Sharks v Cheetahs: by the numbers

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Currie Cup, Original Content, Sharks on 25 Sep 2013 at 10:07
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They say there are lies, damn lies and statistics. Have a look at the below and see if you can glean a 50-pointer for the Sharks from the below numbers.

Most tackles: Marcell Coetzee (20), Fred Zeilinga (15), Tera Mtembu (14)
Best tackle %: Lwazi Mvovo (100% of 7), Edwin Hewitt (100% of 6)
Most missed tackles: Fred Zeilinga (10), Pieter-Steph du Toit (6)
Worst tackle %: Kyle Cooper (33%), Odwa Ndungane (33%), SP Marais (33%), Jaco van Tonder (33%)
Highest tackle rate: Brynard Stander (25), Danie Mienie (20), Marcell Coetzee (20)
Lowest tackle rate: Odwa Ndungane (1), Kyle Copoer (1.2), SP Marais (1.2)

Most passes (ecxl halfbacks): Keegan Daniel (5), Tera Mtembu (5)
Most offloads: Pieter-Steph du Toit (2), Marcell Coetzee (2), Fred Zeilinga (2)
Most runs: Marcell Coetzee (14), Kyle Cooper (10), Heimar Williams (10), SP Marais (10)
Most metres: SP Marais (90), Heimar Williams (80)
Most metres per run: Jaco van Tonder (25), Charl McLeod (11)
Most tackle busts: Marcell Coetzee (9), Kyle Copoer (7)
Most advantage line crosses: Marcell Coetzee (7), Pieter-Steph du Toit (4), Keegan Daniel (4)
Most line breaks: Heimar Williams (3), Tim Whitehead (2)
Most half-breaks: Marcell Coetzee (4), Pieter-Steph du Toit (2)

Most rucks: Marcell Coetzee (22), Keegan Daniel (14), Pieter-Steph du Toit (14)
Best ruck attendance rate: Marcell Coetzee (22), Danie Mienie (20)
Lowest ruck attendance rate (forwards): Monde Hadebe (0), Wiehahn Herbst (6.6)
Most general play involvements (attack): Wiehahn Herbst (14), Peet Marais (14)
Most general play involvements (defence): Marcell Coetzee (18), Kyle Cooper (7)
Most turnovers forced: Marcell Coetzee (2)

Most turnovers conceded: Pieter-Steph du Toit (3), Fred Zeilinga (3)
Most penalties conceded: Pieter-Steph du Toit (3), Dale Chadwick (2), Odwa Ndungane (2), Danie Mienie (2)

Best forward: Marcell Coetzee
Best back: No clear winner


  • Lowest tackle rate: Odwa Ndungane (1), Kyle Copoer (1.2), SP Marais (1.2)
    How do one get to 1.2? Is it percentages or tackels?

  • Comment 1, posted at 25.09.13 10:19:33 by R Hayward Reply
  • Fred missed 10 tackles. 😯 That doesn’t seem right?

    I’m almost definitely going to have a look at this game again to confirm that stat.

    But it does look like a 50 pointer game. Lost of good stats on attack, but letting in 26 points, so I suppose we got sloppy on defense.

    It was a pretty open game.

  • Comment 2, posted at 25.09.13 10:21:49 by Letgo Reply
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  • Holy shitballs!
    How busy was Marcell on Saturday?!

    Its going to take monumental effort from someone to replicate those numbers this weekend.

  • Comment 3, posted at 25.09.13 10:28:20 by John Galt Reply

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  • @John Galt (Comment 3) : Haha holy shitballs sounds about right! The guy is a machine.

  • Comment 4, posted at 25.09.13 10:37:51 by gregkaos Reply
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  • @R Hayward (Comment 1) : tackle rate is number of tackles per 80 minutes…. so in other words, you divide the number of tackles by the percentage of the game spent on the field.

    Cooper and Marais each played around 65 minutes, making 1 tackle each in that time. If they’d stayed on the field for the full 80, tackling at the same rate, they’d have made 1.2 tackles.

    It’s just a way of comparing players who weren’t on the field for the same length of time.

  • Comment 5, posted at 25.09.13 11:16:54 by robdylan Reply
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  • @John Galt (Comment 3) : Downey has those numbers pinned to his wall this week…

  • Comment 6, posted at 25.09.13 11:17:22 by robdylan Reply
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  • Where are all the Fredi fans now!? The guy missed more tackles than conversions 😆

  • Comment 7, posted at 25.09.13 11:22:15 by Talent Reply
  • @Talent (Comment 7) : Yes, but Pat Lambie missed WAY more tackles sitting on the bench for the Boks, so Fred is still clearly superior… :mrgreen:

  • Comment 8, posted at 25.09.13 12:09:55 by Culling Song Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 6) :
    Who do you reckon will play 6 this weekend?
    Stander, Downey or Botes?

