2 very different stats, same results……

There is an interesting article from Ben Coles in the Daily Telegraph, which is looking at how Leicester should re-jig their team.

Within the article, to back up an argument that spending £600k for Ford is a waste (although also saying the player himself is worth every penny) with their pack as it is.

The stats used are the gainline success and turnovers.

They are as below and Leicester are at or near the bottom of both,  which is not very interesting as that is what you’d expect.

Then my eye wandered to the top and I spied Wasps at or near the top of both….

So there is an obvious conclusion……We need to form the TigerWasps! Wasps pack and Leicester’s back line…..

Strangely I think these stats are worse for Wasps than they are Tigers. I think these are things they can fix more easily and Wasps really need to look at why they are not getting the results.

Gainline success for Premiership packs

Team Carry – Gainline success % (forwards only)
Exeter 43.7
London Irish 43.4
Northampton 43.4
Wasps 42.2
Saracens 42.2
Bristol 41.5
Bath 40.3
Gloucester 38.1
Sale 37.9
Leicester 36.7
Harlequins 33.7
Worcester 30.0

Turnovers won by Premiership packs

Team Turnovers Won (forwards only)
Wasps 27
Northampton 24
London Irish 23
Saracens 22
Harlequins 21
Bristol 19
Bath 18
Exeter 18
Gloucester 17
Sale 13
Worcester 12
Leicester 12