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RWC Stats - Top 10's of Interest

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Strebor

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Hi Folks, Here's some stats that I thought you might find interesting. They come from the pool games and have been sourced courtesy of Verusco Technologies, the company that supplies the All Blacks with their TryMaker video analysis systems.

Where there are more than 10 players on equal numbers I will include them.

Please PM me if you have any specific queries and I'll do my best to find out any others you want (assuming I don't get completely swamped by requests!!)

Top 10 Tackles Made:

O'Connell Paul, Ireland, 76
Easterby Simon, Ireland, 55
Heerden van Wickus, South Africa, 49
OCallaghan Donncha, Ireland, 49
Leamy Denis, Ireland, 49
Williams Martyn, Wales, 47
Bai Seremaia, Fiji, 47
Wyn-Jones Alun, Wales, 46
Thompson Luke, Japan, 45
Makiri Hare, Japan, 44
Wallace David, Ireland, 44



Top 10 Tackles Missed:

Tonita Ovidiu, Romania, 20
Rossouw Danie, South Africa, 19
Sititi Semo, Western Samoa, 17
Robins Bryce, Japan, 17
Hercus Mike, USA, 16
Heerden van Wickus, South Africa, 16
Uva Goncalo, Portugal, 16
Uva Joao, Portugal, 16
Burger Jacques, Namibia, 16
Kvirikashvili Merab, Georgia, 16
Little Nicky, Fiji, 16
Gal Csaba, Romania, 16


Top 10 Offloads:

Lauaki Sione, New Zealand, 12
Jauzion Yannick, France, 11
O'Driscoll Brian, Ireland, 11
Elsom Rocky, Australia, 10
Horgan Shane, Ireland, 10
Robins Bryce, Japan, 9
Easter Nick, England, 9
Makiri Hare, Japan, 8
Steyn Francois, South Africa, 8
Rauluni Mosese, Fiji, 8


Top 10 Turnovers Forced: (check out the Romanians!!)

Fernandez Lobbe Juan, Argentina, 9
Sirbu Lucian, Romania, 9
Smith George, Australia, 8
Charvis Colin, Wales, 8
Merwe van der DTH, Canada, 8
Matfield Victor, South Africa, 8
Smith Jaun, South Africa, 8
Socol Sorin, Romania, 8
Tonita Ovidiu, Romania, 8
Masoe Chris, New Zealand, 7
Sharpe Nathan, Australia, 7
Palu Wycliff, Australia, 7
Robinson Jason, England, 7
Thompson Luke, Japan, 7
Manta Alex, Romania, 7


Top 10 Kicking Metres Gained:

O'Gara Ronan, Ireland, 3546
Dumitras Iulian, Romania, 3092
Hernandez Martin Juan, Argentina, 3060
Kvirikashvili Merab, Georgia, 2517
Little Nicky, Fiji, 2326
Hercus Mike, USA, 2043
Robins Bryce, Japan, 1933
Pinto Cardoso Duarte, Portugal, 1928
Parks Dan, Scotland, 1754
Hola Pierre, Tonga, 1690


Top 10 Handling Errors:

Erskine Chad, USA, 26
Yoshida Tomoki, Japan, 15
Robins Bryce, Japan, 15
Rabeni Ratu Seru, Fiji, 15
Preez du Fourie, South Africa, 14
Elissalde Jean-Baptiste, France, 12
Gregan George, Australia, 12
Williams Morgan, Canada, 12
Neivua Isoa, Fiji, 12
Tonita Ovidiu, Romania, 12


Top 10 Penalties Conceded:

Easterby Simon, Ireland, 10
James Mike, Canada, 9
Esikia Vaha, USA, 6
Riordan Pat, Canada, 6
Uva Joao, Portugal, 6
Naevo Semi, Fiji, 6
Manta Alex, Romania, 6
Williams Morgan, Canada, 5
Sititi Semo, Western Samoa, 5
Correia Joao, Portugal, 5
OCallaghan Donncha, Ireland, 5
Lensing Kees, Namibia, 5
Dewes Graham, Fiji, 5
Tincu Marius, Romania, 5
Tonita Ovidiu, Romania, 5
Sauturaga Vereniki, Fiji, 5


Top 10 Lineouts Won:

Bonnaire Julien, France, 20
Fernandez Lobbe Juan, Argentina, 20
Kay Ben, England, 20
Albacete Patricio, Argentina, 19
OCallaghan Donncha, Ireland, 19
Matfield Victor, South Africa, 17
Wyn-Jones Alun, Wales, 16
O'Connell Paul, Ireland, 15
Bortolami Marco, Italy, 14
Easterby Simon, Ireland, 14
Rawaqa Ifereimi, Fiji, 14


