RabbitStats - Round One, 2013 vs Roosters

Rabbitohs Video and Digital Media Co-ordinator Patrick Brady has scanned all of the statistics from the round one victory over the Roosters for this edition of RabbitStats!


TACKLES


Total Tackles


Ben Lowe - 31

Chris McQueen - 26

Sam Burgess - 25

Issac Luke - 25

John Sutton - 23


One on One Tackles


John Sutton - 2

Adam Reynolds 1

Issac Luke - 1

Roy Asotasi - 1

Ben Teo - 1

Ben Lowe 1

George Burgess - 1


Effective Tackle % (10 or more tackles)


Michael Crocker - 100% (18)

George Burgess 100% (16)

Nathan Peats 100% (14)

Chris McQueen - 96% (26)

Ben Lowe - 97% (31)



ATTACK


Tries


Nathan Merritt 3

George Burgess 1

Chris McQueen 1


Try Assists


Greg Inglis 3

John Sutton 1

Adam Reynolds 1

Chris McQueen 1


Line Break Assists


Greg Inglis 1

Dylan Farrell 1

John Sutton 1

George Burgess 1


Tackle Breaks


George Burgess - 6

Greg Inglis - 5

Issac Luke - 4

John Sutton - 3

Andrew Everingham - 2

Nathan Merritt 2

Ben Teo - 2


Line Breaks


Nathan Merritt 2

George Burgess 1

Greg Inglis - 1


Offloads


John Sutton - 3

Ben Teo - 2

Nathan Merritt - 1

Issac Luke 1

Chris McQueen 1

Ben Lowe 1

George Burgess - 1


Total Runs


Sam Burgess 17 (154m)

George Burgess 16 (147m)

Issac Luke 14 (97m)

John Sutton 13 (111m)

Ben Lowe 13 (92m)

Chris McQueen - 12 (86m)

Greg Inglis 11 (163m)

Nathan Merritt 11 (90m)


Hitups


Sam Burgess - 15 (121m)

Ben Lowe - 13 (92m)

George Burgess 11 (92m)

Michael Crocker 7 (54m)

Chris McQueen - 6 (53m)


Dummy Half Runs


Issac Luke 12 (85m)

Nathan Merritt - 3 (23m)


Kick Returns


Andrew Everingham - 3 (17m)

Greg Inglis - 2 (55m)



KICKS


General Kicks



John Sutton 4 (94m)

Adam Reynolds 16 (424m)

Issac Luke - 1 (49m)



GAME FACTS:


- Despite the comfortable win, the Rabbitohs made four line breaks, compared to the Roosters' six

- Adam Reynolds forced three goal line dropouts with short kicks

- The Rabbitohs completed 32 of 38 sets (84%)

- The Rabbitohs' forwards dominated, outpointing the Roosters with 76 hit ups for 582 metres compared with their opponents 49 hit ups for 391 metres


Nathan Merritt


One of the most prolific try scorers in recent history continued his freakish output with a three-try haul on Thursday night.


- Merritts hat-trick was the eighth of his NRL career (including his five tries vs the Eels in 2011) and the 34th time he has scored multiple tries in a game.

- He needs seven tries this season to become just the fourth player in NRL history to record ten tries in eight successive seasons.

- Merritt needs 13 more tries to break Benny Wearings 80 year old record for most tries by a South Sydney player (144)


George Burgess


Big George proved hell be a handful this season with a very impressive performance against the Roosters, including his first ever NRL try. He played just 29 minutes but his stats were staggering.


- George made 16 runs for 147 metres. Brother Sam made one more run and 154 metres, Greg Inglis made 11 runs for 163 metres.

- George led the side with six tackle beaks

- He was one of three Rabbitohs players to make a line break and also contributed an offload and a line break assist.

- George placed 16 tackles with zero ineffective or missed tackles.

- In his four game NRL career, George has made 53 tackles at a very impressive 96.4% efficiency.