Super League admit inaccuracies with playing data

Super League has been forced to issue a correction to statistics it released earlier this week as part of the reduction to the shot clock timings.

The stats appeared to show a significant increase in many facets of the game, with increases in passes, tackles, offloads, breaks and tries.

While there have been increases, they are significantly less than what was initially published.

The number of passes actually increased by 3% (compared to 20% as previously announced), tackles were up 7% (24%), offloads were up 11% (25%), breaks up 16% (35%) and tries up 10% (27%).

2018 2019 % Change
Passes 404 417 3%
Tackles 608 650 7%
Offloads 18.2 20.2 11%
Breaks 10.8 12.5 16%
Tries 7 7.7 10%

The overall match time reduction from approximately 95 minutes to 90 minutes was from a different supplier and was correct.

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