NRL Rd 15 Stats Breakdown: Newcastle Knights v Brisbane Broncos

Former Newcastle Knights halfback and NRL Immortal Andrew Johns

Another stats breakdown, number two of the day! Newcastle Knights v Brisbane Broncos.

Plenty of fire in the belly in this one both in the past and present, with a lot on the line for both sides.

Newcastle Knights v Brisbane Broncos Stats Breakdown

The Newcastle Knights and Brisbane Broncos have played each other on 51 occasions; the Knights have won 14 games, the Broncos have won 35 games and there have been two draws.

The Knights need 1 more point to reach 800 total points against the Broncos.

The Broncos have won six of the last seven games between the two sides, although the Knights won the most recent clash between the two sides last season.

The first clash between the two sides was a 24-10 win to the Brisbane Broncos in round 6, 1988.

Anthony Milford has scored seven tries in five games against the Knights (including one hat-trick) and has scored in every game he has played against the Novocastrian side.

Corey Oates has scored eight tries in eight games against the Knights (including one hat-trick).

Top try-scorers in this clash

Justin Hodges (NEW) – 12
Michael Hancock (BRI) – 8
Darius Boyd (BRI) – 8
Corey Oates (BRI) – 8
Anthony Milford (BRI) – 7
Allan Langer (BRI) – 6
Darren Albert (NEW) – 6
Michael De Vere (BRI) – 6
Kurt Gidley (NEW) – 6

Top point-scorers in this clash

Andrew Johns (NEW) – 5 tries, 48 goals & 1 field goal (117 pts)
Corey Parker (BRI) – 2 tries & 53 goals (114 pts)
Kurt Gidley (NEW) –  6 tries, 31 goals & 1 field goal (87 pts)
Michael De Vere (BRI) – 6 tries & 17 goals (62 pts)
Darren Lockyer (BRI) – 5 tries, 17 goals & 2 field goals (58 pts)
Justin Hodges (BRI) – 12 tries (48 pts)
Terry Matterson (BRI) – 1 try & 19 goals (42 pts)
Jordan Kahu (BRI) – 3 tries & 12 goals (36 pts)
Allan Langer (BRI) – 8 tries (32 pts)
Darius Boyd (BRI) – 8 tries (32 pts)
Corey Oates (BRI) – 8 tries (32 pts)
Michael Ennis (NEW/BRI) – 2 tries & 12 goals (32 pts)

Former Brisbane Broncos utility back Justin Hodges

Head coaching records

Anthony Griffin (BRI) – 6/8 (75%) (1 draw)
Wayne Bennett (BRI) – 27/37 (73%)
Michael Hagan (NEW) – 5/10 (50%)
Warren Ryan (NEW) – 2/4 (50%)
Rick Stone (NEW) – 2/6 (33.3%)
Malcolm Reilly (NEW) – 1/3 (33.3%)
Nathan Brown (NEW) – 1/3 (33.3%)
David Waite (NEW) – 1/5 (20%)
Brian Smith (NEW) – 1/5 (20%)
Wayne Bennett (NEW) – 1/6 (16.7%) (1 draw)
Ivan Henjak (BRI) 0/3 (0%)
Allan McMahon (NEW) – 0/6 (0%)

Players to have played for both sides

  1. Todd Lowrie – 2003-2006 (NEW) & 2014 (BRI)
  2. Michael Ennis – 2003-2004 (NEW) & 2006-2008 (BRI)
  3. Darius Boyd – 2006-2008 & 2015-2019 (BRI) & 2012-2014 (NEW)
  4. Neville Costigan – 2003-2006 (BRI) & 2011-2013 (NEW)
  5. Korbin Sims – 2013-2016 (NEW) & 2017-2018 (BRI)
  6. Dane Gagai – 2011 (BRI) & 2012-2017 (NEW)

Biggest winning margins

The Newcastle Knights biggest win over the Brisbane Broncos was a 44-0 rout in round 18, 2001.

The Brisbane Broncos biggest win over the Newcastle Knights was a comfortable 53-0 win in round 7, 2016.

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

  1. Gorden Tallis (BRI) sin-binned in round 7, 2002.
  2. Chris Houston (NEW) sin-binned in round 24, 2011.

 

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