Stat Attack: Player and penalty analysis plus weekly league table for round four

Find out who the unlikely player is topping the average gain charts this week, as well as the two players hitting double figures in the missed tackle count in our weekly look at the Super League stats.

Weekly League Table

Saints remain top of the league after their win against Huddersfield.

Widnes (3rd), Warrington (6th), Castleford (7th) and Salford (9th) rise 1 or 2 places in the table after their wins.

Leeds drop down one position to 5th. And Wigan (4th), Hull FC (8th), Huddersfield (10th) and Hull KR (11th) drop down 2 positions. Catalan remain bottom of the league and the only team without a win.

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Player Analysis

This week we see different players appearing in the top five.

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  • Tom Johnstone (Wakefield) and Rhys Hanbury (Widnes) run over 200 metres each in round 4.
  • Tinirau Arona (Wakefield) and Dean Hadley (Hull) made over 50 tackles each. With James Roby (Saints), Jamie Jones-Buchanan (Leeds) and Rob Mulhern (Hull KR) just behind on 49, 48 and 48.
  • 20+ number of carries were made by each of the top five.
  • Thomas Leuluai (Wigan) had an average gain of 15.67 metres, which was three metres above Tom Johnstone (Wakefield).


  • Brett Delaney (Leeds) and Lucas Albert (Catalan) both missed 10 tackles each.
  • Ash Handley (Leeds) made a total of 4 errors. Closely followed by Ben Roberts (Castleford), Chris Atkin (Hull KR), Gareth O’Brien (Salford) and Mark Percival (Saints) all have three errors.
  • For penalties, four out of the top five gave away three penalties in one game! James Greenwood (Hull KR), Justin Horo (Wakefield), Mark Percival (Saints), and Tony Gigot (Catalan). Also John Bateman (Wigan) gave away two penalties.

Penalty Analysis

In round four Hull KR gave away 11 penalties. Followed by Huddersfield on nine penalties.
Referees Child and Moore gave away a total of 18 penalties each.

The minimum number of penalties this round was six for Castleford and Widnes. And referee Chris Kendall with only 14 penalties in the game.

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