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Taumalolo poised for Dally M triumph

AAP logoAAP 21/09/2016 Laine Clark

HOW NORTH QUEENSLAND LOCK JASON TAUMALOLO DOMINATED NRL SEMI-FINAL:

Most metres gained by a forward in a NRL final (records kept since 2002)

* Jason Taumalolo (North Queensland) 263m v Brisbane, 2016 NRL semi-final in Townsville

* Steve Price (Canterbury) 257m v Melbourne, 2003 elimination final in Sydney

* Craig Fitzgibbon (Sydney Roosters) 245m v Newcastle, 2002 elimination final in Sydney

* Steve Price (Bulldogs) 237m v Melbourne, 2004 elimination final in Sydney

* Jason Taumalolo (Cowboys) 227m v Roosters, 2014 semi-final in Sydney

Most metres gained by a forward in the NRL this season:

* Martin Taupau (Manly) 269m v Canterbury, round 23 at ANZ Stadium

* Sam Burgess (South Sydney) 266m v Gold Coast, round 13 in Perth

* Jason Taumalolo (North Queensland) 263m v Brisbane, elimination semi-final in Townsville

* Wade Graham (Cronulla) 255m v Gold Coast, round 21 on the Gold Coast

* Greg Bird (Gold Coast) 245m v Cronulla, round 21 on the Gold Coast

Forwards who have won a Dally M Medal (since 1980 inception):

* 1982 Ray Price (Parramatta)

* 1988-89 Gavin Miller (Cronulla)

* 2004 Danny Buderus (Newcastle)

* 2006 Cameron Smith (Melbourne)

(Courtesy of Fox Sports Lab)

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