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NRL Rd 9: North Queensland Cowboys v Sydney Roosters Stats Breakdown

North Queensland Cowboys legend Johnathan Thurston

North Queensland Cowboys v Sydney Roosters Stats

The Sydney Roosters and the North Queensland Cowboys have played each other on 38 occasions; the Roosters have won 26 times, the Cowboys have won 12 and there have been zero draws.

The Roosters need just 11 points to score 1000 total points against the Cowboys. The Cowboys need 17 points to reach 800 total points against the Roosters.

The Sydney Roosters won nineteen of the first twenty-two games played between the two sides, but have won just seven of the last sixteen.

The first game played between the two sides was a 34-16 win for the Roosters in round 2, 1995.

Biggest Wins

The Sydney Roosters biggest win over the North Queensland Cowboys was a 58-12 rout in round 6, 2002.

The North Queensland Cowboys biggest win over the Sydney Roosters was a comfortable 40-0 success in round 3, 2016.

North Queensland Cowboys club legend Matt ‘Mango’ Bowen

 Top try-scorer in this clash

Matt Bowen (NQL) – 9
Matt Sing (SYD/NQL) – 8
Shaun Kenny-Dowall (SYD) – 8
Johnathan Thurston (NQL) – 8
Luke Ricketson (SYD) – 7
Craig Wing (SYD) – 7

Most prolific point-scorer in this clash

Johnathan Thurston (NQL) – 8 tries & 48 goals (128 pts)
Craig Fitzgibbon (SYD) – 2 tries & 56 goals (120 pts)
Ivan Cleary (SYD) – 25 goals (50 pts)

Players to have played for both sides from this clash

  1. Laurie Spina – 1985-1989 (SYD) & 1995 (NQL)
  2. Bruce Sinclair – 1991-1994 (SYD) & 1995 (NQL)
  3. Wayne Sing – 1992-1994 (SYD) & 1995-1996 (NQL)
  4. Tim Maddison – 1996 (SYD) & 2001-2002 (NQL)
  5. John Doyle – 1997-2002 (NQL) & 2006 (SYD)
  6. Chad Halliday – 1997 (SYD) & 1999-2000 (NQL)
  7. Luke Phillips – 1997 (SYD) & 2000-2002 (NQL)
  8. Graham Appo – 1999 (SYD) & 2000 (NQL)
  9. Paul Green – 1999-2000 (NQL) & 2001-2002 (SYD)
  10. Shannon Hegarty – 1999-2004 (SYD) & 2009 (NQL)
  11. Brett Firman – 2005 (SYD) & 2005-2006 (NQL)
  12. Ben Hannant – 2005 (SYD) & 2015-2016 (NQL)
  13. Luke O’Donnell – 2004-2010 (NQL) & 2013 (SYD)
  14. Ben Jones – 2008-2010 (SYD) & 2011 (NQL)
  15. Willie Mason – 2008-2009 (SYD) & 2010 (NQL)
  16. Glenn Hall – 2006 (SYD) & 2011-2015 (NQL)
  17. Tautau Moga – 2012 (SYD) & 2014-2016 (NQL)
  18. Kane Linnett – 2010-2011 (SYD) & 2012-2018 (NQL)

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

  1. Trent Leis (NQL) sin-binned in round 16, 2001.
  2. Tim Maddison (NQL) sin-binned in round 6, 2002.
  3. Michael Bani (NQL) sin-binned in round 15, 2009.

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

  1. Shaun Kenny-Dowall (SYD) scored three tries in round 13, 2007.
  2. Mitchell Pearce (SYD) scored three tries in round 21, 2008.
  3. Kane Linnett (NQL) scored three tries in round 10, 2014.

Head Coaching Records

Graham Murray (SYD) – 4/4 (100%)
Ricky Stuart (SYD) – 7/8 (87.5%)
Phil Gould (SYD) – 6/7 (85.7%)
Neil Henry (NQL) – 5/7 (71.4%)
Trent Robinson (SYD) – 6/10 (60%)
Chris Anderson (SYD) – 1/2 (50%)
Paul Green (SYD) – 4/9 (44.4%)
Brad Fittler (SYD) – 1/3 (33.3%)
Brian Smith (SYD) – 1/4 (25%)
Tim Sheens (NQL) – 1/6 (16.7%)
Ian Millward (NQL) – 0/1 (0%)
Grant Bell (NQL) – 0/2 (0%)
Graham Lowe (NQL) – 0/2 (0%)

 

Live-wire utility Niu signs one-year extension with Broncos

Brisbane Broncos utility Tesi Niu

A utility man this season for the Brisbane Broncos, Tesi Niu has signed a one-year contract extension with the club.

Although he seems to have become the mainstay at fullback, Niu has impressed the club enough to be given an extra year.

Still only 18, Niu has also represented Tonga on the international stage.

A long-time development player, Niu is the sort of player the Broncos revere and want to keep.

“Tesi is a fine young man and really exciting player who has come through our elite development pathways,” said Broncos CEO Paul White.

“We have known him since he was a 12-year-old and he has always impressed us with his commitment and hard work.

“He displays the values and character we want here at the Broncos and we are really excited that he has chosen to stay with us as he develops his NRL career.”

Equally fond of Niu is under-pressure Broncos coach Anthony Seibold.

