NRL 2011: Winning from behind in the regular season

I am interested in the ability to win in invasive team games.

This season I have looked at winning behaviours in association football, Australian rules football, rugby league and rugby union.

In this post I list those teams in this year’s 2011 NRL fixtures in Australia who were able to overcome a deficit within a game to win in the regular season (before the finals’ rounds).

In the table below the first named team (in bold) overcame a deficit to win. There was one draw that was not resolved in extra time.

This season the four largest deficits were overturned by the away team.

Gap Game Home/Away
22 Cowboys v Raiders (NRL13) Away Team
20 Rabbitohs v Dragons (NRL21) Away Team
18 Storm v Eels (NRL21) Away Team
18 Wests v Warriors (NRL14) Away Team
16 Bulldogs v Knights (NRL25) Home Team
16 Cowboys v Eels (NRL10) Home Team
14 Bulldogs v Eels (NRL6) Away Team
14 Titans v Tigers (NRL6) Home Team
13 Eagles v Sharks (NRL5) Away Team
12 Roosters v Eels (NRL25) Away Team
12 Rabbitohs v Cowboys (NRL24) Home Team
12 Tigers v Eagles (NRL21) Away Team
12 Raiders v Dragons (NRL20) Home Team
12 Cowboys v Titans (NRL20) Away Team
12 Warriors v Bulldogs (NRL19) Home Team
12 Rabbitohs v Sharks (NRL8) Home Team
12 Knights v Raiders (NRL7) Away Team
10 Bulldogs v Raiders (NRL24) Home Team
10 Dragons v Warriors (NRL25) Home Team
10 Roosters v Sharks (NRL24) Home Team
10 Eagles v Eels (NRL23) Away Team
10 Eels v Cowboys (NRL4) Home Team
8 Cowboys v Sharks (NRL25) Home Team
8 Warriors v Knights (NRL23) Home Team
8 Broncos v Warriors (NRL22) Home Team
8 Tigers v Dragons (NRL22) Home Team
8 Roosters v Panthers (NRL18) Home Team
8 Tigers v Panthers (NRL11) Home Team
8 Eels v Titans (NRL7) Home Team
6 Broncos v Rabbitohs (NRL25) Home Team
6 Panthers v Raiders (NRL25) Away Team
6 Titans v Raiders (NRL24) Home Team
6 Storm v Dragons (NRL24) Home Team
6 Storm v Panthers (NRL22) Home Team
6 Knights v Titans (NRL21) Home Team
6 Cowboys v Panthers (NRL21) Home Yeam
6 Roosters v Bulldogs (NRL21) Home Team
6 Panthers v Eels (NRL19) Home Team
6 Rabbitohs v Roosters (NRL19) Home Team
6 Eagles v Rabbitons (NRL18) Home Team
6 Knights v Dragons (NRL17) Away Team
6 Wests v Knights (NRL13) Home Team
6 Storm v Rabbitohs (NRL13) Away Team
6 Eagles v Broncos (NRL12) Away Team
6 Warriors v Knights (NRL10) Away Team
6 Wests v Raiders (NRL8) Away Team
6 Storm v Knights (NRL8) Home Team
6 Warriors v Storm (NRL7) Away Team
6 Warriors v Roosters (NRL5) Home Team
6 Bulldogs v Rabbitohs (NRL7) Home Team
6 Tigers v Rabbitohs (NRL5) Home Team
6 Eagles v Knights (NRL3) Home Team
6 Broncos v Titans (NRL3) Away Team
6 Wests v Warriors (NRL2) Home Team
6 Raiders v Sharks (NRL1) Home Team
6 Titans v Raiders (NRL4) Away Team
4 Knights v Raiders (NRL22) Home Team
4 Wests v Roosters (NRL20) Home Team
4 Knights v Roosters (NRL16) Home Team
4 Panthers v Cowboys (NRL16) Home Team
4 Sharks v Titans (NRL16) Away Team
4 Broncos v Dragons (NRL15) Home Team
4 Titans v Dragons (NRL13) Away Team
4 Broncos v Sharks (NRL13) Away Team
4 Panthers v Titans (NRL13) Away Team
4 Cowboys v Eagles (NRL8) Home Team
4 Knights v Sharks (NRL6) Home Team
4 Eagles v Warriors (NRL6) Home Team
4 Cowboys v Broncos (NRL1) Away Team
4 Broncos v Panthers (NRL4) Home Team
3 Eagles v Bulldogs (NRL24) Home Team
2 Roosters v Dragons (NRL23) Away Team
2 Storm v Titans (NRL23) Away Team
2 Warriors v Raiders (NRL21) Home Team
2 Sharks v Raiders (NRL18) Home Team
2 Storm v Warriors (NRL16) Away Team
2 Eagles v Eels (NRL15) Home Team
2 Cowboys v Warriors (NRL15) Home Team
2 Storm v Roosters (NRL14) Home Team
2 Storm v Sharks (NRL12) Home Team
2 Dragons v Cowboys (NRL9) Home Team
2 Warriors v Titans (NRL9) Away Team
2 Broncos v Knights (NRL5) Home Team
2 Bulldogs v Roosters (NRL2) Home Team
2 Knights v Panthers (NRL1) Away Team
2 Storm v Eagles (NRL1) Home Team
1 Bulldogs v Eels (NRL20) Home Team
1 Roosters v Rabbitohs (NRL1) Home Team
Draw
13 Dragons v Eels (NRL8) Home Team

Photo Credit

Video referee confirms Mark Gasnier’s try

Talking Rot

Last week I wrote about gambling issues in Australian sport.

There have been two significant developments this week to share.

Yesterday (10 June) at the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) on the Gold Coast, state sport ministers agreed a national policy on match-fixing in sport. They have established a working group to develop an implementation plan for the national policy (Press Statement here. Australian Sports Commission news item here.)

Key features of the policy are:

  • Agreement to pursue nationally consistent legislative arrangements
  • Legal arrangements and integrity agreements between sports and betting companies which will include requirements to share information, provide sports with a right to veto bet types and provide a financial return from sports betting to sports
  • The adoption of codes of conduct by sports
  • The establishment of a National Integrity of Sport Unit to oversee the national
    arrangements and provide support for smaller sports
  • Government funding will be contingent on sports implementing appropriate anti-match-fixing and anti-corruption policies and practices.

The Chief Executive Officers of Australia’s seven major codes (AFL, ARU, Cricket, Football, Netball, NRL and Tennis) who are the founding members of the Coalition of Major Professional and Participation Sports (COMPPS) proposed an anti-corruption strategy to the Federal Sports Minister, Mark Arbib. (See Swimming’s support of these proposals here.)

COMPPS is calling for a new criminal offence of “cheating in connection with sports wagering”.  It suggests that Victoria’s Sports Betting Act be adopted in all States and Territories in order that betting providers can share information with sports, including details of suspicious betting. Another recommendation is that sports should have a right to veto types of spot or exotic betting.

Photo Credit

The Cauldron

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