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NRL Rd 4: Brisbane Broncos v Sydney Roosters Stats Breakdown

Former Brisbane Broncos player Michael De Vere

Brisbane Broncos v Sydney Roosters Breakdown

The Brisbane Broncos and Sydney Roosters have played each other on 50 occasions; the Broncos have won 29 times and the Roosters have won 21 times. There have been no draws.

The Roosters won just one of the first ten games between the two sides.

The Broncos have won three of the last four games between the two sides.

The first game played between the two sides was a 24-20 win for the Brisbane Broncos in round 9, 1988.

Biggest Wins

The Brisbane Broncos biggest win over the Sydney Roosters was a comfortable 46-18 success in the 1998 NRL preliminary final.

The Sydney Roosters biggest win over the Brisbane Broncos was an easy 36-4 victory in round 4, 2019.

Brisbane Broncos club legend Darren Lockyer

Leading Try Scorer

Darren Lockyer (BRI) – 10
Anthony Minichiello (SYD) – 10
Brad Fittler (SYD) – 8
Shaun Kenny-Dowall (SYD) – 8
Willie Carne (BRI) – 7
Steve Renouf (BRI) – 7
Shaun Berrigan (BRI) – 7

Leading Point Scorer

Michael De Vere (BRI) – 3 tries & 32 goals (76 pts)
Craig Fitzgibbon (SYD) – 1 try & 35 goals (74 pts)
Darren Lockyer (BRI) – 10 tries, 14 goals & 1 field goal (69 pts)
Corey Parker (BRI) – 35 goals (70 pts)
Terry Matterson (BRI) – 4 tries & 22 goals (60 pts)
Jordan Kahu (BRI) – 3 tries & 13 goals (38 pts)

 Players to have played for both sides in this clash

  1. Terry Matterson – 1986-1987 (SYD) & 1988-1995 (BRI)
  2. Trevor Gillmeister – 1986-1990 (SYD) & 1991-1993 (BRI)
  3. Ashley Harrison – 2000-2002 (BRI) & 2006-2007 (SYD)
  4. Darren Burns – 1999-2000 (SYD) & 2001 (BRI)
  5. Chris Walker – 1999-2002 (BRI) & 2003-2005 (SYD)
  6. Harvey Howard – 1993 (SYD) & 2000 (BRI)
  7. Justin Hodges – 2000-2001, 2005-2009 & 2011-2015 (BRI) & 2002-2004 (SYD)
  8. Andrew Lomu – 2000-2003 (SYD) & 2007 (BRI)
  9. Ben Hannant – 2005 (SYD) & 2006-2008 & 2011-2014 (BRI)
  10. Reece Robinson – 2008 (BRI) & 2018 (SYD)
  11. Lagi Setu – 2009-2010 (BRI) & 2015 (SYD)
  12. Martin Kennedy – 2009-2013 (SYD) & 2014 (BRI)
  13. Lama Tasi – 2011-2013 (SYD) & 2013 (BRI)
  14. Dale Copley – 2009-2012 & 2014-2015 (BRI) & 2016 (SYD)
  15. Tautau Moga – 2012 (SYD) & 2017 (BRI)

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

  1. Tevita Pangai Jr. (BRI) & Dylan Napa (SYD) both sin-binned in round 11, 2018.
  2. Dylan Napa (SYD) sin-binned in round 24, 2018.

Head coaching records

Wayne Bennett (BRI) – 26/41 (63.4%)
Graham Murray (SYD) – 3/5 (60%)
Trent Robinson (SYD) – 7/14 (50%)
Phil Gould (SYD) – 3/6 (50%)
Anthony Griffin (BRI) – 2/4 (50%)
Brian Smith (SYD) – 2/4 (50%)
Anthony Seibold (BRI) – 1/2 (50%)
Ricky Stuart (SYD) – 4/9 (44.4%)
Ivan Henjak (BRI) – 1/3 (33.3%)
Mark Murray (SYD) – 1/4 (25%)
Chris Anderson (SYD) – 0/1 (0%)
Arthur Beetson (SYD) – 0/2 (0%)
Russell Fairfax (SYD) – 0/2 (0%)
Brad Fittler (SYD) – 0/3 (0%)

Players to have scored three tries or more in one game

  1. Shaun Kenny-Dowall (SYD) scored four tries in round 20, 2010.
  2. Willie Carne (BRI) scored three tries in round 11, 1993.
  3. Steve Renouf (BRI) scored three tries in round 4, 1994.

 

Feldt and Wright sign new Cowboys deals

North Queensland Cowboys winger Kyle Feldt

One is a premiership winner, the other an emerging talent but both Kyle Feldt and Shane Wright have re-signed with the North Queensland Cowboys.

Feldt has inked a four-year extension until the end of 2024 and Wright has re-signed for the 2021 season.

Feldt’s debut came back in the 2013 season and has since scored 75 tries in 117 games to date.

The local product has been a fan favourite and drew nothing but praise from Cowboys General Manager of Football, Peter Parr.

