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Ball in play last weekend

Fri, 22 Mar 2013 20:37
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This week Six Nations wins.

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Jan Taljaard has again produced his remarkable timing of the ball in play at some top matches.

The average for matches of this kind is 33 minutes 30 seconds.

The Six Nations was roughly three minutes up on last week, Super Rugby only slightly up. The Vodacom Cup match is better and the Varsity Cup not as good. This week Six Nations wins - perhaps because of the improved weather.

The referees' names are in brackets.

Six Nations

France vs Scotland (Owens): 18 minutes 42 seconds + 17 minutes 37 seconds = 36 minutes 19 seconds
Wales vs England (Walsh): 17 minutes 21 seconds + 19 minutes 27 seconds = 36 minutes 48 seconds
Italy vs Ireland (Barnes): 17 minutes 57 seconds + 17 minutes 5 seconds = 35 minutes 2 seconds

Average: 18 minutes 0 seconds + 18 minutes 3 seconds = 36 minutes 3 seconds

Super Rugby

Highlanders vs Hurricanes (Pastrana): 17 minutes 36 seconds + 17 minutes 37 seconds = 35 minutes 13 seconds
Waratahs vs Cheetahs (Williamson): 15 minutes 44 seconds + 16 minutes 32 seconds = 32 minutes 16 seconds
Kings vs Chiefs (Berry): 16 minutes 7 seconds + 16 minutes 42 seconds = 32 minutes 49 seconds
Crusaders vs Bulle (Pollock): 18 minutes 16 seconds + 16 minutes 8 seconds = 34 minutes 24 seconds
Reds vs Western Force (Gardner): 13 minutes 15 seconds + 16 minutes 12 seconds = 29 minutes 27 seconds
Sharks vs Brumbies (Kaplan): 15 minutes 39 seconds + 17 minutes 17 seconds = 32 minutes 56 seconds

Average: 16 minutes 6 seconds + 16 minutes 45 seconds = 32 minutes 51 seconds

Friendly

Lions vs Mont-de-Marsan (Jonker): 16 minutes 39 seconds + 18 minutes 41 seconds = 35 minutes 20 seconds

Vodacom Cup

Valke vs Lions (Rocono): 14 minutes 14 seconds + 17 minutes 43 seconds = 31 minutes 57 seconds

Varsity Cup

UJ vs Shimlas (Janse van Vuuren): 18 minutes 2 seconds + 15 minutes 25 seconds = 33 minutes 27 seconds
Maties vs Pukke (Groenewald): 16 minutes 26 seconds + 16 minutes 18 seconds = 32 minutes 44 seconds

Average: 17 minutes 14 seconds + 15 minutes 52 seconds = 33 minutes 6 seconds
 

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