NRL Stats Breakdown Rd 15: Sydney Roosters v Melbourne Storm

Melbourne Storm hooker and captain Cameron Smith

A grand final rematch from last season, and the tensions are high. The Sydney Roosters got the better of the Melbourne Storm who will be out for blood.

Both these sides are powerhouses and both will want to continue their dominance moving forward.

As always, it should be another tremendously good fixture.

Sydney Roosters v Melbourne Storm Stats Breakdown

The Sydney Roosters and Melbourne Storm have played each other on 38 occasions; the Roosters have won 17 games, the Storm have won 20 and there has been one draw.

The Roosters need to score just five points to score 700 total points against the Storm. The Storm need just 23 points to score 800 total points against the Roosters.

The first clash between the two sides was in round 21, 1998, in a 32-20 win to the Melbourne Storm.

Top try-scorers in this clash

Anthony Minichiello (SYD) – 10
Billy Slater (MEL) – 9
Marcus Bai (MEL) – 8
Shaun Kenny-Dowall (SYD) – 6
Matt Sing (SYD) – 5
Brad Fittler (SYD) – 5
Craig Fitzgibbon (SYD) – 5
Steve Turner (MEL) – 5
Greg Inglis (MEL) – 5
Cooper Cronk (MEL/SYD) – 5

Top point-scorers in this clash

Cameron Smith (MEL) – 2 tries, 59 goals & 1 field goal (122 pts)
Craig Fitzgibbon (SYD) – 5 tries & 39 goals (98 pts)
Matt Orford (MEL) – 3 tries & 20 goals (52 pts)
James Maloney (MEL/SYD) – 22 goals (44 pts)
Anthony Minichiello (SYD) – 10 tries (40 pts)
Latrell Mitchell (SYD) – 3 tries, 12 goals & 1 field goal (37 pts)
Billy Slater (MEL) – 9 tries (36 pts)
Marcus Bai (MEL) – 8 tries (32 pts)
Steve Turner (MEL) – 5 tries & 3 goals (26 pts)
Shaun Kenny-Dowall (SYD) – 6 tries (24 pts)

Former Sydney Roosters fullback Anthony Minichiello

Head coaching records

Graham Murray (MEL) – 3/4 (75%)
Chris Anderson (MEL) – 3/5 (60%)
Craig Bellamy (MEL) – 16/28 (57.1%)
Brian Smith (SYD) – 2/4 (50%)
Trent Robinson (SYD) – 6/13 (46.2%)
Ricky Stuart (SYD) – 3/7 (42.9%)
Brad Fittler (SYD) – 2/5 (40%)
Phil Gould (SYD) – 1/3 (33.3%)
Mark Murray (MEL) – 1/4 (25%)
Chris Anderson (SYD) – 0/1 (0%)

Players to have played for both sides

  1. Michael Crocker – 2001-2005 (SYD) & 2006-2008 (MEL)
  2. David Kidwell – 2002 (SYD) & 2003-2006 (MEL)
  3. Brett Finch – SYD (2003-2006) & 2009-2010 & 2013 (MEL)
  4. Cooper Cronk – 2004-2017 (MEL) & 2018-2019 (SYD)
  5. Chris Walker – 2003-2005 (SYD) & 2006 (MEL)
  6. George Rose – 2004-2005 (SYD) & 2014 (MEL)
  7. Richard Fa’aoso – 2005 (SYD) & 2012 (MEL)
  8. Nate Myles – 2007-2011 (SYD) & 2017 (MEL)
  9. Sisa Waqa – 2009 (SYD) & 2011-2014 (MEL)
  10. Jason Ryles – 2010-2011 (SYD) & 2012-2013 (MEL)
  11. James Maloney – 2009 (MEL) & 2013-2015 (SYD)
  12. Lagi Setu – 2013 (MEL) & 2015 (SYD)

Biggest winning margins

The Melbourne Storm’s biggest win over the Sydney Roosters was a 46-0 romp in round 14, 2016.

The Sydney Roosters biggest triumph over the Melbourne Storm was a 41-6 victory in round 19, 2000.

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

  1. Sam Perrett (SYD) sin-binned in round 2, 2006.
  2. Victor Radley (SYD) sin-binned in round 16, 2018.
  3. Cameron Munster (MEL) sin-binned twice in the 2018 NRL grand final.

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