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NRL News Rd 14 Stats Breakdown: Knights v Roosters

Former Newcastle Knights halfback and rugby league Immortal Andrew Johns

The second stats breakdown of the day has been another lopsided affair; the Sydney Roosters with the glory over the Newcastle Knights recently.

The Knights are a good, young team this year, though, and may not have a better chance to beat the Roosters.

With Origin stats no certainty to back up, the Knights will rely on Kalyn Ponga for success.

Newcastle Knights v Sydney Roosters Stats Breakdown

The Newcastle Knights and Sydney Roosters have played each other 53 times; the Knights have won just 19, the Roosters have won 31 and there have been three draws.

The Knights need to score just six points to reach 900 total points against the Roosters.

The Knights have won just one of the last ten games against the Roosters.

The first clash between the two sides was a 26-10 win for the Roosters in round 13, 1988.

Biggest Wins

The Newcastle Knights biggest win over the Sydney Roosters was an easy 46-12 win in round 22, 2000.

The Sydney Roosters biggest win over the Newcastle Knights was a comfortable 42-4 success in round 15, 2004.

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

  1. Dean Bell (SYD) (sin-binned) in round 13, 1988.
  2. Mark Barnes & Craig O’Dwyer (both SYD & both sent off) in round 16, 1993.
  3. Luke Ricketson (SYD) & Wayne Richards (NEW) (both sin-binned) in round 4, 1997.
  4. George Carmont (NEW) (sin-binned) in round 15, 2004.
  5. Brett Finch (SYD) (sin-binned) in round 22, 2006.
  6. Jason Ryles (SYD) (sin-binned) in round 10, 2010.
  7. Jared Waerea-Hargreaves (sin-binned) in round 20, 2014.
  8. Tautau Moga (NEW) (sin-binned) in round 3, 2018.

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

  1. Ashley Gordon (NEW) scored three tries in round 13, 1990.
  2. Andrew Johns (NEW) scored three tries in round 22, 2000.
  3. Trent Salkeld (NEW) scored three tries in round 17, 2005.
  4. Akuila Uate (NEW) scored three tries in round 10, 2010.
  5. Roger Tuivasa-Sheck (SYD) scored three tries in round 22, 2015.
  6. Blake Ferguson (SYD) scored three tries in round 9, 2016.

Head coaching records

Arthur Beetson (SYD) – 1/1 at 100%.
Trent Robinson (SYD) – 8/9 at 88.9%.
Ricky Stuart (SYD) – 8/10 at 80%.
Brad Fittler (SYD) – 3/5 at 60%.
David Waite (NEW) – 3/5 at 60%.
Graham Murray (SYD) – 3/6 at 50%.
Malcolm Reilly (NEW) – 3/6 at 50% (1 draw)
Brian Smith (NEW) – 3/6 at 50%.
Brian Smith (SYD) – 2/4 at 50%.
Allan McMahon (NEW) – 2/4 at 50% (1 draw)
Phil Gould (SYD) – 3/7 at 42.9% (1 draw)
Mark Murray (SYD) – 2/7 at 28.6% (1 draw)
Michael Hagan (NEW) – 3/12 at 25%.
Warren Ryan (NEW) – 1/4 at 25%.
Wayne Bennett (NEW) – 1/5 at 20%.
Chris Anderson (SYD) – 0/1 at 0%.
Danny Buderus (SYD) – 0/1 at 0%.
Russell Fairfax (SYD) – 0/2 at 0%.
Nathan Brown (NEW) – 0/4 at 0%.

