NRL Rd 7: Newcastle Knights v North Queensland Cowboys Stats Breakdown

North Queensland Cowboys club legend Johnathan Thurston

Newcastle Knights v North Queensland Cowboys Stats

The Newcastle Knights and North Queensland Cowboys have played each other on 38 occasions; the Knights have won 20 times, the Cowboys 18 times and there have been no draws.

The Newcastle Knights have won fourteen of nineteen games against the North Queensland Cowboys at the McDonald Jones Stadium.

The North Queensland Cowboys have won four of the last five games between the two sides, but did lose the most recent game between the two sides, their sole 2019 clash.

The first game between the two sides was an easy 44-14 win for the Newcastle Knights in round 11, 1995.

Biggest Wins

The Newcastle Knights biggest win over the North Queensland Cowboys was a huge 60-24 success in round 22, 2003.

The North Queensland Cowboys biggest win over the Newcastle Knights was a comfortable 52-18 success in round 4, 2005.

Former Newcastle Knights winger Akuila Uate

Top try-scorer in this clash

Akuila Uate (NEW) – 9
Matthew Gidley (NEW) – 8
Adam MacDougall (NEW) – 8
Kurt Gidley (NEW) – 8
Johnathan Thurston (NQL) – 8

Most prolific point-scorer in this clash

Johnathan Thurston (NQL) – 8 tries & 64 goals (156 pts)
Kurt Gidley (NEW) – 8 tries & 45 goals (120 pts)
Andrew Johns (NEW) – 2 tries & 36 goals (82 pts)
Josh Hannay (NQL) – 3 tries & 24 goals (60 pts)

Players to have played for both sides from this clash

  1. Jason Martin – 1993-1994 (NEW) & 1995-1996 (NQL)
  2. Shane Christensen – 1990 (NEW) & 1995 (NQL)
  3. Steve Walters – 1997-1998 (NQL) & 1999 (NEW)
  4. Paul Rauhihi – 1999-2000 (NEW) & 2003-2005 (NQL)
  5. Daniel Abraham – 2000-2007 (NEW) & 2008 (NQL)
  6. Tim Maddison – 1993-1995 & 2003 (NEW) & 2001-2002 (NQL)
  7. Jacob Lillyman – 2003 & 2005-2008 (NQL) & 2018 (NEW)
  8. Neil Sweeney – 2002 (NEW) & 2003-2007 (NQL)
  9. Mitchell Sargent – 2004-2006 (NQL) & 2007 (NEW)
  10. Steve Southern – 2004-2010 (NQL) & 2011 (NEW)
  11. Antonio Kaufusi – 2009-2010 (NQL) & 2010-2011 (NEW)
  12. Cory Paterson – 2007-2011 (NEW) & 2011-2012 (NQL)
  13. Willie Mason – 2010 (NQL) & 2012-2014 (NEW)
  14. Tariq Sims – 2011-2014 (NQL) & 2015-2016 (NEW)
  15. Tautau Moga – 2014-2016 (NQL) & 2018-2019 (NEW)
  16. Kalyn Ponga – 2016-2017 (NQL) & 2018-2020 (NEW)

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

  1. Ian Dunemann (NQL) sin-binned in round 11, 1996.
  2. Paul Rauhihi (NQL) sin-binned in round 26, 2003.
  3. Matthew Kennedy (NEW) sin-binned in round 14, 2004.
  4. Clint Newton (NEW) sin-binned in round 20, 2004.
  5. Kade Snowden (NEW) sent-off in round 24, 2013.

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

  1. Mark Hughes (NEW) scored three tries in round 12, 2001.
  2. Adam MacDougall (NEW) scored three tries in round 22, 2003.
  3. Cooper Vuna (NEW) scored three tries in round 6, 2010.

Head coaching records

Warren Ryan (NEW) – 3/3 (100%)
Graham Lowe (NQL) – 1/1 (100%)
Michael Hagan (NEW) – 7/11 (63.6%)
Paul Green (NQL) – 5/8 (62.5%)
Neil Henry (NQL) – 6/10 (60%)
Rick Stone (NEW) – 4/7 (57.1%)
Graham Murray (NQL) – 5/9 (55.6%)
Brian Smith (NEW) – 2/4 (50%)
Wayne Bennett (NEW) – 2/6 (33.3%)
Malcolm Reilly (NEW) – 1/3 (33.3%)
Nathan Brown (NEW) – 1/4 (25%)
Tim Sheens (NQL) – 1/4 (25%)
Grant Bell (NQL) – 0/1 (0%)
Ian Millward (NQL) – 0/2 (0%)
Murray Hurst (NQL) – 0/3 (0%)

 

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