Dragons Stat Attack
The St George Illawarra Dragons were 28-12 victors against the Wests Tigers at ANZ Stadium, Olympic Park on Sunday.
Injured during his awe-inspiring performance in Origin 1, Australia International Brett Morris returned for his second appearance since dislocating his shoulder, and has returned to his career best form.
Morris made 15 runs for 213 metres, almost 100 metres more than the next leading metre-maker Jason Nightingale on 130m.
Scoring more tries against the Tigers than any other position from any team, the flying Red V flankers have scored a total of 36 tries against the Tigers with both Nightingale and Morris bagging tries on Sunday.
Morris also made the most line breaks of the match, as he broke the line three times. He set up two tries, busted three tackles, and scored a try!
The second most successful point scoring position against the Tigers is Red-and-White centre Gerard Beale, who crossed the stripe to bring the centres total to 32 points.
Hooker Mitch Rein is quickly proving himself to be a very consistent performer in defence as he was the leading tackle maker with 38 to his name in Sunday’s match.
Only three times this season has Rein made less than 30 tackles a game, against the Broncos (29), Panthers (27) and Storm (25). Rein has also only made 31 missed tackles, out of a total of 617.
Completions: 26/33 (79%)
Runs: 137 (1350m)
Line Breaks: 8
Missed Tackles: 11
Man of the Match: Five-eighth Gareth Widdop
By Nathan Davis