The Golden Lions were handsome winners of the 2011 Currie Cup when they beat the Sharks 42-16 at Coca-Cola Park in Johannesburg on Saturday. We give some statistics for the match. Interestingly there was a low number of stoppages but also low 'Ball in Play' figure.
CJ van der Linde (Golden Lions) - tipping
In this section we record the times a team was penalised.
Golden Lions vs Sharks
Total number of penalties: 22
Golden Lions: 9
The reasons for the penalties were as follows:
* = points conceded
Tackle: 4 (Undetermined, Strauss, Rhodes*, Minnie)
Offside: 3 (Hollenbach, 'Whole backline'*, Killian)
Discipline: 2 (Van der Linde* - obstruction; Rhodes - late tackle)
Tackle: 8 (Alberts*. Terblanche*, Daniel 2, Kankowski , Deysel, Bismarck du Plessis, Pietersen*)
Scrum: 3 (Mtawarira* 3)
Discipline: 2 (Daniel* - air tackle; Kankowski* - late tackle)
Golden Lions missed a penalty kick at goal - a long one by Jaco Taute.
This gives the number of penalties at ruck/tackle as a fraction of the total number of penalties: 12/22 - 55%
Free Kicks conceded
Golden Lions: 1 (line-out)
Getting possession - line-outs, scrums, free-kicks, drop-outs, turn-overs
In this section the figures represent the number of times you get to play with the ball.
Line-outs: 9 (3 lost, 1 penalty, 1 free kick)
Scrums: 9 (2 resets, 2 collapses, 1 lost, 1 penalty)
Line-outs: 10 (2 lost, 1 skew, 1 quick)
Scrums: 4 (2 penalties)
Free-kicks: 1 (line-out)
Stoppages (total of line-outs, scrums with resets, free kicks, penalties, drop-outs): 59
In the World Cup Final there were 72 stoppages.
'Ball in Play' Time
Golden Lions vs Sharks (Lawrence):
15 minutes 43 seconds + 15 minutes 51 seconds = 31 minutes 34 seconds
The average for this sort of match is 33 minutes 29 seconds.
In the World Cup Final, the 'Ball in Play' time was
In the Under-19 Final between the Golden Lions and the Blue Bulls, the time was 28 minutes 52 seconds
In the Under-21 Final between the Blue Bulls and the Sharks, the time was 30 minutes 12 seconds
Finals are hard work!
This is the number of tries each team scored.
Golden Lions: 3 (Killian, Cilliers, Taute)
Sharks: 1 (Alberts)
Tries/penalties scored: 4/9
This gives the ratio of tries scored to penalties scored by each team:
Golden Lions: 3/6
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