A statistical look at some of the NRL’s most improved players of 2020

The 2020 regular season is winding down and there has been some talk about the most improved player in the NRL. It’s a great talking point for these later rounds as most games are dead rubbers. Are you really interested to watch the Queensland Toilet Bowl this Thursday evening? The problem with examining players who… Continue reading A statistical look at some of the NRL’s most improved players of 2020

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,… Continue reading NRL Round 19 advanced stats – Involvement Rate

NRL Round 19 advanced stats – Tackle %

Let’s skip the intro – if you’re new to the site, I’d recommend reading this post on Tackle %, which explains how it works and why I think it’s an important statistic for identifying high motor middle and interchange forwards. Here’s how the Tackle % chart looked for Round 19 without a minute restriction No… Continue reading NRL Round 19 advanced stats – Tackle %

Does regular season performance dictate finals success? – NRL Round 18 2021 stats and trends

Last week Rugby League Analytics posted a fantastic visualisation of points for versus points against for every Super League team since 1996, which showed that the majority of teams that either topped the table or won the grand final sit in the bottom right quadrant. This quadrant contains high scoring teams with great defense, which… Continue reading Does regular season performance dictate finals success? – NRL Round 18 2021 stats and trends

NRL Round 18 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,… Continue reading NRL Round 18 advanced stats – Involvement Rate