Knights numbers: Leader of pack sets example for youngsters

These are the numbers that matter.

While the nib Newcastle Knights suffered a 25-16 loss at the hands of the Wests Tigers on Friday, there were still several positives to take away from some individuals.

While stats can't tell you everything, they do paint a very telling picture.

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The number of tackles by Danny Levi.

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The hooker topped the tackle count for both teams.

The next closest tackler was Michael Chee-Kam with 47.

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2

The number of try assists from our halves.

Mitchell Pearce set up Sione Mata'utia with a cross field kick before injury ruined his night, while Jack Cogger played his part in the second half.

10

Tackle breaks from Aidan Guerra.

The 30-year-old backrower was tireless in his performance on Friday.


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He made 45 post-contact metres with 120 metres from 16 runs.

He also scored a brilliant solo try.

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The amount of metres made by Kalyn Ponga.

He topped the stats for metres made with David Nofoaluma second on 154 metres.

He also scored a try.

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The number of post contact metres from Herman Ese'ese.

The big man started from the bench but pushed out 55 minutes.

He had 16 carries with 135 run metres in his 50th NRL game.