Suliasi Vunivalu $5.50 to top the try- scoring charts for the third year in a rowPosted on 28/03 by Joe Gann
Suliasi Vunivalu has taken up where he left off in 2017 with two tries in the opening rounds.
Weekly Expert Betting Tips - Join our free mailing listMelbourne Storm’s try-scoring machine Suliasi Vunivalu is looking to top the scoring charts for the third year in a row and help his side retain the Telstra Premiership in 2018 in the process.
The Dally M top try scorer of 2016 and 2017 has hit the ground running this year, already crossing the whitewash twice in the opening three matches. His superb form follows on from an impressive nine-try haul in the recent 2017 World Cup with his efforts helping Fiji make the last four of the competition.
The prolific winger has enjoyed a meteoric rise to stardom in his short career so far, racking up a remarkable 48 tries in 50 games to equal the tally achieved by fellow countryman Semi Rhadradra and this astonishing scoring rate of almost a try per game shows no signs of abating.
His spectacular arrival on the first-grade scene in 2016, coincided with his compatriot Marika Koroibete leaving the club, a departure that was predicted to weaken the Victorians at the time.
However, Vunivalu’s outstanding contribution since his breakthrough – including breaking the NRL record for the number of tries in two seasons – saw his team reach consecutive Grand Finals, culminating in October’s triumph over the Cowboys.
The addition of Josh Addo-Carr last year ensured that Storm possess the competition’s most lethal flank pairing; the duo made a significant contribution to last year’s Premiership success with 42 tries between them.
Storm have prudently secured his signature until at least 2020, keeping him out of the clutches of any potential cross-code suitors. Recently voted into the Melbourne Storm 20-year team, the try scoring machine can seemingly do no wrong at present.
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