“Tesi has got a fantastic work ethic … he’s had to work very hard to get to where he is right now and he is always extremely diligent with his preparation,” said Seibold.

“The players and coaching staff are really fond of Tesi, he is a very polite and respectful young man with a great attitude- exactly the type of player we want at the Broncos”

Brisbane Broncos utility Tesi Niu

NRL Teams Rd 9

Another round of NRL is upon us! Teams flying high, teams struggling, and yet all with something to play for.

Plenty of ins and outs, player reshuffles and more, as teams cope with injuries and suspensions.

But what surprises can we expect to see across the 16 NRL teams.

Here are the teams for round nine of the NRL Telstra Premiership:

North Queensland Cowboys v Sydney Roosters (#NRLCowboysRoosters); Queensland Country Bank, Stadium; Thursday, July 9. Kick-off: 7:50 pm. 

Cowboys: 1. Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow 2. Kyle Feldt 3. Connelly Lemuelu 4. Esan Marsters 5. Valentine Holmes 6. Scott Drinkwater 7. Jake Clifford 8. Josh McGuire 9. Reece Robson 10. Francis Molo 11. Shane Wright 12. Coen Hess 13. Jason Taumalolo (C).

Interchange: 14. Ben Hampton 15. Tom Gilbert 16. Peter Hola 17. Gavin Cooper.

Reserves: 18. Murray Taulagi 19. Reuben Cotter 20. Corey Jensen 21. Jake Granville.

Coach: Paul Green

Roosters: 1. James Tedesco 2. Ryan Hall 3. Josh Morris 4. Joseph Manu 5. Brett Morris 6. Luke Keary 7. Kyle Flanagan 8. Jared Waerea-Hargreaves 9. Jake Friend (C) 10. Siosiua Taukeiaho 11. Angus Crichton 12. Mitch Aubusson 13. Nat Butcher.

Interchange: 14. Lachlan Lam 15. Sitili Tupouniua 16. Poasa Faamausili 17. Lindsay Collins.

Reserves: 18. Daniel Fifita 19. Drew Hutchison 20. Freddy Lussick 21. Matt Ikuvalu.

Coach: Trent Robinson.


Gold Coast Titans v New Zealand Warriors (#NRLTitansWarriors); Cbus Super Stadium, Robina; Friday, July 10. Kick-off: 6 pm.

Titans: 1. Corey Thompson 2. Anthony Don 3. Beau Fermor 4. Bryce Cartwright 5. Treymain Spry 6. Ashley Taylor 7. Jamal Fogarty 8. Moeaki Fotuaika 9. Erin Clark 10. Jaimin Jolifffe 11. Sam Stone 12. Keegan Hipgrave 13. Jai Arrow.

Interchange: 14. Tanah Boyd 15. Sam Lisone 16. Tyrone Peachey 17. Jarrod Wallace.

Reserves: 18. Jai Whitbread 19. Nathan Peats 20. Greg Leleisiuao 21. Tyrone Roberts.

Coach: Justin Holbrook.

Warriors: 1. Roger Tuivasa-Sheck (C) 2. David Fusitu’a 3. Patrick Herbert 4. Peta Hiku 5. Ken Maumalo 6. Chanel Harris-Tavita 7. Blake Green 8. Jamayne Taunoa-Brown 9. Wayde Egan 10. Adam Blair 11. Jack Murchie 12. Tohu Harris 13. Karl Lawton.

Interchange: 14. Agnatius Paasi 15. Jack Hetherington 16. Isaiah Papali’i 17. Jazz Tevaga.

Reserves: 18. Lachlan Burr 20. Gerard Beale 21. King Vuniyayawa 21. Adam Pompey.

Coach: Todd Payten.


South Sydney Rabbitohs v Wests Tigers (#NRLSouthsTigers); Bankwest Stadium, Parramatta; Friday, July 8. Kick-off: 7:55 pm.

Rabbitohs: 1. Latrell Mitchell 2. Dane Gagai 3. Campbell Graham 4. James Roberts 5. Alex Johnston 6. Cody Walker 7. Adam Reynolds (C) 8. Tevita Tatola 9. Damien Cook 10. Thomas Burgess 11. Jaydn Su’A 12. Ethan Lowe 13. Cameron Murray.

Interchange: 14. Liam Knight 15. Bayley Sironen 16. Patrick Mago 17. Hame Sele.

Reserves: 18. Mark Nicholls 19. Steven Marsters 20. Troy Dargan 21. Corey Allan.

Coach: Wayne Bennett.

Tigers: 1. Adam Doueihi 2. David Nofoaluma 3. Michael Chee-Kam 4. Moses Mbye (C) 5. Tommy Talau 6. Josh Reynolds 7. Luke Brooks 8. Josh Aloiai 9. Harry Grant 10. Oliver Clark 11. Luke Garner 12. Luciano Leilua 13. Matt Eisenhuth.

Interchange: 14. Elijah Taylor 15. Thomas Mikaele 16. Sam McIntyre 17. Chris Lawrence.

Reserves: 18. Benji Marshall 19. Reece Hoffman 20. Billy Walters 21. Russell Packer.

Coach: Michael Maguire.