“Our club was set up for players like Kyle Feldt,” Cowboys Director of Football Peter Parr said.

“He was born and raised in Townsville, came through our junior system, was part of our under 20s program and has gone on to forge a great career in the NRL.

“Now with a new four-year deal it all but ensures he will play his whole career with the Cowboys, which is wonderful for him and wonderful for the club.”

As for Wright, a Prosperine Brahmans junior, he joined the Cowboys from the Gold Coast Titans in 2017.

He was also praised by Parr for his contributions when called upon.

“Wrighty spent a couple of years at the Gold Coast, but we were able to bring him home and he’s been a great contributor since he’s been at the club,” Parr said.

“There is no doubt his best football is in front of him, he’s learnt what it takes to cut it at NRL level and he’s a player we have some very high expectations for over the next couple of seasons.”

North Queensland Cowboys forward Shane Wright

NRL Teams Rd 4

Another round, another Teamlist Tuesday and another set of NRL teams as we embark on round four! 

Plenty of teams proving their worth and flying high, others languishing at the bottom and left scratching heads.

There is plenty of intrigue about games this week; either battles at the top or avoiding the bottom spots.

Though who will be named? Let us find out. Here are the teams for round four of the NRL Telstra Premiership:

Brisbane Broncos v Sydney Roosters (#NRLBroncosRoosters); Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane; Thursday, June 4. Kick-off: 7:50 pm. 

Broncos: 1. Jamayne Isaako 2. Corey Oates 3. Jesse Arthars 4. Darius Boyd (C) 5. Herbie Farnworth 6. Anthony Milford 7. Brodie Croft 8. Thomas Flegler 9. Jake Turpin 10. Payne Haas 11. Ethan Bullemor 12. Jamil Hopoate 13. Patrick Carrigan.

Interchange: 14. Tesi Niu 15. Joe Ofahengaue 16. Rhys Kennedy 17. Matthew Lodge.

Reserves: 18. Cory Paix 19. Xavier Coates 20. Tom Dearden 21. Pride Petterson-Robati.

Coach: Anthony Seibold.

Roosters: 1. James Tedesco 2. Daniel Tupou 3. Josh Morris 4. Joseph Manu 5. Brett Morris 6. Luke Keary 7. Kyle Flanagan 8. Jared Waerea-Hargreaves 9. Jake Friend (C) 10. Lindsay Collins 11. Boyd Cordner (C) 12. Angus Crichton 13. Victor Radley.

Interchange: 14. Sam Verrills 15. Isaac Liu 16. Nat Butcher 17. Sitili Tupouniua.

Reserves: 18. Sio Siua Taukeiaho 19. Mitchell Aubusson 20. Ryan Hall 21. Lachlan Lam.

Coach: Trent Robinson.


Penrith Panthers v New Zealand Warriors (#NRLPanthersWarriors); Campbelltown Stadium; Friday, June 5. Kick-off: 6 pm.

Panthers: 1. Caleb Aekins 2. Josh Mansour 3. Dean Whare 4. Stephen Crichton 5. Brian To’o 6. Matt Burton 7. Jarome Luai 8. James Tamou (C) 9. Apisai Koroisau 10. James Fisher-Harris 11. Viliame Kikau 12. Kurt Capewell 13. Isaah Yeo.

Interchange: 14. Mitch Kenny 15. Zane Tetevano 16. Moses Leota 17. Liam Martin.

Reserves: 18. Brent Naden 19. Billy Burns 20. Jack Hetherington 21. Charlie Staines.

Coach: Ivan Cleary

Warriors: 1. Roger Tuivasa-Sheck (C) 2. Patrick Herbert 3. Karl Lawton 4. Gerard Beale 5. Ken Maumalo 6. Kodi Nikorima 7. Blake Green 8. Jamayne Taunoa-Brown 9. Wayde Egan 10. Adam Blair 11. Eliesa Katoa 12. Tohu Harris 13. Isaiah Papali’i.

Interchange: 14. Jack Murchie 15. Poasa Faamausili 16. King Vuniyayawa 17. Josh Curran.

Reserves: 18. Chanel Harris-Tavita 20. Hayze Perham 21. Adam Pompey 21. Leivaha Pulu.

Coach: Stephen Kearney.


Melbourne Storm v South Sydney Rabbitohs (#NRLStormRabbitohs); AAMI Park, Melbourne; Friday, June 5. Kick-off: 7:55 pm.

Storm: 1. Ryan Papenhuyzen 2. Suliasi Vunivalu 3. Justin Olam 4. Marion Seve 5. Josh Addo-Carr 6. Cameron Munster 7. Jahrome Hughes 8. Jesse Bromwich 9. Cameron Smith (C) 10. Christian Welch 11. Felise Kaufusi 12. Kenny Bromwich 13. Dale Finucane.

Interchange: 14. Brandon Smith 15. Tino Faasuamaleaui 16. Ryley Jacks 17. Max King.

Reserves: 18. Brenko lee 19. Albert Vete 20. Darryn Schonig 21. Chris Lewis.

