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Breaks, tries and video rates: the mid-year Super Rugby AU report card – Sydney Morning Herald

Rugby Australia’s analysis of the first half of the Super Rugby AU campaign shows ball in play time is up and promising signs for blockbuster derby clashes.



The most compelling metric shows ball-in-play time is up at an average of 35.77 minutes per game, its highest levels since 2016, higher than Super Rugby Aotearoa (34.9 minutes) and two minutes higher than the average across the seven rounds of the aborted first season this year.
Importantly, the five-round average does not include the two periods of Super Time in rounds two (Rebels v Reds) and five (Force v Rebels), suggesting the law variations have helped.
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