The Clumsiest Six Nations Players From Last Year’s Championship
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With the 2020 Six Nations commencing soon, rugby tickets company Live Rugby Tickets wanted to determine which players from last year’s championship had the clumsiest mistakes recorded, to reveal which country could be most at risk of butter-fingered players if included in this year’s squad.
Using the official Six Nations statistics, Live Rugby Tickets totalled the number of handling errors and turnovers conceded by each player to create a total. They then divided the total by the minutes played by each player to discover who made mistakes most frequently.
After analysing the top 50* clumsiest players from last year’s Six Nations, they found that France and Ireland topped the rankings as most clumsy with 10 players from their 2019 squad included in the list!
Italian player Guglielmo Palazzani was ranked as the “clumsiest” overall in last year’s Six Nations, having made one mistake every 8 minutes and 46 seconds.
In second place is Tomos Williams. He has 16 caps for Wales and despite his skill that saved Wales during their World Cup performance against Australia, Tomos awkwardly made one mistake every 10 minutes and 24 seconds he played in the 2019 Six Nations; having made two handling errors and three turnovers during the short 52 minutes that he competed.
The clumsiest English player was the captain, Owen Farrell, who although earnt the most points; he racked up five handling errors and 13 turnovers during his 370 minutes played in the tournament. Farrell slipped up once every 20 minutes and 33 seconds on average! Overall, placing him ninth in the rankings.
The clumsiest Scottish player goes to Blair Kinghorn who had the third most clean breaks during the tournament (10), however, made six handling errors and conceded six turnovers during his 254 minutes played – on average making a mistake every 21 minutes and 10 seconds, placing him 12th.