Stat Attack: Robert Hicks gave 50% more penalties than his colleagues

Lorna Eden

Photo courtesy of Richard Long

Referee Robert Hicks gave 50% more penalties than his colleagues Chris Kendall and Liam Moore in round two of Super League. 

Salford, Warrington, Castleford and St Helens all end round two on four points, only separated by the points difference.

Player Analysis

If we take a look at the top players for the positives and negatives of the game.


  • Darnell McIntosh (Huddersfield) ran over 200 metres, with Brayden Wiliame (Catalans) coming close with 197 metres.
  • Only Danny Houghton (Hull FC) made over 50 tackles this week.
  • Chris Hill (Warrington), Mitchell Garbutt (Hull KR) and Sean O’Loughlin (Wigan) made 23 carries each.
  • Tuimoaloa Lolohea (Leeds) had an average gain of 17.00.


  • Ben Flower (Wigan) missed eight tackles, closely followed by Elliot Kear (London), Jacob Miller (Wakefield) and Liam Sutcliffe (Leeds) missing seven tackles.
  • Chris Atkin (Hull KR), Darnell McIntosh (Huddersfield) and Jack Walker (Leeds) all made four errors each.
  • Harvey Livett (Warrington) and Paul McShane (Castleford) had three penalties each against them.


St Helens gave away the most amount of penalties, with 11. Whereas Catalans only gave away four.

Robert Hicks gave away 21 penalties in his game (Wakefield v St. Helens), which is 50% more than Chris Kendall and Liam Moore on 14 penalties each.

Away teams gave away 10 more penalties than home teams.

Choose your Measure

This year, there is the option to take a look at two different metrics and compare them against each other. This current view shows Metres made by number of carries. Use the team filter to show your own team.


Sometimes the attendance is not recorded via the rugby league website. But Hull FC and Castleford Tigers had the highest attendance of 11,244.