NRL Rd 1: Penrith Panthers v Sydney Roosters Stats Breakdown

Former Sydney Roosters lock Craig Fitzgibbon

Penrith Panthers v Sydney Roosters Stats

The Penrith Panthers and Sydney Roosters have played each other on 91 occasions; Penrith have won 34 games, the Roosters have won 56 games and there has been one draw.

The Sydney Roosters won 33 of the first 39 games played between the two sides (33W, 5L, 1D).

The Penrith Panthers have lost three of the last four games played between the two sides.

The first game played between the two sides was a 26-10 victory for the Sydney Roosters in round 17, 1967.

The Penrith Panthers have won five of the last eight games between the two sides at Panthers Stadium.

Biggest Wins

The Penrith Panthers biggest win over the Sydney Roosters was an easy 48-6 success in round 11, 2009.

The Sydney Roosters biggest win over the Penrith Panthers was a straight forward obliteration, winning it 42-6 in round 21, 2013.

Top try-scorer in this clash

Mark Harris (SYD) – 16
Kevin Junee (SYD) – 11
Rhys Wesser (PEN) – 11
Michael Jennings (PEN) – 11
Greg Alexander (PEN) – 9
Amos Roberts (PEN/SYD) – 9
Bill Mullins (SYD) – 8
Brad Izzard (PEN) – 8
Anthony Minichiello (SYD) – 8
Shaun Kenny-Dowall (SYD) – 8

Sydney Roosters club legend and prolific try-scorer Mark Harris

Most prolific point-scorer in this clash

Craig Fitzgibbon (SYD) – 2 tries & 46 goals (100 pts)
Greg Alexander (PEN) – 9 tries & 26 goals (88 pts)
Allan McKean (SYD) – 1 try & 40 goals (83 pts)*
Ryan Girdler (PEN) – 4 tries & 29 goals (74 pts)
James Maloney (SYD/PEN) – 1 try, 27 goals & 1 field goal (59 pts)
Michael Gordon (PEN/SYD) – 5 tries & 15 goals (50 pts)
Mark Harris (SYD) – 15 tries & 2 goals (49 pts)*
Rhys Wesser (PEN) – 11 tries (44 pts)
Michael Jennings (PEN) – 11 tries (44 pts)
John Brass (SYD) – 2 tries & 18 goals (42 pts)*
Amos Roberts (PEN/SYD) – 9 tries & 2 goals (40 pts)

Players to have played for both sides from this clash

  1. Bob Landers – 1959-1965 (SYD) & 1967-1970 (PEN)
  2. Bill McCall – 1958 (SYD) & 1967 (PEN)
  3. Dennis Tutty – 1972-1974 (PEN) & 1975 (SYD)
  4. David Greene – 1984-1985 (SYD) & 1986-1992 (PEN)
  5. Paul Dunn – 1984-1985 & 1996 (SYD) & 1991-1992 (PEN)
  6. Steve Robinson – 1983-1985 (PEN) & 1991-1992 (SYD)
  7. Trevor Gillmeister – 1986-1990 (SYD) & 1994 (PEN)
  8. Brett Gillard – 1989-1993 (SYD) & 1993-1994 (PEN)
  9. Colin Ward – 1991-1994 (SYD) & 2002-2003 (PEN)
  10. Gary Freeman – 1992-1993 (SYD) & 1994-1995 (PEN)
  11. Nigel Gaffey – 1992-1995 & 1997-1998 (SYD) & 1999-2000 (PEN)
  12. Craig O’Dwyer – 1993 (SYD) & 1994 (PEN)
  13. Graham Mackay – 1991-1994 (PEN) & 1995 (SYD)
  14. Ned Catic – 1996 & 1998-2002 (PEN) & 2003-2005 (SYD)
  15. Scott Sattler – 1994 (SYD) & 1999-2003 (PEN)
  16. Justin Holbrook – 2001 (PEN) & 2002 (SYD)
  17. Chad Halliday – 1997 (SYD) & 2002 (PEN)
  18. Brad Fittler – 1989-1995 (PEN) & 1996-2004 (SYD)
  19. Amos Roberts – 2004 (PEN) & 2005-2008 (SYD)
  20. Richie Fa’aoso – 2004 (PEN) & 2005 (SYD)
  21. Trent Clayton – 2001 (SYD) & 2004-2005 (PEN)
  22. Nigel Plum – 2005-2007 (SYD) & 2010-2015 (PEN)
  23. Shane Shackleton – 2005-2009 (SYD) & 2012 (PEN)
  24. Jamie Soward – 2005-2007 (SYD) & 2014-2016 (PEN)
  25. Michael Jennings – 2007-2012 (PEN) & 2013-2015 (SYD)
  26. Michael Gordon – 2006-2012 (PEN) & 2017 (SYD)
  27. Sandor Earl – 2009 (SYD) & PEN (2010-2012)
  28. Mose Masoe – 2010-2012 (SYD) & 2013 (PEN)
  29. Nafe Seluini – 2011-2012 (PEN) & 2012-2013 (SYD)
  30. James Maloney – 2013-2015 (SYD) & 2018-2019 (PEN)
  31. Suaia Matagi – 2015 (SYD) & 2016 (PEN)

