Country Round saw some high-quality rugby league that featured some brilliant individual performances based on statistics.
Tyrone Phillips scored four tries for the Bulldogs in their 52-8 thrashing of the Warriors and he also had four line breaks. That brings his tally up to seven tries in two matches. Chase Stanley had a field day, setting up three tries and making three linebreak assists. The Bulldogs also ran the most metres for the round with 1774.
Kerrod Holland starred for the Knights in their victory against Mounties, scoring three tries and running a total of 204 metres. Sonny Bristow worked hard for Mounties by making 47 tackles, which was the second most for the round.
Chris Centrone ran 207 metres in the Roos victory over the Jets, which was the highest for the round. Samisoni Langi stood out for the Roos as he set up two tries and made two linebreaks. He also made 10 tackle breaks, which was the equal highest for the round along with teammate Nene McDonald who managed to score two tries in four minutes. The Roos completed the best of any team over the weekend with 87%.
Tyrone Cranson led the way with statistics in the Cutters victory over Wests Tigers, scoring three tries, making three linebreaks, managing six tackle breaks and running 186 metres. John Sila ran 190 metres for the Tigers along with Cranson wh made three linebreaks as these two were equal second in that department. Matthew Lodge led the way for the round with offloads, making six in his teams defeat.
In the Panthers' 16-point victory over Wentworthville, Tupou Sopoaga ran 18 times for 188 metres. He also added a linebreak assist. In defence, Brendan Attwood made 44 tackles for the Panthers, who didn’t concede a point. Joseph Paulo topped the competition in tackles for the round, finishing the game with 48. In what is possibly the most interesting statistic of the week, Wentworthville as a team made five charge downs, with five separate players making them.
Siosaia Vave ran for 205 metres in the Sea Eagles 30-10 victory over the Bears and also had the most hitups with 19. Jayden Hodges led the way in dummy-half runs with 10, and was also strong defensively with 39 tackles. For the Bears; Scott Sorenson, Jack Gosiewski, Fred Junior Mauala, Nathaniel Neale and Jackson Garlick all made over 38 tackles, in an amazing effort.