Stats put a telling slant on Penrith loss
Match statistics paint another picture of the Vodafone Warriors' heavy 4-36 loss to Penrith in Friday night's 17th-round NRL encounter.
It was the first time this season that the Vodafone Warriors have had back-to-back losses, leaving them on 22 points with a 10-6 win-loss record.
Once the Roosters and Cronulla have two points added for their byes this weekend, the Vodafone Warriors will slip to seventh.
Quite apart from the 4-36 losing margin, match statistics made grim reading.
The Vodafone Warriors completed just 20 sets compared to Penrith's 31 and made only 1193 metres while the Panthers made 1921. Line breaks were 8-1 in the home side's favour and line break assists 5-1.
The Vodafone Warriors made almost 100 more tackles missing 62 to just 19 for Penrith.
In individual numbers, The Vodafone Warriors had only two players who topped 100 metres while Penrith had 11. The stats summed up a tough night at the office.
At Panthers Stadium, Penrith
Penrith Panthers 36 (Jarome Luai 2, Tyrone Phillips, Waqa Blake, Viliame Kikau, Corey Harawira-Naera tries; Jarome Luai 5 conversions, penalty).
Vodafone Warriors 4 (Ken Maumalo try).
Halftime: 12-0 Panthers.
Referees: Ben Cummins and Chris Sutton.
Vodafone Warriors | Roger Tuivasa-Sheck (c); David Fusitu’a, Peta Hiku, Solomone Kata, Ken Maumalo; Blake Green, Shaun Johnson; James Gavet, Issac Luke, Agnatius Paasi; Isaiah Papali’i, Simon Mannering; Adam Blair. Interchange: Jazz Tevaga, Chris Satae, Ligi Sao, Gerard Beale.
Penalties | 7-10
Completions | 20/29 (69%); 31/38 (82%)
Possession | 43%-57%
Total metres | 1153-1921
Kicks | 11-16
Kicking metres | 341-246
Errors | 10-7
Line breaks | 1-8
Line break assists | 1-5
Tackles | 341-246
Missed tackles |62-19
Ineffective tackles | 30-14
Off loads | 12-23
Most metres | Ken Maumalo 126, Roger Tuivasa-Sheck 112
Post post-contact metres | Ken Maumalo 33, David Fusitu’a 32, Isaiah Papali’i 31
Most runs | Roger Tuivasa-Sheck 17, Ken Maumalo 13, James Gavet 11, David Fusitu’a 10, Blake Green 10, Isaiah Papali’i 10
Most tackle breaks | Roger Tuivasa-Sheck 6, Blake Green 3
Most tackles | Simon Mannering 43, Jazz Tevaga 40, Isaiah Papali’i 39, Adam Blair 29, Issac Luke 26, Agnatius Paasi 23, Chris Satae 23, Peta Hiku 23, Blake Green 20
Most off loads | Roger Tuivasa-Sheck 6, Jazz Tevaga 2
Most supports | Shaun Johnson 16, Roger Tuivasa-Sheck 12, Simon Mannering 11, Jazz Tevaga 11
Most decoys | Simon Mannering 6, Agnatius Paasi 4