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Numbers: Pack stands up despite Storm loss

These are the numbers that matter.

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

Here's what they told us following the Round 12 clash with the Storm.


Tackle breaks to Kalyn Ponga.

The talented No.1 left it all out on the paddock today, doing everything he could to kick-start his side after a poor first half left them trailing 18-6 at the break.

Ponga was in everything, notching 183 metres (51 post contact), six tackle breaks, a try assist and a line break assist in an effort-filled game.

The fullback fought hard, and added a very handy 75 kick metres in amongst his performance as well.


Metres run by Mitch Barnett.

The enforcer was as gritty as ever, toiling away in his new middle role with incredible effectiveness.

His 139 run metres took the Knights out of trouble, with 68 post contact metres, four tackle breaks, two offloads and 33 tackles representing a mammoth 72 minute stint in the middle of the park.


Missed tackles by David Klemmer.

The big man was right by the Enforcer's side, slaving away in the middle of the field in a tough-as-nails performance.

Klemmer ran for a massive 180 metres, with 90 of those coming post-contact. 

However, his most impressive stat was clearly his defence.

Up against a stacked Melbourne side with talent everywhere, Klemmer made 29 tackles with zero misses.


The team's overall completion rate.

In a game against a top four team, not completing nearly a third of your sets is not ever going to be good enough.

Especially against the Storm, who completed at 82%.


Line breaks to the Melbourne Storm.

Again, when coming up against a quality side, allowing seven line breaks in a game is always going to result in issues.

In comparison, the Knights managed just two.