Coach: Craig Bellamy.

Rabbitohs: 1. Latrell Mitchell 2. Dane Gagai 3. Campbell Graham 4. Braidon Burns 5. Alex Johnston 6. Troy Dargan 7. Adam Reynolds (C) 8. Tevita Tatola 9. Damien Cook 10. Thomas Burgess 11. Jaydn Su’A 12. Cameron Murray 13. Liam Knight.

Interchange: 14. Mark Nicholls 15. Ethan Lowe 16. Bayley Sironen 17. Patrick Mago.

Reserves: 18. Bryson Goodwin 19. Tom Amone 20. James Roberts 21. Keaon Koloamatangi.

Coach: Wayne Bennett.


Parramatta Eels v Manly Sea Eagles (#NRLEelsManly); Bankwest Stadium, Parramatta; Saturday, June 6. Kick-off: 5:30 pm. 

Eels: 1. Clinton Gutherson (C) 2. Maika Sivo 3. Michael Jennings 4. Waqa Blake 5. Blake Ferguson 6. Dylan Brown 7. Mitch Moses 8. Reagan Campbell-Gillard 9. Reed Mahoney 10. Junior Paulo 11 . Shaun Lane 12. Ryan Matterson 13. Marata Niukore.

Interchange: 14. Brad Takairangi 15. Ray Stone 16. Kane Evans 17. Peni Terepo.

Reserves: 18. Oregon Kaufusi 19. George Jennings 20. Will Smith 21. David Gower.

Coach: Brad Arthur.

Manly: 1. Tom Trbojevic 2. Jorge Taufua 3. Brad Parker 4. Moses Suli 5. Reuben Garrick 6. Dylan Walker 7. Daly Cherry-Evans (C) 8. Addin Fonua-Blake 9. Danny Levi 10. Martin Taupau 11. Joel Thompson 12. Curtis Sironen 13. Jake Trbojevic.

Interchange: 14. Lachlan Croker 15. Corey Waddell 16. Sean Keppie 17. Taniela Paseka.

Reserves: 18. Morgan Boyle 19. Jack Gosiewski 20. Tevita Funa 21. Brendan Elliott.

Coach: Des Hasler.


North Queensland Cowboys v Cronulla Sharks (#NRLCowboysSharks); Queensland Country Bank Stadium, Townsville; Saturday, June 6. Kick-off: 7:30 pm. 

Cowboys: 1. Valentine Holmes 2. Kyle Feldt 3. Justin O’Neill 4. Esan Marsters 5. Ben Hampton 6. Scott Drinkwater 7. Jake Clifford 8. Francis Molo 9. Jake Granville 10. Jordan McLean 11. Mitchell Dunn 12. Coen Hess 13. Josh McGuire.

Interchange: 14. Reece Robson 15. John Asiata 16. Tom Gilbert 17. Gavin Cooper.

Reserves: 18. Corey Jensen 19. Shane Wright 20. Tom Opacic 21. Reuben Cotter.

Coach: Paul Green.

Sharks: 1. William Kennedy 2. Sione Katoa 3. Josh Dugan 4. Jesse Ramien 5. Ronaldo Mulitalo 6. Matt Moylan 7. Shaun Johnson 8. Toby Rudolf 9. Blayke Brailey 10. Aaron Woods 11. Briton Nikora 12. Wade Graham (C) 13. Jack Williams.

Interchange: 14. Connor Tracey 15. Braden Hamlin-Uele 16. Siosifa Talakai 17. Scott Sorenson.

Reserves: 18. Billy Magoulias 19. Braydon Trindall 20. Royce Hunt 21. Teig Wilton.

Coach: John Morris.


Canberra Raiders v Newcastle Knights (#NRLRaidersKnights); Campbelltown Stadium, Sydney; Sunday, June 7. Kick-off: 4:05 pm. 

Raiders: 1. Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad 2. Bailey Simonsson 3. Jarrod Croker (C) 4. Curtis Scott 5. Nick Cotric 6. Jack Wighton 7. George Williams 8. Josh Papalii 9. Josh Hodgson 10. Dunamis Lui 11. Joseph Tapine 12. Elliot Whitehead 13. Corey Horsburgh.

Interchange: 14. Siliva Havili 15. Emre Guler 16. Iosia Soliola 17. Jordan Rapana.

Reserves: 18. Tom Starling 19. Matt Frawley 20. Kai O’Donnell 21. Michael Oldfield.

Coach: Ricky Stuart.

Knights: 1. Kalyn Ponga 2. Edrick Lee 3. Enari Tuala 4. Bradman Best 5. Hymel Hunt 6. Kurt Mann 7. Mitchell Pearce (C) 8. David Klemmer 9. Andrew McCullough 10. Daniel Saifiti 11. Aidan Guerra 12. Sione Mata’utia 13. Herman Ese’ese.

Interchange: 14. Tex Hoy 15. Jacob Saifiti 16. Tim Glasby 17. Brodie Jones.

