NRL News Rd 11 Stats Breakdown and Preview: Panthers v Tigers

Wests Tigers five-eighth Benji Marshall

A Penrith Panthers and Wests Tigers stats breakdown and preview at your leisure! 

Why will Penrith win?

The Panthers are in second spot, flying high, boasting an array of talent and two top halves. Their attack is fluid and is controlled brilliantly by James Maloney or Nathan Cleary.

This could be their year and the form dictates that they are not going anywhere anytime soon. Their attack may just be too good for a recently inconsistent Tigers side to handle.

Why will the Tigers win?

Defence. That’s the name of the game for the Tigers. As hard as it is to maintain, they need that defence from the early season.

Suffocating the opposition attack, dictating the terms and controlling the game. If they can do that, they stand some chance of dismantling Penrith.

The result?

Try as the Tigers might, unless there is a major breakdown of the Panthers play, it is hard to see anything but a Penrith win.

Everyone is performing, they’re playing consistently and the Tigers seem to lack that killer spark to really put teams away.

Penrith Panthers v Wests Tigers Stats Breakdown

The Penrith Panthers and Wests Tigers have played each other 32 times; the Panthers have won 19 times, the Tigers have won 12 times and there has been one draw.

Penrith need nine points to score 800 total points against the Wests Tigers.

Penrith has won the last three games between the two sides, outscoring the Tigers 104-26.

The first game played between the two sides was a 22-10 win for the Wests Tigers in round 5, 2000.

Biggest Wins

The Penrith Panthers biggest win over the Wests Tigers was an easy 34-point win in round 25, 2000, with a 44-10 win.

The Wests Tigers biggest win over the Penrith Panthers was a 43-18 win in round 23, 2010.

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

  1. David Simmons (PEN) scored four tries in round 16, 2015.
  2. Chris Lawrence (WST) scored three tries in round 17, 2007.

Players to have played for both sides in this clash

  1. Michael Gillett (PEN: 1993 & WST: 2000)
  2. Robbie Beckett (PEN: 1994-2001 & WST: 2003)
  3. Shane Elford (PEN: 1998-2003, 2009-2010 & WST: 2004-2006)
  4. Matthew Rieck (PEN: 1999-2001 & WST: 2005)
  5. Mark O’Halloran (WST: 2001, 2003 & PEN: 2006-2008)
  6. Paul Whatuira (PEN: 2002-2004 & WST: 2005-2007)
  7. Scott Sattler (PEN: 1999-2003 & WST: 2004)
  8. Danny Galea (PEN: 2002-2006, 2012 & WST: 2007-2009)
  9. Matthew Bell (PEN: 2006-2011 & WST: 2012-2013)
  10. Junior Moors (PEN: 2007-2008 & WST: 2010, 2012)
  11. Tim Grant (PEN: 2007-2014 & WST: 2017-2018)
  12. Geoff Daniela (PEN: 2007-2009, 2012-2013 & WST: 2010-2011)
  13. Masada Iosefa (PEN: 2008-2011 & WST: 2012-2013)
  14. Daine Laurie (WST: 2008-2009 & PEN: 2010)
  15. Ben Murodch-Masila (WST: 2010-2013 & PEN: 2014)
  16. Tom Humble (PEN: 2012 & WST: 2013)
  17. Jamal Idris (PEN: 2014-2015 & WST: 2017)
  18. Elijah Taylor (PEN: 2014-2016 & WST: 2016-2018)
  19. Kevin Naiqama (PEN: 2014 & WST: 2015-2018)
  20. Sitaleki Akauola (WST: 2013-2014 & PEN: 2016-2017)

Head coaching records

Ivan Cleary (WST) – 1/1 at 100%.
John Lang (PEN) – 6/7 at 85.7%.
Royce Simmons (PEN) – 3/4 at 75%.
Anthony Griffin (PEN) – 3/4 at 75%.
Michael Potter (WST) – 2/3 at 66.7%.
Matthew Elliott (PEN) – 5/9 at 55.6%.
Wayne Pearce (WST) – 1/2 at 50%.
Tim Sheens (WST) – 7/17 at 41.2%.
Ivan Cleary (PEN) – 2/6 at 33.3%.
Terry Lamb (WST) – 1/4 at 25%.
Jason Taylor (WST) – 1/4 at 25%.
Steve Georgallis (PEN) – 0/1 at 0%.

Most prolific point-scorers in this clash

  1. Benji Marshall (WST) – 4 tries & 35 goals (86 pts)
  2. Michael Gordon (PEN) – 7 tries & 23 goals (74 pts)
  3. Luke Walsh (PEN) – 3 tries & 17 goals (46 pts)
  4. Nathan Cleary (PEN) – 1 try & 21 goals (46 pts)
  5. Joel Caine (WST) – 1 try & 19 goals (42 pts)
  6. Chris Lawrence (WST) – 9 tries (36 pts)
  7. Ryan Girdler (PEN) – 1 try & 15 goals (34 pts)
  8. Brett Hodgson (WST) – 1 try & 13 goals (30 pts)
  9. Robbie Farah (WST) – 4 tries, 5 goals & 3 field goals (29 pts)
  10. Preston Campbell (PEN) – 1 try & 12 goals (28 pts)
  11. Luke Lewis (PEN) – 7 tries (28 pts)
  12. Chris Hicks (PEN) – 10 goals (20 pts)
  13. Rhys Wesser (PEN) – 5 tries (20 pts)
  14. Mitch Moses (WST) – 1 try & 7 goals (18 pts)

Disclaimer: As always, the above players are the most prolific point-scorers only. 

If there are any glaring errors or any further stats you would like to see added, just let us know.

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