Top 10 Hookers Throw with Own Team Winning Lineout:

Matsubara Yuji, Japan, 41
Riordan Pat, Canada, 39
Ledesma Mario, Argentina, 36
Flannery Jerry, Ireland, 36
Koto Sunia, Fiji, 31
Smit John, South Africa, 30
Tincu Marius, Romania, 30
Chuter George, England, 29
Guiorgadze Akvsenti, Georgia, 28
Mavrodin Razvan, Romania, 28


Top 10 Hookers Throw with Own Team Losing Lineout:

Schwalger Mahonri, Western Samoa, 15
Lentz Owen, USA, 12
Riordan Pat, Canada, 12
Sauturaga Vereniki, Fiji, 12
Sauturaga Vereniki, Fiji, 12
Ferreira Joaquim, Portugal, 10
Guiorgadze Akvsenti, Georgia, 10
Koto Sunia, Fiji, 9
Schwalger Mahonri, Western Samoa, 8
Tincu Marius, Romania, 8


Top 10 Hitups:

Tonita Ovidiu, Romania, 54
Easter Nick, England, 50
Leamy Denis, Ireland, 49
Fernandez Lobbe Juan, Argentina, 42
Darcy Gordon, Ireland, 42
Tuqiri Lote, Australia, 40
Koyamaibole Sisa, Fiji, 39
Williams Shane, Wales, 37
Lauaki Sione, New Zealand, 36
Lamont Rory, Scotland, 36


An interesting thing to note is that in some areas the top teams dont feature too much but I believe thats mainly due to their rotating players for weaker pool opposition, thus not allowing any one player to accumulate TOP 10 numbers. Interesting that Ireland had the top 4 players for many of the positive categories but you can see they also had two of the top Tackles Made (defending a lot therefore) and also O'Gara kicked more metres than any other player. Did they have to defend to much after kicking away possession? I'd say so! Its unlikely attacking teams will end up with a similar profile so I'll look forward to seeing how things stack up in the Quarters.

I hope this is of interest.
 
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Juggernaut

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What surprised me was this:



Top 10 Hookers Throw with Own Team Winning Lineout:

Matsubara Yuji, Japan, 41
Riordan Pat, Canada, 39
Ledesma Mario, Argentina, 36
Flannery Jerry, Ireland, 36
Koto Sunia, Fiji, 31
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Fiji in the Top 5 considering this was one of our main weakness.
 
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Strebor

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Juggernaut, yes there were some surprises but stats have to be read in context. Koto played and had more throws than the other FIji hooker who only scored 10 in this category. NZ's top two hookers in this category were Mealamu and Hore with 17 and 13 respectively (from memory). Unfortunately both Fiji's Hookers also appeared in the Top 10 for Losing Linouts on Own throw.

It could have been that the opposition teams knew this was a weakness and purposely went for the sideline more often, knowing they had a good chance of disrupting the Fijian ball.
 
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mimic

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Top 10 Hookers Throw with Own Team Losing Lineout:

Schwalger Mahonri, Western Samoa, 15
Lentz Owen, USA, 12
Riordan Pat, Canada, 12
Sauturaga Vereniki, Fiji, 12
Sauturaga Vereniki, Fiji, 12
Ferreira Joaquim, Portugal, 10
Guiorgadze Akvsenti, Georgia, 10
Koto Sunia, Fiji, 9
Schwalger Mahonri, Western Samoa, 8
Tincu Marius, Romania, 8

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Strebor

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Sorry about the Schwalger error, I mistakenly included one of his per game stats in my sort as well as his total. Thanks
 
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fcukernaut

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Interesting stuff. Makes sense that no All Blacks would be on that list, due to heavy rotation and resting players. Same goes for why Ireland has so many players in the top 10 of tackling, when they played their starters in every game. Still 19 tackles per game is a heavy effort from Paul O'Connell.

Do you have the stats for number of times passed? Running meters?
 
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shtove

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Thanks.

I understand the rotation context, but they're still bitter figures for Ireland - all that application for nothing.
 
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fcukernaut

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Thanks.

I understand the rotation context, but they're still bitter figures for Ireland - all that application for nothing. [/b]


Well I certainly wouldn't be happy if my first-five kicked 500m more than any other player.
 
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scuubasteve

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Strebor, a big thanks for providing these stats.

A per game, or per minutes played, adjustment would give some pretty interesting stats to read.

While these number are interesting, comparing apples with apples might paint a more realistic picture compared to how the team stacked up on the points table, and how their players performed.
 
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Strebor

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Sure, I pumped these up pretty quick but I'll spend a bit more time on a per 80 minutes report and try and get best performers for a number of categories ... Cheers
 
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