THIS Sunday's grand final will be the first time the two sides have met in a decider and the second time they have met in a finals match. QRL Statistician Brad Tallon outlines the numbers that matter before the big game.


EASTS TIGERS (3rd) v MACKAY CUTTERS (2nd)


HEAD TO HEAD CUP: Easts 7 Mackay 6

HEAD TO HEAD CUP FINALS: Easts 1 Mackay 0

CUP FINALS EXPERIENCE: Easts: Played 25 Won 12 Lost 13;

Mackay: Played 5 Won 3 Lost 2

CUP GRAND FINALS EXPERIENCE: Easts: Played 2 Won 0;

Mackay: Played 0

HEAD-TO-HEAD 2013: Qualifying Final, September 8: Easts 31 def Mackay 18 (Mackay)

Round 15, Jun 23: Easts 40 def Mackay 16 (Langlands)

Round 4, April 6: Mackay 14 def Easts 6 (Virgin Australia)

LAST GAMES: Easts 29 def Northern Pride 16 (Barlow Park Major)

Mackay 20 def Northern Pride 6 (Langlands - Prelim)


FORM 2013:

Easts Tigers:

W W L L B L L W W L B L W L W W W L W W W W L W W W B

Mackay Cutters:

L W L W W W D B W L W L W B L W W W D W L W W W L W W


PLAYERS USED 2013: Easts 37, Mackay 35

PLAYED ALL GAMES: Easts 2, Mackay 0

NRL EXPERIENCE (players in named team): Easts 8 Mackay 6

NRL EXPERIENCE (total games played): Easts 208 Mackay 192

CUP EXPERIENCE (total games played named team): Easts 1013 Mackay 689

CUP GF EXPERIENCE (total games played named team): Easts 4 Mackay 0

AVERAGE AGE: Easts 24 Mackay 23


COACH STATS (Games/Wins/Draws/Losses)

Easts: Craig Ingebrigtsen G 24 / W 15 / D 0 / L 9 (62.5%)

Mackay: Kim Williams: G 25 / W 16 / D 2 / L 7 (68.0%)

Head to Head: Ingebrigtsen 2 Williams 1


REGULAR SEASON RECORD

(For/Against/F-A)


Easts: 628 (2nd) / 371 (2nd) / +257 (2nd)

Mackay: 577 (3rd) / 483 (5th) / +94 (4th)


EASTS TIGERS FACT BOX (1996-2013)

Premiers: 0

Grand Finalists: 3 (1997, 2004, 2013)

Finalists: 10 (1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2013)

Worst Finish: 11th 2010 (12 teams)

Played 399, Won 215 Drawn 10 Lost 174

Biggest Win: 86 (86-0) v Brothers-Valleys 2004, Round 12

Biggest Loss: 56 (56-0) v Toowoomba 2001, Round 7

Most Points For: 86 (86-0) v Brothers-Valleys 2004, Round 12

Most Points Against: 56 (56-26) v Too 2003, Rd 9; (56-28) v WM 2010, Rd 20 + above.

Biggest Win v Mackay: 26 (36-10), 2012 Round 15

Most Points For v Mackay: 40 (40-20), 2008 Round 9; (40-16), 2013 Round 15

Most Wins in Succession: 8 (Twice 2002 & 2011-12)

Most Losses in Succession: 6 (Three times 2007/8, 2010, 2011)

Current Run: Won 3

Most Points Single Game: 34 Cody Walker (2013 v Norths)

Most tries Single Game: 5 Wade Liddell (2004 v Brothers-Valleys)


MACKAY CUTTERS FACT BOX (2008-2013)

Premiers: 0

Grand Finalists: 1 (2013)

Finalists: 2 (2010, 2013)

Worst Finish: Wooden Spoon 2009 (12 teams)

Played 135, Won 60 Drawn 6 Lost 69

Biggest Win: 36 (48-12) v Central 2010, Round 12

Biggest Loss: 46 (56-10) v Ipswich 2011, Round 15

Most Points For: 50 (50-20) v Easts 2010, Round 13

Most Points Against: 56 (56-12) v Norths 2010, Prelim; (56-10) v Ipswich 2011, Rd 15

Biggest Win v Easts: 30 (50-20), 2010 Round 13

Most Points For v Redcliffe: 50 (50-20), 2010 Round 13

Most Wins in Succession: 6 (2008-09)

Most Losses in Succession: 9 (2009)

Current Run: Won 2

Most Points Single Game: 22 Justin Hunt (2010 v Easts)

Most Tries Single Game: 3 Quentin Fielder (2008 v Central); Michael Thomas (2012 v Central); Jason Taumalolo (2013 v Souths-Logan)