Cronulla Sharks v Penrith Panthers (#NRLSharksPanthers); Netstrata Jubilee Stadium, Kogarah; Saturday, July 11. Kick-off: 3 pm. 

Sharks: 1. Josh Dugan 2. Sione Katoa 3. Bryson Goodwin 4. Jesse Ramien 5. Ronaldo Mulitalo 6. Shaun Johnson 7. Chad Townsend 8. Andrew Fifita 9. Blayke Brailey 10. Aaron Woods 11. Briton Nikora 12. Wade Graham (C) 13. Jack Williams.

Interchange: 14. Toby Rudolf 15. Braden Hamlin-Uele 16. Siosifa Talakai 17. Royce Hunt.

Reserves: 18. Scott Sorenson 19. Connor Tracey 20. William Kennedy 21. Nene Macdonald.

Coach: John Morris

Panthers: 1. Dylan Edward 2. Josh Mansour 3. Dean Whare 4. Stephen Crichton 5. Brent Naden 6. Jarome Luai 7. Nathan Cleary 8. James Tamou 9. Apisai Koroisau 10. James Fisher-Harris 11. Viliame Kikau 12. Liam Martin 13. Isaah Yeo (C).

Interchange: 14. Tyrone May 15. Zane Tetevano 16. Moses Leota 17. Billy Burns.

Reserves: 18. Mitch Kenny 19. Malakai Watene-Zelezniak 20. Spencer Leniu 21. Charlie Staines.

Coach: Ivan Cleary.


Brisbane Broncos v Canterbury Bulldogs (#NRLBroncosBulldogs); Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane; Saturday, July 11. Kick-off: 5:30 pm.

Broncos: 1. Tesi Niu 2. Jamayne Isaako 3. Herbie Farnworth 4. Darius Boyd 5. Xavier Coates 6. Anthony Milford 7. Brodie Croft 8. Tevita Pangai Junior 9. Isaac Luke 10. Payne Haas 11. Alex Glenn 12. Corey Oates 13. Patrick Carrigan (C).

Interchange: 14. Tom Dearden 15. Thomas Flegler 16. Rhys Kennedy 17. Ben Te’o.

Reserves: 18. Cory Paix 19. Jamil Hopoate 20. Kotoni Staggs 21. Matthew Lodge.

Coach: Anthony Seibold.

Bulldogs: 1. Dallin Watene-Zelezniak 2. Nick Meaney 3. Reimis Smith 4. Marcelo Montoya 5. Christian Crichton 6. Kieran Foran 7. Brandon Wakeham 8. Aiden Tolman 9. Jeremy Marshall-King 10. Dylan Napa 11. Josh Jackson (C) 12. Raymond Faitala-Mariner 13. Luke Thompson.

Interchange: 14. Kerrod Holland 15. Dean Britt 16. Renouf To’Omaga 17. Sauaso Sue.

Reserves: 19. Ofahiki Ogden 20. Jack Cogger 21. Sione Katoa 22. Lachlan Lewis.

Coach: Dean Pay.


Canberra Raiders v Melbourne Storm (#NRLRaidersStorm); GIO Stadium, Canberra; Saturday, July 11. Kick-off: 7:35 pm.

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

Interchange: 14. Siliva Havili 15. Kai O’Donnell 16. Ryan Sutton 17. Jordan Rapana.

Reserves: 18. Tom Starling 19. Matt Frawley 20. Darby Medlyn 21. Curtis Scott.

Coach: Ricky Stuart.

Storm: 1. Ryan Papenhuyzen 2. Marion Seve 3. Justin Olam 4. Paul Momirovski 5. Josh Addo-Carr 6. Ryley Jacks 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. Tom Eisenhuth 17. Nelson Asofa-Solomona.

Reserves: 18. Darryn Schonig 19. Cameron Munster 20. Brenko Lee 21. Nicho Hynes.

Coach: Craig Bellamy.


Newcastle Knights v Parramatta Eels (#NRLKnightsEels); McDonald Jones Stadium, Newcastle; Sunday, July 12. Kick-off: 4:05 pm. 

Knights: 1. Kalyn Ponga 2. Tex Hoy 3. Enari Tuala 4. Bradman Best 5. Hymel Hunt 6. Kurt Mann 7. Mitch Pearce (C) 8. David Klemmer 9. Andrew McCullough 10. Daniel Saifiti 11. Lachlan Fitzgibbon 12. Aidan Guerra 13. Herman Ese’ese.

Interchange: 14. Starford To’A 15. Jacob Saifiti 16. Pasami Saulo 17. Brodie Jones.

Reserves: 18. Tautau Moga 19. Josh King 20. Phoenix Crossland 21. Connor Watson.

Coach: Adam O’Brien

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

Interchange: 14. David Gower 15. Stefano Utoikamanu 16. Marata Niukore 17. Brad Takairangi.

Reserves: 18. Daniel Alvaro 19. George Jennings 20. Will Smith 21. Andrew Davey.

Coach: Brad Arthur.


St George Illawarra Dragons v Manly Sea Eagles (#NRLDragonsManly); Netstrata Jubilee Stadium, Kogarah; Sunday, June 12. Kick-off: 6:30 pm.

