A first half try and four conversions in the 36-12 win over the Cowboys last Saturday night confirmed Sharks NYC half back Kyle Flanagan as the highest single-season point-scorer in the history of the Holden Cup competition.

Flanagan went into the game having scored 314 points, eight short of the previous best, with his 12-point haul seeing him smash the record and become the competitions all-time leader.

Jake Mullaney, playing for the Wests Tigers in 2009, scored 320 points to hold the previous record.

Now with 18 tries and 127 goals for a points total of 326, still with two games then finals matches to be played, Flanagan is on target to set a lofty mark for the under 20’s competition.

The Sharks half has enjoyed a stand out season in a Sharks team that has now won 15 matches in a row and 19 of 22 during the 2017 season.

With their last loss coming in round four, the Sharks winning run began in round eight after a victory over the Titans, that result coming after a draw with the Penrith Panthers in round seven.

Throughout the 2017 season Flanagan’s support play and direction in the halves has been first class, while his goal kicking percentage is better than 80 per cent on the year.

However while his personal stats have been extremely impressive, Flanagan has had plenty of help during the year, with a number of teammates also sitting on top of the various statistical categories.

Winger Sione Katoa is the competitions leading try scorer with 23, Billy Magoulais tops the off-loads list with 58 and Blake Brailey leads try assists.

Below is the list of the leading Holden Cup single-season point scorers, a list which contains a number of players who have gone on to become household names in the NRL, amongst those Sharks premiership winning fullback Ben Barba, English international Gareth Widdop and Rabbitohs halfback Adam Reynolds.

 

Player                            Club                Year       Games   Tries       Goals    F goals      Total

Kyle Flanagan                Cronulla             2017       22           18           127         0              326

Jake Mullaney                Wests Tigers      2009       27           29           102         0              320

Dylan Collier                  Warriors            2011       25           19           118         0              312

Patrick Templeman        Canterbury         2013       25           17           118         3              307

Gareth Widdop              Melbourne          2009       25           17           111         0              290

Aidan Sezer                   Canterbury         2010       27           12           120         1              289

Kyle Feldt                      Cowboys            2011       25           16           104         0              272

Adam Reynolds              South Sydney     2010       27           13           108         0              268

Chris Medcalf                 Canberra            2010       26           11           107         0              258

Ben Barba                     Canterbury         2008       20           28           70           2              254