Are Manly the third legitimate grand final contender ? – NRL Round 24 2021 stats and trends

Last weekend’s fiery Souths/Roosters clash seemed to strike a line through the Rabbitohs chances as a grand final outsider with the lengthy suspension (but not send off) of Latrell Mitchell. Parramatta meanwhile performed one of the cruelest acts that could be inflicted on an already traumatised fanbase – they gave them hope. Here at the… Continue reading Are Manly the third legitimate grand final contender ? – NRL Round 24 2021 stats and trends

The equal fewest set restarts in NRL history – Round 23 2021 stats and trends

A week off was all I needed and I’m back on my bullshit. Or is that the NRL’s bullshit? Stay in your lane, kids. Round 23 saw the equal fewest set restarts awarded in NRL history, going back to the rule being implemented from Round 3, 2020. Just 46 set restarts were awarded, at an… Continue reading The equal fewest set restarts in NRL history – Round 23 2021 stats and trends

Time in play, Manly’s field position, error rates – NRL Round 22 2021 stats and trends

No set restart data to talk about this week, I promise. I need a break from it anyway. Just a few quick updates on some things we looked at earlier in the season. Time in play continues to decline One of the things that the NRL like to keep going on about this season is… Continue reading Time in play, Manly’s field position, error rates – NRL Round 22 2021 stats and trends

The on field location of set restarts – NRL Round 21 stats and trends

After spending the last few weeks looking at the timing, margins and tackles where set restarts occur, this week the Eye Test is continuing to break down those numbers on a team-by-team basis to look at where these infractions are occurring on the field and which tackle teams are conceding them. Before we get into… Continue reading The on field location of set restarts – NRL Round 21 stats and trends