STATS THAT MATTA
(Tries: M. Sivo, S. Lane. Goals: M. Moses 1 from 2.)
STORM 64 (Tries: C. Munster x 2, J. Addo-Carr x 2, D. Finucane, J. Hughes, C. Scott, S. Vunivalu, B. Croft, R. Papenhuyzen, K. Bromwich. Goals: C. Smith 9 from 11, W. Chambers 1 from 1.)
Saturday, May 11 2019
This was a painful match to watch. Similarly, it’s a painful statistical review to write.
Not even the most critical observer f the Eels would have predicted this result. Quite the contrary.
The clash was team 4 vs team 5. What was dished up was the equivalent of the old days when a first grade team would take on a bush team as pre-season trial. Even that comparison is insulting to the efforts that bush teams would provide back then.
There’s no escaping the lack of commitment from the Eels. It was embarrassing.
The Storm were clinical, whereas the Eels looked like they needed some sort of clinical treatment.
So, with that brief introduction, let’s get on with more grim reading via the numbers.
|1||12||C.Munster||TRY||4 – 0|
|1||13||C.Smith||CONVERSION||6 – 0|
|1||17||D.Finucane||TRY||10 – 0|
|1||18||C.Smith||CONVERSION||12 – 0|
|1||21||C.Smith||PENALTY GOAL||14 – 0|
|1||26||S.Lane||TRY||14 – 4|
|1||28||M.Moses||CONVERSION||14 – 6|
|1||30||J.Addo-Carr||TRY||18 – 6|
|1||32||C.Smith||CONVERSION MISS||18 – 6|
|1||38||J.Hughes||TRY||22 – 6|
|1||40||C.Smith||CONVERSION||24 – 6|
|2||44||C.Scott||TRY||28 – 6|
|2||46||C.Smith||CONVERSION||30 – 6|
|2||48||S.Vunivalu||TRY||34 – 6|
|2||49||C.Smith||CONVERSION MISS||38 – 6|
|2||51||C.Munster||TRY||38 – 6|
|2||52||C.Smith||CONVERSION||40 – 6|
|2||53||B.Croft||TRY||44 – 6|
|2||54||C.Smith||CONVERSION||46 – 6|
|2||55||R.Papenhuyzen||TRY||50 – 6|
|2||56||C.Smith||CONVERSION||52 – 6|
|2||62||K.Bromwich||TRY||56 – 6|
|2||63||C.Smith||CONVERSION||58 – 6|
|2||68||M.Sivo||TRY||58 – 10|
|2||69||M.Moses||CONVERSION MISS||58 – 10|
|2||78||J.Addo-Carr||TRY||62 – 10|
|2||80||W.Chambers||CONVERSION||64 – 10|
|31/38 (82)||Complete/Total Sets (%)||22/31 (71)|
|47:27||Time – Opposition Half||32:47|
|23:25||Time – Opposition 20||10:14|
|0||Goal Line Dropout||2|
|17/19 (89)||Complete/Total Sets (%)||10/15 (67)|
|18:58||Time – Opposition Half||21:14|
|11:40||Time – Opposition 20||5:02|
|0||Goal Line Dropout||2|
|14/19 (74)||Complete/Total Sets (%)||12/16 (75)|
|28:29||Time – Opposition Half||11:33|
|11:45||Time – Opposition 20||5:12|
|0||Goal Line Dropout||0|
The Storm had nearly 1000 extra running metres in a game where the possession split was only 53% to 47%. That speaks volumes about the free metres allowed to their runners, along with the missed tackles that allowed so many opportunities.
|Games||Avg Mins||Last Week||This Week|
The decision to omit Reed Mahoney from the starting 13 saw his minutes plummet from his near regular 80 minutes down to only 60. Both Mannah and Kaufusi had very little game time. Given what Mannah provides to the middle, especially in defence, this was very confusing.
|Effective Tackle Rate||83%||94%|
Some good field position to open some of our sets but we had absolutely nothing.
On the surface, this heat map appears decent. The targeted area looks good. However, there were far fewer hit ups than previous weeks, so there was little damage created through the middle.
Quite simply, we were just poor all over the park. The team displayed less commitment than a reality show orchestrated marriage.
When we had the ball we just had no idea how to use it against the motivated Storm defence. The difference between the teams in running metres (near 1000) speaks volumes.
When our attack straightened our we made metres but for some unknown reason we didn’t utilise that and went sideways.
But for all of our weaknesses in attack, it was the rubber shouldered defence that was the most concerning. A team’s attitude is measured by their defence. We need to put “appalling” on the measurement scale to come up with an assessment of the Eels.
But to progress, we must consign this loss to the past.
The boys must bounce back against the Cowboys with a much improved performance.
We cannot be that team who can only win at home and never on the road. You will never be a premiership force just winning at home.
Yours in Blue and Gold
Stats courtesy of Champion Data.
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