Players to have played for both sides in this clash

  1. Gary Wurth (SYD: 1984-1988 & NEW: 1989-1991)
  2. David Smith (SYD: 1987-1991 & NEW: 1993-1994)
  3. Peter Johnston (SYD: 1987-1988 & NEW: 1989-1991)
  4. Mike McLean (SYD: 1985-1990 & NEW: 1991)
  5. Clinton O’Brien (SYD: 1993-1995 & NEW: 1999-2002)
  6. Adam MacDougall (SYD: 1995 & NEW: 1997-2003, 2007-2011)
  7. Sean Rudder (NEW: 1998-2003 & SYD: 2008)
  8. Riley Brown (NEW: 2004-2007 & SYD: 2008-2009)
  9. Anthony Tupou (SYD: 2004-2008 & NEW: 2017)
  10. Mickey Paea (SYD: 2005-2008 & NEW: 2016-2017)
  11. Richie Fa’aoso (SYD: 2005 & NEW: 2008-2012)
  12. Mitchell Pearce (SYD: 2007-2017 & NEW: 2018)
  13. Shaun Kenny-Dowall (SYD: 2007-2017 & NEW: 2018)
  14. Willie Mason (SYD: 2008-2009 & NEW: 2012-2014)
  15. Aidan Guerra (SYD: 2010-2017 & NEW: 2018)
  16. Brendan Elliott (SYD: 2014-2016 & NEW: 2016-2017)
  17. Tautau Moga (SYD: 2012 & NEW: 2018)

Most prolific point-scorers in this clash

  1. Andrew Johns (NEW) – 8 tries, 5 goals & 2 field goals (136 pts)
  2. Craig Fitzgibbon (SYD) – 3 tries & 46 goals (104 pts)
  3. Kurt Gidley (NEW) – 5 tries & 26 goals (74 pts)
  4. Anthony Minichiello (SYD) – 14 tries (56 pts)
  5. James Maloney (SYD) – 1 try, 21 goals & 1 field goal (47 pts)
  6. Ryan Cross (SYD) – 9 tries (36 pts)
  7. Matthew Gidley (NEW) – 7 tries (28 pts)
  8. Cooper Vuna (NEW) – 7 tries (28 pts)
  9. Shaun Kenny-Dowall (SYD/NEW) – 7 tries (28 pts)
  10. Brad Fittler (SYD) – 6 tries & 2 goals (28 pts)
  11. Ashley Gordon (NEW) – 3 tries, 7 goals & 1 field goal (27 pts)
  12. Leo Dynevor (NEW) – 3 tries & 7 goals (26 pts)
  13. Robbie O’Davis (NEW) – 4 tries & 4 goals (24 pts)
  14. Timana Tahu (NEW) – 6 tries (24 pts)
  15. Todd Byrne (SYD) – 6 tries (24 pts)

Disclaimer: As always, the above players are just those who have been the most prolific across clashes between the two sides.

Also, should you have any issues, queries or just want to see more stats, let us know and we can make the changes.

NRL Rd 14 Stats Breakdown: Manly v Warriors

Former Manly Sea Eagles centre Jamie Lyon

The first of our stats breakdowns are here and raring to go; the Manly Sea Eagles v the New Zealand Warriors.

It has been all Manly in the recent clashes between these two sides but the Warriors have looked good in 2018.

Can they buck the losing trend against the Silvertails and show just how good they are?

Manly Sea Eagles v New Zealand Warriors Stats Breakdown

The Manly Sea Eagles and New Zealand Warriors have played each other on 32 occasions; Manly has won 23 games, the Warriors have won just eight games and there has been one draw.

Manly won the first three games between the two sides; the Warriors first win against Manly did not come until 1999.

The Warriors have lost sixteen of their last twenty games against Manly, including the last six.

The first game between the two side was a 26-14 win for the Sea Eagles in round 5, 1995.

Manly are undefeated against the Warriors under coach Trent Barrett.

Biggest Wins

The Manly Sea Eagles biggest win over the New Zealand Warriors was a comfortable 52-6 win in round 3, 2008.

The New Zealand Warriors biggest win over the Manly Sea Eagles was a 36-10 success in round 3, 1999.

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

  1. Gavin Hill (WAR) (sent-off) in round 5, 1996.
  2. John Hopoate (MAN) (sin-binned) in round 4, 2004.
  3. Shayne Dunley (MAN) (sin-binned) in round 5, 2006.

