NRL 2021 – how the game changed statistically this season

The year of our lord 2021 has not been a banner year, and for our great sport of rugby league it was especially troubling. Thankfully after a one-sided regular season we’ve seen some close and exciting finals games, but it’s difficult to cover up the changes and struggles fans have had to endure this season.… Continue reading NRL 2021 – how the game changed statistically this season

The ridiculous outlier statistics from a very normal NRL 2021 season

The first round of finals games over the weekend provided three close finishes from the four games, a pretty good record for a season that would like to be forgotten by many fans. As enjoyable as those games were, we wouldn’t want recency bias to hide the fact that the 2021 NRL regular season was… Continue reading The ridiculous outlier statistics from a very normal NRL 2021 season

The NRL 2021 Eye Test Advanced Statistic leaders

With the 2021 regular season has drawing to a close it means we can take a look at who were the Eye Test’s advanced statistical leaders for the season. If you’re not aware of these advanced stats, I’d recommend a look at the glossary page for a quick rundown, and there’s further reading on Tackle… Continue reading The NRL 2021 Eye Test Advanced Statistic leaders

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