Reserves: 18. Gehamat Shibasaki 19. Chris Randall 20. Mason Lino 21. Pasami Saulo.

Coach: Adam O’Brien.


Gold Coast Titans v Wests Tigers (#NRLTitansTigers); Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane; Sunday, June 7. Kick-off: 6:30 pm. 

Titans: 1. Tyrone Roberts 2. Philip Sami 3. Dale Copley 4. Tyrone Peachey 5. Brian Kelly 6. Ashley Taylor 7. Jamal Fogarty 8. Moeaki Fotuaika 9. Erin Clark 10. Sam Lisone 11. Kevin Proctor (C) 12. Keegan Hipgrave 13. Jai Arrow.

Interchange: 14. Tanah Boyd 15. Jaimin Jolliffe 16. Bryce Cartwright 17. Young Tonumaipea.

Reserves: 18. Jarrod Wallace 19. Jai Whitbread 20. Anthony Don 21. Jonus Pearson.

Coach: Justin Holbrook.

Tigers: 1. Adam Doueihi 2. David Nofoaluma 3. Joseph Leilua 4. Moses Mbye 5. Robert Jennings 6. Benji Marshall (C) 7. Luke Brooks 8. Josh Aloiai 9. Harry Grant 10. Thomas Mikaele 11. Luke Garner 12. Luciano Leilua 13. Alex Twal.

Interchange: 14. Oliver Clark 15. Billy Walters 16. Chris Lawrence 17. Alex Seyfarth.

Reserves: 18. Josh Reynolds 19. Matt Eisenhuth 20. Corey Thompson 21. Michael Chee-Kam.

Coach: Michael Maguire.


Canterbury Bulldogs v St George Illawarra Dragons (#NRLBulldogsDragons); Bankwest Stadium, Parramatta; Monday, June 8. Kick-off: 4:05 pm. 

Bulldogs: 1. Dallin Watene-Zelezniak 2. Nick Meaney 3. Reimis Smith 4. Will Hopoate 5. Christian Crichton 6. Kieran Foran 7. Lachlan Lewis 8. Aiden Tolman 9. Jeremy Marshall-King 10. Dylan Napa 11. Josh Jackson (C) 12. Dean Britt 13. Adam Elliott.

Interchange: 14. Jake Averillo 15. Renouf To’Omaga 16. Raymond Faitala-Mariner 17. Sauaso Sue.

Reserves: 19. Ofahiki Ogden 20. Kerrod Holland 21. Sione Katoa 22. Brandon Wakeham.

Coach: Dean Pay

Dragons: 1. Corey Norman 2. Jordan Pereira 3. Brayden Wiliame 4. Zac Lomax 5. Mikaele Ravalawa 6. Ben Hunt 7. Adam Clune 8. Josh Kerr 9. Cameron McInnes (C) 10. Paul Vaughan 11. Tyson Frizell 12. Tariq Sims 13. James Graham.

Interchange: 14. Trent Merrin 15. Blake Lawrie 16. Issac Luke 17. Euan Aitken.

Reserves: 18. Tyrell Fuimaono 19. Matthew Dufty 20. Jacob Host 21. Jackson Ford.

Coach: Paul McGregor.


 

Uate granted release by Huddersfield to return to Australia

Akuila Uate in his Huddersfield gear

The pandemic is affecting the world and with uncertainty over the Super League resumption, the Huddersfield Giants have released Fijian winger Akuila Uate.

Uate, who is nursing an injured ankle and was hopeful to get back, realised the unlikelihood given the pandemic.

The former Newcastle Knights and Manly Sea Eagles winger will instead to return to Australia but has no regrets.

“I’m very thankful for the opportunity the club have given me,” Uate said.

“I’d like to thank the squad,  who have made me feel welcome from day one.

I’d also like to thank the fans, and all the backroom and coaching staff and register that I am leaving on good terms.”

Although he is recovering from the ankle injury, Uate is not done with rugby league yet.

I’d like to lastly thank my family, who have supported me throughout this experience,” Uate continued.

It’s not the end of the journey as far as I’m concerned, but beginning of other opportunities.”

Uate was grateful for his Super League opportunity despite it not finishing up how he wanted.

“Although it didn’t work out the way I wanted, I’m thankful for the opportunity to play for the Huddersfield Giants and I am excited to play again in the future,” the Fijian winger said.

“Finally, I’d like to wish the boys all the best for the rest of the season.”

Giants Managing Director Richard Thewlis thanked Uate for his time at the club and for the decision that was made.

“This decision is very disappointing for Akuila, who has worked as hard as anyone could to get back from his ankle issue, as have our medics,” Thewlis said.

“I have already said that the only way I can see through the financial crisis in Rugby League is by us all sticking together on the key issues and Aku has done the right thing here to help the club.

“I sincerely hope that things will work our well for him and his family back home and that he is soon back on a Rugby field.”

Akuila Uate during his time at the Manly Sea Eagles

Ricky’s Rd 3 NRL Team of the Week

Manly Sea Eagles fullback Tom Trbojevic

The NRL made its triumphant return after the pandemic and we were treated to some scintillating performances. 