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

  1. Steve Menzies (MAN) scored three tries in round 24, 1998.
  2. Michael Robertson & Brett Stewart (both MAN) scored three tries in round 3, 2008.
  3. David Williams (MAN) scored three tries in round 22, 2013.

Players to have played for both sides in this clash

  1. Phil Blake (MAN: 1982-1986 & WAR: 1995-1997)
  2. Gene Ngamu (MAN: 1992-1993 & WAR: 1995-1999)
  3. Matthew Ridge (MAN: 1990-1996 & WAR: 1997-1999)
  4. Kevin Iro (MAN: 1991-1992 & WAR: 1998)
  5. Joe Galuvao (WAR: 1998-2000 & MAN: 2010-2013)
  6. Michael Witt (MAN: 2005-2006 & WAR: 2007-2008)
  7. Lewis Brown (WAR: 2009-2012 & MAN: 2016-2018)
  8. Feleti Mateo (WAR: 2011-2014 & MAN: 2015-2016)
  9. Kieran Foran (MAN: 2009-2015 & WAR: 2017)
  10. Jeff Robson (MAN: 2004, 2008 & WAR: 2016)

Head coaching records

Trent Barrett (MAN) – 4/4 at 100%.
Mark Graham (WAR) – 1/1 at 100%.
Geoff Toovey (MAN) – 5/6 at 83.3%.
Bob Fulton (MAN) – 3/4 at 75%.
Daniel Anderson (WAR) – 3/4 at 75%.
Des Hasler (MAN) – 11/15 at 73.3%.
Tony Kemp (WAR) – 1/2 at 50%.
Matthew Elliott (WAR) – 1/2 at 50%.
Ivan Cleary (WAR) – 1/11 at 9%.
Frank Endacott (WAR) – 0/1 at 0%.
Peter Sharp (MAN) – 0/2 at 0%.
John Monie (WAR) – 0/2 at 0%.
Brian McLennan (WAR) – 0/2 at 0%.
Stephen Kearney (WAR) – 0/2 at 0%.
Andrew McFadden (WAR) – 0/4 at 0%.

Most prolific point-scorers in this clash

  1. Jamie Lyon (MAN) – 3 tries & 35 goals (82 pts)
  2. Stacey Jones (WAR) – 4 tries & 14 goals (44 pts)
  3. Brett Stewart (MAN) – 11 tries (44 pts)
  4. Shaun Johnson (WAR) – 4 tries, 12 goals & 1 field goal (41 pts)
  5. Matt Orford (MAN) – 1 try & 15 goals (34 pts)
  6. Steve Menzies (MAN) – 7 tries (28 pts)
  7. James Maloney (WAR) – 1 try & 11 goals (26 pts)
  8. Michael Robertson (MAN) – 6 tries (24 pts)
  9. Manu Vatuvei (WAR) – 6 tries (24 pts)
  10. Michael Witt (MAN/WAR) – 11 goals (22 pts)
  11. Steve Matai (MAN) – 5 tries & 1 goal (22 pts)
  12. Sione Faumuina (WAR) – 1 try & 8 goals (20 pts)
  13. Chris Hicks (WAR) – 5 tries (20 pts)
  14. Simon Mannering (WAR) – 5 tries (20 pts)
  15. Matthew Ridge (MAN/WAR) – 1 try & 7 goals (16 pts)
  16. Andrew Walker (MAN) – 8 goals (16 pts)
  17. Scott Donald (MAN) – 4 tries (16 pts)
  18. Anthony Watmough (MAN) – 4 tries (16 pts)

Disclamier: As always, just note, the above players are simply the most prolific point-scorers in the history of games between the two sides. 

Also, if you notice any errors or want to see further stats, just let us know.

NRL News Rd 13 Stats Breakdown: Rabbitohs v Sharks

South Sydney Rabbitohs player Eric Simms

It’s stats breakdown part 2 for round 13; the South Sydney Rabbitohs v the Cronulla Sharks.

