Rd 8 NRL News Stats Breakdown: Dragons v Roosters

Former Sydney Roosters Craig Fitzgibbon

Early game this week due to ANZAC Day, kickstarting with the St George Illawarra Dragons and the Sydney Roosters. 

The ANZAC tradition means so much to many and is entrenched in the very culture of this clash.

It is fiery, it means so much and it will be a tremendous contest.

So, as always, here are the stats for this clash:

St George Illawarra Dragons v Sydney Roosters

The St George Illawarra Dragons and the Sydney Roosters have played a total of 39 games against each other; the Dragons winning 19, the Roosters winning 17 and three draws.

The Sydney Roosters will be aiming for three straight wins against the Dragons.

On ANZAC Day clashes, the Dragons have won 10 and the Roosters have won five.

The first game played between the two sides was a 20-16 win for the Dragons in round 9 of the 1999 NRL premiership season.

The Sydney Roosters first win against the St George Illawarra Dragons came on May 20, 2000, having lost the opening four against them.

Biggest Wins

The St George Illawarra Dragons biggest win over the Roosters was a comfortable 46-6 win in round 21 of the 2005 NRL premiership season.

The Sydney Roosters biggest win was a 42-6 romp in round 24 of the 2016 NRL premiership season.

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

  1. Ryan Cross (SYD) (sin-bin) & Clint Greenshields (SGI) (sin-bin) in round 19, 2004.
  2. Brett Finch (SYD) (sin-bin) & Justin Poore (SGI) (sin-bin) in round 7, 2005.
  3. Anthony Minichiello (SYD) (sin-bin) in round 23, 2011.

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

  1. Mark Gasnier (SGI) scored three tries in round 21, 2005.
  2. Mitchell Pearce (SYD) scored three tries in round 22, 2012.

Players to have played for both sides in this clash

  1. Craig Fitzgibbon (SGI: 1999 & SYD: 2000-2009)
  2. Quentin Pongia (SYD: 1999-2001 & SGI: 2003)
  3. Amos Roberts (SGI: 2000-2003 & SYD: 2005-2008)
  4. Jason Ryles (SGI: 2000-2008 & SYD: 2010-2011)
  5. Nathan Tutt (SYD: 2001 & SGI: 2002-2003)
  6. Brett Firman (SGI: 2003-2004 & SYD: 2005)
  7. Heath L’Estrange (SYD: 2004-2007, 2014 & SGI: 2015)
  8. Stuart Webb (SYD: 2003-2005 & SGI: 2008)
  9. Willie Manu (SGI: 2005 & SYD: 2015)
  10. Jamie Soward (SYD: 2005-2007 & SGI: 2007-2013)
  11. Lagi Setu (SGI: 2007-2008 & SYD: 2015)
  12. Jack Bosden (SGI: 2011 & SYD: 2012)
  13. Peni Tagive (SGI: 2011 & SYD: 2012)

Head coaching records (percentage of wins) in this clash

Chris Anderson (SYD) – 1/1 at 100%.
Wayne Bennett (SGI) – 6/7 at 85.7%.
Trent Robinson (SYD) – 7/9 at 77.8%.
Davie Waite (SGI) – 4/5 at 80%.
Nathan Brown (SGI) – 6/10 at 60%.
Graham Murray (SYD) – 2/4 at 50%.
Ricky Stuart (SYD) – 4/9 at 44.4%.
Paul McGregor (SGI) – 2/6 at 33.3%.
Brian Smith (SYD) – 2/7 at 28.6%.
Brad Fittler (SYD) – 1/4 at 25%.
Steve Price (SGI) – 1/5 at 20%.
Andrew Farrar (SGI) – 0/4 at 0%.

Most prolific point-scorers in this clash

  1. Craig Fitzgibbon (SGI/SYD) – 4 tries & 41 goals (98 pts)
  2. Jamie Soward (SGI) – 4 tries, 31 goals & 2 field goals (92 pts)
  3. James Maloney (SYD) – 1 try & 26 goals (56 pts)
  4. Wayne Bartrim (SGI) – 3 tries & 16 goals (44 pts)
  5. Gareth Widdop (SGI) – 3 tries & 16 goals (44 pts)
  6. Trent Barrett (SGI) – 9 tries (36 pts)
  7. Anthony Minichello (SYD) – 9 tries (36 pts)
  8. Braith Anasta (SYD) – 3 tries & 12 goals (36 pts)
  9. Brad Fittler (SYD) – 7 tries, 2 goals & 1 field goal (33 pts)
  10. Mark Gasnier (SGI) –  7 tries (28 pts)
  11. Matt Cooper (SGI) – 7 tries (28 pts)
  12. Brett Morris (SGI) – 7 tries (28 pts)
  13. Jason Nightingale (SGI) – 7 tries (28 pts)
  14. Mathew Head (SGI) – 13 goals (26 pts)
  15. Amos Roberts (SGI/SYD) – 5 tries & 2 goals (24 pts)

Disclaimer: As always, the above 15 players are those that have scored the most points between the two sides. 

Also, if you want to see any more/other stats or if there are any errors, let us know and we can change them and/or add them in.

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