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100-1: The numbers that defined the 2019 NRL season

From individual milestones to quirky club records and everything in between, here are the 100 numbers that helped define the 2019 Telstra Premiership season.

100

Paul Gallen's career goalkicking percentage thanks to successful conversions against the Titans in round nine and Dragons in round 11 - the only two shots of his career.

99

Metres made by Gallen in his 348th and last NRL game – a 28-16 loss to Manly which sent Gallen and his Sharks crashing out of the finals.

98. Goals kicked by Latrell Mitchell in 2019

97

The average supports per game the Broncos produced in the second NRLW season.

96

Effective tackle percentage by Ben Matulino (96.4) from 334 attempts – the best of any player who attempted more than 20 tackles. The retiring Wests Tigers veteran pipped Newcastle prop David Klemmer (96.1) at the post for this honour.

95

Number of tackles missed by Titan Brian Kelly in 2019. That made him the worst offender among a Titans team which missed 800 tackles all up for the season to rank sixth behind Penrith (939), Eels (901), Bulldogs (865), Warriors (813) and Raiders (807). 

94

Tries scored by the Sharks, Sea Eagles and Raiders, a three-way tie for fourth in the NRL behind the Roosters (118), Storm (113) and Eels (101).

92

Career tries scored by Michael Gordon, who hung up his boots after stints with Penrith, Cronulla, Parramatta, the Roosters and Titans.

91

Line-break assists made by the Sydney Roosters, which was also the best in the competition. 

90

Number of tries scored by the Rabbitohs in 2019, well down on their 2018 tally of 104.

89. Tackle breaks made by Maika Sivo in his debut season on the wing for Parramatta

88

Kicks defused by Canterbury's Nick Meaney, nine more than the next best, Warriors captain Roger Tuivasa-Sheck.

87

Penrith's goal-kicking success percentage (87.5%), the best in the league and well clear of South Sydney in second place (82.6%).

86

The Sydney Roosters' completion rate in the grand final, 31 from 36 sets. 

85

Line breaks made by the Newcastle Knights in their hot-and-cold season.

84

Cooper Cronk had 84.5% of his touches at first receiver in his final NRL season. The Roosters will need Luke Keary and Kyle Flanagan to step up big time next year to replace the retired halfback's playmaking skills.

83

Running metres made by Blues centre Latrell Mitchell in Origin I. He was controversially dropped for the rest of the series. 

82

Thousand, five hundred and 65 fans were on the edge of their seat at ANZ Stadium as the Holden State of Origin series was decided in the final minute of play in game three.

80 

The equal-best completion percentage in the competition, shared by minor premiers Melbourne and 12th-placed Canterbury. Grand finalists Canberra (79%) were next.

79

Completion rate for both sides in the women's Origin clash, won by the Blues 14-4. 

78

Career goal-kicking percentage for former NSW halfback Trent Hodkinson, who has retired after stints with Manly, Canterbury, Newcastle and Cronulla.

77

Percentage of try-scoring opportunities converted into points by the Eels in 2019, the best of any club with the Roosters (74%) next best. 

76

Chargedowns made in the NRL in 2019. Newcastle led all teams with nine, ahead of the Roosters (8), Titans (7), Panthers (7) and Panthers (7). Brisbane made just one.

74

The Rabbitohs were the best in the league at disrupting their opponents immediately after conceding points – with rival teams completing just 74% of their sets against Souths after scoring.

73

With 73 games in charge, Stephen Kearney is the longest-serving New Zealand-born coach of the Warriors. Australian duo Ivan Cleary (154 games) and Daniel Anderson (92 games) are the only coaches with more games at the club.

72

Tackles made by Warriors forward Jazz Tevaga in round 17 against Brisbane. His 94 combined tackles and runs is the most in a single game by a player on record.

71

Post-contact metres per game by Broncos young gun Payne Haas (71.9) to knock off Cowboys star Jason Taumalolo 68.3 as the best in the Telstra Premiership.

70

Kick-return metres per game from Canberra fullback Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad to edge out Roosters star James Tedesco (65.5) for top honours.

69

Tackle breaks in the grand final, Canberra edges out the Roosters 39-30 in this category. 

68. Average NRL Fantasy score of Payne Haas, the best in the league in 2019

67

Tackle breaks made by Penrith in round five against the Titans, the most in a match by any side during the 2019 season.

66

Line breaks made by the Cowboys, the lowest tally in the Telstra Premiership.

65

Trent Robinson's winning percentage as a coach after his seventh season at the Roosters resulted in a third premiership. 

64. Points piled on by the Storm in their win over the Eels

63

Drop-outs forced by Penrith, the best in the league with James Maloney and Nathan Cleary at the forefront of their precision kicks.

62

Sin bins recorded across the 2019 Telstra Premiership season.

61

Tries scored by John Sutton in his 336-game career with Souths, which came to an end when the Rabbitohs were eliminated in the preliminary final at Canberra.

60

One-on-one tackles by Cowboys veteran Gavin Cooper, the most in the NRL ahead of Storm star Cameron Munster (57).

59

Offloads by Canterbury forward Corey Harawira-Naera and Eels prop Junior Paulo, the most by any player in the competition.

58. Parra's winning margin in a record-breaking finals win over Brisbane

57

Percentage of time spent in the opposition half by Melbourne (56.8%), the best in the league ahead of Penrith and the Wests Tigers, who were each 55%.

56

Tries scored by Canterbury, the lowest number in the NRL.

55

Post-contact metres per game by rookie Canterbury-Bankstown winger Jayden Okunbor, the most for a 2019 debutant.

