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Rugby League - Bundaberg Rugby League A Grade - Hervey Bay Seagulls versus Eastern Suburbs - Valerie Horton

MATTER OF STATS: Bay's first loss as Brothers take control

MATTER of Stats is back for another season of Bundaberg Rugby League.

The weekly column looks at the numbers that make up the BRL after each week: try and point scorers, attacking and defensive milestones, and other random stats.

The BRL's seventh round was highlighted by the first loss for Hervey Bay Seagulls, rampant attack, and Past Brothers' rise to the top.

Hervey Bay's 14-point loss to Easts Magpies marked the first time the Seagulls did not win since Round 1, 2016, when they fell 13-12 to Past Brothers.

Both losses occurred at Hervey Bay's Stafford Park.

Hervey Bay's 14 points is the fewest the defending premier's attack has produced since last year's fourth-round 8-0 win over The Waves.

For the Magpies, they have now scored 80 points in their last two games - more than what their attack produced in the first five rounds.

Hervey Bay's loss was Past Brothers' gain.

The Bundaberg club's 66-6 win over Maryborough Brothers took the mantle for the season's biggest win.

Their 12-try domination of the current bottom-placed side powered the BRL to more tries than has been scored in any other week.

The eight clubs combined for 46 tries, seven more than the previous best (39 tries in round two).

There's now been 271 tries this season.

Past Brothers scored its 50th try of the season in the rout, which is spread across 18 different players.

It also became the first club to pass the 250-point mark this season (36.286 per game).

Wallaroos passed the 200-point mark for the season in their 36-30 win over The Waves Tigers.

The Maryborough club has scored 216 points (30.857 per game) as it fought its way into third on the BRL ladder.

The Tigers' 30 points is the most points scored by a losing side this season.

It is the second time Waves has scored 30 points in a game (the other was in round five), their highest total in a game so far.

Isis Devils produced their best attacking display so far in their 38-22 win over Wests Panthers.

It means the Devils were one of three clubs (Waves and Easts were the other two) whose total points for the season has passed the 150-point mark.



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