Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs flyer Tyrone Phillips looks set to finish the regular season as the VB NSW Cup’s leading try-scorer – even with four weeks remaining in the competition.
Phillips, a regular on the flanks for Andy Patmore’s team across 2015, has crossed for 21 four-pointers this season, seven more than his closest rival, Dominique Peyroux from the Warriors.
While the in-form Bulldogs winger didn’t cross the stripe in Round 21 VB NSW Cup action, Latrell Schaumkel from the opposition last weekend did, with the North Sydney Bear registering a blistering hat-trick of tries across just seven minutes of play.
Prozone statistics reveal a number of interesting talking points across the VB NSW Cup so far this season:
- Wyong Roos continue their strong form on the back of a league-best run-metre figure, carting the footy for a total of 27,952 metres;
- Manly sit in 11th position on the table despite owning the best record for completion rates (75 per cent completions – ranked first);
- Phillips, Jet Nathan Gardner and Mountie Jeremy Hawkins are three of the competition’s most elusive players, recording a league-best 14 line-breaks each thus far; and
- Nathan Ross, now a member of the Knights’ NRL side, is a most-worthy recipient of a call-up, following a season that sees him near or atop of Dummy-Half Runs (60 runs made – sixth in the league), Tackle Breaks (87 tackle breaks – ranked first) and Run Metres (2206 metres – ranked sixth) categories.
For the latest Prozone statistics on the VB NSW Cup, visit www.nswrl.com.au each Wednesday.