South Sydney Rabbitohs v Cronulla Sharks Stats Breakdown

The South Sydney Rabbitohs and Cronulla Sharks have played each other on 95 occasions; the Rabbitohs have won 42, the Sharks have won 49 and there have been four draws.

Souths won 11 of the first twelve games between the two sides. It took the Sharks eight attempts to beat the Bunnies.

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

Andrew Ettinghausen is the only Sharks player to have scored five tries in one game and he has done it twice; once against this week’s opposition (the Bunnies) and once against Illawarra.

The first game between the two sides was a 23-15 win for the Bunnies in round 3, 1967.

Biggest Wins

The South Sydney Rabbitohs biggest win over the Cronulla Sharks was an easy 43-4 win in round 3, 1969.

The Cronulla Sharks biggest win over the South Sydney Rabbitohs was a cruisy 39-5 win in round 9, 1976.

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

  1. Barry Andrews (CRO) (sent-off) in round 12, 1978.
  2. Bill Annabel (CRO) (sent-off) in round 17, 1979.
  3. Ken Stewart (SOU) & Rowland Beckett (CRO) (both sin-binned) in round 22, 1981.
  4. Dane Sorenson (CRO) & Gary Hambly (SOU) (both sin-binned) in round 18, 1982.
  5. Gary Hambly (SOU) (sin-binned) in round 22, 1983.
  6. Mark Ellison (SOU) (sin-binned) & Greg Nixon (CRO) (sent-off) in round 11, 1984.
  7. David Boyle (SOU) (sin-binned) in round 22, 1985.
  8. Dean Treister (CRO) & John Wilson (SOU) (both sin-binned) in round 8, 1996.
  9. Bryan Fletcher (SOU) (sin-binne) in round 10, 2003.
  10. Greg Bird (CRO) (sent-off) in round 4, 2004.
  11. Todd Polglase (SOU) (sin-binned) in round 26, 2005.
  12. Paul Gallen (CRO) (sin-binned) in round 26, 2009.

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

  1. Andrew Ettinghausen (CRO) scored five tries in round 22, 1994.
  2. Ray Corcoran (CRO) scored four tries in round 9, 1975.
  3. Martin Raftery (CRO) scored four tries in round 9, 1976.
  4. Michael Cleary & Denis Pittard (both SOU) scored three tries in round 3, 1969.
  5. Peter Brown (SOU) scored three tries in round 14, 1971.
  6. George Longbottom (SOU) scored three tries in round 9, 1983.
  7. Jonathan Docking (CRO) scored three tries in round 17, 1990.
  8. Sam Isemonger (CRO) scored three tries in round 25, 2003.
  9. Luke MacDougall (SOU) scored three tries in round 4, 2004.
  10. Greg Inglis (SOU) scored three tries in round 9, 2012.

Head coaching records

Chris Anderson (CRO) – 3/3 at 100%.
Ted Glossop (CRO) – 2/2 at 100%.
Arthur Beetson (CRO) – 2/2 at 100%.
Robert McCarthy (SOU) – 1/1 at 100%.
John Lang (CRO) – 7/8 at 87.5%.
Ron Willey (SOU) – 5/6 at 83.3%.
Allan Fitzgibbon (CRO) – 6/8 at 75%.
Shane Flanagan (CRO) – 6/9 at 66.7%.
Shaun McRae (SOU) – 2/3 at 66.7%.
John Lang (SOU) – 2/3 at 66.7%.
Clive Churchill (SOU) – 11/17 at 64.7%.
Tommy Bishop (CRO) – 5/10 at 50% (1 draw)
Jason Taylor (SOU) – 3/6 at 50%.
John Gibson (SOU) – 2/4 at 50%.
John Raper (CRO) – 2/4 at 50%.
Norm Provan (CRO) – 2/4 at 50%.
Johnny King (SOU) – 1/2 at 50%.
Michael Maguire (SOU) – 4/9 at 44.4%.
George Piggins (SOU) – 4/10 at 40% (1 draw)
Stuart Raper (CRO) – 2/5 at 40%.
John Gibson (CRO) – 2/6 at 33.3% (1 draw)
Bill Anderson (SOU) – 2/7 at 28.7% (2 draws)
Ricky Stuart (CRO) – 2/7 at 28.7%.
Ken Shine (SOU) – 1/4 at 25%.
Paul Langmack (SOU) – 1/4 at 25%.
Terrence Fearnley (CRO) – 1/4 at 25%.
Greg Pierce (CRO) – 1/5 at 20% (1 draw)
John O’Neill (SOU) – 0/2 at 0%.
Steve Martin (SOU) – 0/2 at 0%.
Noel Thornton (CRO) – 0/2 at 0%.
Peter Sharp (CRO) – 0/2 at 0%.
Craig Coleman (SOU) – 0/3 at 0%.
Frank Curry (SOU) – 0/4 at 0%.
Kenneth Kearney (CRO) – 0/6 at 0%.

