Semi Radradra

Some fantastic try scorers have been unleashed in the last decade of rugby league, but the last two or three seasons we have seen some of the best make their mark on the NRL.

We have listed the top try scoring rates per game below. The requirements to make our list included players currently in the NRL who have a minimum rate of 0.50 (one try every two games) and a minimum of 20 tries.

TriesGamesRate
Alex Johnston21191.11
Semi Radradra28330.85
Akuila Uate991320.75
Brett Stewart1522060.74
Manu Vatuvei1371980.69
Brett Morris1171750.67
Konrad Hurrell37570.65
Ben Barba801250.64
Michael Jennings1111730.64
Matt Duffie33530.62
Billy Slater1712760.62
Greg Inglis1262060.61
Sisa Waqa45780.58
Shaun Kenny-Dowall981800.54
Pat Richards53980.54
Will Hopoate49980.50
Josh Morris891770.50
Peta Hiku21430.49

When you see those statistics in front of you it shows just how spectacular the rise of Alex Johnston and Semi Radradra as try scoring freaks.

To put these rates into context, Israel Folau (0.79 – 73 tries in 92 games) and Jarryd Hayne (0.59 – 103 tries in 176 games) wouldn’t top the list either.

Now we’re not going to pretend that anyone can keep those kinds of rates up over a number of years so it will be interesting to see how AJ and Semi fare in 5-6 years.

But credit to Akuila Uate. He’s been touted as out of form for the last year or so yet he still has an incredible try scoring rate of 0.75 tries per game.

So does any of that surprise you? Have we missed anyone? Let us know in the comments below.

Originally posted at NRLCEO.com