NRL Round 19 advanced stats – Involvement Rate

Involvement Rate is an advanced statistic for rugby league that I created to identify players who have a high workload but don’t play a lot of minutes. If you’re new to the site and want to understand how it works, I would recommend reading this post on Involvement Rate.

With that out of the way, here’s the all minutes leaders for Round 19

After leading the Tackle % chart, it’s no surprise to see North Queensland’s Emry Pere first for Involvement Rate as well, at 30.33% for the round. This indicates he made a run or completed a tackle on 30.33% of all plays during the Cowboys loss to Penrith.

Second place was Warriors debutant Tom Ale who had an Involvement Rate of nearly 28% in his 12 minutes, whilst Andrew Fifita

Next, we’ll look at those players who spent 40 minutes or more on field in Round 19.

As with Tackle % the leader takes the cake again here. New Zealand’s Lachlan Burr is in first with an Involvement Rate of 26.41%. The Sharks Toby Rudolf nabbed second spot with a rate of 23.32% while the Roosters Lindsay Collins rounds out the top three at 23.17%.

Patrick Carrigan is the only 80 minute player in the leader board this week with an Involvement Rate of 20.12% as the Broncos lost again to the Eels.

Finally, we have the leaders for Involvement Rate for 2020 with one game remaining.

With Jaimin Jolliffe not playing for the Gold Coast this round he still sits first at 21.93%, with New Zealand’s Jazz Tevaga not far behind at 21.69%. The Titans Jarrod Wallace preserves his third spot at 21.39% but has Blake Lawrie from the Dragons breathing down neck, just 0.03% behind at 21.36%.

There’s another five players sitting just behind Lawrie between 21.24% and 21.13%, and any one of them could move into the podium with a high workload game in Round 20.