Top 5: Metre-eaters
With the 2017 season done, take a look back at the Club's top performers in each of the game's key statistics.
Up first is metres made.
Dane Gagai – 3098 metres
Averaging 135 metres per game, Gagai was the Club’s biggest runner in 2017.
Splitting his time between the centres and fullback, a big reason for Gagai’s high run metres is his exceptional ability to break out of tackles.
This year he made 143 tackle busts, the third highest in the whole competition behind James Tedesco and Jordan Rapana.
Nathan Ross – 3078 metres
Just 20 metres behind Gagai, if not for spending four games on the sidelines through injury Ross would have been the Club’s biggest metre-eater.
Ross spent time both on the wing and at fullback, and averaged 154 metres per game.
Never one to sit on his laurels, Ross will be aiming to go even bigger next year after beating his 2016 tally by 430 metres.
Daniel Saifiti – 2703 metres
The only forward to feature on this list, Saifiti had another standout season.
What makes his metres output more impressive is that as a rotation forward he only played 1091 minutes to Ross’ 1504 and Gagai’s 1840.
The 20-year-old averaged 118 metres per game and was named Players’ Player at the Club’s awards night.
He also made 35 tackle breaks, no mean feat for a prop.
Ken Sio – 2445 metres
A quiet achiever out on the wing, Sio was always a reliable source for meters in 2017.
His strength in starting sets saw him average 116 metres per game and make 33 tackle breaks.
Pete Mata’utia – 2034 metres
Mata’utia rounds out this list, being one of only two Knights to play in every game this season.
He always featured in the centres, and averaged 85 metres per game.
Also scoring seven tries, Mata’utia achieved 58 tackle breaks.