By Nathan Davis
The St George Illawarra Dragons were defeated by the Penrith Panthers 26-4 at WIN Stadium, Wollongong on Sunday.
Dragons second-rower Leeson Ah Mau made the most metres out of any forward on the paddock with the Samoan international making 178 metres.
Behind him were Penrith winger Josh Mansaur with 169 metres and Dragons winger Brett Morris with 135.
Ah Mau’s performance was highlighted by the fact that he made 128 metres for just 16 touches of the ball, 50 of which he made in just four hit-ups.
Penrith prop Nigel Plum took the most hit-ups with 12, followed by his prop teammate Sam McKendry with 10, while Dragons props Ben Creagh and Mike Cooper both made seven respectively.
Cooper, who came off the bench, made 117 metres for his 15 carries of the football.
He also made 37 tackles, behind fellow Dragons players Mitch Rein with 49 and Joel Thompson with 42.
Panthers centre Jamal Idris made the most tackle breaks with seven, followed by Mansaur with four, then Dragons centre Josh Dugan with three.
Penrith lock Adam Docker made the most one-on-one tackles with five, followed by fellow Penrith teammate Isaah Yeo and Dragons playmaker Gareth Widdop with four each.
Widdop made 226 metres in total kicking distance with just six kicks.
Panthers five-eighth Jamie Soward made 240 metres from 13 kicks and Dragons halfback Benji Marshal made 175 metres from six kicks.
Completions: 30/37 (87%)
Runs: 126 (1068m)
Line Breaks: 1
Missed Tackles: 23
St George Illawarra Man of the Match: Leeson Ah Mau