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Competition - NRL
Round - Round 26
Teams – Melbourne Storm v Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks
Date –    3rd of September 2016
Venue – AAMI Park, Melbourne VIC
Photographer – Brett Crockford
Description –

The rookie sensation set the NRL alight this season.

Suliasi Vunivalu made his debut in Round 7 against Wests Tigers, scoring a double in a thrilling golden point win.

He repeated this feat in each of his next two games and extended his run to make it 13 tries in the first eight games.

Vunivalu ended the season as the NRL’s leading try scorer, crossing the line on a remarkable 23 occasions – the most of any Storm player in a single season.

The 20-year-old scored five doubles, two hat-tricks and bagged four against Manly in Round 24.

On top of this he averaged 10 metres per run and 108 per game in a record-breaking 2016 season.






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Suliasi Vunivalu






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