NRL is a team game but at times, individual performances stand out and deservedly so.

Here is our team of the week for round 3:

  1. James Tedesco (Roosters) – Not much to say about Tedesco other than his masterclass against the Rabbitohs, cementing his spot as an elite fullback.

2. David Nofoaluma (Wests Tigers) – Nofoaluma loves a good try and he was able to make his presence felt in the Tigers win.

3. Ben Hampton (Cowboys) – A utility back, Hampton has impressed for the Cowboys out wide this season and nabbed another two tries.

4. Brad Parker (Manly) – One of the game’s most improved, Parker was the beneficiary of Tom Trbojevic, but had several great touches.

5. Tom Trbojevic (Manly) – Tedesco and Trbojevic with great games but only one can appear at fullback. Need to have Tom here somewhere after his blistering display of three tries and two try assists.

6. Kodi Nikorima (Warriors) – Experience over youth proved the key and Nikorima showed how crafty he is. Controlled the Warriors attack, scored a try and held them together.

7. George Williams (Raiders) – It is just three weeks but Williams looks like a seasoned NRL veteran. The Super League half is so far excelling.

8. Reagan Campbell-Gillard (Eels) – Sighting a fresh start, RCG led from the front for the Eels alongside his prop partner.

9. Reece Robson (Cowboys) – One of the best individual performances from a bench hooker we may have ever seen. Two tries, controlled the ruck, nippy runs. Cowboys have a quality kid here.

10. Junior Paulo (Eels) – Alongside RCG, the Eels mobile pack ran the Broncos wild. Junior showed his silky skills with some great ball-playing to set a try up.

11. Boyd Cordner (Roosters) – The veteran back-rower was at it again, scoring a try, and just being his normal productive self.

12. Curtis Sironen (Manly) – Perhaps an underrated back-rower, Sironen was a powerhouse for Manly. Offloads, hard hits, big runs and deservedly scored a try.

13. Jason Taumalolo (Cowboys) – Every week, he does it. Big metres, a likely break and no wonder he is the game’s best forward. Colossal.

14. Daniel Saifiti (Knights) – Stepping in early due to HIA, Saifiti impressed and helped kickstart the Knights comeback.

15. Eliesa Katoa (Warriors) – For a young kid, Katoa’s head is well and truly in the game. Defended well, attacked well and bustled over for a try.

16. Josh Aloiai (Wests Tigers) – Nabbed a try late on for the Tigers but was quality all game and is a key player for the club.

17. David Klemmer (Knights) – One of the consistent performers in recent years, Klemmer was at it again. A powerhouse forward in every sense.

Player of the Week: Tom Trbojevic (Manly)

Parramatta Eels prop Junior Paulo

Trbojevic the star in Manly’s big win over Bulldogs

Manly Sea Eagles fullback Tom Trbojevic

One of the elite fullbacks in the game, Tom Trbojevic showed his skills, guiding the Manly Sea Eagles to an easy win over the Canterbury Bulldogs.

Scoring two tries and notching three try assists, Trbojevic led from the front.

It started nice and early with his first after just three minutes.

The Manly fullback was on the end of a lovely play from Moses Suli, who evaded Nick Meaney and fond Trbojevic inside.

It took a little bit longer for the second as Tom and his brother Jake combined for a well-worked try.

Jake took the line on and delivered a great late pass, catching Bulldogs defenders off-guard and Tom sliced through.

Trbojevic then turned provider, as improved centre Brad Parker scored his first when he got over the line.

Then a lovely cut out pass for Jorge Taufua to score, who passed Cliff Lyons on Manly’s all-time try-scoring list.

Another strong performer in Curtis Sironen was justly rewarded with a try.

The back-rower, picking up from where he left off before injury in 2019, bustled over to assert Manly’s dominance.

Trbojevic and Parker combined again in the second half, for the centre to score his second.

The Bulldogs would not remain scoreless, despite an insipid performance in attack.

Youngster Jake Averillo pounced on a Lachlan Lewis chip kick and raced away to score under the posts.

Another final try to Manly winger Reuben Garrick put the icing on the cake.

Though his kicking radar was off in this clash, it was a still a comprehensive win by Manly.

Despite the rule changes suiting a player like Trbojevic, he does not want to be singled out.

“I think it suits a lot of fullbacks in a way,” the Manly fullback said.

As a fullback, you’re always in the middle pushing up and supporting.

“So if people are tired, it gives you a lot more opportunities. It suits us all.”

The Bulldogs are awaiting the return of Kieran Foran but coach Dean Pay says the entire side needs to lift.

“We all need to do a better job than what we’re doing – everyone who is involved when we get some good ball,” Pay said.

“We seem to be a bit lost, a bit frantic with what we’re doing, and that causes errors.

“We’d love to have a little experience out there.”

