Stat Attack: Away teams penalised more than home teams

A snowy start to this weeks matches rearranges the playing order of the games, with two games not being played yet. Did the weather affect the players?

Penalty Analysis

We start with Penalty Stats.

Things got heated in the cold weather at the Hull FC v Warrington game. 2 Red cards, Liam Watts (Hull FC) and Declan Patton (Warrington). But how did the other teams do for penalties.

Widnes, Warrington, Huddersfield and Salford conceded more than 10 penalties.

There was a total of 45 penalties for all traveling teams compared to the home total of 29.
Every referee gave away more than 17 penalties in each game. With Scott Mikalauskas giving away a total of 20 penalties.

Overall Warrington top the penalty chart with a grand total of 49, whereas Castleford are bottom with only 19 penalties. In terms of referees, Ben Thaler gave away a total of 76 penalties in 4 games. An average of 19 per game.

Player Analysis

Did the cold weather affect the key metrics?

Positives

  • Two St.Helens players and 3 Wigan players make the top 5 for number of meters made. With Tom Davies (Wigan) making 220 meters, 30 meters above Alex Walmsley with 190m (St.Helens)
  • Top Tacklers has a variety of players this week. 3 players (Ryan Hinchcliffe Huddersfield, Daryl Clark Warrington & Matty Ashurst Wakefield) above 50 tackles each.
  • Number of Carries sees the top two meter makers as the top two carriers. Alex Walmsley (St.Helens) and Tom Davies (Wigan) had a total of 24 carries each.

Negatives

  • Tyrone McCarthy missed a total of 8 tackles!
  • Robert Lui & Kris Wellham (Salford), George Williams & Sam Tomkins (Wigan) and Mitch Brown (Warrington) all made more than 3 errors.
  • Maximum number of penalties, this week, was three. Again seeing a variety of teams. Ben Murdoch-Masila (Warrington), Daniel Smith (Huddersfield), Gareth O’Brien (Salford), Mark Minichello (Hull FC) and Matt Whitley (Widnes)

Use the dashboard to have a look at your teams top players.

Weekly League Table

Only 3 teams remained in the same position as last week. St.Helens (1st), Wakefield (2nd) and Catalan* (12th).

UP
  • Wigan move to 3rd
  • Hull move up from 8th to 4th
  • Hull KR* move up to 9th
DOWN
  • Widnes (4th), Leeds* (6th), Warrington (7th), Castleford* (8th), Salford (10th) and Huddersfield (11th) all move down one position.
Is the league settling down yet? Where do you think your team will finish at the end of the season?

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