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Some interesting statistics from last year’s Super 14


Written by Jacques Von Gruning (JarsonX)

Posted in :Original Content, Super 14, Super Rugby on 30 Jan 2011 at 19:31
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Here are some interesting statistics of 2010′s Super 14 Tournament courtesy of Ruggastats and Sports Illustrated magazine. I’m not going to add how many minutes each team played but keep in mind that the semi-finalists have played a game or 2 extra.

TACKLES MADE:
Stormers – 2097
Cheetahs – 1921
Crusaders – 1918
Waratahs – 1908
Bulls – 1876
Chiefs – 1849
Hurricanes – 1781
Reds – 1739
Force – 1728
Highlanders – 1706
Lions – 1653
Sharks – 1600
Brumbies – 1521
Blues – 1446

LINE BREAKS:
Blues – 175
Crusaders – 151
Reds – 139
Hurricanes – 131
Stormers – 128
Brumbies – 126
Waratahs – 122
Chiefs – 120
Highlanders – 120
Lions – 115
Sharks – 98
Force – 97
Bulls – 95
Cheetahs – 76

METRES GAINED FROM CONTACT:
Blues – 8264
Stormers – 8245
Waratahs – 8171
Brumbies – 7951
Crusaders – 7639
Reds – 7388
Force – 7271
Hurricanes – 6875
Chiefs – 6714
Lions – 6577
Bulls – 6200
Highlanders – 5944
Sharks – 5656
Cheetahs – 5322

Looking at the above information the Sharks should feel lucky that they didnt end lower down the log! Even the Lions were not really that pathetic and how did the Bulls manage to the retain the trophy is beyond belief.



19 Comments

  • Interesting statistics indeed, Jarson.

    Man, that metres gained from contact stat is a worrying one for the Sharks. Bet you we’ll do better than that this year.

  • Comment 1, posted at 30.01.11 19:35:31 by robdylan Reply
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  • Sharks will definitely be better this year. Bulls game was based on kicking with good chasers. Probably do the same with Fourie back and Basson set to start at wing.

  • Comment 2, posted at 30.01.11 19:49:21 by Speed7 Reply

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  • @Speed7 (Comment 2) : tell you what, it could work well for them. Geez, but Basson is good at that game. There’s no-one better.

  • Comment 3, posted at 30.01.11 20:04:15 by robdylan Reply
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  • Wonder who will be our kicker for the year..

  • Comment 4, posted at 30.01.11 20:11:09 by shaniboi Reply

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  • Tacles made isn’t really a positive stat it says how many times your team didn’t have the ball. Tackles missed would be a more telling stat.

  • Comment 5, posted at 30.01.11 20:22:59 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 5) :

    And the 2 combined would be the most telling stat.

    it would be a VERY good indication of which teams played with the ball in hand and which hoofed it away.

  • Comment 6, posted at 30.01.11 20:35:08 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 6) : The percentage of tackles attempted that was succesfull would be a nice stat to see.

  • Comment 7, posted at 30.01.11 20:41:14 by Ben Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 3) : Agree with you Rob, Basson is superb under the high ball and reckon right now he is faster than Habs as well.

  • Comment 8, posted at 30.01.11 20:42:13 by Puma Reply

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  • @Puma (Comment 8) : Right now you say? He’s always been faster than habana. He’s in much better form than habana though.

  • Comment 9, posted at 30.01.11 20:46:22 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 9) : do u think if habs had come to the sharks would he have made a difference last year

  • Comment 10, posted at 30.01.11 22:18:37 by shaniboi Reply

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  • @shaniboi (Comment 10) : Yip he would have made a difference but don’t think it would have been a positive one! Would choose our wingers over him anyday!

  • Comment 11, posted at 30.01.11 22:28:19 by Ben Reply
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  • Has anyone seen the new super rugby advert on tv? Gets me all geared up for the season coming up!

  • Comment 12, posted at 30.01.11 23:02:58 by Ben Reply
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  • @shaniboi (Comment 10) : Last year he wouldn’t have. He is well past it.

    He wouldn’t have made a difference in the last 2 years actually.

  • Comment 13, posted at 31.01.11 06:44:36 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 13) : He playd he’s best rugby up untill the wc in 2007 he’s pretty much been shit after that! All that fame went to he’s head!

  • Comment 14, posted at 31.01.11 07:17:45 by Ben Reply
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  • I too would like to see tackles attempted and tackles missed. Anyone wanna do the research? :smile:

  • Comment 15, posted at 31.01.11 07:25:07 by Jarson (AddicteD) Reply
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  • Where’s my post writing icon? :smile: It will look good next to my upcoming trophies.

  • Comment 16, posted at 31.01.11 07:40:48 by Jarson (AddicteD) Reply
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  • what these stats show is stats are majorly flawed. stats cannot be viewed individually, but have to be viewed collectively to get a good reading. some teams kick for position others run into position. some teams may make a lot of meters but miss lots of tackles. these stats say nothing about anything.

  • Comment 17, posted at 31.01.11 09:28:47 by try time Reply

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  • @Ben (Comment 12) : Not yet, but apparently the Sharks have one that will be aired from the 13th.

  • Comment 18, posted at 31.01.11 09:37:54 by Jarson (AddicteD) Reply
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  • @try time (Comment 17) : Stats are only flawed if the actual numbers are incorrect. Where the problem usually comes in is in the interpretation of the stats.

  • Comment 19, posted at 31.01.11 11:07:52 by MysticShark Reply
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