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Toyota Cup Wrap - Grand Final
Grand Final - National Youth Competition: 4 October 2009 Toyota Cup Grand Final Result
Melbourne Storm 24 def Wests Tigers 22 Sunday 4 October 2009 14:15 - ANZ Stadium, Homebush Bay Referee: Gavin Reynolds Sideline Officials: Richard Daizli & Jason Walsh
Melbourne Storm - 24 TRIES: Matt Duffie, Billy Rogers, Gareth Widdop (2), Justin O'Neill CONVERSIONS: Gareth Widdop (2/5)
Wests Tigers - 22 TRIES: Jake Mullaney (2), Rhys Curran, Robert Lui CONVERSIONS: Jake Mullaney (3/4)
Jack Gibson Medalist: Luke Kelly (Melbourne Storm Halfback)
In the last edition of the Toyota Cup Wrap for 2009 we take a look at all the records from last season and see if they may have been broken in 2009.
2009 Minor Premiers Manly Sea Eagles
2009 Premiers Melbourne Storm
2009 Runners-Up Wests Tigers
Jack Gibson Medalist Luke Kelly (Melbourne Storm Halfback)
Top Pointscorer - ✓ *Record Broken* Jake Mullaney (Wests Tigers) scored 256 points in the 2009 season. Scoring a total of 22 tries & 84 goals in 23 games.
He scored more points then the Top Pointscorer in 2008, Ben Barba (Bulldogs) who scored 254 points in the 2008 season. Scoring a total of 28 tries, 70 goals & 2 Field Goals in 20 games.
Biggest Winning Margin - ✓ *Record Broken* Manly Sea Eagles defeated the Cronulla Sharks by a margin of 54 points in Round 25. (Final Score 64-10)
It broke the previous record held by the Newcastle Knights. They defeated the Cronulla Sharks by a margin of 52 points in Round 19, 2008. (Final Score 56-4)
Biggest Winning Streak - X *Record Not Broken* St George Illawarra Dragons went on a 9 game winning streak from Round 3 until Round 11 in the 2009 season defeating the Sharks (36-12), Broncos (34-16), Eels (32-28), Knights (46-6), Roosters (12-8), Warriors (30-14), Cowboys (48-16), Bulldogs (44-22), Sharks (34-22) in their winning run.
It did not beat the record that they set in the 2008 season when they went on a 10 game winning streak from Round 2 until Round 12 defeating the Titans (28-4), Raiders (43-32), Sharks (6-4), Cowboys (20-18), Bulldogs (32-22), Roosters (24-10) Eels (34-24), Storm (36-16), Sea Eagles (16-4), Rabbitohs (30-28) in their winning run last year.
Biggest Losing Streak - = *Record Equaled* Cronulla Sharks went on a 13 game losing streak in the 2009 season from Round 6 until Round 20 losing the Cronulla Sharks went on a 13 game losing streak in the 2009 season from Round 6 until Round 20 losing to: Cowboys (24-16), Rabbitohs (32-14), Roosters (42-12), Panthers (22-20), Dragons (34-22), Eels (52-4), Warriors (32-22), Raiders (58-24), Broncos (34-18), Roosters (35-20), Cowboys (56-10), Sea Eagles(25-24), Storm (44-12)
It equaled the 2008 record held by the Roosters who went on a 13 game losing streak from Round 4 until Round 19 losing to the Bulldogs (38-10), Panthers (48-6), Knights (36-4), Dragons (24-10), Raiders (22-10), Eels (33-20), Warriors (40-10), Tigers (42-12), Sea Eagles (21-14), Panthers (40-20), Knights (36-24), Bulldogs (56-26), Titans (56-24), Raiders (37-24) in their losing run.
Highest Scoring Match - ✓ *Record Broken* Melbourne Storm & New Zealand Warriors scored a total of 90 points in their Round 26 match at Mt Smart Stadium. (Final Score 46-44 Storm).
Bulldogs & Canberra Raiders scored a total of 88 points in their Round 7 match at Canberra Stadium. (Final Score 52-36 Bulldogs).
Wests Tigers & Sydney Roosters scored a total of 88 points in their Round 22 match at Canberra Stadium. (Final Score 56-32 Wests Tigers).
They beat the previous record which was between the Canterbury Bulldogs & Sydney Roosters. They scored a total of 82 points in their 2008 Round 16 match at the Sydney Football Stadium. (Final Score 56-26 Bulldogs)
Lowest Scoring Match - X *Record Not Broken* St George Illawarra Dragons and Cronulla Sharks scored 20 points between themselves in their Round 7 clash at Sydney Football Stadium. (Final Score 12-8 Dragons).
It did not beat the record that was set in the 2008 Season when St George Illawarra Dragons and Sydney Roosters scored 10 points between themselves in their Round 4, 2008 clash at ANZ Stadium. (Final Score 6-4 Dragons)