The rise and RISE of Marc Pittonet July 15, 2020, 02:26:26 pm I've recently made comments about Pittonets ruckwork. Best i've seen from a bloke in navy blue since Matty Allen.I've also gone on to say that his form could potentially spell the end for our beloved Matty Kreuzer.People have their own opinions, but i prefer to back it up with stats where possible.So I've done just that with the help of some new stats i've come across in regards to rucking.Stats used areRC - Ruck Contests - How many times you've competed in a 1-on-1 ruck contestHO - Hitout - Normal stat, how many hitouts you've oneHA - Hitout to Advantage - how useful those hitouts were. Was it to the direct advantage of your team.HO% - Hitout % - What percentatge of hitouts that you competed in, did you win.HA% - Hitouts to Advantage % - What percentage of hitouts that you won, went to advantageCA% - Contests to Advantage % - What percentage of ruck contests that you competed in, resulted in a hitout to advantageThis last one is the key as it tells us what are the chances that we will get a direct advantage from any give ruck contest.HA% only tells us how effective the hitouts we get our hands on are and it doesn't include the contests we lost.With that in mind.Lets look at our week by week of Pittonet vs OpponentR# RC HO HA HO% HA% CA% PlayerR2 65 23 10 35% 43% 15% Pittonet R2 72 34 10 47% 29% 14% Gawn R3 65 36 15 55% 42% 23% Pittonet R3 50 17 4 34% 24% 8% Stanley R4 58 20 6 34% 30% 10% PittonetR4 46 24 2 52% 8% 4% BellchambersR5 48 22 7 46% 32% 15% PittonetR5 49 22 4 45% 18% 8% MarshallR6 60 33 11 55% 33% 18% PittonetR6 73 27 6 37% 22% 8% EnglishWhat does it show us?Despite not winning the 'hitouts' (which is the only common stat used) his hitout to advantage rate is much higher than any opponent he faces.Further to that, despite not winning the overall hitouts, the chances of a 'hitout to advantage' when he lines up in a ruck contest is superior than anyone he comes up against. (This is the final bolded column)After spending the better part of an hour going through a lot of the above, i a stat which sums up a lot of the above rather simply.He is "ELITE" in hitouts to advantage competition wide.Although as mentioned, that is only half the tale.....by extension he would also be ELITE in 'hitouts to advantage from contests rucked in.' The simple difference is the last stat takes into accounts his opponent wins as well.