Dragons: 1. Matthew Dufty 2. Jordan Pereira 3. Euan Aitken 4. Zac Lomax 5. Mikaele Ravalawa 6. Corey Norman 7. Adam Clune 8. Blake Lawrie 9. Ben Hunt 10. Paul Vaughan 11. Tyson Frizell 12. Tariq Sims 13. Cameron McInnes.

Interchange: 14. Trent Merrin 15. Josh Kerr 16. Tyrell Fuimaono 17. Jackson Ford.

Reserves: 18. Tim Lafai 19. Tristan Sailor 20. Jason Saab 21. Korbin Sims.

Coach: Paul McGregor.

Manly: 1. Reuben Garrick 2. Jorge Taufua 3. Brad Parker 4. Moses Suli 5. Tevita Funa 6. Lachlan Croker 7. Daly Cherry-Evans (C) 8. Taniela Paseka 9. Danny Levi 10. Martin Taupau 11. Joel Thompson 12. Curtis Sironen 13. Jake Trbojevic.

Interchange: 14. Cade Cust 15. Jack Gosiewski 16. Sean Keppie 17. Morgan Boyle.

Reserves: 18. Corey Waddell 19. Brendan Elliot 20. Abbas Miski 21. Haumole Olakau’atu.

Coach: Des Hasler.


 

 

NRL Rd 8: Penrith Panthers v Wests Tigers Stats Breakdown

Wests Tigers veteran Benji Marshall

Penrith Panthers v Wests Tigers Stats

The Penrith Panthers and Wests Tigers have played each other on 36 occasions; the Panthers have won 21 games, the Tigers have won 13 and there have been two draws.

The Wests Tigers need to score 24 more points to reach 700 total points against the Penrith Panthers.

The Panthers have won seven of the last nine games between the two sides, though the Tigers won the most recent clash between them, in round 9, 2019.

The first clash between the two sides was a 22-10 win for the Tigers in round 5, 2000.

Biggest Wins

The Penrith Panthers biggest win over the Wests Tigers was a comfortable 44-10 success in round 25, 2001.

The Wests Tigers biggest win over the Penrith Panthers was a cruisy 43-18 success in round 23, 2010.

Wests Tigers veteran Chris Lawrence

Top try-scorer in this clash

Chris Lawrence (WST) – 8
Michael Gordon (PEN) – 6
David Simmons (PEN) – 6
Rhys Wesser (PEN) – 5
Luke Lewis (PEN) – 5
Robbie Farah (WST) – 5

Most prolific point-scorer in this clash

Benji Marshall (WST) – 4 tries & 36 goals (84 pts)
Michael Gordon (PEN) – 6 tries & 23 goals (70 pts)
Nathan Cleary (PEN) – 1 try, 27 goals & 1 field goal (59 pts)
Joel Caine (WST) – 1 try & 18 goals (40 pts)

Players to have played for both sides from this clash

  1. Michael Gillett – 1993 (PEN) & 2000 (WST)
  2. Matthew Rieck – 1999-2001 (PEN) & 2005 (WST)
  3. Shane Elford – 1998-2003 & 2009-2010 (PEN) & 2004-2006 (WST)
  4. Mark O’Halloran – 2001 & 2003 (WST) & 2006-2008 (PEN)
  5. Paul Whatuira – 2002-2004 (PEN) & 2005-2007 (WST)
  6. Danny Galea – 2002-2006 & 2012 (PEN) & 2007-2009 (WST)
  7. Matthew Bell – 2006-2011 (PEN) & 2012-2013 (WST)
  8. Junior Moors – 2007-2008 (PEN) & 2010 & 2012 (both WST)
  9. Tim Grant – 2007-2014 & 2019 (PEN) & 2016-2018 (WST)
  10. Geoff Daniela – 2007-2009 & 2012-2013 (PEN) & 2010-2011 (WST)
  11. Masada Iosefa – 2008-2011 (PEN) & 2012-2013 (WST)
  12. Daine Laurie – 2008-2009 (WST) & 2010 (PEN)
  13. Ben Murdoch-Masila – 2010-2013 (WST) & 2014 (PEN)
  14. Tom Humble – 2012 (WST) & 2013 (PEN)
  15. Elijah Taylor – 2014-2016 (PEN) & 2017-2019 (WST)
  16. Sitaleki Akauola – 2013-2014 (WST) & 2016-2017 (PEN)
  17. Kevin Naiqama – 2014 (PEN) & 2015-2018 (WST)
  18. Jamal Idris – 2014-2015 (PEN) & 2017 (WST)
  19. Malakai Watene-Zelezniak – 2017 & 2019 (PEN) & 2017-2018 (WST)

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

  1. Trent Merrin (PEN) & Alex Twal (WST) both sin-binned in round 11, 2018.

Players to have scored three or more tries in this clash

  1. David Simmons (PEN) scored four tries in round 16, 2015.
  2. Chris Lawrence (WST) scored three tries in round 17, 2007.

