Top Metre Maker Tom Davies

Rugby league - Super League - 12 Oct 19:45

I'm really excited to see how Tom Davies gets on this season, he's been handed the number 2 shirt so is seemingly first choice on the right wing. 2017 was his debut season, he scored 13 tries in 22 games and looked a serous prospect.

I remember watching him last season and thinking 'Wow, this kid works hard'. He has a serious work rate, makes plenty of clean breaks, tackle busts & carries. I didn't quite realise how good his stats were though until looking a few days ago, he's a real metre eater. His stats make 20/1 look mad.

Last season he made 3359 metres, making him the 5th best metre maker in Super League. This is despite only playing 22 games, the top 4 played between 25 & 30 games.

His metres per game works out at 152.6 - the top 4 had averages of between 113.2 & 149.3.

Last season his average gain (metres per carry) was 8.75 - the top 4 were lower, between 6.89 & 8.71.

Some serious metres gained and I've done some maths, if he'd played just 26 games last season he would have been the top metre maker in Super League. He only made his debut in round 5 last season which is why he only played 22 games, he should play more this season, up to 32 games.

Providing he remains first choice and continues to make similar metres to last season then he's right up there as a favourite for this market, not a 20/1 shot.

If he can keep up that savage work rate this probably comes down to whether or not he plays most games. The fact he's got he number 2 shirt suggests he's first choice now, Dom Manfredi has met with setback anyway so god knows when he returns and young Liam Marshall is seemingly back up. It all bodes well and even if he gets rested now and then we'd be fine so long as he plays a good 26 games.

He should definitely be near the head of the market with last years top metre maker Alex Walmsley (4/1), his price of 20/1 is mad. I'd love to go double stakes but if he got injured or lost his place taken we'd lose both this and the bet for him on top tryscorer. If I could go £15 I would.
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