The remarkable points scoring season of Reuben Garrick in Manly’s 75th anniversary year just keeps getting bigger and better.
Garrick kicked six goals in the 36-18 win over the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs in Redcliffe today to become the first player in rugby league to score 20 tries and 100 goals in a premiership season.
The 24-year-old remains the NRL's leading points scorer on 286 points with one premiership round remaining before the finals for the fourth-placed Sea Eagles.
The record for most points in a regular season is 288 by Hazem El Masri for the Bulldogs in 2004. El Masri also holds the record for most points in a season (including finals) with 342 for the same season.
Only two players have scored 300 points in a season, being El Masri (342) for the Bulldogs in 2004 and Brett Hodgson (308) for Wests Tigers in 2005. Both players won premierships that year.
This season alone, Garrick has achieved the following:
- Sits on top of the 'Most Points in a Season' for the Sea Eagles on 286 points through 20 tries and 103 goals.
- equalled the record of 30 points in a match shared by Ron Rowles (1954) and Matthew Ridge (1996) by scoring two tries and kicking 11 goals against Canterbury at Bankwest Stadium in July.
- sits equal third with Mike Eden (1982) and Matthew Ridge (1994,1996) for most goals in a match with 11.
- is in equal ninth place with Michael O'Connor on 578 points on the list of players to have scored more than 500 points for Manly.
- joined the list of players to have scored four tries in a match for Manly with four against the Gold Coast Titans in June.
Rugby league tries went from being worth three points a game to four points in 1983.