Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs winger Nick Meaney had a night out against the Brisbane Broncos on Saturday night, including creating a new club record.
Meaney scored three tries and kicked five goals for a total of 22 points to become the highest individual point scorer for a Bulldogs player in a match against the Broncos in the history of the club.
The 21-year old scored a try in the opening minutes of the match, added a second half double and converting four of the Dogs five tries, in addition to a penalty. A good day at the office by anyone’s reckoning!
The previous best performance was by Hazem El Masri in 2009 and Bryson Goodwin in 2010, who both scored 20 points from two tries and six conversions.
In only Meaney’s 22nd game for the club, the Ballina Seagulls junior was a standout against Brisbane and aside from his points tally, the speedster had 19 carries for 147 run metres, two-line breaks and four tackle breaks.
The 2019 recruit finished the year with:
* Six tries
* 32 goals
* 100 points for the season
* A goal kicking conversion rate of 80%
* 114.1 running metres per game
Meaney's first NRL hat-trick