NRL News Rd 15 Stats Breakdown: Parramatta Eels v South Sydney Rabbitohs

Former South Sydney Rabbitoh Eric Simms

First stats breakdown of round 15; the Parramatta Eels v the South Sydney Rabbitohs. 

Although their seasons have been vastly different, history favours the Eels.

Just what will transpire, we shall find out as an exciting clash awaits us.

Parramatta Eels v South Sydney Rabbitohs Stats Breakdown

The Parramatta Eels and South Sydney Rabbitohs have played each other on 132 occasions; the Eels have won 59 games, Souths have won 68 and there have been five draws.

The Eels need just seven points against the Bunnies to score 2,200 total points against them.

The Bunnies need 30 points to score 2400 total points against the Eels.

The Rabbitohs won fourteen of the first nineteen games between the two sides including the first six.

The Eels have won four of the last six games between the two sides, including the last three.

The first game between the two sides was a 35-22 win for the Rabbitohs in round 2, 1947.

Biggest Wins

The South Sydney Rabbitohs biggest win over the Parramatta Eels was a 50-10 drubbing in round 18, 1951 & round 7, 1957.

The Parramatta Eels biggest win over the South Sydney Rabbitohs was a 54-0 whitewash in round 22, 2002.

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

  1. John Kolc (PAR) (sent-off) in round 20, 1979.
  2. Ray Price (PAR) (sin-binned) in round 8, 1982.
  3. Michael Pobjie (SOU) (sin-binned) in round 16, 1984.
  4. Ken Stewart (PAR) & Mario Fenech (SOU) (both sin-binned) in round 5, 1985.
  5. Peter Ford & Peter Sterling (both PAR) & Mario Fenech & Ian Roberts (both SOU) (all sin-binned) in round 24, 1986. Craig Coleman (SOU) sent-off in the same game.
  6. Mario Fenech (SOU) (sent-off) in round 19, 1987.
  7. Paul Quinn (SOU) & Aaron Raper (PAR) (both sin-binned) in round 5, 1996.
  8. Brad Watts (SOU) (sin-binned) in round 19, 2003.
  9. Nathan Cayless (PAR) & Beau Champion (SOU) (both sin-binned) in round 6, 2010.
  10. Fuifui Moimoi (PAR) (sin-binned) in round 3, 2011.

Head coaching records

Terrence Fearnley (PAR) – 8/8 at 100%.
Jason Taylor (PAR) – 1/1 at 100%.
Brian Smith (PAR) – 10/11 at 90.9%.
Bernie Purcell (SOU) – 6/7 at 85.7%.
Dave Watson (SOU) – 5/6 at 83.3%.
Dave Bolton (PAR) – 3/4 at 75%.
Frank Curry (SOU) – 3/4 at 75%.
John Lang (SOU) – 3/4 at 75%.
Rupert Rayner (SOU) – 11/16 at 68.6%.
Clive Churchill (SOU) – 13/19 at 68.4%.
Kenneth Kearney (PAR) – 4/6 at 66.7%.
Michael Maguire (SOU) – 6/10 at 60%.
George Piggins (SOU) – 4/7 at 57.1% (1 draw)
Denis Doneghue (SOU) – 5/10 at 50%.
Rupert Rayner (PAR) – 3/6 at 50%.
Jack Gibson (PAR) – 3/6 at 50%.
Bill Anderson (SOU) – 3/6 at 50%.
Ron Willey (SOU) – 3/6 at 50%.
Ian Johnston (PAR) – 2/4 at 50%.
Daniel Anderson (PAR) – 2/4 at 50% (1 draw)
Johnny Slade (PAR) – 1/2 at 50%.
Cecil Fifield (PAR) – 1/2 at 50% (1 draw).
Norm Provan (PAR) – 1/2 at 50%.
John Peard (PAR) – 1/2 at 50%.
John Monie (PAR) – 4/10 at 40% (1 draw).
Ken Shine (SOU) – 2/5 at 40%.
Jason Taylor (SOU) – 2/5 at 40% (1 draw).
Brad Arthur (PAR) – 3/8 at 37.5%.
Vic Hey (PAR) – 3/9 at 33.3%.
Ron Hilditch (PAR) – 1/3 at 33.3%.
Michael Hagan (PAR) – 1/3 at 33.3%.
Shaun McRae (SOU) – 1/3 at 33.3%.
Michael Cronin (PAR) – 1/5 at 20%.
Ricky Stuart (PAR) – 0/1 at 0%.
Robert McCarthy (SOU) – 0/1 at 0%.
Frank McMillan (PAR) – 0/2 at 0%.
Charlie Gill (PAR) – 0/2 at 0%.
Ken Slattery (PAR) – 0/2 at 0%.
Ronald Boden (PAR) – 0/2 at 0%.
Brian Hambly (PAR) – 0/2 at 0%.
Ron Lynch (PAR) – 0/2 at 0%.
Johnny King (SOU) – 0/2 at 0%.
John O’Neill (SOU) – 0/2 at 0%.
Stephen Kearney (PAR) – 0/3 at 0%.
Paul Langmack (SOU) – 0/3 at 0%.
Ian Walsh (PAR) – 0/4 at 0%.
John Gibson (SOU) – 0/4 at 0%.
Craig Coleman (SOU) – 0/4 at 0%.
Ken Thornett (PAR) – 0/5 at 0%.