  • Comment 9, posted at 25.09.13 12:18:49 by John Galt Reply

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  • Nice to see both our centers featuring in the line-breaks stats 😎

  • Comment 10, posted at 25.09.13 12:29:29 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @Talent (Comment 7) :
    @Culling Song (Comment 8) :
    😆 😈 😆

  • Comment 11, posted at 25.09.13 12:41:40 by Big Fish Reply
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  • Zeilinga looks a precocious talent, but I have seen this talented youngster = Bok Great fanfare too many times before.

    Lets just enjoy the fact that he is playing really well in the CC for now. Not doing him any favours by building the pressure of expectation.

  • Comment 12, posted at 25.09.13 12:43:26 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @Talent (Comment 7) : Fair enough, did you see the amount of tries he made?

  • Comment 13, posted at 25.09.13 13:49:43 by Uli Reply
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    Uli Boelie
  • Can anyone comment on the Jake white – Sharks story?

  • Comment 14, posted at 25.09.13 13:50:08 by Uli Reply
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  • @Uli (Comment 14) : Link?

  • Comment 15, posted at 25.09.13 14:41:29 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 15) : it’s voldy sucking stories from his own poepol.

  • Comment 16, posted at 25.09.13 14:42:55 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 16) : @vanmartin (Comment 15) : Yea according to twitter Mr K, its either Sharks or Claremont, yet we see pics of him at WP training sessions?

  • Comment 17, posted at 25.09.13 14:46:45 by Uli Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 16) : How sarugbymag decided to link themselves with that lot, only they’d know.

    Willing to prostitute any old story just for comments.

  • Comment 18, posted at 25.09.13 14:50:25 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 18) : lol I saw

  • Comment 19, posted at 25.09.13 14:54:16 by Uli Reply
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  • @Uli (Comment 14) : I can – it’s complete made up bullshit

  • Comment 20, posted at 25.09.13 15:07:33 by robdylan Reply
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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 18) : @Uli (Comment 17) : Damnit. Just couldn’t resist going to *that* site and checking it out for myself. I can feel my brain cells committing seppuku one by one when I read those articles and comments.

  • Comment 21, posted at 25.09.13 15:25:37 by gregkaos Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 20) : Hi Rob thanx for that

  • Comment 22, posted at 25.09.13 15:40:14 by Uli Reply
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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 18) :

    Same owners.

  • Comment 23, posted at 25.09.13 15:48:35 by VinChainSaw Reply
  • @VinChainSaw (Comment 23) : Aaaaah, and there I thought I have been living a liberated life. 😆

    So sarugbymag is the PG version of rugby’s “Adult World” 😈

  • Comment 24, posted at 25.09.13 16:10:20 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • @Letgo (Comment 2) : These stats are far from true or judged on a strange scale. I blogged this earlier this week as I sat and reviewed the half backs:
    Fred kicked the ball 9x, of which 5 were to clear our line. 3 were great attacking kicks while 1 went directly into touch.
    He ran 2x gaining around 25 meters, however, the first ball was turned over.
    He made 11 passes and 2 great offloads. He did not knock any balls.
    But what is very impressive is this: He made 22 tackles on some big dudes, missed 3 (really only 1) as the other 2 were either a flying attempt at a runner and an effort in the scramble close to the maul.
    McLeod played for 53 minutes and made 5 passes before our first try was scored, 14 times before our second try. In all he passed 33 times letting the ball fall on the floor twice. But then again the receivers were standing of in clumps and not running into the ball.
    He made 4 great tackles, The best was on a cruising Boom Prinsloo, took a tap n go to create momentum and secured a good foot in touch catch to gain meters.
    He made 1 run to gain about 25 meters, kicked 3 box kicks to gain ground, helped to clear the maul 3x, took a good up and under ball and distributed it despite being hit when his feet touched the floor.
    He gave away 1 penalty judged to be offside by the linesman. But with advantage of TV and slow-mo, he was onside. (The same rings true for the penalty against Odwa and Pstd.)
    Kobus played for 29 minutes, passed 9 balls (1on the floor,) kicked 2 balls to gain meters, 1 charged down and 1 into touch to lose ground. He ran about 20 meters and followed up beautifully to snatch the final try.
    He assisted in the maul once and made 3 tackles of which the best was on a flying Benjamin

  • Comment 25, posted at 25.09.13 16:19:48 by KILLER SHARK Reply
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  • Comment 26, posted at 25.09.13 17:55:40 by DBOY Reply

  • If I was the Brumbies I would only have released White early on the condition he doesn’t coach for another Superrugby franchise during the next 2 years (ie. his remaining term at the Brumbies)… So I’d be surprised to see him jump to another franchise immediately.

    I must say I’m quite disappointed in White, and his display of quite a “brat like” behaviour. He didn’t get the job at the Wallabies so he doesn’t want to coach the Brumbies anymore! That would imply he never had the intention of ever seeing his contract with the Brumbies through… Because he always had aspirations to coach the Wallabies which would have resulted in him leaving the Brumbies early, and now that that hasn’t happened he’s left them early anyway! Very poor form IMO 🙁

  • Comment 27, posted at 25.09.13 18:05:23 by CS Reply


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