NRL team stats, where are we?



  • https://www.nrl.com/stats/

    As a top 4 team, we don’t feature on individual levels.
    Luke Brooks is in the top 3 line engagers, 1 40/20 and 4th in offloads.
    Esan Marsters is in the top 3 for offloads.
    Benji is the 5th most for kick meters.
    Corey Thompson is 4th for kick returns.

    The only area we lead is Ineffective Tackles By Robbie Roccow who is in the top 5 of missed tackles (and the only forward in the top 5)… Yet Robbie has been killing it.

    Only when you look at the team stats does it look like were a top 5 side.



  • Because it’s about the team - Not any one individual. In seasons gone by we have been reliant on individuals making a brilliant play. Not any more, our stats across the park are much more even this year with the structures, and players Cleary has put in place.



  • I think it does say we need some more “talent” or star power if we are to make the finals.

    Yes we have a group of players playing well above average. But if we don’t put some speed on our outer backs, we won’t make the 4.



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    I think it does say we need some more “talent” or star power if we are to make the finals.

    Yes we have a group of players playing well above average. But if we don’t put some speed on our outer backs, we won’t make the 4.

    Jeez… You’re still not convinced? :brick:



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    https://www.nrl.com/stats/

    As a top 4 team, we don’t feature on individual levels.
    Luke Brooks is in the top 3 line engagers, 1 40/20 and 4th in offloads.
    Esan Marsters is in the top 3 for offloads.
    Benji is the 5th most for kick meters.
    Corey Thompson is 4th for kick returns.

    The only area we lead is Ineffective Tackles By Robbie Roccow who is in the top 5 of missed tackles (and the only forward in the top 5)… Yet Robbie has been killing it.

    Only when you look at the team stats does it look like were a top 5 side.

    2 of the comp’s top 4 offloaders in our backline? That’s saying something.

    Also on Rochow, does he have high overall MTs or high % MTs? I believe he has played every minute of every game this season, so with big-minute players we obviously need to consider ratios.

    But most important - points conceded = best in comp. You can’t measure points conceded per player, and our attack is 10th best, so it’s not entirely surprising that we don’t have standouts in the attacking stats.


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    The only stat that matters is the WWWWWWW stat …Wests Tigers are up there with that. …



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    https://www.nrl.com/stats/

    As a top 4 team, we don’t feature on individual levels.
    Luke Brooks is in the top 3 line engagers, 1 40/20 and 4th in offloads.
    Esan Marsters is in the top 3 for offloads.
    Benji is the 5th most for kick meters.
    Corey Thompson is 4th for kick returns.

    The only area we lead is Ineffective Tackles By Robbie Roccow who is in the top 5 of missed tackles (and the only forward in the top 5)… Yet Robbie has been killing it.

    Only when you look at the team stats does it look like were a top 5 side.

    2 of the comp’s top 4 offloaders in our backline? That’s saying something.

    Also on Rochow, does he have high overall MTs or high % MTs? I believe he has played every minute of every game this season, so with big-minute players we obviously need to consider ratios.

    But most important - points conceded = best in comp. You can’t measure points conceded per player, and our attack is 10th best, so it’s not entirely surprising that we don’t have standouts in the attacking stats.

    2 of the top 4. I am only seeing Esan Marsters there.
    Might be worth diving on the stats on Rochow. Either it’s a weird stat thing or he has a real weakness in his game. Everyone else with high missed tackles are basically halves or backs, not forwards.



  • Interestingly 3 of the top 4 teams are in the top 5 for missed tackles (Tigers 4th, Panthers 3rd, Warriors 5th). Good to see we’re up there set completion, kicking and runs made though.

    The team stats back up the Dragons dominance so far. They’re everywhere in the positive categories and nowhere to be seen in the negative.



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    https://www.nrl.com/stats/

    As a top 4 team, we don’t feature on individual levels.
    Luke Brooks is in the top 3 line engagers, 1 40/20 and 4th in offloads.
    Esan Marsters is in the top 3 for offloads.
    Benji is the 5th most for kick meters.
    Corey Thompson is 4th for kick returns.

    The only area we lead is Ineffective Tackles By Robbie Roccow who is in the top 5 of missed tackles (and the only forward in the top 5)… Yet Robbie has been killing it.

    Only when you look at the team stats does it look like were a top 5 side.

    2 of the comp’s top 4 offloaders in our backline? That’s saying something.

    Also on Rochow, does he have high overall MTs or high % MTs? I believe he has played every minute of every game this season, so with big-minute players we obviously need to consider ratios.

    But most important - points conceded = best in comp. You can’t measure points conceded per player, and our attack is 10th best, so it’s not entirely surprising that we don’t have standouts in the attacking stats.

    2 of the top 4. I am only seeing Esan Marsters there.
    Might be worth diving on the stats on Rochow. Either it’s a weird stat thing or he has a real weakness in his game. Everyone else with high missed tackles are basically halves or backs, not forwards.

    It’s because he’s leading the line on the right hand side. His goal is to apply pressure. While sometimes he’ll miss or fall off the tackle the value is in cutting down the time and options of the attacking side. Elijah Taylor has often done the same in the middle and he notches up a few missed tackles when he does. Missed tackles are just part and parcel of the defensive style being used.



  • Tigers this year have learnt that Defence is not the thing that runs around the ground its what wins game, get your defence right the attack will follow.