Players to have played for both sides in this clash

  1. Rod Urquhart (CRO: 1970-1971 & SOU: 1973-1974)
  2. Greg Purcell (SOU: 1975-1977 & CRO: 1979)
  3. Gary Wright (SOU: 1976-1981 & CRO: 1982)
  4. John Berne (SOU: 1976-1979 & CRO: 1981-1983)
  5. John Dykes (SOU: 1975, 1978 & CRO: 1976)
  6. Rick Bourke (CRO: 1973-1982 & CRO: 1983)
  7. Bill Annabel (SOU: 1976-1978 & CRO: 1979)
  8. John Jarvie (CRO: 1981-1982 & SOU: 1983)
  9. Terry Murphy (CRO: 1982-1983 & SOU: 1984-1985)
  10. Greg Nixon (SOU: 1981 & CRO: 1982-1987)
  11. Mark Ellison (SOU: 1984, 1987-1990 & CRO: 1985-1986)
  12. John Kambas (SOU: 1984 & CRO: 1987-1988)
  13. Arthur Pappas (CRO: 1989-1990 & SOU: 1992)
  14. Charlie Saab (SOU: 1988-1991 & CRO: 1992)
  15. Eion Crossan (SOU: 1992 & CRO: 1994-1995)
  16. Paul Mellor (SOU: 1991-1996, 2006-2007 & CRO: 1999-2002, 2005)
  17. Shannon Donato (SOU: 1995-1996 & CRO: 1998-2001)
  18. Paul McNicholas (SOU: 1996-1999, 2002 & CRO: 2000-2001)
  19. Blaine Stanley (CRO: 1998-1999 & SOU: 2000-2002)
  20. Russell Richardson (CRO: 1996-2001 & SOU: 2002-2003)
  21. Brent Grose (CRO: 2001 & SOU: 2002)
  22. Brett Kearney (SOU: 2003-2005 & CRO: 2006-2009)
  23. Nathan Merritt (SOU: 2002-2003, 2006-2014 & CRO: 2004-2005)
  24. Nigel Vagana (CRO: 2004-2006 & SOU: 2007-2008)
  25. Luke MacDougall (CRO: 2002 & SOU: 2003-2006)
  26. David Peachey (CRO: 1994-2005 & SOU: 2006-2007)
  27. Ben Ross (CRO: 2006-2009, 2012-2013 & SOU: 2011)
  28. Luke Stuart (CRO: 1998-2001 & SOU: 2002-2011)
  29. Craig Stapleton (CRO: 2007 & SOU: 2010)
  30. Adam Peek (SOU: 2002 & CRO: 2008)
  31. Michael Greenfield (CRO: 2004 & SOU: 2006-2008)
  32. Colin Best (CRO: 1998-2002, 2011-2012 & SOU: 2009-2010)

