NRL Rd 21 Stats Breakdown: Penrith Panthers v Cronulla Sharks

Cronulla Sharks legend Steve Rogers

The Sharks enjoy playing against Penrith and currently possess a lengthy winning streak over the Panthers. 

Can the team from the West buck the trend or will the Sharks successes continue?

Penrith Panthers v Cronulla Sharks Stats Breakdown

The Penrith Panthers and Cronulla Sharks have played each other on 103 occasions; the Panthers have won 43 games, the Sharks have won 56 games and there have been four draws.

The Panthers need just twenty points to score 1700 total points against the Sharks. It will be just the third team that the Panthers will have scored 1700+ points against.

The first clash between the two sides was in round 11, 1967, a 13-10 win to the Panthers.

The Panthers have lost the last seven games against the Sharks; their last win against them was round 8, 2015.

Top try-scorer in this clash

Brad Izzard (PEN) – 10
Andrew Ettinghausen (CRO) – 10
Michael Jennings (PEN) – 10
Paul Gallen (CRO) – 9
Luke Covell (CRO) – 8
Steve Rogers (CRO) – 7
Ryan Girdler (PEN) – 7
Rhys Wesser (PEN) – 7

Former Penrith Panthers player Brad Izzard

Top point-scorer in this clash

Steve Rogers (CRO) – 7 tries & 64 goals (149 pts)*
Ryan Girdler (PEN) – 7 tries & 40 goals (108 pts)
Luke Covell (CRO) – 8 tries & 33 goals (98 pts)
Michael Gordon (PEN/CRO) – 6 tries & 25 goals (74 pts)
Greg Alexander (PEN) – 5 tries & 25 goals (70 pts)
Mat Rogers (CRO) – 4 tries & 21 goals (58 pts)
Bob Landers (PEN) – 1 try & 24 goals (51 pts)*
Preston Campbell (CRO/PEN) – 5 tries & 14 goals (48 pts)
George Taylforth (CRO) – 1 try & 21 goals (45 pts)*
Barry Andrews (CRO) – 1 try & 21 goals (45 pts)*

Head Coaching records

Jack Clare (PEN) – 2/2 (100%)
Mike Stephenson (PEN) – 2/2 (100%)
Jamie Shepherd (CRO) – 1/1 (100%)
John Morris (CRO) – 1/1 (100%)
Allan Fitzgibbon (CRO) – 4/5 (80%)
Shane Flanagan (CRO) – 9/12 (75%)
Greg Pierce (CRO) – 3/4 (75%)
Tim Sheens (PEN) – 6/8 (75%)
Tommy Bishop (CRO) – 6/10 (60%)
Bob Boland (PEN) – 6/10 (60%)
Stuart Raper (CRO) – 3/5 (60%)
John Lang (CRO) – 6/12 (50%) (1 draw)
John Lang (PEN) – 4/8 (50%)
Matthew Elliott (PEN) – 4/8 (50%)
Ricky Stuart (CRO) – 3/6 (50%)
Len Stacker (PEN) – 3/6 (50%) (1 draw)
John Raper (CRO) – 2/4 (50%)
Leo Trevena (PEN) – 2/4 (50%)
Norm Provan (CRO) – 2/4 (50%) (1 draw)
Terrence Fearnley (CRO) – 2/4 (50%) (1 draw)
Arthur Beetson (CRO) – 2/4 (50%)
Edwin Glossop (CRO) – 1/2 (50%)
Phil Gould (PEN) – 3/8 (37.5%)
Royce Simmons (PEN) – 4/11 (36.4%) (1 draw)
Chris Anderson (CRO) – 1/3 (33.3%)
John Gibson (CRO) – 2/6 (33.3%)
Ivan Cleary (PEN) – 2/7 (28.6%)
Don Parish (PEN) – 1/4 (25%)
Kenneth Kearney (CRO) – 1/6 (16.7%)
Peter Sharp (CRO) – 0/1 (0%)
Noel Thornton (CRO) – 0/2 (0%)
Barry Harris (CRO) – 0/2 (0%)
Ronald Willey (CRO) – 0/2 (0%)
John Peard (PEN) – 0/4 (0%)
Anthony Griffin (PEN) – 0/5 (0%)