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    https://www.nrl.com/stats/

    As a top 4 team, we don’t feature on individual levels.
    Luke Brooks is in the top 3 line engagers, 1 40/20 and 4th in offloads.
    Esan Marsters is in the top 3 for offloads.
    Benji is the 5th most for kick meters.
    Corey Thompson is 4th for kick returns.

    The only area we lead is Ineffective Tackles By Robbie Roccow who is in the top 5 of missed tackles (and the only forward in the top 5)… Yet Robbie has been killing it.

    Only when you look at the team stats does it look like were a top 5 side.

    2 of the comp’s top 4 offloaders in our backline? That’s saying something.

    Also on Rochow, does he have high overall MTs or high % MTs? I believe he has played every minute of every game this season, so with big-minute players we obviously need to consider ratios.

    But most important - points conceded = best in comp. You can’t measure points conceded per player, and our attack is 10th best, so it’s not entirely surprising that we don’t have standouts in the attacking stats.

    2 of the top 4. I am only seeing Esan Marsters there.
    Might be worth diving on the stats on Rochow. Either it’s a weird stat thing or he has a real weakness in his game. Everyone else with high missed tackles are basically halves or backs, not forwards.

    You said Brooks is 4th in offloads? Only within our team?



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    https://www.nrl.com/stats/

    As a top 4 team, we don’t feature on individual levels.
    Luke Brooks is in the top 3 line engagers, 1 40/20 and 4th in offloads.
    Esan Marsters is in the top 3 for offloads.
    Benji is the 5th most for kick meters.
    Corey Thompson is 4th for kick returns.

    The only area we lead is Ineffective Tackles By Robbie Roccow who is in the top 5 of missed tackles (and the only forward in the top 5)… Yet Robbie has been killing it.

    Only when you look at the team stats does it look like were a top 5 side.

    2 of the comp’s top 4 offloaders in our backline? That’s saying something.

    Also on Rochow, does he have high overall MTs or high % MTs? I believe he has played every minute of every game this season, so with big-minute players we obviously need to consider ratios.

    But most important - points conceded = best in comp. You can’t measure points conceded per player, and our attack is 10th best, so it’s not entirely surprising that we don’t have standouts in the attacking stats.

    2 of the top 4. I am only seeing Esan Marsters there.
    Might be worth diving on the stats on Rochow. Either it’s a weird stat thing or he has a real weakness in his game. Everyone else with high missed tackles are basically halves or backs, not forwards.

    It’s because he’s leading the line on the right hand side. His goal is to apply pressure. While sometimes he’ll miss or fall off the tackle the value is in cutting down the time and options of the attacking side. Elijah Taylor has often done the same in the middle and he notches up a few missed tackles when he does. Missed tackles are just part and parcel of the defensive style being used.

    Ah interesting. Yea his 182 tackles (at 6 games) gives about 30 per game and 110 average running meters is HUGE! Look don’t get me wrong, the guy is doing something great it just sucks that the only individual effort we come NR1 in the league is ineffective tackles. Your explanation makes sense though, have someone get in the attacks face and force a decision.



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    2 of the comp’s top 4 offloaders in our backline? That’s saying something.

    Also on Rochow, does he have high overall MTs or high % MTs? I believe he has played every minute of every game this season, so with big-minute players we obviously need to consider ratios.

    But most important - points conceded = best in comp. You can’t measure points conceded per player, and our attack is 10th best, so it’s not entirely surprising that we don’t have standouts in the attacking stats.

    2 of the top 4. I am only seeing Esan Marsters there.
    Might be worth diving on the stats on Rochow. Either it’s a weird stat thing or he has a real weakness in his game. Everyone else with high missed tackles are basically halves or backs, not forwards.

    It’s because he’s leading the line on the right hand side. His goal is to apply pressure. While sometimes he’ll miss or fall off the tackle the value is in cutting down the time and options of the attacking side. Elijah Taylor has often done the same in the middle and he notches up a few missed tackles when he does. Missed tackles are just part and parcel of the defensive style being used.

    Ah interesting. Yea his 182 tackles (at 6 games) gives about 30 per game and 110 average running meters is HUGE! Look don’t get me wrong, the guy is doing something great it just sucks that the only individual effort we come NR1 in the league is ineffective tackles. Your explanation makes sense though, have someone get in the attacks face and force a decision.

    It’s more a question on how they are measuring missed tackles. It’s not like he is being run over. We are having someone getting to the contact early but not completing the tackle because you can only have two players at marker. Often the first player rushes up, the next two come more in a line to wrap the attacker up. Then the first player quickly drops off to get back in the line, while the other two stay at marker. As the first guy is countered as a miss tackle.
    I remember someone commenting on one of our first games his year that we had 40 missed tackles but the opposition only made three line breaks. They were trying to get their heads around that and once those types of M/T v opposition L/B stats kept coming out the same for each of our first few games they worked out this is a deliberate defensive pattern.
    The other think we are doing different to most teams is an attacking wrestle. In some instances we are giving up some post contact metres and our attacking wrestle is more about getting to our front.



  • Very interesting Don, the last bit…. Will keep an eye out for that in future



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    The only stat that matters is the WWWWWWW stat …Wests Tigers are up there with that. …

    Now you’ve made me feel bad for all the nasty barbs I have thrown at you

    Didn’t realize you were a stutterer

    Have you been deported to North Korea yet ??


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