Comeback man Tohu Harris produced a series of impressive statistics in the Vodafone Warriors' outstanding 36-16 demolition of Penrith on Friday night.

He hadn't played since the June 29 loss to Cronulla but it didn't show as he ran a game-high 161 metres from 16 runs in 68 minutes on the field.

He finished with 61 post-contact metres and also made 29 tackles.

David Fusitu'a second hat-trick of the season put him on top of the NRL's try-scoring chart with 21 in 21 matches. With six tries in his last three games, he has edged past the great Manu Vatuvei's club regular season try-scoring record of 20 in 19 games in 2010 (Francis Meli's tally of 23 tries in 2003 included his five-try haul against the Bulldogs in the finals).

The 36 points the Vodafone Warriors scored was the most they've produced in a game since beating Newcastle 50-14 in round 14 on June 11, 2016 (the Fusitu'a claimed four tries).

 

MATCH DETAILS

At Mount Smart Stadium, Auckland

Vodafone Warriors 36 (David Fusitu’a 3, Agnatius Paasi, Mason Lino, Solomone Kata tries; Shaun Johnson 4 conversions, 2 penalties).

Penrith Panthers 16 (Josh Mansour, Waqa Blake, Trent Merrin tries; Nathan Cleary 2 conversions).

Halftime: 18-4 Vodafone Warriors.

Referees: Ashley Klein and Chris Sutton.

Crowd: 17,195.

Vodafone Warriors | Roger Tuivasa-Sheck (c); David Fusitu’a, Peta Hiku, Solomone Kata, Ken Maumalo; Mason Lino, Shaun Johnson; James Gavet, Issac Luke, Agnatius Paasi; Tohu Harris, Adam Blair; Simon Mannering. Interchange: Isaiah Papali’i, Jazz Tevaga, Bunty Afoa, Leivaha Pulu.

 

STATS

 

Team:

Penalties | 10-7

Completions | 31/36 (86%); 25/35 (71%)

Possession | 51%-49%

Total runs | 155-146

Total metres | 1484-1380

Kicks | 16-20

Kicking metres | 436-428

Errors | 7-10

Line breaks | 6-2

Line break assists | 3-2

Tackles | 314-324

Missed tackles | 42-30 

Ineffective tackles | 17-13

Off loads | 10-12

 

Individual:

Most metres | Tohu Harris 161, Roger Tuivasa-Sheck 154, David Fusitu’a 139, Shaun Johnson 127, Ken Maumalo 110, Solomone Kata 108, Peta Hiku 101, James Gavet 95, Agnatius Paasi 91

Most post-contact metres | Tohu Harris 61, Ken Maumalo 51, Roger Tuivasa 50

Most runs | Tohu Harris 16, Roger Tuivasa-Sheck 14, Ken Maumalo 14, David Fusitu’a 12, Peta Hiku 12, Solomone Kata 11, Jazz Tevaga 11, Issac Luke 11, James Gavet 11, Agnatius Paasi 10

Most tackle breaks | Mason Lino 5, Issac Luke 5, Peta Hiku 3

Off loads | Shaun Johnson 2

Kicking metres | Shaun Johnson 264, Mason Lino 131

Most tackles | Simon Mannering 37, Jazz Tevaga 36, Adam Blair 31, Issac Luke 31, Tohu Harris 29, Shaun Johnson 22, Bunty Afoa 21, James Gavet 20

Most supports | Jazz Tevaga 14, Simon Mannering 13, Agnatius Paasi 12, Solomone Kata 12

Most decoys | Tohu Harris 6, Agnatius Paasi 5