Bulldogs Strategic Analyst Mo Ali will be providing a weekly run down of the five ‘Key Stats’ from each round. Here is his look at the Storm match from Saturday in Perth:
The Bulldogs went down to the Storm in Round one at Perth’s Optus Stadium, statistics reveal the match was a lot closer than the 36-18 scoreline would suggest.
The Bulldogs had a slightly better tackle efficiency and had more players supporting off the ball, while the Storm had a far greater weight of possession.
New recruit Aaron Woods and fullback Moses Mbye had outstanding first round games, both making huge metres and creating opportunities in attack.
Here are our five key stats from Round One:
1. Aaron Woods
Woods ran for 152 metres and made four offloads.
2. Moses Mbye
Mbye ran for 143 metres, made one line break and four tackle breaks.
4. Tackle efficiency:
Bulldogs: 87% (Missed 24, Ineffective: 18)
Storm: 85% (Missed 27, Ineffective: 23)
5. Total number of supporting players off the ball: