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Rd 22 Sea Eagles Stats Review

There was plenty to like from the Sea Eagles in the 56-10 win over the Parramatta Eels on Saturday night.

The win saw Manly leapfrog Parramatta into fifth place on the ladder with three rounds to play.

We take a look at all the stats from the match and also see how the Manly boys are placed on the NRL stats lists.

Tries

The Sea Eagles ran in 10 tries to two with seven Manly players crossing in total.

Reuben Garrick led the way with a hat-trick while 18th man Moses Suli grabbed a double in just 18 minutes of action after coming on to replace Brad Parker.

Dylan Walker, Haumole Olakau’atu, Parker, Jason Saab and Tom Trbojevic also crossed for tries.

Garrick and Saab have scored 20 tries in 21 games with Trbojevic scoring 19 tries in 13 games to sit inside the NRL tryscoring list behind South Sydney's Alex Johnston (24 tries in 17 games) and Melbourne's Josh Addo-Carr (21 tries in 19 games) with three rounds remaining..

Trbojevic, Garrick and Saab have scored 59 tries between them.

Possession and Completions

The Sea Eagles enjoyed a hefty amount of possession to finish with 57% compared to Parramatta’s 43%.

There was also a fair gap between the two sides when it came to their completion rates, with Manly finishing on 79% (34/43 sets) compared to 66% (19/29 sets).

Points Scoring Record 

Garrick finished the match with a total of 28 points (three tries and eight conversions) to pass Matthew Ridge’s tally of 257 for ‘Most Points Scored in a Season’.

Furthermore, the winger has 268 points (20 tries and 94 goals) and a 38-point buffer between himself and Rabbitohs halfback Adam Reynolds, who has 230 points (five tries and 103 goals).

Attack

All Runs: Manly 174, Eels 154

All Run Metres: Manly 1637, Eels 1096

Post Contact Metres: Manly 397, Eels 338

Line Breaks: Manly 14, Eels 1

Tackle Breaks: Manly 35, Eels 13

Kick Return Metres: Manly 236, Eels 76

Most Runs

Six players finished in triple digits with Tom Trbojevic (187m from 20 runs) pipping Garrick (186m from 15) for top spot by a metre.

Martin Taupau was close behind with 184 metres from 23 runs, followed by Saab (151m from 12), Aloiai (132m from 12) and Walker (128m from 10).

Try Assists and Line Breaks

Saab, Harper, Garrick, Foran, Daly Cherry-Evans and Walker each managed to grab themselves a try assist, but one other player stood out in that category.

Tom Trbojevic had a hand in setting up four tries with 'Turbo' taking his tally for the season to 25 to sit behind Rabbitohs’ Cody Walker (31) and one ahead of Cherry-Evans (19).

In the line breaks department, Garrick led the charge with five followed by Suli with three, Trbojevic and Saab with two each, and Parker and Foran with one line break made.

Garrick leads the competition with a total of 34, edging Johnston on 32.

Line Break Assists

‘Turbo’ was in the assisting mood, finishing with five line break assists to take his total to 34 and just six behind leader Cody Walker.

Josh Schuster, Foran and Cherry-Evans each managed to set up two line breaks.

Negative Play

Errors: Manly 9, Eels 10

Penalties Conceded: Manly 5, Eels 7

Ruck Infringements: Manly 3, Eels 2

Defensive Stats

With a weight in possession, Manly weren’t forced to make as many tackles compared to recent weeks. The Sea Eagles made 246 tackles (with an effective tackle rate of 93.5%) compared to the Eels’ 326 (effective tackle rate of 89.1%).

Manly missed less tackles throughout the 80 minutes, finishing on 13 compared to 35 from the Eels.

Parramatta were tackled inside Manly’s 20 metre line a whopping 33 times, but only managed to score 10 points, showcasing the goal line strength displayed throughout the season by the Sea Eagles.

Tackles by Player

The defensive efforts saw 11 Sea Eagles players finish the match with double digits, with four of them finishing with more than 20.

Jake Trbojevic: 32 tackles, Lachlan Croker 27, Dylan Walker 24, Haumole Olakau’atu 23, Josh Aloiai and Morgan Harper 19.

Croker sits in sixth place for most tackles made in the NRL this season with a total of 804.

Kicking

Cherry-Evans kicked for 412 metres from 11 kicks.

He also went close to adding to his 40/20 tally of three for the season, only to be denied by centimetres by a last-ditch diving effort. He shares the lead with Ben Hunt from the Dragons.

Cherry-Evans sits on top of the leaderboard for kicking metres this season with a total of 6695 metres, followed by Panthers halfback Nathan Cleary (6612 metres) and Eels halfback Mitchell Moses (6564 metres).