NRL News Rd 8 Stats Breakdown: Storm v Warriors

Melbourne Storm captain Cameron Smith

The second ANZAC Day clash, this one between the Melbourne Storm and the New Zealand Warriors. 

It is the Storm who have the running based on history but the Warriors have form.

With so many players, staffers, coaches and fans appreciating the historic significance, the game will be lively.

Enjoy the stats, take them in and bring on the footy:

Melbourne Storm v New Zealand Warriors

The Melbourne Storm and the New Zealand Warriors have played in 42 games; the Storm have won 22, the Warriors have won 16 and there have been four draws.

The Storm need just 29 points to score 900 total points against the Warriors, just the fifth side the Storm will have scored 900 pts against.

The Warriors need just 1 point to score 600 total points against the Storm.

The first game between the two sides was on April 10, 1988, in round 5, a game the Warriors won 16-12.

The Storm have won five of the last eight ANZAC Day clashes between the two sides at 62.5% winning percentage. The last time the Warriors won an ANZAC Day clash was in 2014.

The Storm are also aiming for five straight wins against the Warriors.

Biggest Wins

The Melbourne Storm’s biggest win over the New Zealand Warriors was a comprehensive 56-10 win in round 20 of the 2000 NRL season.

The New Zealand Warriors biggest win over the Melbourne Storm was a 28-12 success in round 11 of the 2002 NRL season.

Players to have been sent-off/sin-binned in this clash.

  1. Matt Orford (MEL) (sin-binned) in round 25, 2001.
  2. William Leyshon (MEL) (sin-binned) in round 11, 2002.
  3. Blake Ayshford (WAR) (sin-binned) in round 8, 2016.

Players that have scored three or more tries in one game in this clash.

  1. Matt Geyer scored four tries in round 20, 2000.
  2. Matt King scored three tries in round 16, 2004.
  3. Billy Slater scored three tries in round 1, 2008.

Players to have played for both sides in this clash.

  1. Stephen Kearney (WAR: 1995-1998 & MEL: 1999-2004).
  2. John Carlaw (MEL: 1998 & WAR: 2002-2003).
  3. Tony Martin (MEL: 1998-2000 & WAR: 2004-2007).
  4. Wairangi Koopu (WAR: 1999, 2001-2008 & MEL: 2009).
  5. Henry Perenara (WAR: 2000 & MEL: 2001-2002).
  6. Ryan Hoffman (MEL: 2003-2010, 2012-2014, 2018 & WAR: 2015-2017).
  7. Adam Blair (MEL: 2006-2011 & WAR: 2018).
  8. Dane Nielsen (MEL: 2008-2012 & WAR 2013-2014).
  9. James Maloney (MEL: 2009 & WAR: 2010-2012).
  10. Todd Lowrie (MEL: 2010-2012 & WAR: 2013).
  11. Tohu Harris (MEL: 2013-2017 & WAR: 2018).
  12. Blake Green (MEL: 2015-2016 & WAR: 2018).
  13. Nathan Friend (MEL: 2003-2006 & WAR: 2012-2015).

Head coaching records

Frank Endacott (WAR) – 2/2 at 100%.
Craig Bellamy (MEL) – 18/30 at 60%
Chris Anderson (MEL) – 3/6 at 50%.
Daniel Anderson (WAR) – 3/6 at 50%.
Matthew Elliott (WAR) – 1/1 at 50%.
Ivan Cleary (WAR) – 6/14 at 42.9%.
Andrew McFadden (WAR) – 2/5 at 40%.
Tony Kemp (WAR) – 1/3 at 33.3%.
Mark Murray (MEL) – 1/4 at 25%.
Mark Graham (WAR) – 1/4 at 25%.
Stephen Kearney (WAR) – 0/2 at 0%.
Brian McLennan (WAR) 0/2 at 0%.

Most prolific point-scorers in this clash

  1. Cameron Smith (MEL) – 3 tries & 70 goals (152 pts)
  2. Matt Geyer (MEL) – 13 tries & 5 goals (62 pts)
  3. Billy Slater (MEL) – 15 tries (60 pts)
  4. Matt Orford (MEL) – 4 tries & 21 goals (56 pts)
  5. Shaun Johnson (WAR) – 3 tries & 18 goals (50 pts)
  6. Manu Vatuvei (WAR) – 10 tries (40 pts)
  7. Will Chambers (MEL) – 9 tries (36 pts)
  8. Ivan Cleary (WAR) – 17 goals (32 pts)
  9. James Maloney (MEL/WAR) – 1 try, 13 goals & 1 field goal (31 pts)
  10. Lance Hohaia (WAR) – 2 tries & 9 goals (26 pts)
  11. Steve Bell (MEL) – 6 tries (24 pts)
  12. Matt King (MEL) – 6 tries (24 pts)
  13. Stacey Jones (WAR) – 1 try & 8 goals (20 pts)
  14. Aaron Moule (MEL) – 5 tries (20 pts)
  15. Marcus Bai (MEL) – 5 tries (20 pts)
  16. Scott Hill (MEL) – 5 tries (20 pts)

Disclaimer: As always, the players above are the most prolific point-scorers in clashes between the two sides. 

Yet again, any errors or any further stats you want to see introduced or incorporated, let us know.

We will gladly add them in or change/alter any errors that may exist.

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