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Leilua sets career-high in win over Rabbitohs

We take a look at five key stats to come out of Sunday's win over the South Sydney Rabbitohs. 


The number of points conceded by the Cowboys in Sunday’s win, the team’s equal-best defensive performance of the season. The team’s 24 missed tackles is also the fewest they have had in a match since Round 23, 2022.


The equal career-high number of tackle breaks by fullback Scott Drinkwater in the victory. The 26-year-old also chipped in for a match-high 231 metres, three try assists, two line breaks a one field goal.


The combined metres run by the Queensland Maroons quartet on 60 carries. Jeremiah Nanai led the way with 182 metres, 61 post-contact metres, two line break assists and five tackle breaks, while Reece Robson had a team-high 36 tackles in 67 minutes. 


The number of post-contact metres by the Cowboys on Sunday, the third-most by any team in a match since Round 5 this season. Luciano Leilua (86m) led the way with a career-high for the visitors, followed by Semi Valemei (64m), Peta Hiku (61m) and Jeremiah Nanai (61m).


The season-high number of running metres by the team, led by Scott Drinkwater (231m), Peta Hiku (195m) and Jeremiah Nanai (182m).

Acknowledgement of Country

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