Does anyone know how player statistics are actually calculated? For example: What does it mean if someone makes 30 tackles per game. If they are the third man in and hardly contribute, is it still included in their tally? How are metres calculated - is there a GPS in the ball and on the player, or is there someone manually estimating each carry? How is a missed tackle determined? It can be subjective. Does that mean there is someone watching the game who's job it is to decide who missed the tackle and add them up? I can't find anywhere on the web that tells us this information.