NRL Round 19 advanced stats – Run %

For those new to the site, I’d recommend reading this post on Run % which details how it is calculated and how to use it.

Here’s the leading players in the NRL after Round 19 without a minute restriction

Zane Musgrove led the way this round with a Tackle % of 25.81%, meaning he completed a run on over a quarter of all plays the Tigers had whilst he was on the field. The remainder of the top three comprised of Souths’ Mark Nicholls (21.64%) and season leader Cronulla’s Andrew Fifita (20.88%).

Abbas Miski takes the spot for top back this round, playing 18 minutes and making six runs for a Run % of 18.65% after coming on to the field as an interchange player. Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad of the Raiders was the only other back in the top 20 with a run rate of 13.19% in his 80 minutes.

Moving on, let’s look at the 40 minute plus players for this round.

Musgrove’s teammate Josh Aloiai placed first among high minute players with a run rate of 19.05% and will be sorely missed by the Tigers next season as he recovers from injury. The Gold Coast’s Jarrod Wallace placed second with a Run % of 18.23% whilst Daniel Saifiti showed no lingering affects of injury with a Run % of 17.28% in 43 minutes.

The Sea Eagles’ Curtis Sironen was the only 80-minute player inside the top 20 this round, with a run rate of 14.69%, coming from 21 runs.

To finish up we’ll take a look at the 2020 season leaders for Run % with one round to go.

As mentioned above, Fifita is the season leader and looks like going unchallenged for the remainder of the season as he sits with a 2020 Run % of 18.12%. Melbourne’s Nelson Asofa-Solomona still occupies second place at 16.50% and is too far behind to close the gap with one game remaining. The Eels Kane Evans maintains third spot with a run rate for the season of 16.24%.

There’s a huge gap of nearly 1.5% then to fourth place, which is Jason Taumalolo (14.87%) of the Cowboys who returned on the weekend in limited minutes.