NRL Rd 15 Stats Breakdown: Wests Tigers v South Sydney Rabbitohs

South Sydney Rabbitohs halfback Adam Reynolds

Stats breakdown time! First game of round 15 and it is the Wests Tigers v South Sydney Rabbitohs this Thursday night.

Things have often been tense between the two sides, with neither running away with victories.

With Origin stars aplenty, however, the Rabbitohs should be expected to assert their dominance over the Tigers.

Wests Tigers v South Sydney Rabbitohs Stats Breakdown

The Wests Tigers and South Sydney Rabbitohs have played on 34 occasions; the Tigers have won 15, the Rabbitohs have won 18 and there has been one draw.

The first game played between the two sides was won by the South Sydney Rabbitohs, a 38-24 success in round 18, 2002.

The Wests Tigers have won just one of the last four games between the two sides.

South Sydney Rabbitohs utility back Alex Johnston has scored eight tries in eight games against the Wests Tigers.

Top try-scorers in this clash

Nathan Merritt (SOU) – 11
Robbie Farah (WST) – 11
Alex Johnston (SOU) – 9
Taniela Tuiaki (WST) – 8
James Tedesco (WST) – 7
Chris Lawrence (WST) – 7
Daniel Fitzhenry (WST) – 6
Greg Inglis (SOU) – 6
Bryson Goodwin (SOU) – 6
Kevin McGuinness (WST) – 5
Jason Moodie (WST) – 4
Benji Marshall (WST) – 4
Adam Reynolds (SOU) – 4

Former South Sydney Rabbitohs winger Nathan Merritt

Top point-scorers in this clash

Adam Reynolds (SOU) – 4 tries, 52 goals & 1 field goal (117 pts)
Benji Marshall (WST) – 4 tries & 31 goals (78 pts)
Brett Hodgson (WST) – 1 try & 28 goals (60 pts)
Nathan Merritt (SOU) – 11 tries, 1 goal & 1 field goal (47 pts)
Robbie Farah (WST) – 10 tries (40 pts)
Chris Sandow (SOU) – 2 tries, 13 goals & 1 field goal (35 pts)
Taniela Tuiaki (WST) – 8 tries (32 pts)
Issac Luke (SOU) –  2 tries & 11 goals (30 pts)
Justin Smith (SOU) – 2 tries & 10 goals (28 pts)
Scott Prince (SOU) – 3 tries & 8 goals (28 pts)
Pat Richards (WST) – 3 tries & 8 goals (28 pts)
Chris Lawrence (WST) – 7 tries (28 pts)
Bryson Goodwin (SOU) – 6 tries & 1 goal (26 pts)
Greg Inglis (SOU) – 6 tries & 1 field goal (25 pts)

Head coaching records

Paul Langmack (SOU) – 3/3 (100%)
Wayne Bennett (SOU) – 1/1 (100%)
Jason Taylor (WST) – 4/5 (80%)
Michael Maguire (SOU) – 7/12 (58.3%)
John Lang (SOU) – 2/4 (50%)
Terry Lamb (WST) – 1/2 (50%)
Craig Coleman (SOU) – 1/2 (50%)
Anthony Seibold (SOU) 1/2 (50%)
Tim Sheens (WST) – 8/18 (44.4%)
Jason Taylor (SOU) – 2/5 (40%)
Ivan Cleary (WST) – 1/3 (33.3%)
Michael Potter (WST) – 1/4 (25%)
Michael Maguire (WST) – 0/1 (0%)
Arthur Kitinas (SOU) – 0/1 (0%)
Shaun McRae (SOU) – 0/3 (0%)

Players to have played for both sides

  1. Willie Manu – 2001-2003 (WST) & SOU (2004)
  2. Wade McKinnon – 2002-2003 (SOU) & 2010-2011 (WST)
  3. Owen Craigie – 2000-2001 (WST) & 2002-2004 (SOU)
  4. Ahmad Bajouri 2002 (WST) & 2003 (SOU)
  5. Terry Hill – 2000 (SOU) & 2000-2003 (WST)
  6. Rhys Hanbury – 2004 (SOU) & 2008-2009 (WST)
  7. Eddy Pettybourne – 2007-2012 (SOU) & 2013 (WST)
  8. Lote Tuqiri – 2010-2013 (WST) & 2014 (SOU)
  9. Sam Latu – 2008 (SOU) & 2010-2011 (WST)
  10. Chris McQueen – 2009, 2011-2015 (SOU) & 2018-2019 (WST)
  11. Jeff Lima – 2004 (WST) & 2013 (SOU)
  12. Joel Reddy – 2012-2013 (WST) & 2014-2015 (SOU)
  13. Ben Te’o – 2007-2008 (WST) & 2013-2014 (SOU)
  14. Robbie Farah – 2003-2016 & 2018-2019 (WST) & 2017-2018 (SOU)
  15. Tim Grant – 2015 (SOU) & 2016-2018 (WST)

Biggest winning margins

The Wests Tigers biggest win over the South Sydney Rabbitohs was a 56-6 romp in round 22, 2004.

The heaviest loss sustained by the Wests Tigers at the hands of the South Sydney Rabbitohs was  51-10 defeat in round 25, 2018.

Players to be sin-binned/sent-off in this fixture

  1. Paul Stringer (SOU) & Darren Senter (WST) both sin-binned in round 21, 2002.
  2. Ashley Harrison (SOU) sin-binned in round 20, 2005.
  3. Benji Marshall (WST) sin-binned in round 5, 2011.
  4. Luke Brooks (WST) & Luke Burgess (SOU) both sin-binned in round 3, 2014.

 

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