Most prolific point-scorers in this clash

  1. Eric Simms (SOU) – 1 try, 66 goals & 7 field goals (147 pts)*
  2. Steve Rogers (CRO) – 7 tries & 50 goals (122 pts)*
  3. Luke Covell (CRO) – 6 tries & 22 goals (66 pts)
  4. Andrew Ettinghausen (CRO) – 16 tries (64 pts)
  5. Barry Andrews (CRO) – 1 try & 26 goals (55 pts)*
  6. Nathan Merritt (SOU/CRO) – 12 tries & 3 goals (54 pts)
  7. Mat Rogers (CRO) – 4 tries & 17 goals (50 pts)
  8. Neil Baker (SOU) – 3 tries & 16 goals (44 pts)
  9. Mitch Healey (CRO) – 5 tries, 9 goals & 1 field goal (43 pts)
  10. Chris Sandow (SOU) – 2 tries, 16 goals & 1 field goal (41 pts)
  11. Adam Reynolds SOU) – 20 goals & 1 field goal (41 pts)
  12. Tony Melrose (SOU) – 1 try & 18 goals (40 pts)
  13. Ray Corcoran (CRO) – 13 tries (39 pts)*
  14. Sean Watson (CRO) – 2 tries & 15 goals (38 pts)
  15. Alan Wilson (CRO) – 4 tries & 11 goals (38 pts)

Disclaimer: As always, the above players are the most prolific scorers among the two sides in their history. 

Any player with an asterisk next to their points tally played in an era where either tries were worth three points and/or field goals two.

Should you spot any issues or errors or if you just want more stats, let us know.

NRL News Rd 13 Stats Breakdown: Manly v Cowboys

North Queensland Cowboys halfback Johnathan Thurston

A shortened NRL round but stats breakdowns are still here; it’s the Manly Sea Eagles v North Queensland Cowboys up first.

Manly Sea Eagles v North Queensland Cowboys Stats Breakdown

The Manly Sea Eagles and North Queensland Cowboys have faced off on 29 occasions; Manly has won 16 times, the Cowboys have won 12 times and there has been one draw.

Manly need 12 points to reach 700 total points against the Cowboys.

Manly won the first five games between the two sides.

The Cowboys have won five of the last six games between the two sides, though Manly did win their last clash; their sole encounter in 2017.

The first game between the two sides was a 36-14 win for Manly in round 7, 1995.

Biggest Wins

The Manly Sea Eagles biggest win over the North Queensland Cowboys was a comfortable 46-4 win in round 7, 1996.

Players sin-binned/sent-off in this clash

  1. Steve Menzies (MAN) (sin-binned) in round 2, 2006.
  2. Johnathan Thurston (NQL) (sin-binned) in round 7, 2007.
  3. Luke O’Donnell (NQL) (sin-binned) in round 7, 2009.

Players to have scored three or more tries in this clash

  1. Danny Moore (MAN) scored three tries in round 7, 1995.
  2. Danny Moore (MAN) scored three tries in round 7, 1996.
  3. Ty Williams (NQL) scored three tries in round 21, 2005.
  4. Matt Sing (NQL) scored three tries in round 2, 2006.
  5. Dean Whare (MAN) scored three tries in round 12, 2010.

Players to have played for both sides in this clash

  1. Martin Bella (MAN: 1990-1992 & NQL: 1995)
  2. Danny Moore (MAN: 1991, 1993-1997 & NQL: 2001)
  3. Owen Cunningham (MAN: 1985-1996, 1999 & NQL: 1997-1998)
  4. Luke Phillips (NQL: 1997 & MAN: 1998)
  5. Scott Donald (NQL: 1998-2000 & MAN: 2003-2005)
  6. Jason Ferris (NQL: 1997-1998 & MAN: 2003)
  7. Michael Bani (MAN: 2007-2009 & NQL: 2009-2011)
  8. Ben Farrar (NQL: 2007-2009 & MAN: 2009-2010)
  9. Glenn Hall (MAN: 2007-2009 & NQL: 2011-2015)
  10. Matthew Wright (NQL: 2014-2015 & MAN: 2016-2018)
  11. Jayden Hodges (NQL: 2013 & MAN: 2014-2015)

