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The stats that reflect To'o's value to Panthers

Penrith winger Brian To’o has already missed one week through injury but is still leading the NRL in a couple of key statistics to underline his value for the Panthers.

To’o suffered an ankle injury against the Brisbane Broncos in Round 19 which will sideline him for up to six weeks and his absence was felt by Penrith in their 37-10 loss to Melbourne Storm last round.

The nuggety Panthers winger has played 16 times this season for 10 tries, a try assist, 98 tackle breaks, 16 line breaks and an average of 248 running metres per game.

He continues to lead the NRL for run metres (3,971) ahead of Sydney Roosters winger Daniel Tupou (3455); and post contact metres (1515) again ahead of Tupou (1332).

He also sits second for runs (365) with Parramatta Eels fullback Clint Gutherson (366) passing him last round; and tackle busts (98) behind Gold Coast backrower David Fifita (130).

“The play one, and play two, that Too’o does is really important – and for every club side – to get the team on a roll,” True Blue Steve Menzies told Behind Blue Eyes for nswrl.com.au.

“To’o has been going so well, how do you respond when you’re up against it – who stands up?”