Lawrence on the verge of history



  • Lawrence on the verge of history

    Dan Talintyre

    Tue 1st August, 12:00PM

    Wests Tigers vice-captain Chris Lawrence is closing in on the Club’s all-time top try-scoring record after crashing over against the Gold Coast Titans last week.

    In his first game back from injury, Lawrence’s perfect line off a short ball from Tuimoala Lolohea took the veteran against the Gold Coast Titans forward to 76 career tries — now level with fellow Life Member Benji Marshall for the most tries scored in Wests Tigers history.

    The second longest serving player in Wests Tigers history, Lawrence now requires just more four-pointer to become the greatest ever try-scorer in the Club’s history.

    Beginning his try-scoring feats with an effort on debut against the Brisbane Broncos back in 2006, the talented teenager quickly began racking up tries with 20 tries in his first 25 games. Starting in the centres and wing, Lawrence scored five or more tries every year from 2007 to 2012, before making the full-time move to the back row.

    Since the switch, Lawrence’s hole running has continued to reap rewards for Wests Tigers, with the father-to-be scoring three tries or more in every season since 2007.

    Currently sitting on two tries for season 2017, keeping that record in tact with a try over the final five games of the regular season would take him in to the Club’s history books.



    MOST TRIES IN WESTS TIGERS HISTORY

    1. Benji Marshall — 76 tries in 201 games

    1. Chris Lawrence* — 76 tries in 207 games

    3. Robbie Farah — 61 tries in 248 games

    4. Pat Richards — 52 tries in 82 games

    5. James Tedesco* — 49 tries in 85 games

    6. Beau Ryan — 46 tries in 104 games

    7. Daniel Fitzhenry — 45 tries in 138 games

    8. Taniela Tuiaki — 42 tries in 78 games

    9. David Nofoaluma* — 40 tries in 82 games

    • denotes currently still playing for Wests Tigers



      CHRIS LAWRENCE TRIES — BY POSITION

    Wing — 4 tries in 9 games

    Centre — 51 tries in 134 games

    Five-Eighth — 3 tries in 10 games

    Second Row — 8 tries in 43 games

    Lock — 4 tries in 2 games

    Bench — 6 tries in 9 games



  • Get him on the bench. Great strike rate from there.



  • Pat Richards has an impressive strike rate!!



  • Father to be!!! Congrats Chrissy, a new little Tiger cub



  • Deserves the record.

    A true clubman.

    Not many left.


    If only his carrer wasn’t crueled by serious injury

    Him, Dwyer, Tuiaki? What did this club do wrong to deserve such injuries to such legends of the club



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    Deserves the record.

    A true clubman.

    Not many left.


    If only his carrer wasn’t crueled by serious injury

    Him, Dwyer, Tuiaki? What did this club do wrong to deserve such injuries to such legends of the club

    I don’t know what the club did Mate, but it certainly cruelled the brilliant careers of three top players and they were also top blokes. No justice.



  • And STILL the best line runner in the game!


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    Only 6 more games than Benji to equal the record is a little surprising…

    A double this weekend to stretch the lead would be nice…



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    Deserves the record.

    A true clubman.

    Not many left.


    If only his carrer wasn’t crueled by serious injury

    Him, Dwyer, Tuiaki? What did this club do wrong to deserve such injuries to such legends of the club

    I don’t know what the club did Mate, but it certainly cruelled the brilliant careers of three top players and they were also top blokes. No justice.

    Definitely no justice.

    Hopefully just a rough beginning but a great future for a great club



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    Only 6 more games than Benji to equal the record is a little surprising…

    A double this weekend to stretch the lead would be nice…

    Would be great to see



  • And will Hang on to this record for some time it seems



  • Couldn’t happen to a better guy. Is a fighting chance of finishing his career our most capped player too.



  • One of our greatest ever clubmen. Love his passion and the effort he puts in on and off the field for us. Go Chris!



  • Great clubman.



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    MOST TRIES IN WESTS TIGERS HISTORY

    1. Benji Marshall — 76 tries in 201 games

    1. Chris Lawrence* — 76 tries in 207 games

    3. Robbie Farah — 61 tries in 248 games

    4. Pat Richards — 52 tries in 82 games

    5. James Tedesco* — 49 tries in 85 games

    6. Beau Ryan — 46 tries in 104 games

    7. Daniel Fitzhenry — 45 tries in 138 games

    8. Taniela Tuiaki — 42 tries in 78 games

    9. David Nofoaluma* — 40 tries in 82 games

    • denotes currently still playing for Wests Tigers

    Look at the absolutely outstanding talent in that top 5, then you get to number 6……


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