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Fifita takes full Dally M points after Manly dominance

Titans forward David Fifita was a force to be reckoned with against the Sea Eagles, impressing Dally M judges to bank maximum points in his performance on Saturday night.

Not only did the 23-year-old make 185 running metres, the hulking back-rower also came up with five tackle busts, a try assist a line break and broke his try-scoring drought with a powerful four-pointer in the 30th minute at 4 Pines Park.

Upon adding the six extra points to his Dally M tally of 12, the proud Maroon also re-affirmed his Origin ambitions with yet another consistent and effective performance for the Coast, now averaging 169 running metres and 29 tackles a game at 93 percent on the left edge.

Also dazzling judges was skipper Tino Fa'asuamaleaui, who continues to inspire week-in, week-out with another rousing 61 minutes on field with 184 running metres - 70 of those post-contact - as a staple of the Titans' engine room.

Kieran Foran's scintillating return to Brookvale earned the veteran playmaker two Dally M points; meanwhile Phil Sami's casual 191 metres and four tackle breaks had him given another point as he continues to fly under the radar as one of the best outside backs in the competition this year.

Match Highlights: Sea Eagles v Titans

Brisbane's powerful prop Payne Haas still leads the count with 23 votes - although will face a deduction for his suspension - followed by Penrith halfback Nathan Cleary on 21 and a three-way tie for third between Nicho Hynes (Sharks), Reece Walsh (Broncos) and Harry Grant (Storm) on 20 each.

2023 Titans Dally M tally

Name Votes
Tino Fa'asuamaleaui 16
David Fifita 12
Phil Sami 6
AJ Brimson 5
Moeaki Fotuaika 4
Aaron Schoupp 2
Jayden Campbell 2
Alofiana Khan-Pereira 1


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