StatReview: Raiders vs Tigers

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StatReview: Raiders vs Tigers

Post by TigerTom » Sun 24 Apr, 2016 1:34 pm

Well where do I start. Our fifth biggest defeat since the merge, and wasn't it painful to watch.

The Raiders ran absolutely riot, with 10 Raiders running over 100m, J.Tedesco (129) and A.Seumanufagai (135) were our only players running over 100m. In total the Raiders ran over 1000m more than the Tigers did (2710-1658). In the second half alone, the Raiders ran 1303m compared to our 570m. Tigers missed 28 tackles and made 15 ineffective tackles. The Raiders missed 17 tackles, 5 of those on J.Tedesco. Second-phase play was once again non-apparent in the Tigers game, making only 1 offload compared to Canberra's 10.

Despite the scoreline, (and trying to be positive) the Tigers completion rate wasn't exactly terrible, completing 78% of sets (21/27). On the other hand, the Raiders completed 88% (38/43). To put that into perspective, the Tigers failed to complete 6 sets, compared to the Raiders 5. However, having 42% of possession and conceding 10 penalties made things difficult. The significant difference in possession led to the Tigers making almost 100 more tackles than the Raiders (Raiders 241-335). The Tigers spent 10 minutes in the Raiders 20, yet the Raiders spent more than double that time in the Tigers 20 (22 mins). To narrow it down, our worst period of the game was once again between 40-60 minutes, where we conceded 22 points.

Congratulations to Kevin Naiqama on being the only Tiger who managed to offload the ball last night. As stated previously, the Raiders made 10 offloads, compared to Tigers 1. Five of those offloads came from J. Leilua. In hand, Leilua crossed the line twice, as well as coming up with 5 line break assists and 2 try assists. Additionally, 17 runs for 215m resulted in Rapana being the lead runner for the game, as well as scoring 2 tries from Leilua assists, plus another 2 (4 in total).The short-ball play from Hodgson led to early tries from Whitehead and Boyd. J.Hodgson racked up 5 try assists and 4 LBA's. In total the Raiders made 11 line-breaks, C.Lawrence was the only Tiger to break the Raiders line, ultimately leading to our only try.

In the halves, neither Sezer or Williams assisted in a try or line-break. The Raiders halves made 11 runs combined (7 and 4 respectively). For the Tigers, Brooks made 8 runs (72m) from 33 possessions and made 15 tackles, along with 5 misses and 2 ineffective tackles. In 22 possessions, Moses failed to run the ball, yet led the game in kick metres with 218m from 4 kicks. The Raiders wingers and fullback had an easy night. Jack Wighton caught 3 kicks on the full, Lee and Rapana both defused bomb kicks with no issues.

Both Lawrence and Sironen played 80 minutes, Chris Lawrence put in a notable defensive effort with a 97% tackle efficiency (38/39). Sironen also made 34 tackles. The two combined made a total of 13 runs for 110m (Sironen 5, Lawrence 8). In comparison to Canberra's second-rowers, Papalii made 15 runs for 178m and Whitehead made 12 runs for 129m. To put that into perspective, Papalii made more runs and more metres than both of our second rowers combined. Whilst Canberra dominated possession, it was J.Hodgson who led the tackle count making 44 tackles without a miss. Next in line is R.Farah making 41 tackles with 2 misses. The Tigers forward pack was once again led by (to an extent) Seumanufagai with 14 runs (135m), 28 tackles and only 2 misses in 53 minutes. Due to the injury to Halatau, Lovett was able to get more game time than usual. In 50 minutes, Lovett took 9 runs for 97m, making 1 tackle break and 21 tackles with only 1 miss.

We can only improve for next week (you would hope so) against Souths this Thursday night.

TigerTom.

Stats courtesy of Champion Data.


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Post by Mighty Tiger » Sun 24 Apr, 2016 2:05 pm

A bigger stat review was at halftime Brooks made more meters than anyone without a linebreak to his name.

When your halfback makes the most meters running to the line you know the forwards arent doing the hard yards.

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Post by tigeress » Sun 24 Apr, 2016 3:33 pm

Is Moses still carrying an injury from last week, maybe that could account for his poor effort

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Post by Magpie Magic » Sun 24 Apr, 2016 5:16 pm

tigeress wrote:Is Moses still carrying an injury from last week, maybe that could account for his poor effort
Moses does nothing.

Could've won us a game last week but may as well played with 12 yesterday.

Can't kick pass tackle or support should be released immediately.
Couldn't fit him in first grade at any other club atm.
Had this conversation in the off season and was criticised for wanting someone like Maloney over him.
We would have won 2 more games at least with him on kicking alone.

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Post by willow » Sun 24 Apr, 2016 5:33 pm

tigeress wrote:Is Moses still carrying an injury from last week, maybe that could account for his poor effort
He is playing with a groin strain.


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Post by sideline eye » Sun 24 Apr, 2016 10:28 pm

In all the hysteria after this debacle, many are calling for Lovett's head but I don't think he was the worst out there last night, by a long way.

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Post by jirskyr » Sun 24 Apr, 2016 11:16 pm

What does it say when we missed only 11 tackles more than Raiders but conceded 54 more points? Sounds like they ran in tries without being touched, without even having to break tackles.

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