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Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by fLIP, Oct 7, 2007.

  1. fLIP

    fLIP UFO Hunter

    +784 / 15
    - Melbourne became the first team to lose only three games all season since the Bulldogs did so in 2002.
    - Melbourne were the first team to earn back-to-back minor premierships since Manly achieved the feat in 1996-97.

    - Manly's Brett Stewart continued his stellar run of tries at home, he has now scored 40 tries in 42 games at Brookvale.
    - Sea Eagles' star forward Anthony Watmough equalled an NRL (1998-2007) record by missing 15 tackles in last weeks Grand Final. The other player was also a Sea Eagle - former three-quarter Ashley Alberts.

    - North Queensland forward Sam Faust was the only NRL player to play more than 10 games and not make a single error.
    - The Cowboys conceded 10 tries on three separate occasions in 2007 - against the Roosters, Storm and Tigers in Rounds 13, 14 and 20 respectively. In Round 21 they then embarked on their longest winning streak in club history, racking up seven straight wins.

    - Eels players made the most tackles in any match this year when facing the Melbourne Storm in Round 23 at Olympic Park - 420 tackles! 69 of those were made by none other than Eels player of the Year, Nathan Hindmarsh - also an NRL record.
    - Parramatta's bridesmaid tag lives on - reaching the penultimate week of the NRL in five of the past 10 years without advancing. Only once have they advanced to the big day, losing to Newcastle in 2001.

    - The Warriors fielded just 23 players in 2007 - two less than a normal size squad, and the least in the NRL this season.
    - Warrior prop Steve Price became the first forward to break 4000m gained in one season.
    - NZ pivot/half Michael Witt managed a 91.9% success rate with the boot, the highest such percentage during the 2007 season.

    - Bulldog winger Hazem El Masri claimed his fifth top pointscorer mantle. He also appeared in NSW colours for the first time, and broke the 2000 points barrier during the year. His 2040 points so far leave him in third position on the all time NSWRL/ARL/NRL pointscorers list - and likely to take first position during the 2008 season.
    - Sonny Bill Williams scored the most tries for the Bulldogs in 2007, and also was the leading tryscoring forward in the NRL, with 14 tries to his name.
    - The Bulldogs celebrate 800 club wins with a rousing 52-4 decimation of Canberra in front of a home crowd of 12,127 at Telstra Stadium in Round 22.
    - Only one player, Reni Maitua, played all games for the 'Dogs in 2007.

    - As all will know, South Sydney made their first finals apperance in 2007 since they won the minor premiership in 1989.
    - The Rabbitohs missed the least amount of tackles during the 2007 season.

    - Darren Lockyer became Brisbane's most capped player during the season, playing his 275th game before succumbing to injury. He surpassed Michael Hancock's record of 274.
    - Brisbane's largest ever win came in Round 11, smashing Newcastle 71-6.
    - The Broncos biggest ever loss came just 14 weeks later, with the Eels giving them a 68-22 hiding at Parramatta Stadium.
    - The highest Broncos crowd turned out at Suncorp for their season opener against the Cowboys - 50,416 packing into the Lang Park precinct.

    - The Tigers last foundation player from season 2000 - Ben Galea - has left the club.
    - The Wests Tigers managed 5 field goals in 2007 - the most by any club.
    - Wests Tigers were the safest handlers in 2007, dropping the least ball of any club with an average of only 10.42 errors per game.

    - Sydney Roosters fans finally rejoiced at their 1000th win on ANZAC Day this year when they beat the St George Illawarra Dragons.
    - The Roosters then suffered their biggest loss in the Sydney region when Manly belted them 56-0 at Brookvale Oval. It also was registered as their second biggest loss ever, Canberra smashing them 66-4 in 1990.
    - Sydney forward Anthony Tupou equalled Bulldog Sonny Bill Williams in the offload category in a single match this year, a massive 8 offloads against the Tigers in Round 22.

    - Cronulla continued their run as League's single most unsuccessful club, now 41 years without a premiership.
    - Sharks winger Luke Covell continued to be extremely ugly.
    - Cronulla forward Luke Douglas capped an amazing feat by playing all matches this year - after playing every single match in 2006 as well.
    - The Sharks managed an incredible 14 losses by an average of just 5 points the margin per loss.

    - Titan three-quarter Matt Petersen is the first player from the new franchise to have scored a hat-trick, a feat achieved in Round 15 v Newcastle.
    - Gold Coast's first try was scored by bad-boy Chris Walker. They lost their inaugural match 20-18 against St George Illawarra.
    - Mark Minichiello is the only fully-capped player for the Titans, missing no games in 2007.
    - Canberra have the honour of inflicting the Titans' greatest defeat, smashing the newcomers 56-10 at Canberra Stadium.

    - The Dragons 58-16 victory over Canberra was their most points scored since their inauguration in 1999. Mid-season saviour and halfback Jamie Soward booted an equal-club-record nine goals in the same match.
    - The Saints debuted no less than 10 players in the 2007 season.
    - Dragons centre Matt Cooper now holds the record of most tries for the club, with 27 tries. He and centre partner Mark Gasnier share the OKI Jubilee record with 12 each.

    - Raiders' bad boy Todd Carney booted an incredible five 40/20 kicks despite missing seven games through misdemanour. He finished equal first in the category alongside Rabbitoh Joe Williams.
    - Canberra's biggest loss since 1992 came against the Bulldogs in Round 22, losing 52-4.
    - Canberra managed the biggest gap between home and away form in 2007, winning only 2 matches away from the Nation's Capital.

    - Newcastle avoided their second wooden spoon with a two-point victory over the Tigers in the final round of 2007.
    - The Knights suffered their biggest loss in history against Brisbane in Round 11, receiving a 71-6 hiding at Suncorp Stadium.
    - Newcastle only scored in excess of their final round total of 26 on one occasion - when they hammered the Eels 34-10 in Round 17.
    - Newcastle Knights' winger James McManus missed no games in 2007, while the club used a mammoth 37 players throughout the 25 rounds due to injury and suspension.
    - The Knights scored the same amount of points both at home and away from EnergyAustralia Stadium.

    - The Penrith side secured their fourth wooden spoon with their last round loss to the Warriors.
    - Six of the Panthers' eight wins came against top eight sides - two against the sixth-placed Bulldogs. They only failed to overcome premiers Melbourne and Parramatta.
    - Penrith conceded the most penalties of any team this year, with 187 whistles blown against them.
    - Craig Gower left Penrith just four games shy of surpassing Steve Carter's 242 first grade games, playing 238 before leaving to playing Union in France.

    In 2007 there were:
    - 65,718 runs
    - 7771 kicks
    - 78,842 passes
    - 4,607 offloads
    - 1,902 line breaks
    - just 5,165 errors
    - 123,006 tackles
    - 14,000 missed tackles
    - 7,131 tackle breaks
    - 2,678 penalties
    - 709 of those for "holding down the tackled player"
    - 55,259 play-the-balls
    - 2,757 scrums
    - 653 line dropouts

    Scored were:
    - 1492 tries
    - 1266 goals from 1666 attempts, an average kicking record of 76%
    - 37 field goals
  2. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    +2,424 / 31
    Who compiled all that ??? Must have been a Luke Covell fan :lol:
  3. fLIP

    fLIP UFO Hunter

    +784 / 15
    I got it from LU who compiled it from Big League.

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