S14 – Week 1 – Stats

Super 14 is upon us with many errors on sweaty fields and a rash of yellow cards. We deal here with some statistics which we hope to update along the 14 weeks.


Soundsure have been a huge help with much of the statistics, as they always are.


“Stoppages” is the total of penalties, free kicks, line-outs, scrums and their infernal resets, and drop-outs.


Later we shall discuss laws related to incidents in the matches. There is an especially interesting one form the Sharks-Bulls match.


Sanctionary Cards


It was not a good week for discipline. There no cards in three Six Nations matches and 9 in the Super 14. In many cases it was, as it was in Casablanca, a case of rounding up the usual suspects!


Recipients:


Troy Flavell (Blues) – stamping
Clark Dermody (Highlanders) – punching
Jono Gibbes (Chiefs) – high tackle
Marty Holah (Chiefs) – repeated infringement
George Smith (Brumbies) – repeated infringement
Jaque Fourie (Lions) – spear tackle
James Horwill (Reds) – tackle illegality
Mitch Chapman (Reds) – tackle illegality)
Schalk Burger (Stormers) – late tackle


(I) Blues vs Crusaders


Penalties conceded


Blues: 7
Crusaders: 11


Line-outs


Blues: 11 (2 lost)
Crusaders: 12 (2 lost, 2 quick)


Scrums


Blues: 11 (5 reset, 1 lost)
Crusaders: 5 (3 reset)


Free kicks


Blues: 0
Crusaders: 0


Drop-outs


Blues: 1
Crusaders: 1


Stoppages: 67


Kicks


Blues: 23
Crusaders: 23


Tackle/ruck/maul: 146


Advantage:


Played: 15
Effected: 9


(ii) Force vs Highlanders


Penalties conceded


Force: 9
Highlanders: 12


Line-outs


Force: 27 (3 lost, 1 skew, 1 penalty)
Highlanders: 8


Scrums


Force: 13 (4 reset, 1 penalty)
Highlanders: 10 (7 reset, 1 free kick, 1 penalty)


Free kicks


Force: 0
Highlanders: 1 (scrum)


Drop-outs


Force: 2
Highlanders: 3


Stoppages: 95


Kicks


Force: 22
Highlanders: 28


Tackles/rucks/mauls: 137


Advantage


Played: 21
Effected: 4


(iii) Lions vs Waratahs


Penalties conceded


Lions: 5
Waratahs: 7


Line-outs


Lions: 15 (2 skew)
Waratahs: 17 (1 lost, 2 quick)


Scrums


We did not do too well on this one. Here there were 24 scrums in the match. 4 Lions’ scrums and 3 Waratahs scrums were reset. The Waratahs lost a scrum. Each side was penalised once in a scrum.


Free kicks


Lions: 1
Waratahs: 2 (1 mark, 1 scrum)


Drop-outs


Lions: 0
Waratahs: 3


Stoppages: 81


Kicks


Lions: 32
Waratahs: 34


Tackles/rucks/mauls: 116


Advantage


Played: 19
Effected: 11


(iv) Chiefs vs Brumbies


Penalties conceded


Chiefs: 7
Brumbies: 13


Line-outs


Chiefs: 26 (1 lost, 1 quick)
Brumbies: 12


Scrums


Chiefs: 8 (2 reset)
Brumbies: 5 (4 reset)


Free kicks


Chiefs: 1 (mark)
Brumbies: 1 (mark)


Drop-outs


Chiefs: 1
Brumbies: 1


Stoppages: 81


Kicks


Chiefs: 26
Brumbies: 34


Tackles/rucks/mauls: 157


Advantage


Played: 17
Effected: 9


(v) Reds vs Hurricanes


Penalties conceded


Reds: 16
Hurricanes: 10


Line-outs


Reds: 8 (1 lost, 1 skew)
Hurricanes: 14 (4 lost)


Scrums


The scrums in this match were a problem because for 38 minutes of the second half they were uncontested. Only 9 scrums were contested, another 9 uncontested. Two Reds’ scrums were reset and one resulted in a free kick.

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