NRL News Player of the Game

3. Tom Trbojevic

2. Curtis Sironen

  1. Brad Parker
Manly Sea Eagles back-rower Curtis Sironen

NRL Rd 3: Canterbury Bulldogs v Manly Sea Eagles Stats Breakdown

Manly Sea Eagles club legend Graham Eadie

Canterbury Bulldogs v Manly Sea Eagles Stats Stats

The Canterbury Bulldogs and Manly Sea Eagles have played each other on 129 occasions; the Bulldogs have won 58 games, Manly have won 66 games and there have been five draws.

The Sea Eagles have won three of the last four games between the two sides.

The first game played between the two sides was a 23-24 win for the Manly Sea Eagles in round 9, 1947.

Biggest Wins

The Canterbury Bulldogs biggest win over the Manly Sea Eagles was a 56-24 victory in round 23, 2003.

The Manly Sea Eagles biggest win over the Canterbury Bulldogs was a 45-7 rout in round 14, 1954.

Manly Sea Eagles club legend Bob Fulton

Top try-scorer in this clash

Bob Fulton (MAN) – 14
Nick Yakich (MAN) – 11
Ron Rowles (MAN) – 10
Tom Mooney (MAN) – 9
Brett Stewart (MAN) – 9
Steve Matai (MAN) – 8
Josh Morris (CBY) – 8

Most prolific point-scorer in this clash

Graham Eadie (MAN) – 3 tries & 62 goals (127 pts)*
Hazem El Masri (CBY) – 4 tries & 54 goals (124 pts)
Ron Willey (MAN) – 4 tries & 54 goals (120 pts)*
Ron Rowles (MAN) – 10 tries & 43 goals (116 pts)*
Bob Batty (MAN) – 3 tries, 51 goals & 2 field goals (115 pts)*
Jamie Lyon (MAN) – 6 tries & 43 goals (110 pts)

 

Players to have played for both sides from this clash

  1. Max Brown – 1966-1970 (CBY) & 1972-1975 (MAN)
  2. Dennis Ward – 1964-1965 & 1967 (CBY) & 1968-1972 (MAN)
  3. John McDonnell – 1965-1967 (MAN) & 1973-1974 (CBY)
  4. Phil Sigsworth – 1983-1984 (MAN) & 1985-1986 (CBY)
  5. Martin Bella – 1990-1992 (MAN) & 1993-1994 (CBY)
  6. Jim Serdaris – 1993 (CBY) & 1996-1999 (MAN)
  7. Glenn Hall – 2002-2003 (CBY) & 2007-2009 (MAN)
  8. Kane Cleal – 2004-2005 (MAN) & 2007-2008 (CBY)
  9. Nate Myles – 2005-2006 (CBY) & 2016-2017 (MAN)
  10. Tony Williams – 2009-2012 (MAN) & 2013-2016 (CBY)
  11. Kieran Foran – 2009-2015 (MAN) & 2018-2019 (CBY)
  12. Trent Hodkinson – 2010 & 2018-2019 (MAN) & 2011-2015 (CBY)
  13. Blake Green – 2010 (CBY) & 2017 (MAN)
  14. Jonathan Wright – 2011-2012 (CBY) & 2018 (MAN)
  15. Lloyd Perrett – 2014-2016 (CBY) & 2017-2019 (MAN)
  16. William Hopoate – 2010-2011 (MAN) & 2016-2020 (CBY)
  17. Martin Taupau – 2010-2013 (CBY) & 2016-2020 (MAN)

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

  1. Terry Randall (MAN) & Steve Hage/George Peponis (both CBY) all sent-off in round 15, 1978.
  2. John Coveney (CBY) & Max Krilich (MAN) both sin-binned in round 6, 1981.
  3. Chris Mortimer (CBY) & Rick Chisholm (MAN) both sin-binned & Les Boyd (MAN) sent-off in round 3, 1982.
  4. Dave Brown (MAN) & John Coveney (CBY) both sin-binned in round 3, 1983.
  5. Billy Johnstone (CBY) sin-binned in round 18, 1984.
  6. Noel Cleal (MAN) & Steve Folkes (CBY) both sin-binned in round 3, 1985.
  7. Bill Hardy (MAN) & Steve Mortimer (CBY) both sin-binned and Paul Langmack (CBY) sent-off in round 24, 1986.
  8. Chris Close (MAN) & Mark Bugden (CBY) both sin-binned in round 19, 1987.
  9. Terry Lamb (CBY) sin-binned in the 1995 ARL grand final.
  10. Terry Lamb (CBY) sin-binned in round 9, 1996.
  11. Tony Grimaldi (CBY) sin-binned in round 5, 2004.
  12. Matt Ballin (MAN) sin-binned in round 1, 2009.
  13. Kieran Foran (MAN) sin-binned in round 24, 2011.
  14. Josh Jackson (MAN) sin-binned in round 4, 2017.

