Key Battles – England v Wales
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MVP Explained

The idea is to allocate a score to a player’s actions during a match, which will equate to his total involvement in the game, hence producing a list of the players who had the biggest influence, or the Most Valuable Players as we like to call them.

In our analysis of this seasons RaboDirect Pro 12 league we have watched every game, and notated every players actions during those matches. The same has applied to this years Six Nations Championship.

We have given a weighting to each of the actions we analyse relevant to their importance in the game.

Seasonal Most Valuable Players

Mike Brown

Leigh Halfpenny

158

MVP Index

49

3

Appearances

3

240

Minutes Played

230

2

Tries Scored

0

10

Points Scored

33

14

Men Beaten

2

30

Carries

6

5

Offloads

2

5

Breaks

0

7

Tackles Made

4

5

Tackles Missed

2

58%

Tackle Success Rate

50%

2

Handling Errors

2

5

Open Play Kicks

8

 

 

Jonny May

George North

109

MVP Index

38

3

Appearances

3

158

Minutes Played

240

0

Tries Scored

1

0

Points Scored

5

12

Men Beaten

1

24

Carries

23

3

Offloads

2

4

Breaks

1

7

Tackles Made

4

0

Tackles Missed

5

100%

Tackle Success Rate

44%

1

Handling Errors

6

4

Open Play Kicks

3

 

Billy Twelvetrees

Jamie Roberts

23

MVP Index

57

0

Appearances

3

240

Minutes Played

240

0

Tries Scored

0

0

Points Scored

0

2

Men Beaten

4

27

Carries

27

3

Offloads

0

0

Breaks

1

31

Tackles Made

18

7

Tackles Missed

5

82%

Tackle Success Rate

78%

3

Handling Errors

3

4

Open Play Kicks

1

 

Owen Farrell

Rhys Priestland

77

MVP Index

51

3

Appearances

3

240

Minutes Played

230

9 from 14 (64% SR)

Kicking Accuracy

-

23

Points Scored

0

5

Men Beaten

8

23

Carries

8

5

Offloads

3

2

Breaks

1

23

Tackles Made

17

5

Tackles Missed

1

82%

Tackle Success Rate

94%

2

Handling Errors

5

22

Open Play Kicks

35

 

 

Joe Launchbury

Jake Ball

16

MVP Index

6

3

Appearances

2

222

Minutes Played

80

9

Carries

1

4

Lineouts Won

0

0

Lineouts Stolen

0

0

Offloads

0

1

Turnovers Won

1

29

Tackles Made

4

3

Tackles Missed

0

91%

Tackle Success Rate

100%

0

Handling Errors

0

0

Penalties Conceded

0

 

Dylan Hartley

Richard Hibbard

63

MVP Index

37

3

Appearances

3

201

Minutes Played

183

22

Carries

18

35

Throw In Successful

31

1

Throw In Unsuccessful

5

97%

Throw In Success Rate

86%

17

Tackles Made

18

1

Tackles Missed

3

94%

Tackle Success Rate

86%

2

Handling Errors

1

2

Penalties Conceded

1

 

Ben Morgan

Taulupe Faletau

20

MVP Index

72

3

Appearances

3

70

Minutes Played

240

9

Carries

24

5

Men Beaten

1

0

Lineouts Won

4

0

Lineouts Stolen

1

0

Offloads

3

0

Turnovers Won

3

16

Tackles Made

20

2

Tackles Missed

1

89%

Tackle Success Rate

95%

1

Handling Errors

1

1

Penalties Conceded

1

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