The first highlight for me is the minutes played by the middle forwards. Aloiai 54 minutes, Packer 52, Eisenhuth 60, McIntyre 31, Mikaele 27. It means our best players are on the filed for long periods of time, and our bench players are only on there long enough to have a good impact.
No. 2 runs/metres gained. Douiehi 18/194m, Nofoaluma 22/169m, Talau 107m, Aloiai 16/193m, Grant 14/109m, Packer 15/150m, Leiluia 19/180m, Eisenhuth 14/123m, McIntyre 13/108m, Mikaele 11/112m.
No.3 Billy Walters’ performance - first as the five-eighth, then 17 minutes at hooker. 13 runs for 95m. 38 tackles only one missed. 1 try, 1 try assist.
No. 4 Benji Marshall’s kicking game. He did almost all of our kicking. 18 kicks for 546m. 2 forced drop outs. A 40/20. Interestingly he did not miss a single tackle.
(all stats courtesy nrl.com)