NRL Rd 1: North Queensland Cowboys v Brisbane Broncos Stats Breakdown

North Queensland Cowboys halfback and club legend Johnathan Thurston

North Queensland Cowboys v Brisbane Broncos Stats

The North Queensland Cowboys and Brisbane Broncos have played each other on 52 occasions; the Cowboys have won 16 games, the Broncos have won 32 games and there have been two draws.

The North Queensland Cowboys need to score 6 points to reach 900 total points against the Brisbane Broncos.

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

The North Queensland Cowboys did not beat the Brisbane Broncos until the 2004 semi final, failing to win in the 16 games prior to that clash (14L, 2D).

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

Biggest Wins

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

The North Queensland Cowboys biggest win over the Brisbane Broncos was a 36-4 success in round 1, 2006.

Former North Queensland Cowboys fullback Matt ‘Mango’ Bowen

Top try-scorer in this clash

Matt Bowen (NQL) – 13
Michael Morgan (NQL) – 10
Shaun Berrigan (BRI) – 9
Darren Lockyer (BRI) – 9
Jordan Kahu (BRI/NQL) – 9
Steve Renouf (BRI) – 8
Brent Tate (BRI/NQL) – 8
Wendell Sailor (BRI) – 7
Ashley Graham (NQL) – 7
Gavin Cooper (NQL) – 7

Most prolific point-scorer in this clash

Johnathan Thurston (NQL) – 6 tries, 88 goals & 4 field goals (204 pts)
Corey Parker (BRI) – 6 tries & 57 goals (138 pts)
Darren Lockyer (BRI) – 9 tries, 27 goals & 1 field goal (91 pts)
Michael De Vere (BRI) – 1 try & 30 goals (64 pts)
Jordan Kahu (BRI/NQL) – 9 tries & 12 goals (60 pts)
Matt Bowen (NQL) – 13 tries & 2 field goals (54 pts)
Josh Hannay (NQL) – 3 tries & 19 goals (50 pts)

Players to have played for both sides from this clash

  1. Julian O’Neill – 1991-1995 (BRI) & 2000-2001 (NQL)
  2. Willie Morganson – 1991-1993 (BRI) & 1995-1996 (NQL)
  3. Jason Erba – 1992 (BRI) & 1995 (NQL)
  4. Adam Warwick – 1997-1998 (NQL) & 2000 (BRI)
  5. Dale Shearer – 1990-1991 (BRI) & 1998 (NQL)
  6. Scott Prince – 1998-2000 (NQL) & 2001-2003 & 2013 (BRI)
  7. Michael Coorey – 1996-1998 (NQL) & 2001-2003 (BRI)
  8. Kevin Campion – 1998-2000 (BRI) & 2003-2004 (NQL)
  9. Paul Green – 1999-2000 (NQL) & 2004 (BRI)
  10. Carl Webb – 2000-2004 (BRI) & 2005-2010 (NQL)
  11. Brent Tate – 2001-2007 (BRI) & 2011-2014 (NQL)
  12. Scott Minto – 2002-2006 (BRI) & 2007 (NQL)
  13. Shane Tronc – 2004-2009 (NQL) & 2010-2011 (BRI)
  14. Ben Hannant – 2006-2008 & 2011-2014 (BRI) & 2015-2016 (NQL)
  15. Robert Tanielu – 2002 (BRI) & 2006 (NQL)
  16. Ashton Sims – 2008-2010 (BRI) & 2011-2014 (NQL)
  17. Ben Vaeau – 2006 (BRI) & 2007-2008 (NQL)
  18. Antonio Winterstein – 2009-2010 (BRI) & 2011-2018 (NQL)
  19. Josh McGuire – 2009-2018 (BRI) & 2019 (NQL)
  20. James Segeyaro – 2011-2012 (NQL) & 2019 (BRI)
  21. Nick Slyney – 2008-2010 (NQL) & 2012-2013 (BRI)
  22. Tautau Moga – 2014-2016 (NQL) & 2017 (BRI)
  23. Jake Granville – 2013-2014 (BRI) & 2015-2019 (NQL)
  24. Francis Molo – 2014-2015 (BRI) & 2018-2019 (NQL)
  25. Jordan Kahu – 2013-2018 (BRI) & 2019 (NQL)
  26. Tom Opacic – 2016-2018 (BRI) & 2019 (NQL)
  27. Patrick Mago – 2017 (NQL) & 2018 (BRI)

Head coaching records

Ivan Henjak (BRI) – 4/4 (100%)
Anthony Seibold (BRI) – 2/2 (100%)
Wayne Bennett (BRI) – 26/36 (72.2%) (2 draws)
Paul Green (NQL) – 8/16 (50%)
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 scored three or more tries in one game in this clash 

  1. Steve Renouf (BRI) scored three tries in round 5, 1995.
  2. Allan Langer (BRI) scored three tries in round 5, 1998.
  3. Lote Tuqiri (BRI) scored three tries in round 6, 2000.
  4. Shaun Berrigan (BRI) scored three tries in round 9, 2003.
  5. Johnathan Thurston (NQL) scored three tries in round 1, 2006.
  6. Matt Sing (NQL) scored three tries in round 20, 2006.
  7. Josh Hoffman (BRI) scored three tries in round 23, 2011.
  8. Michael Morgan (NQL) scored three tries in the 2012 NRL qualifying final.
  9. Michael Morgan (NQL) scored three tries in round 10, 2015.

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