Highs and lows of your NRL team in 2015

WHERE YOUR NRL TEAM IS KILLING IT AND WHERE THEY ARE STRUGGLING IN 2015:

BRISBANE BRONCOS

THE GOOD: The Broncos are the best red zone team at both ends of the field. They score, on average, a try from inside 20m for every eight tackles. In defence opponents are averaging a try from every 18 tackles they have inside their red zone. Both are the best ratio of any team.

THE BAD: Blowouts. Scoring four tries may be the key for the Broncos this season, as they have won all 10 matches when doing so, but have won just five of 10 when failing to score four tries this campaign.

NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS

THE GOOD: Make easily the most run metres of any team in 2015, averaging just fewer than 1600 per game, while they also concede the fewest (1352 per game).

THE BAD: Have struggled to defend their own line this season conceding a try for every 9.2 tackles their opponents have had inside their 20m line; the second worst ratio of any team.

SYDNEY ROOSTERS

THE GOOD: The best defensive team in the competition, conceding easily the fewest points per game (13.1) as well as the fewest tries (2.3) and line breaks (3.3) per game.

THE BAD: Have received the fewest penalties in the competition, at a rate of just 5.7 per game.

SOUTH SYDNEY RABBITOHS

THE GOOD: Since Michael Maguire took over in 2012 they have won 13 of 36 when trailing at the break, the best record of any team over this period.

THE BAD: Souths have scored just two long range tries, from beyond the halfway this season, easily the fewest of any team.

CRONULLA SHARKS

THE GOOD: Kings of the arm wrestle – nine of their 12 wins this season are by eight points or less.

THE BAD: Have scored more tries than only the Titans, Panthers and Dragons and have made the fifth fewest linebreaks despite busting the third most tackles.

MELBOURNE STORM

THE GOOD: Have made the fewest errors this season (9.6 per game) and have the best completion rate in the competition (79 per cent).

THE BAD: Have won just one of their past five away games.

ST GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS

THE GOOD: In the second half this season the Dragons have conceded 130 points, easily the fewest in the NRL.

THE BAD: Have scored the equal fewest tries (with the Panthers) in the competition this season, crossing for just 58.

CANTERBURY BULLDOGS

THE GOOD: Only the Broncos (19.5) have missed fewer tackles on average per game this season than the Bulldogs (21.4)

THE BAD: Boast a poor record when trailing at the break winning just one of nine matches, the equal worst record of any team.

MANLY SEA EAGLES

THE GOOD: Only Cronulla and the Roosters have more wins than Manly since round 15 as the Sea Eagles continue their charge towards an unlikely finals berth.

THE BAD: Their 3-7 away record is the third worst in the competition behind Newcastle and Penrith.

NEW ZEALAND WARRIORS

THE GOOD: Have been very good at defending penalty sets this season, conceding just 15 of their 77 tries from the set following a penalty (19.5 per cent), the lowest percentage of any team.

THE BAD: The Warriors have been poor in the second half this season, scoring the fewest points (173), while conceding the third most (268).

CANBERRA RAIDERS

THE GOOD: Averaging the equal most points in the NRL along with Brisbane (23.9 per game).

THE BAD: Their 2-8 home record is the worst in the competition.

PARRAMATTA EELS

THE GOOD: Semi Radradra is the season’s leading tryscorer with 18 four-pointers in 14 games.

THE BAD: Have been the worst finishers in the league this season, scoring just 88 points in the final 20 minutes of their matches, the fewest of any team, while conceding 152, the second most.

WESTS TIGERS

THE GOOD: Have won seven of eight matches conceding 18 points or less.

THE BAD: The Tigers’ 79 linebreaks is the fewest of any team this season.

PENRITH PANTHERS

THE GOOD: Have made the most offloads this season (14.6 per game).

THE BAD: Have scored the fewest points in the competition (15.8 per game).

GOLD COAST TITANS

THE GOOD: The Titans have conceded less than 20 per cent of their tries through their far right edge defence, the second best percentage of any team in this channel.

THE BAD: Are making the most errors (12.8 per game), have the worst completion rate in the competition (70.7 per cent) and are giving away the equal-most penalties (7.8 per game)

NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS

THE GOOD: Have scored more points than seven other teams.

THE BAD: Have conceded more tries (4.7 per game) and more linebreaks (5.8 per game) than every other team.

* Statistics are courtesy of Fox Sports Stats

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