Head Coaching Records

John Lang (PEN) – 6/7 (85.7%)
Anthony Griffin (PEN) – 4/5 (80%)
Royce Simmons (PEN) – 3/4 (75%)
Michael Potter (WST) – 2/3 (66.7%)
Matthew Elliott (PEN) – 5/9 (55.6%)
Wayne Pearce (WST) – 1/2 (50%)
Michael Maguire (WST) – 1/2 (50%)
Tim Sheens (WST) – 7/17 (41.2%)
Ivan Cleary (PEN) – 3/8 (37.5%)
Terry Lamb (WST) – 1/4 (25%)
Jason Taylor (WST) – 1/4 (25%)
Steve Georgallis (PEN) – 0/1 (0%)

 

NRL Rd 8: New Zealand Warriors v Brisbane Broncos Stats Breakdown

Former New Zealand Warriors halfback Shaun Johnson

New Zealand Warriors v Brisbane Broncos Breakdown

The New Zealand Warriors and Brisbane Broncos have played each other on 44 occasions; the Warriors have won 18 games, the Broncos have won 25 games and there has been one draw.

The Brisbane Broncos won eleven of the opening twelve games between the two sides.

The New Zealand Warriors have won three of four games they have played in at Central Coast Stadium, with their only loss at the venue coming in 2013 against Manly.

The first game between the two sides was a 25-22 win for the Broncos in round 1, 1995.

Biggest Wins

The New Zealand Warriors biggest ever win over the Brisbane Broncos was a 54-18 hiding in round 12, 2013.

The Brisbane Broncos biggest ever win over the New Zealand Warriors was a 44-6 rout in round 22, 1995.

Former Brisbane Broncos goal-kicking winger Michael De Vere

Leading Try Scorer

Michael De Vere (BRI) – 9
Shaun Berrigan (BRI/WAR) – 8
Manu Vatuvei (WAR) – 7
Francis Meli (WAR) – 6
Darren Lockyer (BRI) – 6

Leading Point Scorer

Shaun Johnson (WAR) – 5 tries, & 36 goals & 1 field goal (93 pts)
Michael De Vere (BRI) – 9 tries & 21 goals (78 pts)
Corey Parker (BRI) – 1 try & 37 goals (78 pts)
Darren Lockyer (BRI) – 6 tries, 15 goals & 1 field goal (59 pts)
James Maloney (WAR) – 3 tries & 42 goals (56 pts)

Players to have played for both sides in this clash

  1. Kevin Campion – 1998-2000 (BRI) & 2001-2002 (WAR)
  2. Shaun Berrigan – 1999-2007 (BRI) & 2011 (WAR)
  3. Motu Tony – 2001-2003 (WAR) & 2004 (BRI)
  4. Brent Tate – 2001-2007 (BRI) & 2008-2010 (WAR)
  5. PJ Marsh – 2002-2003 (WAR) &2008-2009 (BRI)
  6. Brett Seymour – 2002-2006 (BRI) & 2010-2011 (WAR)
  7. Joel Moon – 2006-2008 (BRI) & 2009-2011 (WAR)
  8. Denan Kemp – 2007-2008 & 2010 (BRI) & 2009 (WAR)
  9. Gerard Beale – 2009-2012 (BRI) & 2018-2020 (WAR)
  10. Todd Lowrie – 2013 (WAR) & BRI (2014)
  11. Nathan Friend – 2002 (BRI) & 2012-2015 (WAR)
  12. Kodi Nikorima – 2015-2019 (BRI) & 2019-2020 (WAR)
  13. Adam Blair – 2015-2017 (BRI) & 2018-2020 (WAR)
  14. James Gavet – 2015 (BRI) & 2016-2018 (WAR)

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

  1. Phil Blake (WAR) sin-binned in round 1, 1995.
  2. Mark Horo (WAR) sin-binned in round 22, 1996.
  3. Monty Betham & Wairangi Koopu (both WAR) & Casey McGuire & Carl Webb (both BRI) all sin-binned in round 24, 2003.
  4. Brent Webb (WAR) sin-binned in round 2, 2005.

Players to have scored three tries or more in one game

  1. Steve Renouf (BRI) scored four tries in round 22, 1995.
  2. James Maloney (WAR) scored three tries in round 3, 2010.

Head coaching records

Matthew Elliott (WAR) – 2/2 (100%)
Daniel Anderson (WAR) – 5/7 (71.4%)
Wayne Bennett (BRI) – 18/30 (60%)
Anthony Griffin (BRI) – 4/8 (50%)
Anthony Seibold (BRI) – 1/2 (50%) (1 draw)
Brian McClennan (WAR) – 1/2 (50%)
Ivan Cleary (WAR) – 4/10 (40%)
Stephen Kearney (WAR) – 2/5 (40%) (1 draw)
Tony Kemp (WAR) – 1/3 (33.3%)
Ivan Henjak (BRI) – 1/4 (25%)
Andrew McFadden (WAR) – 1/5 (20%)
Frank Endacott (WAR) – 0/2 (0%)
Mark Graham (WAR) – 0/3 (0%)
John Monie (WAR) – 0/5 (0%)

 

NRL Rd 8: Gold Coast Titans v Cronulla Sharks Stats Breakdown

Former Cronulla Sharks player Luke Covell

Gold Coast Titans v Cronulla Sharks Stats

The Gold Coast Titans and Cronulla Sharks have played each other on 20 occasions; the Titans have won eight games, the Sharks have won 11 games and there has been one draw.

The Cronulla Sharks need to score eighteen points to reach 400 total points against the Gold Coast Titans.

The Cronulla Sharks have won the last three games between the two sides.

The first game played between the two sides was an 18-16 win for the Gold Coast Titans in round 2, 2007.

