NRL Rd 21 Stats Breakdown: North Queensland Cowboys v Brisbane Broncos

Former North Queensland Cowboys halfback and captain Johnathan Thurston

There is a clear winner in the overall games between these two sides and it is the Brisbane Broncos as the victors over the North Queensland Cowboys. 

With entertaining clashes galore, both sides probably will not make the finals unless a miracle happens but pride is everything.

North Queensland Cowboys v Brisbane Broncos Stats Breakdown

The North Queensland Cowboys and Brisbane Broncos have played each other on 52 occasions; the Cowboys have won just sixteen games, the Broncos thirty-three games and there have been three draws.

The Cowboys lost the first sixteen games between the two sides before finally winning their first game over the Broncos in the 2004 NRL semi final.

The Cowboys have won four of the last seven but have lost three of the last four between the two sides.

The first game played between the two sides was a 20-12 win for the Brisbane Broncos in round 5, 1995.

Paul Green is the only North Queensland Cowboys coach with a winning record against the Brisbane Broncos.

Top try-scorer in this clash

Matt Bowen (NQL) – 13
Darren Lockyer (BRI) – 10
Shaun Berrigan (BRI) – 9
Gavin Cooper (NQL) – 9
Jordan Kahu (BRI/NQL) – 9
Steve Renouf (BRI) – 8
Brent Tate (BRI/NQL) – 8
Michael Morgan (NQL) – 8

Former North Queensland Cowboys fullback Matthew Bowen

Top point-scorer in this clash

Johnathan Thurston (NQL) – 6 tries, 88 goals & 4 field goals (204 pts)
Corey Parker (BRI) – 6 tries & 52 goals (128 pts)
Darren Lockyer (BRI) – 10 tries, 27 goals & 1 field goal (95 pts)
Michael de Vere (BRI) – 1 try & 30 goals (64 pts)
Josh Hannay (NQL) – 4 tries & 24 goals (64 pts)
Jordan Kahu (BRI/NQL) – 9 tries & 12 goals (60 pts)
Matt Bowen (NQL) – 12 tries & 2 field goals (50 pts)

Head Coaching records

Ivan Henjak (BRI) – 4/4 (100%)
Anthony Seibold (BRI) – 1/1 (100%)
Wayne Bennett (BRI) – 24/36 (66.7%) (2 draws)
Paul Green (NQL) – 8/15 (53.3%)
Anthony Griffin (BRI) – 4/10 (40%)
Neil Henry (NQL) – 4/11 (36.4%)
Graham Murray (NQL) – 4/12 (33.3%)
Grant Bell (NQL) – 0/1 (0%)
Graham Lowe (NQL) – 0/1 (0%)
Ian Millward (NQL) – 0/1 (0%)
Murray Hurst (NQL) – 0/2 (0%)
Tim Sheens (NQL) – 0/8 (0%) (2 draws)

Players to have played for both sides

  1. Willie Morganson – 1991-1993 (BRI) & 1995-1996 (NQL)
  2. Jason Erba – 1992 (BRI) & 1995 (NQL)
  3. Julian O’Neill – 1991-1995 (BRI) & 2000-2001 (NQL)
  4. Dale Shearer – 1990-1991 (BRI) & 1998 (NQL)
  5. Michael Coorey – 1996 & 1998 (NQL) & 2001-2003 (BRI)
  6. Paul Green – 1999-2000 (NQL) & 2004 (BRI)
  7. Kevin Campion – 1998-2000 (BRI) & 2003-2004 (NQL)
  8. Carl Webb – 2000-2004 (BRI) & 2005-2010 (NQL)
  9. Scott Prince – 1998-2000 (NQL) & 2001-2003 & 2013 (BRI)
  10. Brent Tate – 2001-2007 (BRI) & 2011-2014 (NQL)
  11. Scott Minto – 2002-2006 (BRI) & 2007 (NQL)
  12. Shane Tronc – 2004-2009 (NQL) & 2010-2011 (BRI)
  13. Robert Tanielu – 2002 (BRI) & 2006 (NQL)
  14. Ben Hannant – 2006-2008 & 2011-2014 (BRI) & 2015-2016 (NQL)
  15. Ashton Sims – 2008-2010 (BRI) & 2011-2014 (NQL)
  16. Ben Vaeau – 2006 (BRI) & 2007-2008 (NQL)
  17. Josh McGuire – 2009-2018 (BRI) & 2019 (NQL)
  18. Antonio Winterstein – 2009-2010 (BRI) & 2011-2018 (NQL)
  19. James Segeyaro – 2011-2012 (NQL) & 2019 (BRI)
  20. Nick Slyney – 2008 & 2010 (NQL) & 2012-2013 (BRI)
  21. Tautau Moga – 2014-2016 (NQL) & 2017 (BRI)
  22. Jordan Kahu – 2013-2018 (BRI) & 2019 (NQL)
  23. Jake Granville – 2013-2014 (BRI) & 2015-2019 (NQL)
  24. Francis Molo – 2014-2015 (BRI) & 2018-2019 (NQL)
  25. Tom Opacic – 2016 & 2018 (BRI) & 2019 (NQL)

Biggest winning margins

The North Queensland Cowboys biggest win over the Brisbane Broncos came during the 2006 NRL season, with a comfortable 36-4 victory in round 1.

The Brisbane Broncos biggest win over the North Queensland Cowboys was a comprehensive 58-4 success in round 5, 1998.

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