Shute Shield Moneyball: Who are the best players in the comp by the numbers

Statistics don’t tell the full story but they do give a pretty good insight into what’s happening on the field each week. With the help of our mates at Opta Sport, we thought we’d take at look at who the numbers suggest are the best players in the Shute Shield competition. According to statistics, Sydney Uni winger Harry Potter doesn’t just have the best name in Sydney rugby, but he’s also far and away the most dangerous player in the Shute Shield. The 22-year old English born speedster barely played rugby before joining the Students colts program but in his second season in the top grade, is a clear standout. Potter leads the competition in metres gained, defenders beaten and clean breaks and has also caused six turnovers for the Students, just one behind the third best player in the competition. Numbers suggest Eastwood backrower Rhys Allen is the hardest worker in the Shute Shield. Allen has made more carries than any other player in the competition and is a
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