NYC Stats Insider
If the all-important stats are an indication, there should not be much splitting the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles and Wests Tigers at Allianz Stadium this Friday night.
The Sea Eagles went down to the Penrith Panthers last weekend 44-24 while the Wests Tigers narrowly edged out a brave Canberra Raiders side 24-22.
Stats published in Big League magazine this week following week one of the finals show just how much of impact certain players from both teams made in their respective semi-finals.
Here is a breakdown
Top tryscorers: Jeremy Marshall-King 2 (Tigers); Top Tacklers: Hugh Pratt, 45, (Sea Eagles)
Most Hit Up Runs: Liam Knight, 22, (Sea Eagles); Most Offloads: Liam Knight, 6, (Sea Eagles)
Kicks in Play: Te Maire Martin, 8, (Sea Eagles); Top turnover tackles: Bayley Sironen, 3, (Sea Eagles).
Top Dummy-Half Runners: Jacob Liddle, 10, (Tigers), Hugh Pratt, 4, (Sea Eagles).
Most Charge Downs: Jacob Liddle, 1 (Tigers), Luke Garner, 1, (Sea Eagles)
Most Tackle Breaks: Addison Demetriou, 7, (Sea Eagles), Jesse Ramien, 6, (Sea Eagles)
Most Decoys: Liam Knight, 11 (Sea Eagles), Esan Marsters, 7, (Tigers), Tyler Cassel (Tigers), Dallas Koen, 6, (Sea Eagles)
Most Supports: Ryland Jacobs, 11 (Tigers); Most Receives: Hugh Pratt, 95, (Sea Eagles), Jacob Liddle, 84, (Tigers)
Most Line Breaks: Tom Trbojevic, 2, (Sea Eagles), Veiru Mapesone (Tigers), Jeremy Marshall-King (Tigers).
Top pointscorers (up to Rd 26)
Hugh Pratt (Sea Eagles). 4 tries, 77 goals, 170 points.
Matt Woods (Tigeers): 2 tries, 50 goals, 108 points.
Addison Demetriou (Sea Eagles): 20 tries, 9 goals, 98 points.
Top Goalkickers: Hugh Pratt (Sea Eagles): 77 goals, 106 attempts, 73%, Matt Woods (Tigers): 50 goals, 64 attempts, 78%
Top Running Metres
Addison Demetriou (Sea Eagles). Total: 3666, Average: 159, 23 games.
Liam Knight (Sea Eagles): Total: 3095, Average: 163, 19 games.
Jesse Ramien (Sea Eagles), Total: 3000, Average 125, 24 games.
JJ Felise (Tigers). Total: 2959, Average 156, 19 games.
Top Line-Break Assists: Te Maire Martin (Tigers) 33, Will Pearsall (Sea Eagles) 28, Nicho Hynes (Sea Eagles) 19.
Most Try Assists: Te Maire Martin (Tigers) 31, Will Pearsall (Sea Eagles) 27, Nicho Hynes (Sea Eagles) 21.