1st Grade Fringe
- May 3, 2021
Yeah I get that as a half you’re likely to have had your hands on the ball in the lead up to a try. Outside of a hooker, halves should be the players who have their hands on the ball the most.I think if you watch most of the Warriors tries in opposition 20 Chanel Harris-Tavita is the first receiver straightening up the attack, I could be wrong but you don't necessarily want to take to many steps before passing to your back door receiver . Takes time away from the second receiver to put on a play. I'm not sticking up for him, just giving context to what may.... be the reason why his try assist tally is low. I'll have a look on the nrl website for his stats on try involvements.
A while back someone posted stats for ‘try contributions’ which are similar to try assists, but awarded to someone who is heavily involved in a lead up to a try. (I’ve tried to find these stats but can’t find them, if anyone knows where to find these could you post them please?) But again from memory, Chanel Harris-Tavita isn’t featured heavily in these stats.
I know Chanel Harris-Tavita isn’t the worst player to have ever played, but if one of our biggest issues this year was attack, having a half who’s only created 2 times in 11 games is a pretty big issue