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

  1. Peter Newsome (PEN) sent-off in round 2, 1976.
  2. Ross Gigg (PEN) sent-off in round 18, 1978.
  3. Royce Ayliffe (SYD) sent-off in round 2, 1981.
  4. Robert Cowie (SYD) sent-off in round 5, 1982.
  5. Tom Arber (SYD) sin-binned in round 3, 1984.
  6. Greg Alexander & Ben Gonzales (both PEN) & Dean Bell (SYD) all sin-binned in round 13, 1985.
  7. Mike McLean (SYD) & Greg Clements (PEN) both sin-binned in round 26, 1985.
  8. John Cartwright (PEN) sent-off in round 4, 1995.
  9. Matt Adamson (PEN) both sin-binned & sent-off in round 4, 1996.
  10. Geoff Bell (PEN) sin-binned in round 8, 2002.
  11. Rhys Wesser (PEN) sin-binned in round, 2002.
  12. Petero Civoniceva (PEN) sin-binned in round 18, 2011.
  13. Tyrone Peachey (PEN) sin-binned in round 15, 2018.

Head coaching records

Robert ‘Bob’ Fulton (SYD) – 8/8 (100%)
Phil Gould (PEN) – 5/6 (83.3%)
Don Furner (SYD) – 5/6 (83.3%)
Jack Gibson (SYD) – 7/10 (70%) (1 draw)
Arthur Beetson (SYD) – 8/12 (66.7%)
Trent Robinson (SYD) – 8/12 (66.7%)
Tim Sheens (PEN) _ 5/8 (62.5%)
John Lang (PEN) – 5/10 (50%)
Ricky Stuart (SYD) – 5/10 (50%)
Anthony Griffin (PEN) – 2/4 (50%)
Laurie Freier (SYD) – 2/4 (50%)
Phil Gould (SYD) – 2/4 (50%)
Graham Murray (SYD) – 2/4 (50%)
Brad Fittler (SYD) – 2/4 (50%)
Jack Clare (PEN) – 1/2 (50%)
Ronald Willey (PEN) – 1/2 (50%)
Tony Paskins (SYD) – 1/2 (50%)
Royce Simmons (PEN) – 4/9 (44.4%)
Matthew Elliott (PEN) – 3/7 (42.9%)
Ivan Cleary (PEN) – 4/10 (40%)
Brian Smith (SYD) – 2/5 (40%)
Leo Trevena (PEN) – 1/4 (25%) (1 draw)
Don Parish (PEN) – 1/4 (25%)
Bob Boland (PEN) – 2/10 (20%)
Mark Murray (SYD) – 1/5 (20%)
Barry Harris (PEN) – 0/2 (0%)
Mike Stephenson (PEN) – 0/2 (0%)
Russell Fairfax (SYD) – 0/2 (0%)
John Peard (PEN) – 0/4 (0%)
Len Stacker (PEN) – 0/6 (0%)

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

  1. Mark Harris (SYD) scored three tries in round 12, 1973.
  2. Kevin Junee (SYD) scored three tries in round 6, 1970.
  3. Bill Mullins (SYD) scored three tries in round 12, 1973.
  4. Mark Harris (SYD) scored three tries in round 12, 1975.
  5. Kevin Hastings (SYD) scored three tries in round 18, 1978.
  6. Mark Harris (SYD) scored three tries in round 9, 1979.
  7. Greg Clements (PEN) scored three tries in round 26, 1985.
  8. Rhys Wesser (PEN) scored three tries in round 12, 2002.
  9. Rhys Wesser (PEN) scored three tries in round 3, 2003.
  10. Sam Perrett (SYD) scored three tries in round 23, 2006.
  11. Michael Jennings (PEN) scored three tries in round 11, 2009.

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