Rugby league is all about a game of inches before, during and after a game.
A missed tackle, an error or a piece of an individual brilliance can often be the difference between losing and winning a game.
But, those mistakes that can be avoided can come back to haunt Super League sides.
When perusing the Super League statistics for the 2022 season so far, one massive question mark jumped out – why do St Helens and Hull FC boast a worrying statistic?
The Black and Whites are top of the leaderboard for missed tackles with 431 whilst Saints aren’t too far behind on 426.
Now, considering that Hull are fifth in the Super League table and Saints are first, it is quite remarkable how they have been able to overcome such a whole host of missed tackles to be so consistent in the league.
That is even more true when considering that Toulouse Olympique have missed 424 and they sit bottom, whilst second-bottom Wakefield Trinity have missed just 394.
Going forward, Hull boss Brett Hodgson and Saints head coach Kristian Woolf will be wanting to limit such missed tackles as they aim for Super League success at the end of the season.