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TEAM RANKINGS

Top performers in round
8
of the Pro14 in

attempted tackles

Cardiff
171
tackles
90
%
success
Dragons
162
88%
Ulster
132
91%
Munster
123
94%
Zebre
122
86%
Edinburgh
110
85%
Glasgow
100
79%
Benetton
74
88%

meters run

Glasgow
547
meters
Benetton
528m
Munster
378m
Cardiff
368m
Ulster
292m
Dragons
258m
Edinburgh
195m
Zebre
172m

offloads

Benetton
9
Munster
9
Ulster
8
Dragons
7
Edinburgh
7
Cardiff
6
Glasgow
5
Zebre
5

passes

Glasgow
170
Benetton
166
Munster
154
Cardiff
129
Edinburgh
128
Ulster
108
Dragons
94
Zebre
88

runs

Glasgow
144
Benetton
130
Munster
104
Edinburgh
98
Cardiff
92
Ulster
87
Zebre
86
Dragons
68

breaks

Munster
12
Cardiff
10
Glasgow
8
Ulster
7
Dragons
6
Benetton
4
Edinburgh
4
Zebre
1

kicks

Dragons
36
Glasgow
30
Benetton
27
Cardiff
26
Munster
23
Ulster
21
Edinburgh
19
Zebre
17

tries

Munster
8
Ulster
7
Dragons
3
Benetton
3
Edinburgh
2
Glasgow
1
Cardiff
1
Zebre
0

turnovers won

Glasgow
14
Ulster
13
Cardiff
13
Dragons
12
Munster
11
Benetton
11
Zebre
10
Edinburgh
9

penalties

Glasgow
7
Munster
7
Dragons
8
Ulster
10
Cardiff
12
Benetton
15
Edinburgh
15
Zebre
18

lineout steals

Zebre
4
Edinburgh
3
Glasgow
2
Cardiff
2
Dragons
1
Ulster
1
Benetton
1
Munster
0

attacking prowess

Munster
48
secs
per point
Ulster
54
Dragons
66
Glasgow
155
Benetton
162
Edinburgh
177
Cardiff
185
Zebre
760

dead time

vs
00:23:51
vs
00:24:24
vs
00:28:08
vs
00:28:41

How is dead time calculated?

Figures are estimates only and based on an average of scrum times and lineouts times taken from the Edinburgh vs Cardiff Blues European Cup Quarter Final. Scrum time was calculated by recording the time taken from when the referee used his whistle to indicate a scrum, until the time the ball emerged from the scrum, or the referee blew his whistle indicating a penalty or another scrum. Lineout time was calculated by recording the time the ball left the field of play and then recording the time the ball left the hooker's hands. Full details area accessible here, but this data is created by estimating that each scrum takes 56.95 seconds and each lineout takes 23.81 seconds.

How is attacking prowess calculated?

For games other than Top14 games, ESPN provides data on share of possession by teams. It is therefore possible to calculate how many minutes each time had possession of the ball during games. As we also know the points scored by each team, it is possible to caculate the speed with which teams turn possession into points. For example, if a team secures 50% of possession (equalent to 40 minutes) and scores 40 points in a game, then their rate of scoring is 1 point every 60 seconds.

All raw data courtesy of espn.com

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