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Stats that Matter: Round 8

Here are the stats that matter from Storm’s strong Round 8 win in their trip to Newcastle. 


Newcastle native and ex-Knights prop, Josh King, made his first homecoming in the purple jersey one to remember laying down a career-high 24 runs for 212 meters in yesterday’s clash. Playing for 63 minutes, the Storm recruit also clocked in 43 post-contact metres and 22 tackles backing up the team’s attacking efforts. 


Eight rounds into the 2022 NRL season and the Storm squad have really found their attacking groove, amassing a huge 120 points in two rounds of football.  

After last week’s clash against the Warriors saw Storm rack up a Club record-equalling 70 points, Craig Bellamy’s side were ready to do it all over again yesterday bringing home another 50 points against the Newcastle Knights. 

Incredibly, this scoreline sees the Club overtake four NRL clubs in their current overall season points total. 

Xavier Coates continues his flyer of a first season in the purple jersey, racking up seven tries in two games. 

The winger was nothing short of impressive in Round 7, scoring three tries in eight minutes. Round 8 was no exception with Coates securing Storm’s second try after only seven minutes, then following it up with two tries in six minutes later in the contest.

King Coates scores another hat-trick

Justin Olam earned the title of ‘the human wrecking ball’ after clocking in eight tackle-breaks. 

Most incredibly, half of the breaks came from his second try of the match, which saw Olam barrel through four Knights players to get across the line.

Olam the machine gets his second

Acknowledgement of Country

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