Players to have played for both sides

  1. Maurie Raper – 1967-1970 (PEN) & 1971-1972 & 1974 (CRO)
  2. Paul Merlo – 1977-1979 (PEN) & 1983-1985 (CRO)
  3. David Burnes – 1983 & 1988-1989 (CRO) & 1985-1986 (PEN)
  4. Rob Jackson – 1982-1983 (PEN) & 1986 (CRO)
  5. Joe Vitanza – 1984, 1986-1987 & 1990-1991 (PEN) & 1992 (CRO)
  6. Mark McGaw – 1984-1992 (CRO) & 1993 (PEN)
  7. Craig Greenhill – 1995-1998 (CRO) & 1999-2001 (PEN)
  8. Gavin Clinch – 1995 (CRO) & 1996 (PEN)
  9. Brett Howland – 1997-2000 (CRO) & 2003-2005 (PEN)
  10. Martin Lang – 1996-2001 (CRO) & 2002-2004 (PEN)
  11. Preston Campbell – 1999-2002 (CRO) & 2003-2006 (PEN)
  12. Shannon Donato – 1998-2001 (CRO) & 2002-2003 & 2005 (PEN)
  13. Matthew Rieck – 1999-2001 (PEN) & 2002-2004 (CRO)
  14. Luke Lewis – 2001-2012 (PEN) & 2013-2018 (CRO)
  15. Paul Franze – 2002-2004 (CRO) & 2005 (PEN)
  16. Ben Ross – 2003-2005 (PEN) & 2006-2009 & 2012-2013 (CRO)
  17. David Simmons – 2003-2009 (CRO) & 2010-2015 (PEN)
  18. Michael Gordon – 2006-2012 (PEN) & 2013-2015 (CRO)
  19. Nick Youngquest – 2003 (CRO) & 2006-2007 (PEN)
  20. Paul Aiton – 2006-2009 (PEN) & 2010-2011 (CRO)
  21. Craig Stapleton – 2006 (PEN) & 2007 (CRO)
  22. Bryan Norrie – 2006-2007 (PEN) & 2008-2009 (CRO)
  23. Kevin Kingston – 2005-2008 (CRO) & 2010-2014 (PEN)
  24. Ben Pomeroy – 2004-2005 (PEN) & 2006-2013 (CRO)
  25. Cameron Ciraldo – 2005-2007 (CRO) & 2012-2013 (PEN)
  26. Joseph Paulo – 2008-2011 (PEN) & 2016-2018 (CRO)
  27. Wade Graham – 2008-2010 (PEN) & 2011-2019 (CRO)
  28. Dayne Weston – 2007 (CRO) & 2011-2012 (PEN)
  29. James Segeyaro – 2013-2016 (PEN) & 2017-2018 (CRO)
  30. Tyrone Peachey – 2013 (CRO) & 2014-2018 (PEN)
  31. Jeremy Latimore – 2013-2016 (PEN) & 2017 (CRO)
  32. Matt Moylan – 2013-2017 (PEN) & 2018-2019 (CRO)

Biggest winning margins

The Penrith Panthers biggest win over the Cronulla Sharks came in the form of a 50-12 victory in round 26, 2010.

The Cronulla Sharks biggest win over the Penrith Panthers was a comprehensive 42-10 success in round 19, 2001.

Players sin-binned/sent-off in this fixture

  1. Steve Kneen (CRO) sent-off in round 9, 1980.
  2. Mark Ellison (CRO) sin-binned in round 23, 1985.
  3. Ryan Girdler, Greg Alexander & Mark McGaw (all PEN) all sin-binned in round 22, 1993.
  4. Ryan Girdler (PEN) sin-binned in round 6, 1996.
  5. Matt Adamson (PEN) sin-binned in round 19, 2001.
  6. Rhys Wesser (PEN) sin-binned in round 11, 2005.

As always, any issues you notice or if you just want more stats, let us know and we can sort it out.

Also, in the top point-scorer section, any player with an asterisk next to their total indicates they played during a period when tries were three points and/or field goals were two points.

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