NRL Stats Breakdown Rd 19: Sydney Roosters v Canterbury Bulldogs

Canterbury Bulldogs legend Hazem El Masri

Fierce rivals for many years now, these is always fire and spice when these two sides go head-to-head. 

With big boppers galore and class to boot, the Dogs have their work cut out as the Roosters have all the momentum.

Canterbury Bulldogs v Sydney Roosters Stats Breakdown

The Canterbury Bulldogs and Sydney Roosters have played each other on 183 occasions; the Bulldogs have won 85 times, the Roosters have won 92 times and there have been six draws.

It took three years and seven games before the Canterbury Bulldogs won a game against the Sydney Roosters.

The Roosters have won eleven of the last fourteen games between the two sides, including the last five.

The first game played between the two sides was an 87-7 win for the Roosters over the Bulldogs in round 6, 1935.

Top try-scorer in this clash

Dave Brown (SYD) – 15
Bill Mullins (SYD) – 12
Josh Morris (CBY) – 12
Anthony Minichiello (SYD) – 11
Rod O’Loan (SYD) – 10
Henry Pierce (SYD) – 10
Ray Gartner (CBY) – 9
Steve Gearin (CBY) – 9
Hazem El Masri (CBY) – 9
Terry Lamb (CBY) – 9
Daniel Tupou (CBY) – 9
Brian Allsop (SYD) – 8
Jack Gibson (SYD) – 8
Ben Barba (CBY) – 8
Shaun Kenny-Dowall (SYD) – 8
Sonny Bill Williams (CBY/SYD) – 8

Top point-scorer in this clash

Hazem El Masri (CBY) – 9 tries & 59 goals (144 pts)
Dave Brown (SYD) – 15 tries & 28 goals (109 pts)*
Terry Lamb (CBY) – 9 tries, 33 goals & 5 field goals (107 pts)
Craig Fitzgibbon (SYD) – 1 try & 46 goals (96 pts)
Steve Gearin (CBY) – 9 tries & 32 goals (93 pts)*
Allan McKean (SYD) – 1 try & 40 goals (83 pts)*
John Brass (SYD) – 5 tries & 33 goals (81 pts)*
Daryl Halligan (CBY) – 4 tries & 32 goals (80 pts)
Bob Landers (SYD) – 4 tries & 27 goals (66 pts)*
Dick Dunn (SYD) – 4 tries & 26 goals (64 pts)*
Lin Johnson (CBY) – 25 goals (50 pts)
Latrell Mitchell (SYD) – 7 tries & 11 goals (50 pts)

Prolific Sydney Roosters try-scorer Dave Brown

Head Coaching records

Ross McKinnon (CBY) – 4/4 (100%)
Roy Kirkaldy (CBY) – 2/2 (100%)
Roger Pearman (CBY) – 2/2 (100%)
Louis Neumann (SYD) – 2/2 (100%)
Trent Robinson (SYD) – 11/14 (78.6%)
Chris Anderson (CBY) – 9/12 (75%) (1 draw)
Clive Churchill (CBY) – 3/4 (75%)
Phil Gould (CBY) – 3/4 (75%)
Kevin Moore (CBY) – 3/4 (75%)
Sidney Pearce Jr. (SYD) – 3/4 (75%)
Francis O’Connor (SYD) – 3/4 (75%)
John Gibson (SYD) – 10/14 (71.4%)
Bob Fulton (SYD) – 7/10 (70%)
Don Furner (SYD) – 4/6 (66.7%)
Jim Craig (CBY) – 2/3 (66.7%) (1 draw)
Brad Fittler (SYD) – 2/3 (66.7%)
Frank Burge (SYD) – 7/11 (63.6%)
Warren Ryan (CBY) – 5/8 (62.5%) (1 draw)
Steve Folkes (CBY) – 13/21 (61.9%)
Ray Stehr (SYD) – 5/9 (55.6%)
Arthur Halloway (SYD) – 6/12 (50%) (2 draws)
Ernest Norman (SYD) – 3/6 (50%)
Albert Why (CBY) – 2/4 (50%)
Jack Hampstead (CBY) – 2/4 (50%)
Bob Hagan (CBY) – 2/4 (50%)
Cecil Fifield (CBY) – 1/2 (50%)
Arthur Halloway (CBY) – 1/2 (50%)
Henry Porter (CBY) – 1/2 (50%)
Vic Bulgin (CBY) – 1/2 (50%)
Percy Williams (SYD) – 1/2 (50%)
Matthew Donohoe (SYD) – 1/2 (50%)
Nat Silcock (SYD) – 1/2 (50%)
Tony Paskins (SYD) – 1/2 (50%)
Arthur Beetson (SYD) 5/12 (41.7%) (1 draw)
Eddie Burns (CBY) – 4/10 (40%) (1 draw)
Dick Dunn (SYD) – 4/10 (40%) (1 draw)
Des Hasler (CBY) – 5/13 (38.5%)
Ricky Stuart (SYD) – 4/11 (36.3%)
Edwin Glossop (CBY) – 5/14 (35.7%)
Brian Smith (SYD) – 2/6 (33.3%)
Alan Brady (CBY) – 1/3 (33.3%)
Russell Fairfax (SYD) – 1/3 (33.3%) (1 draw)
Phil Gould (SYD) – 2/7 (28.6%)
Jerry Brien (CBY) – 1/4 (25%)
Vic Hey (CBY) – 1/4 (25%)
Cec Cooper (CBY) – 1/4 (25%)
Bert Holcroft (SYD) – 1/4 (25%)
Laurie Freier (SYD) – 1/4 (25%)
Graham Murray (SYD) – 1/4 (25%)
Malcolm Clift (CBY) – 3/13 (23.1%)
Kevin Ryan (CBY) – 2/9 (22.2%)
Mark Murray (SYD) – 1/6 (16.8%)
George Mason (CBY) – 0/1 (0%)
Jim Dymock (CBY) – 0/1 (0%)
Hugh McGahan (SYD) – 0/1 (0%)
Chris Anderson (SYD) – 0/1 (0%)
Edward Courtney (CBY) – 0/2 (0%)
Frank Burge (CBY) – 0/2 (0%) (1 draw)
William Kelly (CBY) – 0/2 (0%)
Stanley Geelan (CBY) – 0/2 (0%)
Ferris Ashton (SYD) – 0/2 (0%)
Dean Pay (CBY) – 0/3 (0%)
Ron Bailey (CBY) – 0/5 (0%)