Biggest Wins

The Gold Coast Titans biggest win over the Cronulla Sharks was an easy 30-10 victory in round 19, 2017.

The Cronulla Sharks biggest win over the Gold Coast Titans was a 36-12 success in round 16, 2011.

Former Cronulla Sharks fullback Valentine Holmes

Top try-scorer in this clash

Valentine Holmes (CRO) – 7
David Mead (GLD) – 6
Paul Gallen (CRO) – 5
Luke Covell (CRO) – 4
Mat Rogers (CRO/GLD) – 3
Ben Pomeroy (CRO) – 3

Most prolific point-scorer in this clash

Luke Covell (CRO) – 4 tries & 17 goals (50 pts)
Michael Gordon (CRO/GLD) – 18 goals (36 pts)
Valentine Holmes (CRO) – 7 tries, 3 goals & 1 field goal (35 pts)
Aidan Sezer (GLD) – 15 goals (30 pts)

Players to have played for both sides from this clash

  1. Preston Campbell – 1999-2002 (CRO) & 2007-2011 (GLD)
  2. Mat Rogers – 1995-2001 (CRO) & 2007-2011 (GLD)
  3. Matt Hilder – 2003-2006 (CRO) & 2007 (GLD)
  4. Luke Douglas – 2006-2011 (CRO) & 2012-2016 (GLD)
  5. Greg Bird – 2002-2008 (CRO) & 2010-2016 (GLD)
  6. Ian Donnelly – 2007 (GLD) & 2009 (CRO)
  7. James Stosic – 2005-2006 (CRO) & 2007-2008 (GLD)
  8. Sam Tagataese – 2009-2011 (GLD) & 2011-2017 (CRO)
  9. Michael Gordon – 2013-2015 (CRO) & 2018-2019 (GLD)
  10. Daniel Mortimer – 2014-2016 (GLD) & 2017 (CRO)

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

No players have been sent-off or sin-binned in clashes between the two sides.

Players to have scored three or more tries in this clash

No players have scored three or more tries in clashes between the two sides.

Head coaching records

Michael Maguire (WST) – 1/1 (100%)
Tim Sheens (WST) – 5/10 (50%)
Neil Henry (GLD) – 3/6 (50%) (1 draw)
John Cartwright (GLD) – 5/11 (45.5%)
Michael Potter (WST) – 1/3 (33.3%)
Ivan Cleary (WST) – 1/3 (33.3%)
Jason Taylor (WST) – 1/4 (25%)
Garth Brennan (GLD) – 0/3 (0%)

 

Sivo and Gutherson star as Eels steamroll the Cowboys

Parramatta Eels prop Junior Paulo

Mitch Moses may be out but the Parramatta Eels juggernaut claimed a new victim, a hapless North Queensland Cowboys outfit.

On the back of Clint Gutherson’s crafty play (who was playing his 100th game) and Maika Sivo, the Cowboys simply had no answer.

Surprisingly, it was the Cowboys who enjoyed the early weight of possession but yet they were unable to capitalise.

Some resolute Eels defence proved too tough to crack and once they scored the first try, the Eels would not look back.

That first try would come on the back of Gutherson, throwing a lovely cut-out pass for Michael Jennings.

A near carbon copy saw the Eels score a second; the only difference being, it was Sivo who would score the first of his four tries.

Waqa Blake then got in on the action. A Dylan Brown bomb went up and Blake was there to pluck the ball from the air and score.

Complacency or laziness, whatever you want to call it, saw the Eels allow a Cowboys try right before the break.

You may have thought that the Cowboys would mount a comeback of sorts or get back into the game but it was not to be.

That was ended prematurely when, on one of the first plays of the second half, the Eels scored.

Blake turned provider, batting the ball back for Jai Field who exploded with blistering pace to score in the corner.

Two rapid fire tries to Sivo would then put the icing on the impressive cake that was the Eels performance.

Sivo’s second off the back of a break and lovely pass from Gutherson, shining in his 100th game.

The hat-trick produced by Dylan Brown and a lovely cut-out ball that saw Sivo with an open line in front of him.

Sivo’s fourth try came soon after as quick hands down the left saw him score easily.

A final penalty goal slotted by Gutherson and that was all she wrote. Dominance by the Eels and an insipid Cowboys performance.

Cowboys coach Paul Green lamented his side’s right edge defence.

“It took them well into that second half before they started getting it right,” he said.

“Some of those guys are learning in the NRL when the game comes your way you have to be ready to do what you have to do.”

Brad Arthur praised Sivo for the work he has done to become an effective winger and destructive force.

“He’s going well, he just had to work on some of his timing and depth there and put himself in a better position to give some of those guys inside him an opportunity to make those passes to him,” Arthur said.

NRL News Player of the Game

3. Junior Paulo

2. Clint Gutherson

1. Maika Sivo

Parramatta Eels captain and fullback Clint Gutherson

Jack Murchie extends New Zealand Warriors stay

New Zealand Warriors forward Jack Murchie

Initially joining them on loan, Jack Murchie has extended his stay with the New Zealand Warriors. 

Re-signing until the end of 2022, Murchie originally joined for the remainder of 2020 to help the Warriors side.

He made his first start just last week and has the club and coach Todd Payten back him to become a regular in the seventeen.

