NRL Rd 2: Cronulla Sharks v Melbourne Storm Stats Breakdown

Melbourne Storm captain and hooker Cameron Smith

Cronulla Sharks v Melbourne Storm Stats

The Cronulla Sharks and Melbourne Storm have played each other on 39 occasions; the Sharks have won 15 games, the Storm have won 24 games and there have been no draws.

The Cronulla Sharks have won six of the last ten games between the two sides.

The first game played between the two sides was a 26-18 win for the Melbourne Storm in round 3, 1998.

Biggest Wins

The Cronulla Sharks biggest win over the Melbourne Storm was an easy 40-16 victory in round 22, 2005.

The Melbourne Storm’s biggest win over the Cronulla Sharks was a 48-6 rout in round 23, 2014.

 

Top try-scorer in this clash

Billy Slater (MEL) – 11
Steve Bell (MEL) – 9
Matt Geyer (MEL) – 7
Mat Rogers (CRO) – 4
Preston Campbell (CRO) – 4
Colin Best (CRO) – 4
Matt Orford (MEL) – 4
Marcus Bai (MEL) – 4
David Peachey (CRO) – 4
Paul Gallen (CRO) – 3

Most prolific point-scorer in this clash

Cameron Smith (MEL) – 3 tries & 76 goals (164 pts)
Luke Covell (CRO) – 2 tries & 22 goals (52 pts)
Matt Orford (MEL) – 4 tries & 17 goals (50 pts)
Mat Rogers (CRO) – 4 tries & 15 goals (46 pts)
Brett Kimmorley (MEL/CRO) – 2 tries, 17 goals & 1 field goal (43 pts)
Matt Geyer (MEL) – 7 tries & 6 goals (40 pts)
Steve Bell (MEL) – 9 tries (36 pts)
Billy Slater (MEL) – 8 tries (32 pts)

Players to have played for both sides from this clash

  1. Paul Bell – 1991-1994 (CRO) & 1998-1999 (MEL)
  2. Brett Kimmorley – 1998-2000 (MEL) & 2002-2008 (CRO)
  3. Robbie Kearns – 1992-1995 (CRO) & 1998-2005 (MEL)
  4. Tawera Nikau – 1995-1997 (CRO) & 1998-1999 (MEL)
  5. Henry Perenara – 2001-2002 (MEL) & 2007 (CRO)
  6. Dustin Cooper – 2003-2004 (MEL) & 2007-2008 (CRO)
  7. Ian Donnelly – 2005-2007 (MEL) & 2009 (CRO)
  8. Dayne Weston – 2007 (CRO) & 2014-2015 (MEL)
  9. Russel Aitken – 2003-2005 (CRO) & 2007-2008 (MEL)
  10. Sam Tagataese – 2007-2008 (MEL) & 2011-2017 (CRO)
  11. Bryan Norrie – 2008-2009 (CRO) & 2010-2014 (MEL)
  12. Dane Nielsen – 2007 (CRO) & 2008-2012 (MEL)
  13. Luke MacDougall – 2002 (CRO) & 2010 (MEL)
  14. Siosaia Vave – 2010-2011 & 2014 (CRO) & 2012-2013 (MEL)
  15. Blake Green – 2008-2009 (CRO) & 2015-2016 (MEL)

 

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

  1. David Kidwell (MEL) sin-binned in round 22, 2005.
  2. Brett White (MEL) & Ben Ross (CRO) both sent-off in round, 2008.
  3. Billy Slater (MEL) sin-binned in round 10, 2012.
  4. Will Chambers (MEL) sin-binned round 4, 2016.
  5. Luke Lewis (CRO) & Cameron Smith (MEL) both sin-binned in round 4, 2018.

Head Coaching Records

Chris Anderson (MEL) – 5/7 (71.4%)
Craig Bellamy (MEL) – 19/30 (63.3%)
John Morris (CRO) – 1/2 (50%)
Shane Flanagan (CRO) – 7/15 (46.7%)
Stuart Raper (CRO) – 2/5 (40%)
John Lang (CRO) – 3/8 (37.5%)
Chris Anderson (CRO) – 1/3 (33.3%)
Ricky Stuart (CRO) – 1/5 (20%)
Jamie Shepherd (CRO) – 0/1 (0%)
Mark Murray (MEL) – 0/2 (0%)

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

  1. Mat Rogers (CRO) scored three tries in round 3, 1998.
  2. Damien Mostyn (CRO) scored three tries in round 17, 2001.
  3. Steve Bell (MEL) scored three tries in round 1, 2003.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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