30 Jan 2007 20:43:43
DC
Guinness Premiership player statistics

http://preview.tinyurl.com/2zyxsv
"Player Statistics Present True Picture
...
All statistics are provided by independent statistical consultants,
Stuart Farmer Media Services. The number of games played is based on the
definition of 40 minutes equals a match.
2007 RBS Six Nations Championship: Average Number of Matches Per Player
(season to date):
England: 15.0
Ireland: 14.5
France: 17.2
Wales: 15.4
Scotland 16.4
Italy: 14.7
Figures based on international and club matches played by the most
played 22 players in each squad.

2006 RBS Six Nations Championship: Average Number of Matches Per Player
(2005/06 full season):
England: 25.2
Ireland: 24.9
France: 25.9
Wales: 23.0
Scotland: 23.7
Italy: 21.5

2006 RBS Six Nations Championship: Players deployed (2005/06 full season):
England: 25
Ireland: 24
France: 28
Wales: 29
Scotland: 25
Italy: 24
..."


31 Jan 2007 01:20:26
simon s-b
Re: Guinness Premiership player statistics

On 30 Jan, 20:43, DC <-...@yahoo.com > wrote:
> http://preview.tinyurl.com/2zyxsv
> "Player Statistics Present True Picture
> ...
> All statistics are provided by independent statistical consultants,
> Stuart Farmer Media Services. The number of games played is based on the
> definition of 40 minutes equals a match.
> 2007 RBS Six Nations Championship: Average Number of Matches Per Player
> (season to date):
> England: 15.0
> Ireland: 14.5
> France: 17.2
> Wales: 15.4
> Scotland 16.4
> Italy: 14.7
> Figures based on international and club matches played by the most
> played 22 players in each squad.
>
> 2006 RBS Six Nations Championship: Average Number of Matches Per Player
> (2005/06 full season):
> England: 25.2
> Ireland: 24.9
> France: 25.9
> Wales: 23.0
> Scotland: 23.7
> Italy: 21.5
>
> 2006 RBS Six Nations Championship: Players deployed (2005/06 full season):
> England: 25
> Ireland: 24
> France: 28
> Wales: 29
> Scotland: 25
> Italy: 24
> ..."

Thing is, look at the England squad now as an example. Due to injury
JW has played 0 matches, Tindall about 4, Vickery not many and so on.
This means someone like Cozza has probably played 30 already to get
the stats up. It's a weird one as well. Some players benefit from
being rested, and some from playing week in week out. MJ was always
crap after a break, but as long as you kept flogging him he went well.