Vunivalu breaks Izzy’s record
Rookie sensation Suliasi Vunivalu has etched his name into the Storm record books, becoming the Club’s greatest try scorer in a single season.
Vunivalu found his way over the line in the 58th minute of Saturday night’s 26-6 win over the Sharks to take his season tally to 22.
He has now broken the previous record held by Israel Folau, who scored 21 during his 2007 debut season.
It has been a remarkable rise for Vunivalu, who has quickly emerged as a favourite amongst the Storm faithful.
After spending much of his first two years in Melbourne sidelined through injury, Vunivalu was finally given his chance in Round 7 against West Tigers earlier this year.
Two tries that day made for an impressive debut but it would be just a taste of what was to come.
Three more doubles would follow over the next four weeks as Storm’s latest Fijian Flyer skyrocketed up the NRL’s try scoring tally.
He now stands atop that leaderboard, four tries clear of Jordan Rapana, with the Raiders to play Sunday afternoon.
Vunivalu may have now etched his name into Storm history but by his own admission the youngster has plenty of development left in him.
That makes for a very exciting proposition for Storm fans in the years to come.