MATTER OF STATS: Seagulls romp to biggest win of 2016
HERVEY Bay Seagulls have notched the biggest win of the 2016 season.
The Seagulls' 88-0 demolition of Isis Devils was the most points scored in one game, the most scored in one game by one team, and the biggest winning margin this year.
Hervey Bay's 16 tries came from nine players, while their 12 goals came from four different players.
It is the only the second time a team has been kept to nil this season. The other time was when Hervey Bay kept Waves scoreless in their fourth-round 8-0 win.
That record has helped Hervey Bay maintain the best defence in the competition.
The Seagulls have conceded only 123 points - just 13.6 points per game - while they have scored 294 points (32.67ppg, second in the league).
Hervey Bay also boast the best points differential (+171).
Isis on the other hand are scoring at only 14.2ppg and but have now conceded 510 points - a whopping 56.67ppg. They have conceded 218 points in the last three weeks, but have only managed to score 22.
One side who has no trouble scoring points is Past Brothers.
The Brethren snapped a two-game losing streak in their 50-12 win over Wallaroos, and in the process scored their 300th point.
Brothers have now scored 339 points at an average of 37.67ppg - the best in the competition. Fullback Jake Carl is responsible for 103 of those points, and in the process is the only man to have scored more than 100 points this year.
Brothers' points have come from 64 tries (most in the league) and 41 goals (most in the league) from 19 different players.
Wallaroos conceded their 250th point in the loss, and now concede an average 31.5ppg (sixth in the league). More disturbingly for coach Peter Waters, Wallaroos' 12 points was their worst attacking performance for the year.
Waves Tigers scored their 250th point and conceded their 150th in the 44-16 win over Wests Panthers.
Waves have now scored 274 points at 34.25ppg, and conceded only 154 (19.25, second in the league). Their 51 tries have come from 21 players, the highest number of try-scorers for one club.
Wests scored their 250th point in the loss, and could next week score their 50th try. The Panthers have scored 49 tries so far this year (6.125 per week), giving the Panthers' first try next week more significance.