“Jack’s come into our bubble and has fitted into the group really well. He’s is a popular squad member,” Payten said.

“He’s working really hard on his game as he seeks to establish himself in our NRL squad.”

Payten praised Murchie for his approach to games, training and the organisation.

“Jack’s always doing extras with the coaches and has the work ethic we are looking for,” Payten continued.

“He has contributed well as he looks to move his game to a new level.”

For Murchie himself, he looks forward to establishing himself as a regular over the next two and a half seasons.

“I’ve really enjoyed my time here with the boys and getting to know them. I feel right at home,” Murchie said.

“I’m looking forward to the next two and a half years to establish myself in the team and be the best player I can be.”

NRL Rd 8: North Queensland Cowboys v Parramatta Eels Stats Breakdown

North Queensland Cowboys club legend Johnathan Thurston

North Queensland Cowboys v Parramatta Eels Stats

The North Queensland Cowboys and Parramatta Eels have played each other on 41 occasions; the Cowboys have won 20 games, the Eels have won 20 games and there has been one draw.

The Parramatta Eels won ten of the first thirteen games played between the two sides (10W, 2L, 1D).

The North Queensland Cowboys have won eleven of the last fifteen games between the two sides (11W, 4L).

The first game between the two sides was a 20-4 win for the Parramatta Eels in round 9, 1995.

Biggest Wins

The North Queensland Cowboys biggest win over the Parramatta Eels was a 46-4 demolition in round 20, 2015.

The Parramatta Eels biggest win over the North Queensland Cowboys was a 62-0 whitewash in round 21, 2001. This is the second biggest ever winning margin for the Eels in their history and the equal worst loss for the Cowboys in their history.

Former Parramatta Eels utility back Luke Burt

Top try-scorer in this clash

Luke Burt (PAR) – 10
Jarryd Hayne (PAR) – 10
Ashley Graham (PAR/NQL) – 9
Kyle Feldt (NQL) – 8

Most prolific point-scorer in this clash

Johnathan Thurston (NQL) – 3 tries, 76 goals & 1 field goal (165 pts)
Luke Burt (PAR) – 10 tries & 45 goals (130 pts)
Josh Hannay (NQL) – 3 tries & 26 goals (64 pts)
Brett Hodgson (PAR) – 3 tries & 15 goals (42 pts)

Players to have played for both sides from this clash

  1. George Bartlett – 1988 & 1990-1991 (PAR) & 1995-1996 (NQL)
  2. Dean Schifilliti – 1995-1996 (NQL) & 1999-2000 (PAR)
  3. Scott Mahon – 1988-1994 & 1996 (PAR) & 1997-1998 (NQL)
  4. Jason Smith – 1996-2000 (PAR) & 2007 (NQL)
  5. Ray Mercy – 1995 (PAR) & 1997-1998 (NQL)
  6. Paul Green – 1999-2000 (NQL) & 2003 (PAR)
  7. Glenn Morrison – 2000-2004 (NQL) & 2005-2006 (PAR)
  8. Shane Muspratt – 1999-2003 & 2006-2007 (NQL) & 2004 (PAR)
  9. Chris Muckert – 2001-2003 (NQL) & 2004 (PAR)
  10. Matt Petersen – 2002 (NQL) & 2002-2006 (PAR)
  11. Ashley Graham – 2002-2006 (PAR) & 2006-2013 (NQL)
  12. Carl Webb – 2005-2010 (NQL) & 2011 (PAR)
  13. John Williams – 2005-2006 (PAR) & 2008-2010 (NQL)
  14. Willie Tonga – 2002-2003 & 2012-2014 (PAR) & 2009-2011 (NQL)
  15. Anthony Mitchell – 2010-2011 (PAR) & 2012-2014 (NQL)
  16. Kelepi Tanginoa – 2013-2014 (PAR) & 2015 (NQL)

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

  1. PJ Marsh (PAR) sent-off in round 21, 2001.
  2. Shane Muspratt (NQL) sin-binned in round 26, 2002.
  3. Craig Stapleton (PAR) & Paul Rauhihi (NQL) both sin-binned in round 8, 2004.
  4. Chad Robinson (PAR) & Justin Smith (NQL) both sin-binned in round 4, 2006.
  5. Kenny Edwards (PAR) sin-binned in round 9, 2017.
  6. Brad Takairangi (PAR) sin-binned in round 24, 2018.

Players to have scored three or more tries in this clash

  1. Scott Donald (PAR) scored three tries in round 21, 2001.
  2. Jarryd Hayne (PAR) scored three tries in round 18, 2010.
  3. Ashley Graham (NQL) scored three tries in round 3, 2012.
  4. Gavin Cooper (NQL) scored three tries in round 13, 2015.
  5. Kyle Feldt (NQL) scored three tries in round 24, 2018.

