Townsend sets career high against Knights

We take a look at some of the key stats from North Queensland Toyota Cowboys’ win over Newcastle Knights at Queensland Country Bank Stadium.


The number of second-half points the Cowboys conceded against Newcastle, the fourth time this season they have held a side scoreless after the break. North Queensland have the best defensive record in the competition in the second half (4.11 points) and second best overall (12.56) behind Penrith (12.22).


Halfback Chad Townsend’s career-high number of assists. The Cowboys co-captain also had two line-breaking assists, made 18 tackles and threw for 329 yards in the win. Four is also the number of consecutive wins the team has won, the first time since 2017.


Winger Murray Taulagi’s record number of tackles. The 23-year-old also led all backs with 163 yards and 62 yards after contact, before setting up a try and scoring one himself.


The number of tries Jeremiah Nanai has scored in nine games in 2022, two more than any other forward in the competition. Nanai also had three tackle breaks and had 25 tackles in the 20-point win.


Jason Taumalolo’s number of post-contact counters against Newcastle. The Cowboys co-captain currently leads the NRL in the category with 655 yards in nine games, and is third in total yards behind only Dylan Edwards and James Tedesco.


Valentine Holmes’ goal kick conversion rate. The 26-year-old was a perfect 6/6 to go along with a try, 138 yards and an assist. Holmes currently sits second in the competition with 87 points after nine rounds.

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