Friday, 11 March 2011

What the Stats tell us about the RBS Six Nations so far

Anyone who follows onthetryline regularly will know that from time to time I have reviewed the current Aviva Premiership statistics from a team and individual player perspective. With the next round of Six Nations matches nearly upon us I take a look this time at the team statistics for the first three matches and reflect on what they tell us about each of the teams.

England
Top try scorers (11) - does help though to score 8 against Italy!
Highest number of line breaks - 20
Most ball won in the opposition twenty two - 92
Highest tackle completion - an impressive 97% with only 11 missed tackles
Least ruck clearances - 73%

Wales
Most tackles made - 372
Most possession kicked - 78 a total of 46% of possession won
Least passes made - 442 and not surprising given the figure above
Most penalties conceded - 36
Least number of own throws at a lineout - 18
Most number of own put ins at a scrum - 17
Least number of mauls won - 8

France
Most errors made  - 42 along with Scotland and Ireland
Least amount of ball won in opposition twenty two - 33

Ireland
Most turnovers won - 13
Most errors made - 42

Scotland
Most offloads in the tackle - 37
Most passes completed - 594
Least tackles made - 290 and most missed tackles 32
Least number of turnovers won - 4
Least number of penalties conceded - 22

Italy
Least offloads in the tackle - 23
Least amount of possession kicked - 55
Least number of line breaks - 4
Highest ruck clearances - 86%
Least number of own put ins at a scrum - 4
Most mauls won - 17

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