Round 19 CrownBet Stats That Mattered

Updated: July 18, 2017

The Sharks sunk to the Titans on the Gold Coast last Saturday night, in atrocious conditions that saw almost two-thirds of the playing surface go under water.

Despite the conditions there were a few performers that stood up when needed. Let’s take a look who put in, in this week’s CrownBet Stats That Mattered.


What an effort from our skipper on Saturday! Gal hammered away at the Titans in both attack and defence, trying his hardest to salvage something for the Sharks with every touch and tackle.

The intent Gal showed in muscling up to the Titans was one of only a few positives to come from the game, as he notched up a game high for both metres and tackles, with 202 and 51 respectively. 

It’s nothing new from Paul Gallen, and a great indication of why he sits in first position in the NRL for runs made with 326, and second position for metres run with 3039.

Expect to see more of these efforts we’ve come to know and love from Gal in the run home! 


Kurt Capewell was given the starting role in the centres with Jimmy not backing up and Birdy moving to five-eight, and once again he showed the kind of effort Sharks fans have come to love in Capes.

Always one to put in 110% and seize his opportunities, Capewell made sure his performance was again, one that will hopefully keep him in the 17 for the final seven rounds of the regular season, and deep into September.

Scoring the Sharks first try and making the second most metres of any Sharks player, it’s great to see Kurt taking his chances when they are presented to him.

Hopefully we see a lot more of Kurt on the run home, and if given a dry track, we’ve seen just how damaging he can be in both attack and defence.


Coming off the bench after battling it out in the Origin decider, Andrew Fifita did his best to get something working for the Sharks.

In his 62 minute stint, the big man ran for 119 metres and did his best to get things firing with 5 tackle busts and 5 offloads. Fifita put just as much effort in in defence, clocking 29 tackles for the match.

With the Origin series coming to a close, Sharks fans can look forward to having not only Fifita, but all of the Origin boys back at training regularly, ready to fire for the run home.

Next up the Sharks take on the Rabbitohs at home, where they will be looking to bounce back and put on a performance for their home fans that will set the tone for the finals charge.


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