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Fogarty kicking goals in 2021

Jamal Fogarty has found his groove in front of the kicking tee.

The Titans halfback has taken over kicking duties permanently this year and is relishing the role.

Against the Tigers in Round 9 he converted six from six attempts, including three from the sideline.

Fogarty currently sits third in the NRL for total conversions behind only Nathan Cleary (37) and Adam Reynolds (36) with 33 in season 2021.

The Titans are scoring plenty of points in 2021, which helps, but the rate at which Fogarty is converting this season has him in the top echelon of sharp shooters in the game.

Of those that are regular kickers in their teams, he sits behind only Jarrod Croker  (88%) and Kodi Nikorima (88%) on percentages, with 87% of his shots going through the uprights.

It has been a meteoric rise in Fogarty's kicking ability that aligns to his own NRL career.

Player Kicking Percentage %
Jarrod Croker 88%
Kodi Nikorima 88%
Jamal Fogarty 87%
Kyle Flanagan 85%
Nathan Cleary 84%

In 2019 when Fogarty led the Burleigh Bears to the Intrust Super Cup Premiership he only kicked at 74%, in 2018 it was 69%, while in 18 attempts in 2020 for the Titans he only converted half of his chances.

Titans new assistant Brad Davis has been working with Fogarty on his goal kicking and clearly it is paying dividends.

With the Titans playing the table-topping Penrith Panthers tomorrow for Magic Round the Titans will need to convert every opportunity they get and with Fogarty they now have a reliable man to do just that.