NRL Rd 2: Wests Tigers v Newcastle Knights Stats Breakdown

Newcastle Knights legend Kurt Gidley

Wests Tigers v Newcastle Knights Stats

The Wests Tigers and Newcastle Knights have played each other on 28 occasions; the Tigers have won 15 games, the Knights have won 13 and there have been no draws.

This is just the second time that the Wests Tigers and Newcastle Knights have played each other at Leichhardt Oval.
The only other clash was a 17-16 win for the Tigers in round 13, 2011.
Benji Marshall is the only active player among the two sides to have played in that game.

The Wests Tigers have won five of the last six games between the two sides.

The first game played between the two sides was an easy 46-8 win for the Newcastle Knights in round 3, 2000.

Biggest Wins

The Newcastle Knights biggest win over the Wests Tigers was 56-6 demolition in round 10, 2001.

The Wests Tigers biggest win over the Newcastle Knights was a comfortable 46-4 win in round 23, 2001.

Former Newcastle Knights winger Akuila Uate

Top try-scorer in this clash

Akuila Uate (NEW) – 9
Timana Tahu (NEW) – 8
Darren Albert (NEW) – 6
Ben Kennedy (NEW) – 5
Benji Marshall (WST) – 5
James McManus (NEW) – 5
David Nofoaluma (WST) – 5

Most prolific point-scorer in this clash

Kurt Gidley (NEW) – 2 tries & 24 goals (56 pts)
Benji Marshall (WST) – 5 tries, 17 goals & 1 field goal (55 pts)
Andrew Johns (NEW) – 26 goals (52 pts)
Tyrone Roberts (NEW) – 3 tries & 15 goals (42 pts)
Joel Caine (WST) – 2 tries & 16 goals (40 pts)
Brett Hodgson (WST) – 2 tries & 13 goals (34 pts)
Pat Richards (WST) – 3 tries, 10 goals & 1 field goal (33 pts)
Timana Tahu (NEW) – 8 tries (32 pts)
Dean Collis (WST) – 4 tries & 6 goals (28 pts)
Robbie Farah (WST) – 1 try & 2 field goals (6 pts)

Players to have played for both sides from this clash

  1. Owen Craigie – 1995-1999 (NEW) & 2000-2001 (WST)
  2. John Morris – 2001-2002 (NEW) & 2007-2009 (WST)
  3. Matt Jobson – 2001-2003 (NEW) & 2005 (WST)
  4. Keith Lulia – 2008-2011 (NEW) & 2014 (WST)
  5. Joel Edwards – 2010-2012 (NEW) & 2016-2017 (WST)
  6. Robbie Rochow – 2012-2016 (NEW) & 2018 (WST)
  7. Kevin Naiqama – 2010, 2012 & 2013 (NEW) & 2015-2018 (WST)

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

  1. Kurt Gidley (NEW) sin-binned in round 13, 2014.
  2. Kalyn Ponga (NEW) sin-binned in round 19, 2019.

Head Coaching Records

Michael Maguire (WST) – 2/2 (100%)
Warren Ryan (NEW) – 2/2 (100%)
Terry Lamb (WST) – 2/3 (66.7%)
Ivan Cleary (WST) – 2/3 (66.7%)
Wayne Bennett (NEW) – 2/3 (66.7%)
Tim Sheens (WST) – 7/12 (58.3%)
Michael Hagan (NEW) – 4/8 (50%)
Michael Potter (WST) – 1/2 (50%)
Rick Stone (NEW) – 1/3 (33.3%)
Nathan Brown (NEW) – 2/7 (28.6%)
Jason Taylor (WST) – 1/4 (25%)
Brian Smith (NEW) – 1/4 (25%)
Wayne Pearce (WST) – 0/2 (0%)

Players to have scored three or more tries in this clash

  1. Darren Albert (NEW) scored four tries in round 3, 2000.
  2. Ben Kennedy (NEW) scored three tries in in round 23, 2001.
  3. Sean Rudder (NEW) scored three tries in round 7, 2003.
  4. John Wilson (WST) scored three tries in round 20, 2003.
  5. Chris Bailey (NEW) scored three tries in round 10, 2008.
  6. Dean Collis (WST) scored three tries in round 7, 2009.
  7. Timana Tahu (NEW) scored three tries in round 16, 2012.
  8. Akuila Uate (NEW) scored three tries in round 1, 2013.
  9. Akuila Uate (NEW) scored three tries in round 14, 2013.
  10. Ken Sio (NEW) scored three tries in round 7, 2018.
  11. David Nofoaluma (WST) scored three tries in round 23, 2019.

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