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Sharks v Cheetahs – by the numbers

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks, Super Rugby on 27 Feb 2013 at 09:11
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Let’s look at a few of the statistics to come out of the weekend win over the Cheetahs, courtesy of

We’ll need to change the way we do this, this year, since it seems Verusco no longer has their stats on-line. The thing to bear in mind with any statistics, though, is that they are always very subjective, depending on the means used to collate them. These numbers are probably, then, more interesting in a relative, than in an absolute sense.

Looking at defence, as we usually do first up, the Sharks’ best defender was Anton Bresler, who made 10 tackles and missed none (100% effectiveness). Marcell Coetzee also made 10 (77% with 3 other misses), while Franco van der Merwe (67%), Ryan Kankowski (89%) and Frans Steyn (89%) each made 8 tackles. The most missed tackles belonged to Beast Mtawarira, with 4 from 10 attempts, while Cobus Reinach had the lowest overall effectiveness core (25%), with only 1 of his 4 tackle attempts deemed to have done what it set out to do.

Marcell Coetzee made the most runs (11), followed by Lwazi Mvovo (9), but it was Mvovo who made the most metres, with 100. Next best were Paul Jordaan (61m) and Steyn (60m). Mvovo, Jordaan and JP Pietersen each made 1 line break, while Steyn (3) and Coetsee (2) bossed the offload stats.

Coetzee and Mvovo hit the most rucks (8 each), followed by van der Merwe (5).

Jacques Botes gave away 2 penalties, which was the most, while Odwa Ndungane (3) conceded the most turnovers. In terms of total errors, it was Botes and Ndungane who shared the highest total error score, with 5 each. That’s made up by combining the number of penalties, turnovers and missed tackles conceded by a player..

Based on these numbers, the Sharks’ statistical Most Valuable Player on the day is none other than Marcell Coetzee, with an honourable second for Lwazi Mvovo.


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