NRL Rd 2: St George Illawarra Dragons v Penrith Panthers Stats Breakdown

Penrith Panthers legend Ryan Girdler

St George Illawarra Dragons v Penrith Panthers Stats

The St George Illawarra Dragons and Penrith Panthers have played each other on 34 occasions; the Dragons have won 20 times, Penrith have won 14 times and there have been no draws.

The St George Illawarra Dragons and Penrith Panthers have played at Netstrata Jubilee Stadium on five previous occasions; the last clash was in 2017. Of these five games, the Dragons have won three.

The St George Illawarra Dragons have won four of the last six games between the two sides, although the Penrith Panthers have won the last two games.

The first game played between the two sides was a 27-6 win for the Penrith Panthers in round 10, 1999.

Ivan Cleary is the only Penrith Panthers coach with a winning record over the St George Illawarra Dragons.

Former St George Illawarra Dragons Matt Cooper

Biggest Wins

The Penrith Panthers biggest win over the St George Illawarra Dragons came in round 23, 2000, a comfortable 42-12 victory.

The St George Illawarra Dragons biggest win over the Penrith Panthers was an easy 42-10 win in round 1, 2017.

Top try-scorer in this clash

Matt Cooper (SGI) – 13
Nathan Blacklock (SGI) – 8
Mark Gasnier (SGI) – 7
Luke Rooney (PEN) – 7
Rhys Wesser (PEN) – 7
Preston Campbell (PEN) – 6
Jason Nightingale (SGI) – 6

Most prolific point-scorer in this clash

Ryan Girdler (PEN) – 4 tries, 37 goals & 1 field goal (91 pts)
Jamie Soward (SGI/PEN) – 3 tries, 29 goals & 2 field goals (72 pts)
Matt Cooper (SGI) – 13 tries (52 pts)
Gareth Widdop (SGI) – 3 tries & 19 goals (50 pts)
Preston Campbell (PEN) – 6 tries, 10 goals & 1 field goal (45 pts)
Mark Riddell (SGI) – 2 tries & 16 goals (40 pts)
Mathew Head (SGI) – 1 try & 16 goals (36 pts)
Wayne Bartrim (SGI) – 14 goals (32 pts)
Nathan Blacklock (SGI) – 8 tries (32 pts)

Players to have played for both sides from this clash

  1. John Cross – 1998-2002 (PEN) & 2003 (SGI)
  2. Colin Ward – 1999-2001 (SGI) & 2002-2003 (PEN)
  3. Matthew Rodwell – 1999 (SGI) & 2000-2001 (PEN)
  4. Amos Roberts – 2000-2001 (SGI) & 2004 (PEN)
  5. Lee Hookey – 2000-2002 (SGI) & 2006 (PEN)
  6. Luke Priddis – 2002-2008 (PEN) & 2009-2010 (SGI)
  7. Brent Kite – 2002-2004 (SGI) & 2014-2015 (PEN)
  8. Ben Ross – 2002 (SGI) & 2003-2005 (PEN)
  9. Brett Firman – 2003-2004 (SGI) & 2007 (PEN)
  10. Ben Rogers – 2004-2005 (PEN) & 2008 (SGI)
  11. Nick Youngquest – 2004-2005 (SGI) & 2006-2007 (PEN)
  12. Bryan Norrie – 2004-2005 (SGI) & 2006-2007 (PEN)
  13. Craig Stapleton – 2001-2003 (SGI) & 2006 (PEN)
  14. Wes Naiqama – 2005-2007 (SGI) & 2013 (PEN)
  15. Jamie Soward – 2007-2013 (SGI) & 2014-2016 (PEN)
  16. Trent Merrin – 2009-2015 (SGI) & 2016-2018 (PEN)
  17. Jeremy Latimore – 2012 & 2018-2019 (SGI) & 2013-2016 (PEN)
  18. Mitch Rein – 2011-2016 (SGI) & 2017 (PEN)

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

  1. Lee Hopkins (PEN) & Jason Hooper (SGI) both sin-binned in round 8, 2001.
  2. Ben Hornby (SGI) & Frank Puletua (PEN) both sin-binned in round 2, 2006.

Head coaching records

Ivan Cleary (PEN) – 6/7 (85.7%)
Andrew Farrar (SGI) – 3/4 (75%)
Wayne Bennett (SGI) – 3/4 (75%)
Nathan Brown (SGI) – 8/12 (66.7%)
David Waite (SGI) – 2/3 (66.7%)
Paul McGregor (SGI) – 4/8 (50%)
John Lang (PEN) – 4/10 (40%)
Royce Simmons (PEN) – 2/6 (33.3%)
Anthony Griffin (PEN) – 1/4 (25%)
Matthew Elliott (PEN) – 1/6 (16.7%)
Steve Georgallis (PEN) – 0/1 (0%)
Steve Price (SGI) – 0/3 (0%)

Players to have scored three or more tries in one game in this clash

  1. Matt Cooper (SGI) scored four tries in round 6, 2004.
  2. Nathan Blacklock (SGI) scored three tries in round 21, 2003.
  3. Joel Thompson (SGI) scored three tries in round 1, 2017.

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