Players to have played for both sides

  1. Bob Farrar – 1940-1945 (CBY) & 1946 (SYD)
  2. Nev Charlton – 1948-1953 (CBY) & 1962-1963 (SYD)
  3. Don Sinclair – 1943, 1947-1948, 1952 & 1954 (SYD) & 1949-1951 (CBY)
  4. Ray Beavan – 1958-1960 (SYD) & 1962 (CBY)
  5. Jim Mathews – 1962-1963 (CBY) & 1964-1968 (SYD)
  6. Kevin Goldspink – 1963-1967 & 1969 (CBY) & 1970-1971 (SYD)
  7. Terry Bawden – 1967-1968 (CBY) & 1969 (SYD)
  8. Steve Hage – 1976-1978 (CBY) & 1980 (SYD)
  9. Mick Ryan – 1975-1978 (CBY) & 1980 & 1983 (SYD)
  10. Joe Reaiche – 1978-1979 & 1983 (CBY) & 1981 (SYD)
  11. Allan Geelan – 1980-1981 (CBY) & 1982 (SYD)
  12. Peter Johnston – 1984-1986 (CBY) & 1987-1988 (SYD)
  13. Brian Battese – 1984-1985 (CBY) & 1986-1987 (SYD)
  14. Paul Dunn – 1984-1985 & 1996 (SYD) & 1986-1990 (CBY)
  15. Scott Bennett – 1984-1986 (SYD) & 1987-1988 (CBY)
  16. Sandy Campbell – 1986-1988 (CBY) & 198-1990 (SYD)
  17. John Elias – 1986 (CBY) & 1988-1989 (SYD)
  18. Pat Jarvis – 1987 (CBY) & 1988-1989 (SYD)
  19. Jason Williams – 1988 (SYD) & 1992-1995 (CBY)
  20. Rod Silva – 1988-1995 (SYD) & 1995-2001 (CBY)
  21. Michael Appleby – 1990 (CBY) & 1992-1994 (SYD)
  22. Robert Mears – 1994-1996 (SYD) & 1997-1998 (CBY)
  23. Gavin Lester – 1998-2000 & 2002 (CBY) & 2004 (SYD)
  24. Barry Ward – 1990-1993 & 1997-2001 (CBY) & 1995 (SYD)
  25. Willie Mason – 2000-2007 (CBY) & 2008-2009 (SYD)
  26. Braith Anasta – 2000-2005 (CBY) & 2006-2012 (SYD)
  27. Glenn Hall – 2002-2003 (CBY) & 2004 (SYD)
  28. Mark O’Meley – 2002-2007 (CBY) & 2008-2009 (SYD)
  29. Sonny Bill Williams – 2004-2008 (CBY) & 2013-2014 (SYD)
  30. Ben Hannant – 2005 (SYD) & 2009-2010 (CBY)
  31. Sam Perrett – 2004-2012 (SYD) & 2012-2016 (CBY)
  32. Nate Myles – 2005-2006 (CBY) & 2007-2011 (SYD)
  33. Charlie Tonga – 2005 (CBY) & 2006-2007 (SYD)
  34. Nick Kouparitsas – 2006-2008 (CBY) & 2009-2010 (SYD)
  35. Danny Williams – 2007 (SYD) & 2008 & 2010 (CBY)
  36. Dylan Napa – 2013-2018 (SYD) & 2019 (CBY)
  37. Brett Morris – 2015-2018 (CBY) & 2019 (SYD)

Biggest winning margins

The biggest win for the Sydney Roosters over the Canterbury Bulldogs came in the very first fixture played between the two sides, with the Roosters winning 87-7 in round 6, 1935.

The Canterbury Bulldogs biggest win over the Sydney Roosters was a triumphant 60-14 success in round 3, 2010.

Players sin-binned/sent-off in this clash

  1. Bob Allison, Ted Anderson, Jim Champion & Frank Sponberg (all CBY) & Andy Norval & Ray Stehr (both SYD) all sent-off in round 8, 1939.
  2. Terry Leabeater (CBY) sin-binned in round 4, 1983.
  3. Andrew Farrar (CBY) & Ron Gibbs (SYD) both sin-binned in round 17, 1985.
  4. Jason Alchin (CBY) sin-binned in round 10, 1987.
  5. Steve Hardy (SYD) sin-binned in round 2, 1991.
  6. Jim Serdaris (CBY) sent-off in round 15, 1993.
  7. Ivan Cleary (SYD) sin-binned in round 3, 1996.
  8. Luke Patten (SYD) sin-binned in round 19, 2001.
  9. Justin Hodges (SYD) sent-off in round 13, 2004.
  10. Adrian Morley (SYD) sent-off in round 6, 2005.
  11. Adrian Morley (SYD) sent-off in round 20, 2006.

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