres gained calculated?

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Ryan, Aug 11, 2008.

  1. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

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    I think the stats are a bit of a joke really.
    I'm not being mean here, but Willow got the ball a few times in attack on the weekend, and made a fair few more metres than zero - I watched the replay.

    Any idea guys?

    If you get the ball off a pass, run forward say 7-8 metres, and pass it, is that making 7-8 matres?

    Or is it, you get passed the ball, and have to get tacked for the metres to count?

    Therefore, 1/2's and that would very rarely make metres???

    Anyone know? Or is NRL.com just a joke?
     
  2. eggson

    eggson Well-Known Member

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    Beats me mate, unless nrl has some spiffy metre grid they can overlay...but yeah, i don't take much notice on that either.  I think Gus wrote a column about that earlier this year too. 
     
  3. eagle_predator

    eagle_predator Active Member

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    It wouldn't surprise me if the NRL used a tape measure
     
  4. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    The stuff that does hawkeye in the Cricket can be used for this, whether they use it or not I dont know
     
  5. Chip and Chase

    Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    It's all done by humans as far as I know. I'd say the Willo thing was just an oversight otherwise it'd would have 0 hitups (0m) wouldn't it ?
     
  6. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    why they persist with human readings is beyond me
     
  7. clontaago

    clontaago Well-Known Member

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    Bloody humans, good for nothing organisms?
     
  8. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Wilstyles will be the man to answer this, think he did a bit of stats work year before last

    Another question i have, when 2-3 blokes all make a hit at the same time, who do they give the tackle too ?
     
  9. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Bloody humans, good for nothing organisms?
    [/quote]

    It's all about the man hours. They can grid it out, point out a player with hawkeye and it does the rest.

    Hawkeye is a damn powerful tool, very well made and thought out
     
  10. Chip and Chase

    Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Is hawkeye intelligent enough to work out who has the ball and who hasn't ??
     
  11. Berkeley_Eagle

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    maybe they should use it on Cam Smiths passing too
     
  12. Volley

    Volley Well-Known Member

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    Wouldn't surprise me if Williamson made zero metres.
     
  13. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

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    my understanding is you need to be tackled ie if you make a 50m break and hand off to the support player you get nothing.
     
  14. willstyles

    willstyles Active Member

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    They are all credited with a tackle.

    As for the running metres, you basically are only given metres if your main action is running towards the opponents line. If you get the ball and your main aim is to pass it along the line, but you happen to drift forward 4 or 5 metres before the opportunity to pass comes up...then you haven't made a "run".

    If Willow has "0" metres, then I guess it means he never ran the ball into the defensive line. Sounds odd, but that's the only explanation.

    Although if you make a big break (as in Fluffy's example) then you DO get credited with the metres because you are deemed to be 'running for the try-line' even though you don't get tackled.
     
  15. Fro

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    is it possible to go into the negatives will?

    as in if you get nailed at the advantage line and pushed back, do metres come off your stats?
     
  16. Jatz Crackers

    Jatz Crackers Moderator Staff Member

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    Bound to be a Mata/Princess joke any minute now.
     
  17. Fro

    Fro Well-Known Member

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    No Matas is a convert
     
  18. Jatz Crackers

    Jatz Crackers Moderator Staff Member

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    I didnt know weight loss would do that to you.
     
  19. Fro

    Fro Well-Known Member

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    hes been feeling faint
     
  20. willstyles

    willstyles Active Member

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    Nope, lowest amount you can get for a run is 0.
     

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