To find out, I did a little maths of my own, using the meters and the carries stats, to get an average of meters per carry.
The original top ten for forwards (excluding hookers as it's a different type of go forward) is as follows:
James Graham 4036
Andy Lynch 3074
Rhys Lovegrove 3029
Adrian Morley 2993
Paul Wood 2663
Jamie Peacock 2594
Joel Tomkins 2577
Michael Vella 2549
Stuart Fielden 2543
The meters per carry table I have created using these same ten players looks like this:
Player Metres Carries Ave.
Adrian Morley 2993 373 8.024128686
Michael Korkidas2954 382 7.732984293
Jamie Peacock 2594 347 7.475504323
Rhys Lovegrove 3029 408 7.424019608
Stuart Fielden 2543 358 7.103351955
Paul Wood 2663 381 6.989501312
Michael Vella 2549 370 6.889189189
James Graham 4036 598 6.74916388
Joel Tomkins 2577 400 6.4425
Andy Lynch 3074 506 6.075098814
So according to this, the most effective per carry is Adrian Morley, followed by Korkidas and Peacock.
James Graham is down in 7th. I'm not intending to take away anything he has achieved this year, or doubting the amount of effort he must put in over a season, but it does seem that this could be another way of looking at forwards performances over a season.
Edited by no13benny, 05 October 2010 - 03:48 PM.