The Super League sides that have missed the most tackles with the likes of Hull FC, Wigan Warriors and Castleford Tigers analysed

Super League fans – and rugby league fans in general – love a good statistic.

So, with Serious About Rugby League doing statistics on most penalties awarded, most yellow and red cards and the most errors made, we have decided to look at the most missed tackles.

In first place is Hull FC with a staggering 845 missed tackles! That is almost a hundred more than second-placed Toulouse Olympique who have missed 777.

That is an incredible stat for Brett Hodgson to ponder over and one that could go some lengths to explaining why the Black and Whites’ defence is so leaky.

Behind Toulouse in third is Hull KR with 737 and then, most surprisingly, reigning champions and first-placed (in the Super League table) St Helens.

Kristian Woolf’s men have missed 733 tackles which, when considering how well they are doing in Super League is quite remarkable.

Castleford Tigers sit next on the table with 725 missed tackles and then neighbours Wakefield Trinity with 712 – a great statistic considering where they sit in the actual Super League table.

Catalans Dragons are next up with 709 missed tackles, with Warrington Wolves sitting below the French side with 680.

Incredibly, Leeds Rhinos are next with 652. Even after that abysmal start under Richard Agar and an incredibly leaky defence, the West Yorkshire club have improved drastically with this statistic proving just that.

Salford Red Devils are in superb form of late and their 647 missed tackles proves that whilst Huddersfield Giants and Wigan Warriors are by and away the best in this field.

Whilst Huddersfield have missed just 629 tackles, Wigan have missed 623! That is actually over 200 less missed tackles than Hull at the top!

Clearly, Hodgson at the MKM Stadium has a defensive issue to fix, but Ian Watson and Matt Peet have certainly drilled defence into their sides with great effect.

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