Try-scoring battle lines drawn

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles V Parramatta Eels, Brookvale Oval.  Sunday the 23rd of March 2014. mag pics

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles V Parramatta Eels, Brookvale Oval. Sunday the 23rd of March 2014. mag pics

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SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 09:  Semi Radradra of the Eels makes a break to score the first try during the round one NRL match between the Parramatta Eels and the New Zealand Warriors at Pirtek Stadium on March 9, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 09: Semi Radradra of the Eels makes a break to score the first try during the round one NRL match between the Parramatta Eels and the New Zealand Warriors at Pirtek Stadium on March 9, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MAY 17:  Ken Sio of the Eels celebrates scoring a try during the round 10 NRL match between the Parramatta Eels and the St George Illawarra Dragons at Pirtek Stadium on May 17, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MAY 17: Ken Sio of the Eels celebrates scoring a try during the round 10 NRL match between the Parramatta Eels and the St George Illawarra Dragons at Pirtek Stadium on May 17, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 23:  Vai Toutai of the Eels scores a try during the round three NRL match between the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles and the Parramatta Eels at Brookvale Oval on March 23, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Matt Blyth/Getty Images)

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 23: Vai Toutai of the Eels scores a try during the round three NRL match between the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles and the Parramatta Eels at Brookvale Oval on March 23, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Matt Blyth/Getty Images)

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SEMI Radradra's intercept try in the blue and gold's big win against the Canterbury Bulldogs brought his NRL best try tally to 13.

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 National Youth Competition and NSW Cup.

The league leading under-20s team is full of prolific try-scorers who boast the best attacking record in the competition.

As well as Lavaka and Goodall, skipper Ryan Matterson (13 tries) and centre Nathan Davis (11 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 currently second in the club with 16 tries (10 in the NRL and six in NSW Cup) and Toutai has 12 tries (six 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 in 2014.

Radradra could argue he has the overall lead after scoring five tries in the Auckland 9's 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.

So far the three teams have a combined 1208 points.

Toutai — who has retained his spot on the wing for this week's game against Melbourne — said scoring tries was the icing on the cake after being recalled to replace the injured Ken Sio and bagging a brace of tries at the weekend.

"It feels good to get back into the team ," he said.

"The whole team was working hard."

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