robdylan

Sharks v Cheetahs: by the numbers


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Currie Cup, Original Content, Sharks on 3 Aug 2010 at 08:45
Tagged with : , , , ,

Let’s have a really quick look at the statistics from the Sharks’ most recent Currie Cup game against the Cheetahs and hand out some bouquets and brickbats.

First up is the old corker of most tackles and this week the award is shared between forwards Craig Burden and Steven Sykes, who managed 13 completed tackles each. Each player missed a single attempt and Burden nudges just slightly ahead of the second-rower by virtue of the fact that he also assisted to make 4 other tackles. Sykes managed 3 assists.

Worst tackling stats belonged to Keegan Daniel, who missed 3 of the 12 total tackles attempted, giving him a tackle efficiency of only 75%. Jacques Botes and Stefan Terblanche were also n the low side, both missing 2 of the 10 they attempted.

Ryan Kankowski was the most frequent ball carrier, with 13, just one ahead of Burden on 12. The number 8 also tops the metres gained statistic, with 138 metres made, ahead of JP Pietersen on 112 and Pat Lambie on 102. Ross Skeate was the least effective ball carrier, managing a net gain of only 1 metres despite carrying the ball 5 times. I guess those Province tendencies die hard!

Outside of scrumhalf Charl McLeod,Lambie was the guy who got his hands on the ball most, handling it 27 times. Pietersen was next best with 19 handles, one ahead of both Kankowski and Daniel.

Steven Sykes was head-and-shoulders above any other forward when it came to breakdown participation, hitting a total of 35 rucks (31 on attack and 4 on defence). Next best was Ross Skeate (28) and Jacques Botes (25).

Burden was the worst offender when it came to conceding penalties, with three given against him (all at scrum time). Skeate and Lwazi Mvovo conceded two each. The most handling errors, somewhat unsurprisingly, belonged to the two players who touched the ball most often, Charl McLeod and Lambie, who transgressed 5 times each.

Thank to www.ruggastats.com for these figures.



16 Comments

  • Is it just my memory, or does Lambie get the ball a whole lot. I remember from last weeks stats he also touched the ball the second most times.

  • Comment 1, posted at 03.08.10 08:55:46 by Richard Ferguson Reply
    Friend of SharksworldCompetition Winner Administrator
    Richard FergusonCoach
     
  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 1) : yes – when he plays at centre anyway. The boy is a real playmaker and even when not actually wearing 10, he is so often the first receiver. He has such lovely hands and brilliant positional awareness.

    In short, he’s a flyhalf.

  • Comment 2, posted at 03.08.10 09:05:19 by robdylan Reply
    Competition Winner Administrator
    robdylanHead Coach
     
  • @robdylan (Comment 2) : Are you trying to convince me or KSA? :mrgreen:

    What do you think is going to happen this weekend with Steve out? Dumond or Lambie at 10?

  • Comment 3, posted at 03.08.10 09:07:18 by Richard Ferguson Reply
    Friend of SharksworldCompetition Winner Administrator
    Richard FergusonCoach
     
  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 3) : Dumond at 10. That’s the way Plum rolls.

  • Comment 4, posted at 03.08.10 09:10:28 by robdylan Reply
    Competition Winner Administrator
    robdylanHead Coach
     
  • @robdylan (Comment 4) : Its a safe option I suppose, and he will have Lambie as backup if Dumond plays a kak game.

    Dumond vs Elton Jantjes = Lions upper hand

  • Comment 5, posted at 03.08.10 09:12:04 by Richard Ferguson Reply
    Friend of SharksworldCompetition Winner Administrator
    Richard FergusonCoach
     
  • Reading these stats, I think that the rating Skeate got is a little unfair. He hit the 2nd most rucks and is exactly what you want a lock to do – fair enough his ball carrying wasnt great, at all, but I still rate him ahead of Hargreaves (who needs to put on about 20kg)

    Anyone know when Mostert is coming back?

    Lambie gets so much ball, but lets see if this is the case when Dumond starts this weekend.

  • Comment 6, posted at 03.08.10 09:14:54 by Mole Reply

    MoleUnder 21 player
     
  • Dumond should start. I think he is more than capable at this level and doesn’t deserve the bad critism thrown his way.

  • Comment 7, posted at 03.08.10 09:21:16 by Jarson Reply
    Competition WinnerCompetition WinnerCompetition Winner
    JarsonXAssistant coach
     
  • Hargreaves weighs 115kg! That’s the same as skeate!

  • Comment 8, posted at 03.08.10 10:12:20 by robdylan Reply
    Competition Winner Administrator
    robdylanHead Coach
     
  • @robdylan (Comment 8) : Really? Why is it that he doesnt look that size at all.. I would never have said he weighs that much… I take my comment back…

  • Comment 9, posted at 03.08.10 10:15:41 by Mole Reply

    MoleUnder 21 player
     
  • @Jarson (Comment 7) : have to agree!! this time last year, Dumond was our flyhalf and he did pretty well! i remember a few people saying he should be starting flyhalf for the S14. like all players, Dumond will get better the more confidence he gets by playing more games!!

  • Comment 10, posted at 03.08.10 12:10:31 by richzed Reply

    richzedUnder 19 player
     
  • @Jarson (Comment 7) : @richzed (Comment 10) : Dumond was the flyhalf against the Pumas, arguably the worst game the sharks have played this entire year. While he wasn’t the cause of that poor play, he contributed.

    Sorry to say.

  • Comment 11, posted at 03.08.10 12:14:00 by Baldrick Reply

    BaldrickCurrie Cup player
     
  • You guys need to take another look at hargreaves. He has bulked up and hardened up a lot over the last two years. This reputation he has for being lightweight is unfounded and I think we should stop perpetuating it.

  • Comment 12, posted at 03.08.10 12:16:13 by robdylan Reply
    Competition Winner Administrator
    robdylanHead Coach
     
  • Baldo, to be fair, though, the voories were pants against the pumas. Hard for a flyhalf to do much under those circumstances

  • Comment 13, posted at 03.08.10 12:18:31 by robdylan Reply
    Competition Winner Administrator
    robdylanHead Coach
     
  • JPP is really getting back into his stride: 2ND most metres gained and 2ND most balls received. Good work from a wing!

  • Comment 14, posted at 03.08.10 13:31:53 by Big Fish Reply
    Administrator
    Big FishAssistant coach
     
  • @Big Fish (Comment 14) : very good work. I fear he won’t be ours after this weekend

  • Comment 15, posted at 03.08.10 13:35:34 by robdylan Reply
    Competition Winner Administrator
    robdylanHead Coach
     
  • The Boks need a real wing: Odd-One is good enough for CC.

  • Comment 16, posted at 03.08.10 14:08:41 by Big Fish Reply
    Administrator
    Big FishAssistant coach
     

Add Comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.