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Top Try Scorers
Kimbo (IP Logged)
02 February, 2018 13:11
One for JB to mull over if he has time:

Checking Statbunker just now (and I know it can be inaccurate so am taking it all with a small pinch of salt unless confirmed by someone who knows the facts).

Of the top ten try scorers (so far) this season, Cov now have five.
(Actually, those five occupy the top eight places, with eighth being shared by Knoxy and three others from opposition sides).

It runs:

Stokes - 15
Matoto - 12
Tolmie - 12
Trimble - 10
Knox - 9
(with three oppo players separating Stokes and Matoto/Tolmie).

If accurate, surely this must rate as the highest number of Cov players in the top ten in any league we've played in so far? And probably even pre-leagues?

Quite an achievement, giving there are still so many games to play.

Looking forward to seeing five Cov players on double figures at 5pm tomorrow too! (Sm128)

John Butler
Re: Top Try Scorers
John Butler (IP Logged)
02 February, 2018 13:47
You will be after my job next Steve !!

I have highlighted & featured it in tomorrow's match programme.
Statbunker are wrong on one point, Matoto is on 11 not 12, but you are correct, Cov have 5 in the top 10 for National One ( as you say they are all actually in the top 8). Some going.
Have we ever had this ratio of players in any try scoring listing you ask ? Definitely not.
The other staggering fact which I mentioned earlier in the week is the 123 tries scored overall, just 7 short of equalling the club league record set last season.

Re: Top Try Scorers
Kimbo (IP Logged)
02 February, 2018 14:12
Certainly not John - and your resignation wouldn't be accepted anyway (Sm14)
On the Matoto point, yes, I had looked at another source and made it 11 too, but it was easier to quote Statbunker.
Look forward to reading the prog tomorrow.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/02/2018 14:39 by Kimbo.

Re: Top Try Scorers
Diesel74 (IP Logged)
02 February, 2018 16:52
Any stats as to top try scorers in a season of all time?

John Butler
Re: Top Try Scorers
John Butler (IP Logged)
02 February, 2018 19:31
Good evening Diesel 74

From that, I take it you mean Cov.

Yes, Ricky Melville in 1960/61 45 tries. Overall as well Ricky scored 281 for the club, which I guess is never likely to be beaten

Re: Top Try Scorers
Diesel74 (IP Logged)
03 February, 2018 09:25
Thank you, John.
Amazing. And that must have been some season, getting the ball out to the wing for him to score that many.
How many tries did the team score that season, I wonder?
Thank you again.

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