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Six key stats: Round 20 v Dragons

We take a look at some of the key stats to come out of the North Queensland Toyota Cowboys 34-8 win over the St George Illawarra Dragons. 


The number of line breaks by the Cowboys, their most in a game since they had 11 in their Round 11 win over the Newcastle Knights in 2021. Jeremiah Nanai (3), Scott Drinkwater (2), Valentine Holmes (1), Jason Taumalolo (1), Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow (1) and Griffin Neame (1) all made line breaks for the Cowboys.


The number of tries 19-year-old Jeremiah Nanai has scored in his 16 games this season, equal second-most in the competition alongside Corey Oates. Nanai set up a try before scoring two of his own and running for 149 metres in the win


The game-high number of runs by Peta Hiku. The Kiwi international has made the third most runs of any player in the competition this season (325) behind only Dylan Edwards (418) and James Tedesco (364). Hiku also has run for the ninth most running metres (2,844), just 16 metres fewer than teammate Jason Taumalolo


The game-high number of tackles Reece Robson made against his former team. The 24-year-old has made the third most tackles of anyone in the competition this season (784) behind only Blayke Brailey (824) and Reed Mahoney (811). Notable mention to Tom Gilbert, who made 43 tackles in just 53 minutes. 


The game-high number of metres Scott Drinkwater ran for in the win over the Dragons. The 25-year-old also had an equal game-high six tackle breaks, scored two tries and set up another.


The number of metres the Cowboys ran for, their most in a match since they ran for 1,996 in their Round 6 win over the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs in 2021. Scott Drinkwater (170m), Peta Hiku (196m), Jason Taumalolo (149m), Jeremiah Nanai (149m) and Kyle Feldt (145m) led the way for the visitors.

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