NRL News Rd 14 Stats Breakdown: Storm v Broncos

Melbourne Storm captain and hooker Cameron Smith

Stats breakdown part 2 for Sunday; the Melbourne Storm v the Brisbane Broncos.

The Storm love a good clash against Brisbane; they’ve won five in a row and have a good record against them at AAMI Park.

Is it time for the Broncos to get back in the winners circle or will Melbourne’s momentum continue?

Melbourne Storm v Brisbane Broncos Stats Breakdown

The Melbourne Storm and Brisbane Broncos have played 45 games; he Storm have won 30, the Broncos have won 13 and there have been 3 draws.

The Melbourne Storm need three points to score 1100 total points against the Broncos, the first team they will have scored 1100 points against in their history.

The Melbourne Storm are looking for five straight wins over the Brisbane Broncos.

Melbourne have won the past two meetings between the sides at AAMI Park and seven of ten overall.

Wayne Bennett has only won four times as Broncos coach in the last twenty games played against the Storm.

The first game between the two sides was played on Friday, July 3, 1998, in round 17. The Broncos won this game 32-16.

Biggest Wins

The Brisbane Broncos biggest win over Melbourne was a 48-20 success on Saturday, August 3, 2002, in round 21.

The Melbourne Storm’s biggest win over Brisbane was a 50-4 hiding on Saturday, April 2, 2005, in round 4.

Players to play for both sides

  1. Israel Folau (MEL: 2007-08 & BRI: 2009-10).
  2. Russell Bawden (BRI: 1994 & MEL: 1998-2001).
  3. Richard Swain (MEL: 1998-2002 & BRI: 2003).
  4. Glenn Lazarus (BRI: 1992-1997 & MEL: 1998-1999).
  5. Robbie Ross (BRI: 1996 & 1998-2003).
  6. Chris Walker (BRI: 1999-2002 & MEL: 2006).
  7. Nathan Friend (BRI: 2002 & MEL: 2003-2006).
  8. Tom Learoyd-Lahrs (BRI: 2004-2005 & MEL: 2015).
  9. Adam Blair (MEL: 2006-2011 & BRI: 2015-2017).
  10. Sam Tagataese (MEL: 2007-2008 & BRI: 2018).
  11. Clifford Manua (BRI: 2007 & MEL: 2008).
  12. Lagi Setu (BRI: 2009-2010 & MEL: 2013)
  13. Scott Anderson (MEL: 2007-2009 & BRI: 2010-2013).
  14. Todd Lowrie (MEL: 2010-2012 & BRI: 2014).

Head coaching records

Craig Bellamy (MEL) – 26/35 at 74.3%.
Chris Anderson (MEL) – 3/6 at 50% (1 draw).
Ivan Henjak (BRI) – 2/4 at 50%.
Wayne Bennett (BRI) – 11/32 at 34.4%.
Mark Murray (MEL) – 1/3 at 33.3%.
Anthony Griffin (BRI) – 0/8 at 0%.

Most prolific point-scorers in this clash

  1. Cameron Smith (MEL) – 3 tries & 93 goals (200 pts)
  2. Billy Slater (MEL) – 25 tries (100 pts)
  3. Michael De Vere (BRI) – 5 tries & 39 goals (98 pts)
  4. Darren Lockyer (BRI) – 7 tries, 22 goals & 1 field goal (73 pts)
  5. Matt Orford (MEL) – 4 tries, 24 goals & 2 field goals (66 pts)
  6. Matt Geyer (MEL) – 8 tries & 12 goals (56 pts)
  7. Corey Parker (BRI) – 1 try & 24 goals (52 pts)
  8. Matt King (MEL) – 9 tries (36 pts)
  9. Ryan Hoffman (MEL) – 9 tries (36 pts)
  10. Cooper Cronk (MEL) – 8 tries & 3 field goals (35 pts)
  11. Israel Folau (MEL/BRI) – 8 tries & 1 goal (34 pts)
  12. Greg Inglis (MEL) – 7 tries & 1 goal (30 pts)
  13. Robbie Ross (MEL) – 7 tries (28 pts)
  14. Steve Turner (MEL) – 7 tries (28 pts)
  15. Joseph Tomane (MEL) – 3 tries & 6 goals (24 pts)

Disclaimer: Just note, the above 15 players are merely the most prolific scorers among the two teams in their history. 

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