Head coaching records

Daniel Anderson (PAR) – 3/3 (100%)
Ron Hilditch (PAR) – 2/2 (100%)
Graham Murray (NQL) – 7/11 (63.6%)
Brian Smith (PAR) – 8/16 (50%) (1 draw)
Neil Henry (NQL) – 3/7 (42.9%)
Michael Hagan (PAR) – 1/3 (33.3%)
Stephen Kearney (PAR) – 1/3 (33.3%)
Tim Sheens (NQL) – 2/7 (28.6%) (1 draw)
Brad Arthur (PAR) – 3/12 (25%)
Jason Taylor (PAR) – 0/1 (0%)
Ricky Stuart (PAR) – 0/1 (0%)
Grant Bell (NQL) – 0/1 (0%)
Graham Lowe (NQL) – 0/1 (0%)
Murray Hurst (NQL) – 0/1 (0%)
Ian Millward (NQL) – 0/1 (0%)

 

NRL Rd 8: Canberra Raiders v St George Illawarra Dragons Stats Breakdown

Canberra Raiders captain and centre Jarrod Croker

Canberra Raiders v St George Illawarra Dragons Stats

The Canberra Raiders and St George Illawarra Dragons have played each other on 30 occasions; the Raiders have won 18, the Dragons have won 11 and there has been one draw.

The St George Illawarra Dragons have won just four times at GIO Stadium in sixteen attempts (a win percentage of just 25%).

The Dragons have won five of the last seven games between the two sides, although the Raiders have two of the last three.

The first ever clash between the two sides was a 16-14 win for the Dragons in round 3, 1999.

Biggest Wins

The Canberra Raiders biggest ever win over the St George Illawarra Dragons was a 30-6 success in round 11, 2007.

The St George Illawarra Dragons biggest ever win over the Canberra Raiders was an easy 58-16 win in round 17, 2007.

Brett Morris playing for the St George Illawarra Dragons

 Top try-scorer in this clash

Brett Morris (SGI) – 9
Jason Nightingale (SGI) – 8
Nathan Blacklock (SGI) – 7
Jarrod Croker (CAN) – 7
Adrian Purtell (CAN) – 6
Reece Robinson (CAN) – 6

Most prolific point-scorer in this clash

Jarrod Croker (CAN) – 7 tries & 40 goals (108 pts)
Clinton Schifcofske (CAN) – 1 try, 32 goals & 2 field goals (70 pts)
Gareth Widdop (SGI) – 3 tries, 23 goals & 1 field goal (59 pts)
Jamie Soward (SGI) – 1 try, 22 goals & 2 field goals (50 pts)

Players to have played for both sides from this clash

  1. Simon Woolford – 1994-2006 (CAN) & 2007-2008 (SGI)
  2. David Howell – 2003-2004 (SGI) & 2005-2007 (CAN)
  3. Lincoln Withers – 2000, 2005-2008 (CAN) & 2004 (SGI)
  4. Colin Best – 2005-2006 (SGI) & 2007-2008 (CAN)
  5. Bronx Goodwin – 2007-2008 (CAN) & 2011-2012 (SGI)
  6. Josh Dugan – 2009-2013 (CAN) & 2013-2017 (SGI)
  7. Daniel Vidot – 2009-2011 (CAN) & 2012-2013 (SGI)
  8. Joel Thompson – 2008-2013 (CAN) & 2014-2017 (SGI)
  9. Josh McCrone – 2009-2015 (CAN) & 2016-2017 (SGI)
  10. Bronson Harrison – 2009-2012 (CAN) & 2013-2014 (SGI)
  11. Josh Miller – 2004-2011 (CAN) & 2012 (SGI)
  12. Michael Weyman – 2003-2008 (CAN) & 2009-2013 (SGI)
  13. Sam Williams – 2011-2013, 2015-2016 & 2018-2019 (CAN) & 2014 (SGI)
  14. Paul Vaughan – 2013-2016 (CAN) & 2017-2019 (SGI)
  15. Dunamis Lui – 2016 (SGI) & 2017-2019 (CAN)
  16. Siliva Havili – 2016 (SGI) & 2018-2019 (CAN)

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

  1. Mark Riddell (SGI) sent-off in round 9, 2002.
  2. Jason Ryles (SGI) sin-binned in round 20, 2006.
  3. Terry Campese (CAN) & Jeremy Smith and Dean Young (both SGI) all sin-binned in round 23, 2009.
  4. Josh Dugan (CAN) sin-binned in round 3, 2015.
  5. Jordan Rapana (CAN) sin-binned in round 11, 2018.
  6. Nick Cotric (CAN) sent-off in round 17, 2019.

Players to have scored three or more tries in this clash

  1. Nathan Blacklock (SGI) scored three tries in round 7, 1999.
  2. Adrian Purtell (CAN) scored three tries in round 11, 2007.
  3. Reece Robinson (CAN) scored three tries in round 17, 2012.
  4. Brett Morris (SGI) scored three tries in round 23, 2014.

Head coaching records

David Furner (CAN) – 7/7 (100%)
David Waite (SGI) – 3/3 (100%)
Matthew Elliott (CAN) – 5/6 (83.3%) (1 draw)
Neil Henry (CAN) – 3/4 (75%)
Paul McGregor (SGI) – 5/7 (71.4%)
Andrew Farrar (SGI) – 2/4 (50%) (1 draw)
Ricky Stuart (CAN) – 2/7 (28.5%)
Mal Meninga (CAN) – 1/6 (16.7%)
Nathan Brown (SGI) – 1/9 (11.1%)
Steve Price (SGI) – 0/3 (0%)
Wayne Bennett (CAN) – 0/4 (0%)