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

  1. Nathan Merritt (SOU) scored five tries in round 22, 2011.
  2. Ian Moir (SOU) scored five tries & Bob Honeysett (SOU) scored four tries in round 7, 1957.
  3. Ray Price (PAR) scored four tries in round 21, 1978.
  4. Matt Petersen (PAR) scored four tries in round 12, 2003.
  5. Jack Rayner (SOU) & Keith Gersbach/Dan Munro (both PAR) scored three tries in round 2, 1947*.
  6. Johnny Graves (SOU) scored three tries in round 10, 1948*.
  7. Dale Puren (SOU) scored three tries in round 14, 1955*.
  8. Eric Sladden (SOU) scored five tries & Ian Moir (SOU) scored five tries in round 16, 1957.
  9. Col Alterator & Geoff Weekes (both PAR) scored three tries in round 10, 1962.
  10. Ken Foord (PAR) scored three tries in round 9, 1963.
  11. Michael Cleary (SOU) scored three tries in round 4, 1965.
  12. Phil Smith (SOU) scored three tries in round 1, 1972.
  13. Harry Eden (SOU) scored three tries & Owen Stephens (PAR) scored four tries in round 10, 1975.
  14. Eric Grothe (PAR) scored three tries in round 3, 1980.
  15. Steve Ella (PAR) scored three tries in round 3, 1981.
  16. Mick Pattison (SOU) scored three tries in round 14, 1981.
  17. Will Harris (PAR) scored three tries in round 5, 1983.
  18. Graham Lyons (SOU) scored three tries in round 9, 1990.
  19. Russell Wyer (PAR) scored three tries in round 5, 1996.
  20. Luke MacDougall (SOU) scored three tries in round 2, 2005.
  21. Semi Radradra (PAR) scored three tries in round 10, 2016.
  22. Semi Radradra (PAR) scored three tries in round 26, 2017.

