Scott Lawson

Lawson and Goneva top Opta stats

Tuesday 14 February 2017

Newcastle Falcons players have been riding high in the Opta stats following last weekend's double bonus point at Sale Sharks, with Vereniki Goneva and Scott Lawson both topping the charts.

Lawson was the top tackler in round 14 with a total of 23 at the AJ Bell Stadium.

Club-mate Mark Wilson tops the season-long stats from players at all clubs, having made 165 tackles in his 14 league games.

Goneva, meanwhile, led the league in metres made with ball in hand during round 14, racing 163 metres against Sale Sharks.

That tally, which included a hat-trick of tries, was a whole 50 metres more than his nearest rival, and lifted Goneva to second in the season-long stats.

Goneva was the match-winner when Newcastle Falcons played Northampton Saints in November, and could have the chance to do it all again on Sunday when the Saints visit Kingston Park Stadium in a 3pm kick-off.

The former Leicester man is the cover star, poster boy and main interview in the official match-day programme, which gives an exclusive insight into his upbringing in Fiji and his rise to Premiership and international fame.

Tickets for Sunday's game are available by calling 0871 226 6060, from Kingston Park Stadium in person or by clicking here.

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