NRL Rd 1: Newcastle Knights v New Zealand Warriors Stats Breakdown

Newcastle Knights club legend and halfback Andrew Johns

Newcastle Knights v New Zealand Warriors Breakdown

Newcastle Knights v New Zealand Warriors Stats

The Newcastle Knights and the New Zealand Warriors have played each other on 41 occasions; the Knights have won 19 times, the Warriors 21 times and there has been one draw.

After winning 13 of the last first 19 games between the two sides (13W, 5L & 1D), the Knights have won just 6 of the last 22 games between the two sides since.
This includes winning just two of the last of the last eight games between the two sides.

The first clash between the two sides was an easy 48-6 win for the Newcastle Knights in round 5, 1995.

New Zealand Warriors winger David Fusitu’a has 11 tries in 7 games against the Newcastle Knights, including a hat-trick and a quadruple.

Biggest Wins

The Newcastle Knights biggest win over the New Zealand Warriors was an easy 48-6 win in round 5, 1995.

The New Zealand Warriors biggest win over the Newcastle Knights was a comfortable 52-10 win in round 20, 2007.

Top try-scorer in this clash

Manu Vatuvei (WAR) – 19
Adam MacDougall (NEW) – 13
David Fusitu’a (WAR) – 11
Andrew Johns (NEW) – 9
Clinton Toopi (WAR) – 8
Timana Tahu (NEW) – 8
James McManus (NEW) – 8
Matthew Gidley (NEW) – 7
Kurt Gidley (NEW) – 7
Francis Meli (WAR) – 6
Lance Hohaia (WAR) – 6
Akuila Uate (NEW) – 5
Shaun Johnson (WAR) – 3

Most prolific point-scorer in this clash

Andrew Johns (NEW) – 9 tries, 56 goals & 3 field goals (151 pts)
Kurt Gidley (NEW) – 7 tries & 24 goals (76 pts)
Manu Vatuvei (WAR) – 19 tries (76 pts)
Shaun Johnson (WAR) – 3 tries & 31 goals (74 pts)
Adam MacDougall (NEW) – 13 tries (52 pts)
James Maloney (WAR) – 2 tries, 18 goals & 2 field goals (44 pts)
David Fusitu’a (WAR) – 11 tries (44 pts)
Lance Hohaia (WAR) – 6 tries, 5 goals & 1 field goal (35 pts)
Clinton Toopi (WAR) – 8 tries (32 pts)
Timana Tahu (NEW) – 8 tries (32 pts)
James McManus (NEW) – 8 tries (32 pts)

Former New Zealand Warriors winger Manu Vatuvei

Players to have played for both sides from this clash

  1. Tea Ropati – 1988 (NEW) & 1995-1998 (WAR)
  2. Evarn Tuimavave – 2002-2009 (WAR) & 2010-2012 (NEW)
  3. Matt Jobson – 2001-2003 (NEW) & 2004 (WAR)
  4. Todd Lowrie – 2003-2006 (NEW) & 2013 (WAR)
  5. Cooper Vuna – 2004-2006 (WAR) & 2007-2010 (NEW)
  6. Jesse Royal – 2007-2008 (NEW) & 2009-2010 (WAR)
  7. Jacob Lillyman – 2009-2017 (WAR) & 2018 (NEW)
  8. Carlos Tuimavave – 2012-2014 (WAR) & 2015 (NEW)

Players to have sin-binned/sent-off in this clash

  1. Brent Webb (WAR) sin-binned in round 5, 2004.
  2. Patrick Ah Van (WAR) sin-binned in round 15, 2006.
  3. Agnatius Paasi (WAR) sin-binned in round 16, 2019.

 

Head coaching records

Malcolm Reilly (NEW) – 4/4 (100%)
Matthew Elliott (WAR) – 1/1 (100%)
Ivan Cleary (WAR) – 10/12 (83.3%)
Andrew McFadden (WAR) – 4/6 (66.7%)
Michael Hagan (NEW) – 7/11 (63.6%)
Stephen Kearney (WAR) – 3/5 (60%)
Wayne Bennett (NEW) – 2/4 (50%)
Anthony Kemp (WAR) – 1/2 (50%)
Brian Smith (NEW) – 2/6 (33.3%)
Warren Ryan (NEW) – 1/3 (33.3%) (1 draw)
Mark Graham (WAR) – 1/3 (33.3%) (1 draw)
Nathan Brown (NEW) – 2/7 (28.6%)
Rick Stone (NEW) – 1/6 (16.7%)
Daniel Anderson (WAR) – 1/6 (16.7%)
Brian McClennan (WAR) – 0/1 (0%)
John Monie (WAR) – 0/2 (0%)
Frank Endacott (WAR) – 0/2 (0%)

Players to have scored three or more tries in one game in this clash (in order of quantity)

  1. Adam MacDougall (NEW) scored four tries in round 20, 2001.
  2. David Fusitu’a (WAR) scored four tries in round 14, 2016.
  3. Nathan Barnes (NEW) scored three tries in round 9, 1995.
  4. Andrew Johns (NEW) scored three tries in round 7, 2001.
  5. Andrew Johns (NEW) scored three tries in round 3, 2002.
  6. Manu Vatuvei (WAR) scored three tries in round 23, 2010.
  7. Sione Mata’utia (NEW) scored three tries in round 23, 2014.
  8. David Fusitu’a (WAR) scored three tries in round 1, 2017.

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