NRL Rd 3: Newcastle Knights V Penrith Panthers Stats Breakdown

Newcastle Knights halfback and Immortal Andrew Johns

Newcastle Knights V Penrith Stats

The Newcastle Knights and Penrith Panthers have played each other on 49 occasions; the Knights have won 24 games, the Panthers have won 22 games and there have been three draws.

The Newcastle Knights need 23 points to reach 1000 total points against the Penrith Panthers; they’ll be just the third team the Knights have scored 1000 total points against (the other two being Parramatta & Canberra).

The Newcastle Knights have won just two of the last eleven games between the two sides.

The first ever game between the two sides was a 14-8 victory for the Panthers in round 5, 1988.

Biggest Wins

The Newcastle Knights biggest win over the Penrith Panthers was a comprehensive 60-18 victory in round 26, 2001.

The Penrith Panthers biggest win over the Newcastle Knights was a dominant 54-10 display in round 25, 2019.

Newcastle Knights club legend Kurt Gidley

Top try-scorer in this clash

Kurt Gidley (NEW) – 11
Akuila Uate (NEW) – 9
Robbie Beckett (PEN) – 8
Timana Tahu (NEW) – 7
Robbie O’Davis (NEW) – 6
Michael Jennings (PEN) – 6
Josh Mansour (PEN) – 6

Most prolific point-scorer in this clash

Andrew Johns (NEW) – 5 tries, 51 goals & 2 field goals (124 pts)
Kurt Gidley (NEW) – 11 tries & 29 goals (102 pts)
Nathan Cleary (PEN) – 5 tries & 31 goals (82 pts)
Ryan Girdler (PEN) – 2 tries & 21 goals (50 pts)
Michael Gordon (PEN) – 2 tries & 20 goals (48 pts)
Greg Alexander (PEN) – 3 tries & 15 goals (42 pts)

Players to have played for both sides from this clash

  1. Glenn Miller – 1986-1987 (PEN) & 1988-1992 (NEW)
  2. Tony Butterfield – 1985-1987 (PEN) & 1988-2000 (NEW)
  3. Graham Settree – 1989 (PEN) & 1990 (NEW)
  4. Ashley Gordon – 1989-1992 & 1995 (NEW) & 1993 (PEN)
  5. Matthew Rodwell – 1990 & 1992-1993 (NEW) & 2000-2001 (PEN)
  6. Nathan Barnes – 1992-1993 (PEN) & 1994-1995 (NEW)
  7. Craig Gower – 1996-2007 (PEN) & 2013 (NEW)
  8. Adam Woolnough – 2002-2007 (NEW) & 2008-2009 (PEN)
  9. Brendan Worth – 2005 (NEW) & 2007-2008 (PEN)
  10. Clint Newton – 2001-2007 & 2014-2015 (NEW) & 2012-2013 (PEN)
  11. Brad Tighe – 2005-2007 (NEW) & 2008-2013 (PEN)
  12. Luke Walsh – 2007 (NEW) & 2009-2013 (PEN)
  13. Wes Naiqama – 2008-2012 (NEW) & 2013 (PEN)
  14. Richie Fa’aoso – 2004 (PEN) & 2008-2012 (NEW)
  15. Cameron Ciraldo – 2008-2011 (NEW) & 2012-2013 (PEN)

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

No players sin-binned or sent-off among these teams clashes.

Head Coaching Records

Ronald Willey (PEN) – 4/4 (100%)
Anthony Griffin (PEN) – 4/4 (100%)
Michael Hagan (NEW) – 7/9 (77.8%)
Warren Ryan (NEW) – 3/4 (75%)
Rick Stone (NEW) – 4/6 (66.7%)
Malcolm Reilly (NEW) – 2/3 (66.7%) (1 draw)
David Waite (NEW) – 3/5 (60%)
Wayne Bennett (NEW) – 3/5 (60%)
Ivan Cleary (PEN) – 5/9 (55.6%)
Brian Smith (NEW) – 1/2 (50%)
Matthew Elliott (PEN) – 3/7 (42.9%)
Phil Gould (PEN) – 3/8 (37.5%) (2 draws)
John Lang (PEN) – 2/7 (28.6%)
Nathan Brown (NEW) – 1/6 (16.7%)
Royce Simmons (PEN) – 1/9 (11.1%) (1 draw)
Danny Buderus (NEW) – 0/1 (0%)
Kristian Woolf (NEW) – 0/1 (0%)
Cameron Ciraldo (PEN) – 0/1 (0%)
Allan McMahon (NEW) – 0/7 (0%) (2 draws)

Players to have scored three or more tries in this clash

  1. Nathan Cleary (PEN) scored four tries in round 25, 2019.
  2. Graham Mackay (PEN) scored three tries in round 17, 1991.
  3. Adam MacDougall (NEW) scored three tries in round 26, 2001.
  4. Robbie O’Davis (NEW) scored three tries in round 26, 2001.
  5. Timana Tahu (NEW) scored three tries in round 19, 2003.
  6. Michael Jennings (PEN) scored three tries in round 23, 2007.
  7. Frank Pritchard (PEN) scored three tries in round 23, 2007.
  8. Akuila Uate (NEW) scored three tries in round 4, 2010.

 

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