54

Points scored by Penrith in their round-25 romp over Newcastle to finish the season. 

53

Gareth Widdop became the 53rd player in premiership to score 1000 points, achieving the feat in round 25, his last match in the NRL. 

52

Points scored during his stint at Souths by George Burgess, who has said farewell to the club to return to the UK.

51

Points scored by Parramatta against Wests Tigers to christen the new Bankwest Stadium in round six. Eels halfback Mitchell Moses bagged a 19-point haul.

50

Line breaks conceded by Melbourne, which was far and away the best among all teams with Cronulla (70) the runner-up in this category.

48

Average time in possession per game for Canterbury (47.9%), the lowest in the league. 

47

Tackles per game by Eels hooker Reed Mahoney, who ranked No.1 for tackles made in the Telstra Premiership with 1221, 48 more than Rabbitohs international Damien Cook.

46

Unanswered points scored by New Zealand in their World Cup 9s win over the US, the biggest victory at the tournament. 

45. Career tries scored by Cam Smith after two in 2019

44

Metres conceded per set by Canterbury (44.4), which was the most of all teams, well above the league average of 41.8.

43

The number of tries conceded following a penalty by the Titans, easily the worst in the NRL with Penrith second on 30.

42

Competition points scored by minor premiers Melbourne, six clear of the second-placed Sydney Roosters. The Storm also finished with the best attacking and defensive records in the league.

41

The total amount of NRLW players that were retained by their clubs after the inaugural season in 2018.

39

There was an average of 39.5 points scored per game in the Telstra Premiership in 2019. 

38

Errors made by Cronulla's former international, Josh Dugan, which was the most in the NRL ahead of Broncos winger Corey Oates (37) and Eels veteran Blake Ferguson (35).

37

Tackles breaks made per game by Brisbane (37.8) to lead the Telstra Premiership in this category ahead of Manly (34.9) and Cronulla (34.2).

36. Total tries scored in the 2019 NRLW season

35

The number of NRLW debutantes in season two of the Holden Women's Premiership in 2019.

34. Points scored by Nathan Cleary in the round 25 win over the Knights

33

Number of players used by Penrith, the most in the competition. They were given exemptions during the season due to the high number of injuries at the club. Brisbane and the Warriors each used 31.

32

The Blues' winning margin in State of Origin II in Perth. 

30

Points scored by Brisbane in their NRLW grand final win over St George Illawarra, registering their second successive premiership with a 24-point victory. 

29

Seconds left before full-time when James Tedesco scored the series-winning try in Origin III for NSW. 

28. Number of one-on-one strips made by the Canberra Raiders in 2019

27

Tries conceded from a kick by Manly, the most in the Telstra Premiership, with the Knights and Tigers each next on 24.

26

Penalties conceded by departed Panthers veteran James Maloney, the most infringements in the NRL. Also the number of points scored by Latrell Mitchell against the Tigers in round 8 and the Titans in round 20.

25

Try assists by Parramatta playmaker Mitchell Moses, who led the league in this category.

23

Line breaks made by Roosters fullback James Tedesco and Eels winger Maika Sivo, the most by any player in the Telstra Premiership.

22

Tries scored by Eels winger Maika Sivo to win the Ken Irvine Medal in his rookie season.

21

Career field goals landed by retiring Roosters star Cooper Cronk.

20

Line-break assists racked up by Roosters five-eighth Luke Keary to be the best in the NRL at putting teammates into space.

18

Weeks spent by the Melbourne Storm in first place on the Telstra Premiership ladder in 2019.

17

Seasons of first grade racked up by Robbie Farah, 15 with the Wests Tigers and a couple with Souths.

16

Dummy-half runs per game by Canberra (16.8), trumping South Sydney (14.8) and Wests Tigers (13.8).

15

The lowest finishing position in St George Illawarra's history. The Dragons managed only eight wins in a drama-filled season.

14

Number of teams that were inside the NRL top eight at some point during the 2019 Telstra Premiership season.

13

Decoy runs per game by Panthers forward James Fisher-Harris, who led the league in this statistic with 305 for the season, well clear of the next-best player, Storm lock Dale Finucane (237).

12

Seven-tackle sets conceded from kicks by the Eels, which was the fewest in the NRL, ahead of Cronulla (15) and the Warriors (16).

11

Latrell Mitchell averaged 11.4 points per game on his own in 2019 to finish on top of the scoring chart with 273, which was 45 more than the runner-up, Canberra co-captain Jarrod Croker.

9

Debutants used by Penrith, the most in the competition ahead of Brisbane (seven).

8

Seasons since the Wests Tigers have experienced finals football, having finished a painstaking ninth for the second straight year. It's the longest current playoffs drought in the NRL.

7

Jarrod Croker moved into seventh on the all-time scorers' list, overtaking Eels Hall of Famer Mick Cronin, finishing on 1996 by season's end. 

6

Major individual awards won by Roosters superstar James Tedesco. He took out the Dally M, Brad Fittler, Wally Lewis and Jack Gibson medals as well as the Peter Frilingos Headline Moment of the Year and Dally M Fullback of the Year gongs.

5. 40/20s by Daly Cherry-Evans in 2019

4

Field goals by Canberra halfback Aidan Sezer and Penrith five-eighth James Maloney, the most in the Telstra Premiership. Three of Sezer's one-pointers came against Cronulla in round 24.

3

Minor premierships won by Melbourne in the past four seasons. They finished first by six points this year. 

2

Consecutive premierships for the Roosters, who broke a 26-year drought since the back-to-back feat was achieved by Brisbane.

1. Send-off in the 2019 season