Numbers: Rookie shines despite tough result

These are the numbers that matter.

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

124

Run metres for Starford To’a.

After a jittery start under the high ball, To’a was one of the Knights best players, scoring a stunning intercept try and running for a team high 124 run metres, including 14 post contact.

He also managed two tackle breaks in an impressive debut performance.

45

Post contact metres for Mitch Barnett.

The man known as ‘Barney’ was solid as ever in attack for his side, running for over 100 metres with 45 of those coming post contact.

40

Tackles made by Connor Watson.

Watson has made the No.9 jersey his own in the second half of the season, and displayed tough defensive spirit in an otherwise rough night for his side.

Had he not been sent to the sin bin for a professional foul, he may have had even more.