Set restart margin: one of these things is not like the others – NRL Round 10 2020 stats and trends

Over the past few weeks on the Eye Test and on my personal twitter account, I’d been investigating that the fact there was a negative correlation between set restart differential and margin. It appeared that the top four teams were strategically giving away more restarts as a way of setting their defense. On the weekend,… Continue reading Set restart margin: one of these things is not like the others – NRL Round 10 2020 stats and trends

Explainer: Eye Test Expected Points (ETxP) for the NRL

“We stayed in the contest when they certainly had all the field position and a lot of ball. “We just couldn’t get any good field position. We were attacking from the back of the field at some stage and making some good yardage – but it was too far to go.” The above comments came… Continue reading Explainer: Eye Test Expected Points (ETxP) for the NRL

NRL Round 9 advanced statistics – Involvement Rate

The last of my advanced NRL statistics rounds out our look at Round 9. Involvement Rate combines Run % and Tackle % to estimate the amount of plays during a game that a player was involved with whilst on field. It should be used to track player work rate and primarily is an indicator of… Continue reading NRL Round 9 advanced statistics – Involvement Rate

NRL Round 9 advanced statistics – Tackle %

NRL Round 9 is complete which means we can look at some advanced statistics. This time it is Tackle %, which estimates the percentage of opponent plays that a player completed a tackle whilst on the field. You can find the article discussing the thoughts behind it here. It should be used to estimate effort… Continue reading NRL Round 9 advanced statistics – Tackle %