John I Dent Cup Round 9 Preview and stats breakdown

Thu, Jun 13, 2024, 12:30 AM
Uni-Norths Owls lock Will Sankey, photo by Lachlan Lawson Photography.
Uni-Norths Owls lock Will Sankey, photo by Lachlan Lawson Photography.

Returning from the bye week, another weekend of John I Dent Cup fixtures are looming this weekend, all the breakdown and analysis you need is now detailed below so fans can get their community rugby fix early.

See our full stats breakdown ahead of Round 9 below.

JIDC How they stand Round 9
  • Gungahlin Eagles soar to the top of the table with their third consecutive game scoring 50+ points after their dominant performance over the Uni-North owls.
  • The Tuggeranong Vikings and Canberra Royals continue to stay in the hunt as we approach the halfway mark of the season after their round 8 victories.
  • Queanbeyan and Uni-Norths continue to fall behind the pack after their losses last weekend with their hopes of finals starting to look unlikely.
JIDC Stat Leaders Round 9
  • Klayton Thorn rises to the top of the try scoring list table after his double against the Uni-North Owls.
  • After his 5 try performance, Gungahlin's Jamie Mazzarol-Kotz climbs the ranks and is now tied for seventh on the try scorers list (not shown).
  • Lachlan Day and Cullin Cooper-Jones further extend their lead as the comps leading points scores after their high scoring round 8 performances.
JDIC R9 Points
  • After their 71 point performance over the weekend, Gungahlin cement themselves as the leading point scoring team halfway through the season.
  • All remaining sides continue to stick fairly closely together with only 41 points separating second from last place.
JIDC Cards Round 9
  • Queanbeyan continue to hold the number one spot with 10 cards this year as their poor discipline proves to be a defining factor in their performance.
  • After two yellow cards last week, Tuggeranong jump up to six total cards for the year matching both Royals and Uni-Norths.
JIDC Kicks Round 9
  • After nine successful conversions over the weekend, Gungahlin continues to show-off their high scoring ability with 40 total conversions for the year.
  • Royals and Whites also continue to prove their intention to take the three points when given the opportunity.
JIDC In Depth Round 9
  • All sides remain relatively close in both lineout and scrum success rates proving the importance to set piece for all teams.
  • Wests and Royals prove their dominant ball in-play attack leading the competition with 17 line breaks each while Uni-Norths (6) and Queanbeyan (9) continue to struggle respectively.
JIDC Last 5 Round 9
Uni-Norths Owls V Canberra Royals

Match Predictor: Owls 27%, Royals 73%

Home Field Advantage since 2015: 49% (Royals)

Last 5: Owls 1 win, 4 losses; Royals 3 wins, 2 losses.

Gungahlin Eagles V Wests Lions

Match Predictor: Eagles 58%, Wests 42%

Home Field Advantage since 2015: 39% (Wests)

Last 5: Wests 3 wins, 2 losses; Eagles 4 wins, 1 draw.

Tuggeranong Vikings V Queanbeyan Whites

Match Predictor: Vikings 80%, Whites 20%

Home Field Advantage since 2015: 78% (Vikings)

Last 5: Vikings 2 wins, 2 losses, 1 draw; Whites 1 win, 4 losses.

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Otto Wrakonei of the Wests Lions, photo by Lachlan Lawson Photography.
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