Players to have played for both sides in this clash

  1. Les Bell (SOU: 1943-1946 & PAR: 1947-1949)
  2. Arthur Slattery (SOU: 1943-1945 & PAR: 1947-1949)
  3. Martin Gallagher (SOU: 1953-1958 & PAR: 1960)
  4. Brian Hambly (SOU: 1956-1958 & PAR: 1961-1967)
  5. Kerry Burke (PAR: 1964-1968 & SOU: 1969-1972)
  6. Denis Pittard (SOU: 1968-1973 & PAR: 1974-1975)
  7. Mick Pattison (PAR: 1978-1980, 1983-1984 & SOU: 1981-1982)
  8. Nathan Gibbs (SOU: 1978-1983 & PAR: 1984)
  9. Tony Melrose (PAR: 1980-1981 & SOU: 1982-1983)
  10. John Kambas (PAR: 1983 & SOU: 1984)
  11. Brian Jackson (PAR: 1985-1991 & SOU: 1992)
  12. Greg Drake (PAR: 1989-1992 & SOU: 1995)
  13. Matt Goodwin (PAR: 1990-1991 & SOU: 1992)
  14. Matt Munro (PAR: 1990-1991 & SOU: 1998)
  15. David Penna (PAR: 1990-1993, 1998-2000 & SOU: 1994-1997)
  16. Jason Bell (PAR: 1989-1992, 1997-1999 & SOU: 1994-1996)
  17. John Fearnley (PAR: 1991-1994 & SOU: 1995)
  18. Peter Johnston (PAR: 1989-1991, 1996-1997 & SOU: 1992-1993)
  19. Paul Quinn (PAR: 1991-1992 & SOU: 1994-1997)
  20. Rod Maybon (SOU: 1988-1993 & PAR: 1996)
  21. Phil Howlett (PAR: 1994-1995 & SOU: 1996-1998)
  22. Michael Speechley (SOU: 1984-1985 & PAR: 1993-1995)
  23. Dean Schifilliti (SOU: 1994 & PAR: 1999-2000)
  24. David Kidwell (PAR: 1999-2000 & SOU: 2007-2009)
  25. Wade McKinnon (SOU: 2002-2003 & PAR: 2004-2006)
  26. Paul Stringer (SOU: 2002-2004 & PAR: 2005-2006)
  27. Dean Widders (PAR: 2002-2006 & SOU: 2007-2008)
  28. Adam Peek (SOU: 2002 & PAR: 2003-2006)
  29. Jamie Russo (PAR: 2002 & SOU: 2003-2004)
  30. Craig Stapleton (PAR: 2004 & SOU: 2010)
  31. Manase Manuokafoa (SOU: 2005-2008 & PAR: 2010-2011)
  32. Jeremy Smith (PAR: 2006 & SOU: 2007-2008)
  33. Joel Reddy (PAR: 2005-2011 & SOU: 2014-2015)
  34. Daniel Irvine (PAR: 2000-2002 & SOU: 2007)
  35. Beau Champion (SOU: 2005-2010, 2013-2014 & PAR: 2015)
  36. Chris Sandow (SOU: 2008-2011 & PAR: 2012-2015)
  37. Joe Galuvao (SOU: 2006-2007 & PAR: 2008-2009)
  38. Chris Walker (SOU: 2003 & PAR: 2011)
  39. Nathan Peats (SOU: 2011-2013 & PAR: 2014-2016)
  40. Kirisome Auva’a (SOU: 2014-2016 & PAR: 2017-2018)
  41. Nathan Brown (SOU: 2015-2016 & PAR: 2017-2018)

Most prolific point-scorers in this clash

Eric Simms (SOU) – 2 tries, 81 goals & 7 field goals (181 pts)*
Michael Cronin (PAR) – 7 tries & 70 goals (161 pts)*
Bernie Purcell (SOU) – 3 tries & 52 goals (113 pts)*
Luke Burt (PAR) – 6 tries & 32 goals (88 pts)
Chris Sandow (SOU/PAR) – 3 tries, 25 goals & 1 field goal (63 pts)
Johnny Graves (SOU) – 6 tries & 10 goals (54 pts)*
Nathan Merritt (SOU) – 12 tries & 2 goals (52 pts)
Arch Brown (PAR) – 2 tries & 21 goals (48 pts)*
Adam Reynolds (SOU) – 1 try & 22 goals (48 pts)
Kevin Longbottom (SOU) – 2 tries & 17 goals (42 pts)*
Steve Ella (PAR) – 7 tries, 8 goals & 2 field goals (41 pts)*
Denis Pittard (SOU) – 7 tries & 9 goals (39 pts)*
Neil Baker (SOU) – 18 goals & 2 field goals (38 pts)
Ian Moir (SOU) – 12 tries (36 pts)*
Keith Campbell (PAR) – 16 goals (32 pts)
Brett Hodgson (PAR) – 3 tries & 10 goals (32 pts)
Semi Radradra (PAR) – 8 tries (32 pts)

Disclaimer: As always, these are merely the most prolific point-scorers in games between these two sides. 

Also, players with asterisks next to their total points played in an era where either tries were worth three points and/or field goals were worth two points.

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