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Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by eagle66, May 5, 2015.

  1. eagle66

    eagle66 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Watching games on TV and seeing the tackle stats, always make me shake my head. How can a team have 20 possessions and the opposing team rack up 220 tackles? 20x6 tackles = 120 tackles maximum. I know this happens because every player in a tackle gets acknowledged but really, one tackle (or one play the ball) = 1.
    I would be more interested in the tackle count reflecting times a team has been tackled which is made up of 1 man tackle, 2 man tackles, 3 man tackles and gang tackles.
     
  2. Loobs

    Loobs I am not really Scott Penn Premium Member

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    NRL stats in general are pretty bland and basic. The level of published analytics is terrible - there are no what you would call "advanced stats".

    Something I've been interested in is stuff like offload metres gained and things like that. The NRL just counts "Offloads" as a positive stat but not all offloads are equal. A player that offloads into a situation where another player makes metres out of it is obviously better than when a tackled player gets an arm loose and just chucks and the team loses 10 metres (AKA The Watmough). Yet both just register a "1" on the offload and everyone moves on.
     
  3. eagle66

    eagle66 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Good point. As you say, the Offload stat should really be total offloads, consisting of positive offloads ie >1metre gained and negative offloads ie < 1 metre gained or loss of possession.
     
  4. Loobs

    Loobs I am not really Scott Penn Premium Member

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    Also kicks dead v kicks that gain point or a repeat set... So many things they could do. You'd imagine player managers would want to arm themselves with these stats when negotiating. You want to quantify your players worth.
     
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    The Who Well-Known Member

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    And why is "dying with the ball" credited as a "hit-up"?
     
  7. Sea Eagle 4 Life

    Sea Eagle 4 Life Active Member

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    Its called a "flop" by most defenders in the vicinity.
     
  8. Loobs

    Loobs I am not really Scott Penn Premium Member

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    AKA The Hindmarsh
     

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