Table 4

Tackling characteristics for incidents where the involved player was passive (n=724) from video analysis of all games (n=240 each season)

 201020112010 vs 2011
IncidentsRateIncidentsRateRate ratio
Tackle direction
 Front13917.6 (14.6 to 20.5)10613.4 (10.8 to 15.9)0.76 (0.59 to 0.98)
 Side16420.7 (17.5 to 23.9)18623.5 (20.1 to 26.9)1.13 (0.92 to 1.40)
 Back759.5 (7.3 to 11.6)546.8 (5.0 to 8.6)0.72 (0.51 to 1.02)
Tackle action
 One-foot33342.0 (37.5 to 46.4)30037.9 (33.6 to 42.2)0.90 (0.77 to 1.05)
 Two-footed111.4 (0.6 to 2.2)40.5 (0.0 to 1.0)0.36 (0.11 to 1.14)
 Upper body293.7 (2.3 to 5.0)313.9 (2.5 to 5.3)1.07 (0.64 to 1.77)
 Other50.6 (0.1 to 1.2)111.4 (0.6 to 2.2)2.20 (0.76 to 6.33)
Tackling mode
 Feet20826.3 (22.7 to 29.8)19724.9 (21.4 to 28.3)0.95 (0.78 to 1.15)
 Sliding in16621.0 (17.8 to 24.1)14217.9 (15.0 to 20.9)0.86 (0.68 to 1.07)
 Other40.5 (0.0 to 1.0)70.9 (0.2 to 1.5)1.75 (0.51 to 5.98)
Tackling timing
 Early20626.0 (22.5 to 29.9)19624.7 (21.3 to 28.2)0.95 (0.78 to 1.16)
 Late17221.7 (18.5 to 25.0)15018.9 (15.9 to 22.0)0.87 (0.70 to 1.09)
Contact ball
 Prior to opponent617.7 (5.8 to 9.6)648.1 (6.1 to 10.1)1.05 (0.74 to 1.49)
 After opponent405.1 (3.5 to 6.6)435.4 (3.8 to 7.1)1.08 (0.70 to 1.65)
 No ball contact27735.0 (30.9 to 39.1)23930.2 (26.4 to 34.0)0.86 (0.72 to 1.02)
  • Rate is reported per 1000 player-match hours with 95% CI. Rate ratios between situations in the 2010 and 2011 seasons are shown with 95% CI, with the 2010 season as the reference group.