Parra players pile on the tries

Try machine: Jarryd Hayne. Picture: Getty Images

Try machine: Jarryd Hayne. Picture: Getty Images

SEMI Radradra's classy finish in the Eels' loss to Melbourne brought his NRL-best try tally to 14.

But did you know that the Fijian flyer isn't the leading try-scorer at Parramatta? Or even his own team?

That honour goes to Holden Cup winger Halauafu Lavaka who has crossed the stripe 17 times this year.

The former Australian schoolboy has three times scored three tries or more and has formed a potent one-two combination with fellow winger Fabian Goodall, who has scored 12 tries across his games in the the Holden Cup and NSW Cup.

The competition-leading under-20s team have prolific try-scorers who can boast the best attacking record in the competition.

As well as Lavaka and Goodall, skipper Ryan Matterson (14 tries) and centre Nathan Davis (12 tries) have also become noted try sneaks.

But the four-pointers don't stop there.

The second-placed Wentworthville Magpies also own the best attacking record in the NSW Cup.

USA Tomahawks winger Bureta Faraimo leads the way with 13 tries and also has made the most line breaks (20) after 14 rounds.

Ken Sio and Vai Toutai have become regulars on the scoresheet in both the NSW Cup and the NRL.

Sio is second in the club with 16 tries (10 in the NRL and six in NSW Cup) and Toutai has 13 tries (seven in the NRL and six in NSW Cup).

Then there is a guy by the name of Jarryd Hayne who has scored 10 tries for the Eels and one for NSW for a grand total of 11.

It's going to be quite a race to see who ends the year as the Eels No.1 try-scorer.

Radradra could argue he has the overall lead after scoring five tries in the Auckland Nines that would bring his tally to 18.

Either way there is plenty of time to make up ground with the Eels making try-scoring a habit in 2014.

The three teams have a combined 1250 points.

Toutai — who scored his seventh try in five games at the weekend — said scoring tries was the icing on the cake after being recalled to replace the injured Ken Sio

"It feels good to get back into the team and the tries I think are a bonus," he said.

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