David Nofoaluma reaches Wests Tigers record

David Nofoaluma reaches Wests Tigers record
Author
Dan Talintyre
Timestamp
Wed 24 Jul 2019, 11:08 AM

On a tough night for Wests Tigers in the nation’s capital, David Nofoaluma reached rare air for the club as he became the all-time top try-scoring winger, surpassing Pat Richards.

The Campbelltown junior scored his third try in the past two weeks to take his record to 52 tries on the wing for the club — passing Richards’ tally of 51 tries.

Nofoaluma had already scored 52 tries for Wests Tigers, but one of those came at centre when he faced the South Sydney Rabbitohs in Round 14 of the 2015 season.

With 53 tries in 112 games for the club, the 25-year-old currently sits fourth all-time in try-scorers for the club with Life Members Robbie Farah (66 tries), Benji Marshall (80 tries) and Chris Lawrence (83 tries) all ahead of him on that list.

Nofoaluma also sits second in all-time appearances for the club by an outside back, with Daniel Fitzhenry (138 games for Wests Tigers) leading in that statistic.

Nofoaluma’s 105 games on the wing for the club are the most by any player.

WESTS TIGERS LEADING TRY-SCORERS

  1. Chris Lawrence — 83 tries in 233 appearances

  2. Benji Marshall — 80 tries in 234 appearances

  3. Robbie Farah — 66 tries in 274 appearances

  4. David Nofoaluma — 53 tries in 112 appearances

  5. Pat Richards — 52 tries in 82 appearances

  6. James Tedesco — 50 tries in 90 appearances

  7. Beau Ryan — 46 tries in 101 appearances

  8. Daniel Fitzhenry — 45 tries in 138 appearances

  9. Taniela Tuiaki — 42 tries in 78 appearances

** Details correct as of Round 18, 2019

I was expecting the article to read: ‘Nofoluma gets record of most metres run sideways in NRL of all time’…

Pat Richards has the best strike rate.

It’s a bit sad that we can’t get a decent try-scoring winger and hang onto him. Josh Addo-Carr has already scored 57 tries in 75 games. And I wonder how many tries Tuiaki would have scored if he didn’t have his career cut short.

@Zach he gets dominated in every tackle lifted and sideways or backwards, marsters is not going much better also but poor form keeps getting you picked in the tigers

@StarswithStripes said in David Nofoaluma reaches Wests Tigers record:

Pat Richards has the best strike rate.

Would have thought Taniela would have?

A much underappreciated player

@Cultured_Bogan said in David Nofoaluma reaches Wests Tigers record:

@StarswithStripes said in David Nofoaluma reaches Wests Tigers record:

Pat Richards has the best strike rate.

Would have thought Taniela would have?

PR try every 1.5769 games
TT try every 1.8571 games

Patty has the best strike rate. What a legend.

@Cultured_Bogan said in David Nofoaluma reaches Wests Tigers record:

@StarswithStripes said in David Nofoaluma reaches Wests Tigers record:

Pat Richards has the best strike rate.

Would have thought Taniela would have?

That was my first thought too but unless my maths is off I had Pat at 63% and Tank at 52%.

@Zach said in David Nofoaluma reaches Wests Tigers record:

I was expecting the article to read: ‘Nofoluma gets record of most metres run sideways in NRL of all time’…

I thought most fist pumps , back slaps …most likely to injure his own player in post try celebration

last edited by happy_tiger

Geeze, imagine if we had had Pat and TnT in 2010 and 2011…

Positional try scoring records??

Yeah… we don’t have much else to blow our trumpet about I guess

@innsaneink said in David Nofoaluma reaches Wests Tigers record:

Positional try scoring records??

Yeah… we don’t have much else to blow our trumpet about I guess

Yeah, I love stats, but not even I care about this one.

@innsaneink said in David Nofoaluma reaches Wests Tigers record:

Positional try scoring records??

Yeah… we don’t have much else to blow our trumpet about I guess

Precisely what I thought.

All-time try scorers:

  1. Ken Irvine: 212
  2. Billy Slater: 190
  3. Steve Menzies: 180
  4. Andrew Ettingshausen: 165
  5. Terry Lamb: 164
  6. Brett Stewart: 163
    =7. Hazem El Masri: 159
    =7. Matt Sing: 159
  7. Nathan Merritt: 154
    =10. Harold Horder: 152
    =10. Manu Vatuvei: 152

We need to go a long way down the list before we get to see anyone who played for us…
76. Michael Buettner: 96
=87: Brett Hodgson: 92
=94: Lote Tuqiri: 90
=101: Benji Marshall: 89
=101: Terry Hill: 89
=105: Braith Anasta: 88
=109: John Hopoate: 87
=119: Matt Utai: 85

And finally, the first one-club player at Wests Tigers…
=126: Chris Lawrence: 83

And then there is Nofoaluma…
=361: David Nofoaluma: 52

How I would love to see a true try-scoring back at our club. Someone who could tear up this list, scoring 20 tries a season…

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