Head coaching records

Bob Fulton (MAN) – 3/3 at 100%.
Paul Green (NQL) – 5/7 at 71.4%.
Graham Murray (NQL) – 5/8 at 62.5%.
Geoff Toovey (MAN) – 4/7 at 57.1%.
Des Hasler (MAN) – 6/11 at 54.5%.
Peter Sharp (MAN) – 2/4 at 50%.
Trent Barrett (MAN) – 1/3 at 33.3%.
Neil Henry (NQL) – 2/8 at 25%.
Grant Bell (NQL) – 0/1 at 0%.
Graham Lowe (NQL) – 0/1 at 0%.
Tim Sheens (NQL) – 0/3 at 0%.

Most prolific point-scorers in this clash

  1. Johnathan Thurston (NQL) – 1 try, 47 goals & 1 field goal (99 pts)
  2. Jamie Lyon (MAN) – 3 tries & 38 goals (88 pts)
  3. Josh Hannay (NQL) – 4 tries & 24 goals (64 pts)
  4. Brett Stewart (MAN) – 10 tries (40 pts)
  5. Matthew Bowen (NQL) – 7 tries (28 pts)
  6. Danny Moore (MAN/NQL) – 6 tries (24 pts)
  7. Matt Sing (NQL) – 6 tries (24 pts)
  8. Matt Orford (MAN) – 11 goals (22 pts)
  9. Steve Menzies (MAN) – 5 tries (20 pts)
  10. Kyle Feldt (NQL) – 5 tries (20 pts)
  11. Chris Hicks (MAN) – 3 tries & 3 goals (18 pts)
  12. Michael Robertson (MAN) – 4 tries & 1 goal (18 pts)
  13. Adam Brown (MAN) – 8 goals (16 pts)
  14. Ty Williams (NQL) – 4 tries (16 pts)
  15. Shannon Nevin (MAN) – 1 try & 5 goals (14 pts)

Disclaimer: As always, the above players are simply the most prolific point-scorers across the history of clashes between the two sides. 

Also, if you want further stats, different stats or notice any errors, let us know and we can make the changes.

NRL News Rd 12 Stats Breakdown and Preview: Brisbane Broncos v Parramatta Eels

Former Parramatta Eels utility back Luke Burt

They are back and with a vengeance; the stats breakdown and preview as we look over the Brisbane Broncos v Parramatta Eels clash.

Why the Broncos will win

Sitting just outside the eight, the Broncos need a win to stay in touch with it. With the emergence of some of the best young forwards, the Broncos strengths lie in the willpower and determination of their forward pack. They dig deep, work hard and take every opportunity they can get to shine.

Why the Eels will win

They sort of have to at this point to keep any slim, slim chance of finals alive, don’t they? A confirmed reshuffle of the side will provide different attacking dimensions.
The way for the Eels to win is simple; hold onto the ball and cut out silly, persistent errors and to find their inner mojo.
The players will need to stand together as one and come out all guns blazing to give Eels fans something to cheer about.

The result

Desperation is everything and when you need a win to boost spirits or get your season back on track, you take it; or at least try to take it.
That reason and that reason alone, is why we are backing the Eels. Not convincingly but enough to get the win.
One win can be all it takes for fortunes to change.

Brisbane Broncos v Parramatta Eels Stats Breakdown

The Brisbane Broncos and Parramatta Eels have played each other 55 times; the Broncos have won 32, the Eels have won 22 and there have been two draws.

The Eels have lost the last two games against the Broncos. Prior to that, they had won the last three.

The Broncos won thirteen of the opening sixteen games between the two sides (13 wins, 2 losses & 1 draw).

The first clash between the two sides was a 24-18 win for the Broncos in round five of the 1988 NSWRL season.

Wayne Bennett will take charge of his 800th game as an NRL coach in this game, 618 of which have been with Brisbane.

Biggest Wins

The Brisbane Broncos biggest win over the Parramatta Eels was a 60-14 thumping in round 13, 1995.

