The scoreboard couldnt have been much tighter and most of the key statistical indicators told a similar story about the Vodafone Warriors heartbreaking 22-24 loss to South Sydney in Sundays spectacular NRL contest.
In a match in which both sides scored four tries, the Vodafone Warriors completed 25 of 35 sets and the Rabbitohs 25 of 32 for respective completion rates of 71 per cent and 78 per cent.
In the metres gained category, the home side carted the ball 1399 metres from 165 runs, Souths 1336 from 145 carries.
The Vodafone Warriors had a 5-3 edge in line breaks, the most line breaks theyve made in a game so far this season. In the defensive area the Vodafone Warriors made 296 tackles, Souths 305. While the home side missed 41 tackles compared to the Rabbitohs 26, the ineffective tackles count was 13-25 in the Vodafone Warriors favour. The teams had almost the same number of play the balls (127-124) and errors were identical at 12-12.
The most decisive stat of the game was the penalty count which was 4-1 in the Vodafone Warriors favour.
The key individual statistics for Vodafone Warriors players were:
Runs: Simon Mannering 17, Konrad Hurrell 15, Manu Vatuvei 15, Feleti Mateo 15, Ben Matulino 13, Ngani Laumape 13, Kevin Locke 12.
Metres gained: Simon Mannering 163, Konrad Hurrell 150, Manu Vatuvei 135, Ben Matulino 123, Ngani Laumape 120.
Tackle breaks: Shaun Johnson 5, Konrad Hurrell 4, Ngani Laumape 3, Ben Matulino 3.
Offloads: Feleti Mateo 5, Simon Mannering 3, Ben Matulino 3, Konrad Hurrell 2, Kevin Locke 2.
Linebreaks: Konrad Hurrell 2, Bill Tupou 1, Ngani Laumape 1, Ben Matulino 1.
Tackles: Todd Lowrie 37, Nathan Friend 36, Simon Mannering 34, Sam Rapira 30, Ben Matulino 23, Feleti Mateo 20.