NRL Stats Breakdown Rd 19: Penrith Panthers v Canberra Raiders

Canberra Raiders centre and captain Jarrod Croker

You really cannot split these two sides historically and both sides have enjoyed success this season. 

Can Penrith’s juggernaut roll on or will the Raiders buck the trend and finish their 2019 strongly for a finals berth?

Penrith Panthers v Canberra Raiders Stats Breakdown

The Penrith Panthers and Canberra Raiders have played each other on 77 occasions; Penrith has won 38 times, Canberra 37 times and there have been two draws.

Penrith need just twelve points to record 1600 total points against the Raiders.

The Raiders have won just two of the last seven games played between the two sides.

The first clash between the two sides was a 27-19 win to Penrith in round 12, 1982.

Canberra Raiders winger Jordan Rapana has scored nine tries in nine games against the Penrith Panthers.

Top try-scorer in this clash

Craig Gower (PEN) – 10
Rhys Wesser (PEN) – 10
Laurie Daley (CAN) – 9
Steve Carter (PEN) – 9
Brett Mullins (CAN) – 8
Jordan Rapana (CAN) – 8
Greg Alexander (PEN) – 7
Terry Campese (CAN) – 7
Michael Gordon (PEN) – 7
David Simmons (PEN) – 7

Top point-scorer in this clash

Jarrod Croker (CAN) – 5 tries & 65 goals (146 pts)
Greg Alexander (PEN) – 7 tries, 37 goals & 1 field goal (105 pts)
David Furner (CAN) – 5 tries & 40 goals (100 pts)
Michael Gordon (PEN) – 7 tries & 32 goals (92 pts)
Ryan Girdler (PEN) – 4 tries, 35 goals & 1 field goal (87 pts)
Clinton Schifcofske (CAN) – 3 tries, 31 goals & 1 field goal (75 pts)
Terry Campese (CAN) – 7 tries & 13 goals (54 pts)
Mal Meninga (CAN) – 2 tries, 21 goals & 1 field goal (51 pts)
Nathan Cleary (PEN) – 3 tries, 18 goals & 1 field goal (49 pts)
Laurie Daley (CAN) – 9 tries & 6 goals (48 pts)
Ron Giteau (CAN) – 1 try & 20 goals (44 pts)

Former Penrith Panthers utility Craig Gower

Head Coaching records

Neil Henry (CAN) – 4/4 (100%)
John Peard (PEN) – 4/4 (100%)
Wayne Bennett (CAN) – 2/2 (100%)
Graham Rogers (CAN) – 1/1 (100%)
Steve Georgallis (PEN) – 1/1 (100%)
Anthony Griffin (PEN) – 5/7 (71.4%)
Ron Willey (PEN) – 2/3 (66.7%)
Matthew Elliott (CAN) – 5/9 (55.6%)
Tim Sheens (CAN) – 9/17 (52.9%) (1 draw)
Phil Gould (PEN) – 5/10 (50%)
Tim Sheens (PEN) – 4/8 (50%)
Mal Meninga (CAN) – 5/11 (45.5%)
John Lang (PEN) _ 4/9 (44.4%)
Ricky Stuart (CAN) – 5/12 (41.7%)
David Furner (CAN) – 4/10 (40%)
Matthew Elliott (CAN) – 4/10 (40%)
Royce Simmons (PEN) – 6/15 (40%)
Don Furner (CAN) – 4/12 (33.3%)
Ivan Cleary (PEN) – 3/9 (33.3%)

Players to have played for both sides

  1. Terry Wickey – 1975-1980 (PEN) & 1982 (CAN)
  2. Richard Cooke – 1977 (PEN) & 1982 (CAN)
  3. Ray Blacklock – 1976-1980 (PEN) & 1983-1984 (CAN)
  4. Chris Houghton – 1983 & 1985-1987 (PEN) & 1988-1989 (CAN)
  5. Mike Smith – 1982-1984 (PEN) & 1985 (CAN)
  6. Mark Bell – 1988-1991 (CAN) & 1994 (PEN)
  7. Brett Boyd – 1991 (CAN) & 1992-1998 (PEN)
  8. Matt Adamson – 1993-2001 (PEN) & 2005 (CAN)
  9. Brad Drew – 1993 & 1996-2000 (PEN) & 2003-2004 (CAN)
  10. Luke Priddis – 1997-1998 (CAN) & 2002-2008 (PEN)
  11. Nathan Smith – 2004 (CAN) & 2007-2013 (PEN)
  12. Danny Galea – 2002-2006 & 2012 (PEN) & 2010-2011 (CAN)
  13. Adrian Purtell – 2006-2009 (CAN) & 2010-2011 (PEN)
  14. Nigel Plum – 2007-2009 (CAN) & 2010-2015 (PEN)
  15. Sandor Earl – 2010-2012 (PEN) & 2012-2013 (CAN)
  16. Blake Austin – 2011-2013 (PEN) & 2015-2018 (CAN)

Biggest winning margins

The Canberra Raiders biggest win over the Penrith Panthers was a 74-12 demolition in round 22, 2008.

The Penrith Panthers biggest win over the Canberra Raiders has been 42-8 victories on two occasions; round 25, 1982 & round 19, 2004.

Players sin-binned/sent-off in this clash

  1. Chris O’Sullivan (CAN) sin-binned in round 1, 1983.
  2. David Grant (CAN) sin-binned in round 15, 1983.
  3. Gary Spears (CAN) sent-off in round 25, 1984.
  4. Peter Jackson (CAN) sin-binned & Chris O’Sullivan (CAN) sent-off, both in round 7, 1987.
  5. Darren Tuite (PEN) sent-off in round 11, 1991.
  6. Mark Geyer (PEN) in 1991 NSWRL grand final.
  7. Mark Corvo (CAN) & John Cartwright (PEN) both sin-binned in round 7, 1996.
  8. Brett Howland (PEN) sin-binned in round 9, 2005.
  9. Kaide Ellis (PEN) sin-binned in round 14, 2018.

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