Head Coaching Records

Hugh Norman (MAN) – 2/2 (100%)
Alan Thompson (MAN) – 1/1 (100%)
Patrick Devery (MAN) – 3/4 (75%)
Russ Pepperell (MAN) – 3/4 (75%)
George Hunter (MAN) – 3/4 (75%)
Ray Ritchie (MAN) – 3/4 (75%)
Des Hasler (CBY) – 10/14 (71.4%)
Eddie Burns (CBY) – 5/8 (62.5%)
Steve Folkes (CBY) – 8/13 (61.5%)
Ron Willey (MAN) – 8/13 (61.5%) (1 draw)
Des Hasler (MAN) – 9/15 (60%)
Wally O’Connell (MAN) – 6/10 (60%) (1 draw)
Chris Anderson (CBY) – 5/9 (55.6%) (1 draw)
Bob Fulton (MAN) – 9/18 (50%)
Malcolm Clift (CBY) – 6/12 (50%) (1 draw)
Warren Ryan (CBY) – 4/8 (50%)
Kevin Moore (CBY) – 2/4 (50%)
Arthur Halloway (CBY) – 1/2 (50%)
Ross McKinnon (CBY) – 1/2 (50%)
Henry Porter (CBY) – 1/2 (50%)
Vic Bulgin (CBY) – 1/2 (50%)
George Mullins (MAN) – 1/2 (50%)
Roy Bull (MAN) – 1/2 (50%)
Tony Paskins (MAN) – 1/2 (50%)
Frank Stanton (MAN) – 5/11 (45.5%)
Edwin Glossop (CBY) – 5/12 (41.7%)
Ken Arthurson (MAN) – 4/10 (40%) (2 draws)
Trent Barrett (MAN) – 2/5 (40%)
Kevin Ryan (CBY) – 3/8 (37.5%)
Graham Lowe (MAN) – 1/3 (33.3%) (1 draw)
Geoff Toovey (MAN) – 3/10 (30%)
Albert Why (CBY) – 1/4 (25%)
Jack Hampstead (CBY) – 1/4 (25%)
Vic Hey (CBY) – 1/4 (25%)
Cec Cooper (CBY) – 1/4 (25%) (1 draw)
Clive Churchill (CBY) – 1/4 (25%)
Ray Stehr (MAN) – 1/4 (25%)
Jim Dymock (CBY) – 0/1 (0%)
Stanley Geelan (CBY) – 0/2 (0%) (1 draw)
Roger Pearman (CBY) – 0/2 (0%)
Phil Gould (CBY) – 0/2 (0%)
Dean Pay (CBY) – 0/2 (0%)
Allan Thomson (MAN) – 0/2 (0%)
Peter Sharp (MAN) – 0/3 (0%)
Bob Hagan (CBY) – 0/4 (0%)

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

  1. Ron Rowles (MAN) scored 4 tries in round 14, 1954.
  2. Tom Mooney (MAN) scored 4 tries in round 22, 1979.
  3. Phil Blake (MAN) scored 4 tries in round 3, 1983.
  4. John Chapple (MAN) scored 3 tries in round 14, 1954.
  5. Nick Yakich (MAN) scored 3 tries in round 16, 1963.
  6. Nick Yakich (MAN) scored 3 tries in round 4, 1964.
  7. Jack Sinclair (CBY) scored 3 tries in round 13, 1965.
  8. Nick Yakich (MAN) scored 3 tries in round 13, 1965.
  9. Matt Utai (CBY) scored 3 tries in round 23, 2003.
  10. Andrew Ryan (CBY) scored 3 tries in round 17, 2004.

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.

 

A Tigers second half masterclass guides them to victory over Sharks

Wests Tigers winger David Nofoaluma

Age is only a number and Benji Marshall is showing he still has it, guiding the Wests Tigers to victory over the Cronulla Sharks.

Trailing at half-time, the Tigers were led by Benji in a rousing second half comeback to continue a bad week for the Sharks.

Determined to prove that Bronson Xerri’s positive drug test would not perturb them, the Sharks did lead at half-time.

It was actually the Tigers who started the stronger of the two sides, with recruit Harry Grant scoring.

The try was set up by Tigers halfback Luke Brooks, who showed his skills with a crafty run and offload.

A successful captain’s challenge from the Tigers would then lead to their second try.

A towering Marshall kick was dropped by Sharks fullback Will Kennedy.

Moses Mbye was there to pick up the scraps and he found Robert Jennings on his outside who scored.

At 10-0, the Tigers seemed in control but a veteran Sharks centre would have different ideas.

Sharks back-rower Wade Graham showed his deft kicking touch, grubbering ahead for Josh Dugan to score his first.

Graham would be the provider again for Dugan, this time throwing a cut-out pass for the veteran.

The Sharks continued to press for further points and it eventually came via Kennedy.

He burst through a gap in the Tigers defensive line to score his first NRL try.

That would be all the points the Sharks scored in the game, as the Tigers held them scoreless.

On the attack, the Tigers would eventually score through back-rower Luke Garner.

Nofoaluma made a break down the right and found his Tigers teammate in support on his inside.

The scores were then level at 16-apiece when a penalty goal from Marshall levelled it up.

Then, a play not seen often in rugby league; Nofoaluma made a break from a drop-out and he scored a try of his own.

