Get the keys stats from last night’s dominant attacking performance over the Canterbury Bulldogs at AAMI Park.
After extending his contract with Storm earlier in the week, star-recruit Xavier Coates clocked in a whopping 201 run meters. After stepping into the hole left by speedy ex-Storm player Josh Addo-Carr, Coates was unphased matching up against the Foxx in his new colours at the Bulldogs, even putting in the leg work, to run the length of the field to put down Storm’s sixth try of the night.
Points scored against the Bulldogs. Defence worked over-time, particularly in the first half, to ensure the Doggies never got across the line. With 8 tries and 6 conversions in the bag, Storm secured their highest score of the 2022 NRL season so far, looking irresistible in attack.
The last time Storm held the opposition to nil was in Round 16 last year against the Roosters.
Ryan Papenhuyzen achieved a new personal best last night, scoring 28 of Storm’s 44 points against the Bulldogs. He now sits second behind Storm legend Matt Geyer for most points scored in one game with Geyer scoring 34 points in Round 10 of the 1999 season. Papenhuyzen’s 26 points scored last season against the Broncos also sees him hold third position on that list.
Adding on to his already great match, Papenhuyzen broke his own record last night, becoming the first player to score in 7-straight games at AAMI Park.
While Paps put on a masterclass in point-scoring, it was a team effort that got us over the line. Five different players including, Josh King (his first try in purple), Kenny Bromwich, Xavier Coates, Felise Kaufusi and, of course, Ryan Papenhuyzen crossed the line to secure victory at AAMI Park.