NRL Rd 3: St George Illawarra Dragons v New Zealand Warriors Stats Breakdown

Jamie Soward playing for the St George Illawarra Dragons

St George Illawarra Dragons v New Zealand Warriors Stats

The St George Illawarra Dragons and New Zealand Warriors have played each other on 30 occasions; the Dragons have won 21 games, the Warriors have won 8 games and there has been one draw.

The St George Illawarra Dragons have won 11 of the 12 games played in Wollongong between the two sides, losing only the most recent clash from 2018.

The New Zealand Warriors have won four of the last six games against the Dragons.

The first game played between the two sides was a 32-18 success for the Warriors in round 23, 1999.

Stephen Kearney is the only New Zealand Warriors coach with a winning percentage of over 50% against the St George Illawarra Dra

Biggest Wins

The St George Illawarra Dragons biggest win over the New Zealand Warriors was a 54-0 demolition in round 14, 2000.

The New Zealand Warriors biggest win over the St George Illawarra Dragons was an easy 44-18 success in round 18, 2007.

St George Illawarra Dragons legend Matt Cooper

Top try-scorer in this clash

Matt Cooper (SGI) – 11
Nathan Blacklock (SGI) – 10
Jason Nightingale (SGI) – 8
Brett Morris (SGI) – 5
Brent Webb (WAR) – 4
Mark Gasnier (SGI) – 4
Paul McGregor (SGI) – 3
Ben Hornby (SGI) – 3
Francis Meli (WAR) – 3
Simon Mannering (WAR) – 3
Manu Vatuvei (WAR) – 3
Clinton Toopi (WAR) – 2

Most prolific point-scorer in this clash

Jamie Soward (SGI) – 3 tries, 25 goals & 2 field goals (64 pts)
Gareth Widdop (SGI) – 1 try, 23 goals & 1 field goal (51 pts)
Matt Cooper (SGI) – 11 tries (44 pts)
Nathan Blacklock (SGI) – 10 tries & 1 goal (42 pts)

Players to have played for both sides from this clash

  1. Henry Perenara – 2000 (WAR) & 2003-2004 (SGI)
  2. John Carlaw – 2002-2003 (WAR) & 2004 (SGI)
  3. Nathan Fien – 2005-2009 (WAR) & 2009-2013 (SGI)
  4. Michael Witt – 2007-2008 (WAR) & 2014 (SGI)
  5. Russell Packer – 2008-2013 (WAR) & 2016-2017 (SGI)
  6. Jeremy Latimore – 2010-2011 (WAR) & 2012 & 2018-2019 (SGI)
  7. Leeson Ah Mau – 2009 & 2019 (WAR) & 2012-2018 (SGI)
  8. Siliva Havili – 2014-2015 (WAR) & 2016 (SGI)

Players to have been sin-binned/sent-off from this clash

  1. Richard Villasanti (WAR) & Aaron Gorrell (SGI) both sin-binned in round 15, 2002.
  2. Matt Cooper (SGI) sin-binned in round 3, 2011.
  3. Ben Matulino (WAR) sin-binned in round 25, 2011.
  4. Blake Green (WAR) sin-binned in round 7, 2018.

Head coaching records

Wayne Bennett (SGI) – 5/5 (100%)
Steve Price (SGI) – 5/5 (100%)
Nathan Brown (SGI) – 5/7 (71.4%)
David Waite (SGI) – 2/3 (66.7%)
Andrew Farrar (SGI) – 2/3 (66.7%)
Stephen Kearney (WAR) – 3/5 (60%)
Paul McGregor (SGI) – 4/7 (57.1%)
Daniel Anderson (WAR) – 2/5 (40%)
Mark Graham (WAR) – 1/3 (33.3%)
Andrew McFadden (WAR) – 1/3 (33.3%)
Ivan Cleary (WAR) – 1/8 (12.5%)
Tony Iro (WAR) – 0/1 (0%)
Anthony Kemp (WAR) – 0/2 (0%)
Matthew Elliott (WAR) – 0/2 (0%)

 

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