A further try to Josh Aloiai and a Moses Mbye penalty goal put the icing on the cake.

The loss was compounded by the losses of Chad Townsend (hamstring) and Andrew Fifita (calf) who was a late withdrawal.

Cronulla Sharks coach John Morris admits that he is not sure if Townsend will be fit for next week.

“That wasn’t ideal to lose your halfback when you’re chasing some points,” Morris said.

“But you’d think he’d be in some sort of doubt next week if he couldn’t finish the game with a hamstring complaint.”

With the Tigers spine performing well, head coach Michael Maguire praised his side.

“I guess over the last two or three weeks, we’ve been fortunate through the circumstances that we’ve had a bit of time building a combination between those boys,” he said.

“I could see that growing as the game was going on.

We’ve still got a few times where we’re still not where we need to be, and that will come in time spent playing together and training together.”

NRL News Player of the Game

3. David Nofoaluma (WST)

2. Wade Graham (CRO)

  1. Josh Aloiai (WST)
Cronulla Sharks captain and back-rower Wade Graham

NRL Rd 3: Melbourne Storm v Canberra Raiders Stats Breakdown

Melbourne Storm club legend and captain Cameron Smith

Melbourne Storm v Canberra Raiders Stats

The Melbourne Storm and Canberra Raiders have played each other on 44 occasions; the Storm have won 13 games and the Raiders have won 13 games.

The Melbourne Storm have won five of the last seven games between the two sides but the Canberra Raiders have won the last two.

The first game played between the two sides was a 16-12 success to the Melbourne Storm in round 24, 1998.

Biggest Wins

The Melbourne Storm’s biggest win over the Canberra Raiders was a 68-4 demolition in round 21, 2013.

The Canberra Raiders biggest win over the Melbourne Storm was a 40-12 success in round 18, 2012.

Former Melbourne Storm fullback Billy Slater

Top try-scorer in this clash

Billy Slater (MEL) – 14
Matt Geyer (MEL) – 11
Greg Inglis (MEL) – 10 (2G)
Joel Monaghan (CAN) – 8
Mahe Fonua (MEL) – 8
Marcus Bai (MEL) – 7
Jarrod Croker (CAN) – 7

Most prolific point-scorer in this clash

Cameron Smith (MEL) – 2 tries & 98 goals (204 pts)
Jarrod Croker (CAN) – 7 tries & 34 goals (96 pts)
Matt Orford (MEL) – 2 tries & 32 goals (72 pts)
Clinton Schifcofske (CAN) – 3 tries & 23 goals (58 pts)
Matt Geyer (MEL) – 11 tries & 6 goals (56 pts)

Players to have played for both sides from this clash

  1. Andrew McFadden – 1997-2001 (CAN) & 2003-2004 (MEL)
  2. Brett Finch – 1999-2002 (CAN) & 2009-2010 & 2013 (MEL)
  3. Glenn Lazarus – 1987-1991 (CAN) & 1998-1999 (MEL)
  4. Matt Orford – 2001-2005 (MEL) & 2011 (CAN)
  5. Troy Thompson – 2011-2010 (CAN) & 2011 (MEL)
  6. Glen Turner – 2000 & 2003-2005 (MEL) & 2007-2009 (CAN)
  7. Ben Cross – 2003-2005 (CAN) & 2006-2007 (MEL)
  8. Brett White – 2005-2010 (MEL) & 2011-2014 (CAN)
  9. Jeff Lima – 2006-2010 (MEL) & 2016-2017 (CAN)
  10. Ryan Hinchcliffe – 2007-2008 (CAN) & 2009-2015 (MEL)
  11. Tom Learoyd-Lahrs – 2006-2013 (CAN) & 2015 (MEL)
  12. Mark Nicholls – 2012-2013 & 2015 (CAN) & 2017 (MEL)
  13. Sisa Waqa – 2011-2014 (MEL) & 2015 (CAN)
  14. Curtis Scott – 2016-2019 (MEL) & 2020 (CAN)

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

  1. Adam Mogg (CAN) sin-binned in round 18, 2005.
  2. Joseph Tapine & Jack Wighton (both CAN) both sin-binned in round 22, 2019.

Head Coaching Records

Craig Bellamy (MEL) – 26/34 (76.5%)
Mal Meninga (CAN) – 4/8 (50%)
Chris Anderson (MEL) – 3/6 (50%)
Mark Murray (MEL) – 2/4 (50%)
David Furner (CAN) – 4/10 (40%)
Ricky Stuart (CAN) – 4/11 (36.4%)
Matthew Elliott (CAN) – 1/11 (0.09%)
Neil Henry (CAN) – 0/4 (0%)

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

  1. Greg Inglis (MEL) scored three tries in round 10, 2010.
  2. Edrick Lee (CAN) scored three tries in round 18, 2012.
  3. Mahe Fonua (MEL) scored three tries in round 21, 2013.
  4. Sisa Waqa (MEL) scored three tries in round 21, 2013.
  5. Suliasi Vunivalu (MEL) scored three tries in round 2, 2019.