Rd 10 NRL News Stats Breakdown: Knights v Panthers

Newcastle Knights legend and rugby league Immortal Andrew Johns

It is the Penrith Panthers with the momentum in this one but will their injury-riddled side be able to continue it against the Newcastle Knights?

The Kalyn Ponga-led Knights are on the charge, so this one promises to be an entertaining clash.

Newcastle Knights v Penrith Panthers Stats Breakdown

The Newcastle Knights and Penrith Panthers have played against each other 47 times; the Knights have won 23, the Panthers 19 and there have been five draws.

Penrith need to score eight points to reach 900 total points against Newcastle.

Newcastle failed to win a game against Penrith in their first eight games (6 losses & 2 draws).

The first game played between the two sides was a 14-8 win for the Panthers in round 5, 1988.

The Knights have won just one of the last seven games against Penrith.

The Knights have never defeated the Panthers under coach Nathan Brown.

Biggest Wins

The Newcastle Knights biggest win over the Penrith Panthers was a comfortable 60-18 win in round 26, 2001.

The Penrith Panthers biggest win over the Newcastle Knights a 40-0 win in round 4, 2017.

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

  1. Graham Mackay (PEN) scored three tries in round 17, 1991.
  2. Adam MacDougall & Robbie O’Davis (both NEW) scored three tries in round 26, 2001.
  3. Timana Tahu (NEW) scored three tries in round 19, 2003.
  4. Michael Jennings & Frank Pritchard (both PEN) scored three tries in round 23, 2007.
  5. Akuila Uate (NEW) scored three tries in round 4, 2010.

Players to have played for both sides in this clash

  1. Glenn Miller (PEN: 1986-1987 & NEW: 1988-1992)
  2. Tony Butterfield (PEN: 1985-1987 & NEW: 1988-2000)
  3. Graham Settree (PEN: 1989 & NEW: 1990)
  4. Ashley Gordon (NEW: 1989-1992, 1995 & PEN: 1993)
  5. Matthew Rodwell (NEW: 1990, 1992-1993 & PEN: 2000-2001)
  6. Nathan Barnes (PEN: 1992-1993 & NEW: 1994-1995)
  7. Craig Gower (PEN: 1996-2007 & NEW: 2013)
  8. Peter Shiels (PEN: 1993 & NEW: 1998-2000)
  9. Adam Woolnough (NEW: 2002-2007 & PEN: 2008-2009)
  10. Brad Tighe (NEW: 2005-2007 & PEN: 2008-2013)
  11. Clint Newton (NEW: 2001-2007, 2014-2015 & PEN: 2012-2013)
  12. Brendan Worth (NEW: 2005 & PEN: 2007-2008)
  13. Luke Walsh (NEW: 2007 & PEN: 2009-2013)
  14. Wes Naiqama (NEW: 2008-2012 & PEN: 2013)
  15. Cameron Ciraldo (NEW: 2008-2011 & PEN: 2012-2013)
  16. Richie Fa’aoso (PEN: 2004 & NEW: 2008-2012)

Head coaching records in this clash

Ron Willey (PEN) – 4/4 at 100%.
Anthony Griffin (PEN) – 3/3 at 100%.
Michael Hagan (NEW) – 7/9 at 77.8%.
Warren Ryan (NEW) – 3/4 at 75%.
Rick Stone (NEW) – 4/6 at 66.7%.
Malcolm Reilly (NEW) – 2/3 at 66.7% (1 draw)
David Waite (NEW) – 3/5 at 60%.
Wayne Bennett (NEW) – 3/5 at 60%.
Ivan Cleary (PEN) – 4/7 at 57.1%.
Brian Smith (NEW) – 1/2 at 50%.
Matthew Elliott (PEN) – 3/7 at 42.9%.
Phil Gould (PEN) 3/8 at 37.5% (2 draws)
John Lang (PEN) – 2/7 at 28.6%.
Allan McMahon (NEW) – 1/7 at 14% (2 draws).
Royce Simmons (PEN) – 1/9 at 11.1% (1 draw)
Danny Buderus (NEW) – 0/1 at 0%.
Nathan Brown (NEW) – 0/3 at 0%.

Most prolific point-scorers in this clash

  1. Andrew Johns (NEW) – 5 tries, 50 goals & 1 field goal (121 pts)
  2. Kurt Gidley (NEW) – 9 tries & 29 goals (94 pts)
  3. Ryan Girdler (PEN) – 2 tries & 21 goals (50 pts)
  4. Michael Gordon (PEN) – 2 tries & 20 goals (48 pts)
  5. Greg Alexander (PEN) – 3 tries, 15 goals & 1 field goal (43 pts)
  6. Nathan Cleary (PEN) – 1 try & 18 goals (40 pts)
  7. Robbie O’Davis (NEW) – 6 tries & 6 goals (36 pts)Akuila Uate
  8. (NEW) – 9 tries (36 pts)
  9. Robbie Beckett (PEN) – 8 tries (32 pts)
  10. Chris Hicks (PEN) – 4 tries & 8 goals (32 pts)
  11. Neil Baker (PEN) – 1 try , 11 goals & 3 field goals (29 pts)
  12. Timana Tahu (NEW) – 7 tries (28 pts)
  13. Josh Mansour (PEN) – 7 tries (28 pts)
  14. Adrian Brunker (NEW) – 4 tries & 4 goals (24 pts)
  15. Luke Rooney (PEN) – 6 tries (24 pts)
  16. Michael Jennings (PEN) – 6 tries (24 pts)
  17. Preston Campbell (PEN) – 2 tries & 8 goals (24 pts)

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

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