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NRL finals preview: Brisbane Broncos vs North Queensland Cowboys - Stats that matter

The Broncos and the Storm drew a good crowd in Tamania. (AAP Image/David Crosling)
Roar Guru
10th September, 2015
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To continue our NRL Finals preview series, I take a look at the statistics that matter as the North Queensland Cowboys travel to Suncorp Stadium to take on Brisbane.

Head to Head 2015: Broncos 1 Cowboys 1
Round 3: Broncos 44 defeated Cowboys 22, Brisbane
Round 10: Cowboys 31 defeated Broncos 20, Townsville

Broncos Tries Scored: 101 (1st)
Cowboys Tries Scored: 101 (1st)

Broncos Try Conversion: 66/101 – 65% (8th)
Cowboys Try Conversion: 76/101 (2nd)

Broncos Tries Conceded: 62 (3rd)
Cowboys Tries Conceded: 79 (5th)

Broncos Offloads: 211 (5th)
Cowboys Offloads: 170 (7th)

Cowboys metres gained: 1558m per game (1st)
Broncos metres gained: 1442m per game (6th)

Cowboys Penalties for: 146 (6th)
Broncos penalties for: 118 (8th)

Cowboys Errors: 211 (2nd)
Broncos Errors: 225 (6th)

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Cowboys Tackle Breaks: 646 (5th)
Broncos Tackle Breaks: 564 (6th)

Cowboys Dummy Half Runs: 358 (3rd)
Broncos Dummy Half Runs: 356 (4th) – Average in top 8 (350)

Cowboys Kicks in Play: 508 (1st)
Broncos Kick in Play: 465 (7th)

TRIES SCORES AND CONCEDED TIME ZONES

0-20 mins

Broncos:
Tries scored 28 Tries Conceded 11

Cowboys
Tries scored 17
Tries Conceded 25

21-40 mins

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Broncos
Tries scored 25
Tries Conceded 19

Cowboys
Tries scored 23
Tries Conceded 22

41-60 mins

Broncos
Tries scored 25
Tries Conceded 23

Cowboys
Tries scored 22
Tries Conceded 19

61-80 mins

Broncos
Tries scored 22
Tries Conceded 12

Cowboys
Tries scored 39
Tries Conceded 13

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RECORDS AGAINST TOP 8 TEAMS

TEAM PLAYED WON LOST PERCENTAGE COMMENT
Broncos 13 7 6 54% 6/7 Loses this year have come vs Top 8
Cowboys 11 5 6 45% Since Rd 16 – Only 1/5 against Top 8

RECORDS IN CLOSE MATCHES (6 POINTS OR LESS)

TEAM PLAYED WON LOST PERCENTAGE
Broncos 8 5 3 63%
Cowboya 9 4 5 44%

KEY STATS

Broncos:
– Conceded only 1 try in first 20 minutes in last 6 matches vs top 8 teams
– Average Errors per game increases by 2.8 against top 8 teams
– Last 8 weeks have scored a minimum of 1 try in the last 20 minutes

Cowboys:
– Only on 3 occasions have opposition managed to run more metres than the Cowboys
– Since Round 10 – Cowboys have scored more tries than conceded in 1st half against top 8 teams
– Cowboys average 3 tries in the last 20 minutes in their wins this year