With the 2017 season done, take a look back at the Club’s top performers in each of the game’s key statistics.
Up today is offloads.
Mitch Barnett – 28
Barnett ranked 25th in the whole competition for offloads in 2017, the only Knight to average more than one a game.
The young lock’s ability to trigger second phase play also resulted in three tries to teammates.
Peter Mata’utia – 19
Mata’utia finished the season with the eighth most offloads out of any outside back in the competition, coming in behind 2018 recruit Tautau Moga.
He averaged just under one offload per game, playing all 24 matches of the season in the centres.
Jamie Buhrer – 16
Playing 16 games, Buhrer averaged exactly one offload per appearance.
Despite being a smaller body in the forward pack, Buhrer’s football smarts saw him create plenty of opportunities for teammates.
Brock Lamb – 15
A young rookie already at home with the physicality of the NRL, Brock Lamb ranked seventh in offloads out of any half in the competition.
His willingness to carry the ball right into the tackle isn’t always seen by halves, and on more than one occasion it gave the Knights plenty of extra metres around the ruck.
Dane Gagai – 14
The second outside back to make it on this list, more often than not Gagai’s natural game saw him look to make a tackle break rather than an offload when carrying the ball.
His time at fullback paired with missing only one game in 2017 saw him contribute to this list though.