Wallaroos winger Alex Mallam.
Wallaroos winger Alex Mallam. Alistair Brightman

MATTER OF STATS: Coast clubs unstoppable in big week

MATTER of Stats looks at the numbers from the Bundaberg Rugby League each week: try and point scorers, attacking and defensive milestones, and other random stats.

The best two attacking teams in the competition are from the Fraser Coast.

The ladder-leading Hervey Bay Seagulls have now scored 348 points (34.8 points per game), but their blue brothers Wallaroos are just one try behind.

Hervey Bay, who has won nine of its 10 games to date, boast the best points differential in the comp and is the only team to have conceded less than 200 points this season.

Third-placed Wallaroos are on an island when it comes to the ladder.

Three points behind second-placed Past Brothers and four ahead of Easts Magpies, the Maryborough club is well-placed for a shot at the major semi final.

Wallaroos is unsurprisingly known best for its attack, which has produced a competition best 66 tries (6.6 per game, and 11 last week). Hervey Bay and Past Brothers are the next best with 63 tries each.

Wallaroos' opponents Wests Panthers have conceded 36 points in each of its last two games. That, along with its misfiring attack (the club hasn't scored more than 22 points in its last five games), has seen the club slip to sixth on the ladder.

The Panthers became the third team to concede 300th points this season in its 36-16 loss to Past Brothers.

Perhaps the biggest milestone from the tenth round was courtesy of Maryborough Brothers, who recorded its first A-grade win in 15 years.

The Brethren beat Isis Devils in a 72-point game, in which the club produced its best attacking performance (40 points) of the season.

Isis conceded its 300th point of the season in the shock loss.

Waves Tigers had a weekend to forget as it was flogged 50-10 by Hervey Bay.

The Tigers have now conceded more than 250 points this season (255 total, 25.5 per game), and sit fifth on the table.

It was the Tigers' heaviest defeat since Rd 21, 2015, when Past Brothers smashed the struggling side 92-6 in its wooden spoon-winning year.

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