NRL Rd 20 Stats Breakdown: Wests Tigers v North Queensland Cowboys

Former North Queensland Cowboys winger Matt Sing

Relatively even between the two sides over their clashes, the star power might be present among both but the consistency is not.

As both sides battle desperately for much needed wins, the game should be won in the forwards.

Wests Tigers v North Queensland Cowboys Stats Breakdown

The Wests Tigers and North Queensland Cowboys have played each other on 37 occasions; the Tigers have won 20 games, the Cowboys have won 16 games and there has been one draw.

The Tigers have won four of the last five games between the two sides.

The Cowboys won eight of the first ten games between the two sides.

The first game between the two sides was round 12, 2000, an 18-8 win to the North Queensland Cowboys.

Wests Tigers winger David Nofoaluma has scored four tries in his last five games against the North Queensland Cowboys, including a try in his last two games against them.

Gavin Cooper hasn’t scored a try against the Wests Tigers since round 20, 2012.

Top try-scorer in this clash

Matt Sing (NQL) – 12
Matt Bowen (NQL) – 10
Benji Marshall (WST) – 9
Ty Williams (NQL) – 8
Antonio Winterstein (NQL) – 7
Brett Hodgson (WST) – 6
Robbie Farah (WST) – 6

Former North Queensland Cowboys half and captain Johnathan Thurston

Top point-scorer in this clash

Johnathan Thurston (NQL) – 2 tries & 65 goals (138 pts)
Brett Hodgson (WST) –  6 tries & 42 goals (108 pts)
Benji Marshall (WST) – 9 tries & 33 goals (99 pts)
Josh Hannay (NQL) – 2 tries & 23 goals (54 pts)
Matt Sing (NQL) – 12 tries (48 pts)
Matt Bowen (NQL) – 10 tries, 2 goals & 2 field goals (46 pts)
Ty Williams (NQL) – 8 tries (32 pts)
Antonio Winterstein (NQL) – 7 tries (28 pts)

Head Coaching records

Tim Sheens (NQL) – 3/3 (100%)
Michael Maguire (WST) – 1/1 (100%)
Ivan Cleary (WST) – 2/3 (66.7%)
Tim Sheens (WST) – 13/21 (61.9%)
Graham Murray (NQL) – 7/14 (50%)
Michael Potter (WST) – 2/4 (50%)
Jason Taylor (WST) – 1/2 (50%)
Paul Green (NQL) – 3/8 (37.5%)
Neil Henry (NQL) – 3/9 (33.3%)
Terry Lamb (WST) – 1/3 (33.3%)
Murray Hurst (NQL) – 0/1 (0%)
Ian Millward (NQL) – 0/1 (0%)
Wayne Pearce (WST) – 0/2 (0%)

Players to have played for both sides

  1. Scott Prince – 1998-2000 (NQL) & 2004-2006 (WST)
  2. Luke O’Donnell – 2000-2003 (WST) & 2004-2010 (NQL)
  3. Tyran Smith – 1997 (NQL) & 2000-2001 (WST)
  4. Ray Cashmere – 2005 & 2012 (WST) & 2006-2008 (NQL)
  5. Shannon Gallant – 2007-2009 (WST) & 2010 (NQL)
  6. Cory Paterson – 2011-2012 (NQL) & 2014 (WST)
  7. Robert Lui – 2009-2011 (WST) & 2012-2015 (NQL)

Biggest winning margins

The Wests Tigers biggest win over the North Queensland Cowboys was a 50-6 romp in the 2005 NRL Qualifying final.

The North Queensland Cowboys biggest win over the Wests Tigers was a comfortable 64-6 victory in round 22, 2014.

Players sin-binned/sent-off in this clash

  1. Glenn Morrison (NQL) & John Hopoate (WST) both sin-binned in round 6, 2001.
  2. Paul Rauhihi (NQL) sin-binned in round 6, 2005.
  3. Paul Whatuira (WST) sin-binned in in round 5, 2006.
  4. Shane Muspratt (NQL) sin-binned in round 13, 2006.
  5. Bronson Harrison (WST) sin-binned in round 2, 2008.
  6. Robbie Farah (WST) & Anthony Watts (NQL) both sin-binned in round 19, 2009.
  7. Luke O’Donnell (NQL) sin-binned in round 5, 2010.

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