Type A game winning performance in rugby league

I noted in an earlier post that one of my particular interests in monitoring European football leagues is the identification of dominant game winning performances. I that post I used the example of Liverpool v Norwich in the opening day of the EPL season (link).

I look for the same dominant behaviours in NRL rugby league games. Last night, in the first week of the Finals, the Roosters demonstrated this behaviour in their game against the Rabbitohs (link) in front of a crowd of 30,000 at the Sydney Cricket Ground. The Roosters led 26v0 at half time and scored six tries to one. The NRL record is:

My visualisation of the scoring pattern is:

The NRL report of the game notes the Roosters produced “arguably their most clinical performance of the season” (link). It added “The Roosters … produced a masterclass”.

Photo Credit

Epic (James Smith, Twitter)

Carve Up! (NRL, Twitter)

Performance Against Ranking: Rugby

I have been looking at performance against previous year’s ranking in rugby union and rugby league.

In the charts that follow, the green (win) and blue (lose) boxes indicate that teams conform with their previous year’s ranking, gold (win) and red (lose) indicate unexpected result based on the previous year.

In all examples shared, visually the expectation is that the bottom half of the table is predominantly blue and the top half green. It is interesting note how different the Top 14 Orange matrix is. Lower ranked teams win at home on a regular basis.

Super 15 Rugby Union (after 4 weeks)

SR4

Aviva Premiership Rugby Union (17 Rounds)

A17

Greene King Championship Rugby Union (17 Rounds)

GK17

Top 14 Orange Rugby Union (19 Rounds)

Top14 19

Six Nations Rugby Union (3 Rounds)

SN3

NRL Rugby League (1 Round)

NRL1

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