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Ely Corliss

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Would anyone be interested if myself and fellow roar writer Blaise McKee did a deep dive podcast on this topic?? We currently have a social media and podcast platform called The Practice Drill. I’ve linked our previous poddys below

The secret statistic behind the top NRL teams

I think like most statistics there’s multiple variables involved but I believe through analysing the stats you can clearly see the best teams want their backs doing more of the dirty work early in the sets than their forwards.

The backs can play the ball much quicker and are more likely to draw a six again or penalty than forwards are so coachs want them holding the ball as much as possible now.

The secret statistic behind the top NRL teams

Go and listen to the Bloke In A Bar’s podcast where they discuss this theory. It’s a little outdated statistic wise since there’s been a full round since then. You can skip through to 1:09:27 to hear there segment on it but you may as listen to it all. Such a good podcast.
Here’s the link below

The secret statistic behind the top NRL teams

hahahah you’re totally right but how do they put themselves in positions to score those points??

The secret statistic behind the top NRL teams

Really appreciate both of you commenting you raise some great points. The article is focused on the top teams reliance on outside backs to make the metres and basically take more carries than they ever have.

Sailor and Tuquiri are a classic big bodied winger combo but they didn’t necessarily have to take as many hit ups as the Melbounre and Penrith outside backs do. I highly recommend looking at the 2021 metres statistics on the NRL website because it tells more of a story. I’ve only touched upon what I felt what a defining factor this season.

The secret statistic behind the top NRL teams

That last sentence is so true!! Hopefully this change in the calendar works well and they make it a permanent thing.

Could an early Sheffield Shield start be Australia's Ashes saviour?

Hi Paul, Cricket Australia announced it yesterday and I read a couple of articles on it that I’ll link below. I agree. Sheffield Shield was once a spectacle that people went and watched in person because it meant something so it’s great to see some real importance placed on it once again.

I’m pretty confident that even when some of our cricketers who play all three formats return from the World Cup that they’ll slot straight into the Shield comp.

https://www.cricket.com.au/news/sheffield-shield-schedule-australia-test-team-ashes-england-afghanistan-test-early-start/2021-07-20
https://thewest.com.au/sport/cricket/shield-moves-to-september-for-ashes-run-in-c-3455506

Could an early Sheffield Shield start be Australia's Ashes saviour?

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