The Parramatta Eels biggest win over the Brisbane Broncos was an easy 68-22 win in round 25, 2007.

Players sin-binned/sent-off in this clash

  1. David Solomona (PAR) & Andrew Gee (BRI) (both sin-binned) in round 20, 2002.

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

  1. Denan Kemp (BRI) scored four tries in round 12, 2008.
  2. Semi Radradra (PAR) scored four tries in round 25, 2017.
  3. Michael Hancock (BRI) scored three tries in round 19, 1991.
  4. Krisnan Inu (PAR) scored three tries in round 25, 2007.
  5. Karmicahel Hunt (BRI) scored three tries in round 7, 2009.
  6. Bureta Faraimo (PAR) scored three tries in round 8, 2015.
  7. Corey Oates (BRI) scored three tries in round 23, 2016.

Players to have played for both sides

  1. Brett Plowman (BRI: 1988-1993 & PAR: 1994-1995)
  2. Stuart Kelly (PAR: 1996-2000 & BRI: 2001-2005)
  3. PJ Marsh (PAR: 2000-2001, 2005-2007 & BRI: 2008-2009)
  4. Chris Walker (BRI: 1999-2002 & PAR: 2011)
  5. Carl Webb (BRI: 2000-2004 & PAR: 2011)
  6. Paul Green (PAR: 2003 & BRI: 2004)
  7. Casey McGuire (PAR: 1998, 2011-2012 & BRI: 2001-2006)
  8. Reece Robinson (BRI: 2008 & PAR: 2015)
  9. Todd Lowrie (PAR: 2007-2009 & BRI: 2014)
  10. Corey Norman (BRI: 2010-2013 & PAR: 2014-2018)
  11. Josh Hoffman (BRI: 2008-2014 & PAR: 2017-2018)

Head coaching records

Ricky Stuart (PAR) – 1/1 at 100%.
Michael Hagan (PAR) – 2/3 at 66.7%.
Brian Smith (PAR) – 10/16 at 62.5%.
Wayne Bennett (BRI) – 26/43 at 60.5% (1 draw)
Brad Arthur (PAR) – 4/7 at 57.1%.
Anthony Griffin (BRI) – 3/6 at 50%.
Daniel Anderson (PAR) – 2/4 at 50%.
Ivan Henjak (BRI) – 2/4 at 50%.
Stephen Kearney (PAR) – 1/2 at 50%.
John Monie (PAR) – 1/4 at 25%.
Michael Cronin (PAR) – 1/7 at 14.3%.
Jason Taylor (PAR) – 0/1 at 0%.
Ron Hilditch (PAR) – 0/4 at 0%. (1 draw)

Most prolific point-scorers in this clash

  1. Luke Burt (PAR) – 11 tries, 45 goals & 1 field goal (135 pts)
  2. Michael De Vere (PAR) – 3 tries & 33 goals (84 pts)
  3. Corey Parker (BRI) – 1 try & 30 goals (64 pts)
  4. Darren Lockyer (PAR) – 6 tries, 17 goals & 1 field goal (59 pts)
  5. Terry Matterson (BRI) – 3 tries & 22 goals (56 pts)
  6. Krisnan Inu (PAR) – 8 tries & 11 goals (54 pts)
  7. Michael Hancock (BRI) – 12 tries (48 pts)
  8. Julian O’Neill (BRI) – 4 tries, 15 goals & 1 field goal (47 pts)
  9. Allan Langer (BRI) – 10 tries & 1 goal (42 pts)
  10. Anthony Milford (BRI) – 4 tries, 7 goals & 1 field goal (31 pts)
  11. Jason Moodie (PAR) – 7 tries & 1 goal (30 pts)
  12. Steve Renouf (BRI) – 7 tries (28 pts)
  13. Shaun Berrigan (BRI) – 7 tries (28 pts)
  14. Justin Hodges (BRI) – 7 tries (28 pts)
  15. Mitchell Moses (PAR) – 13 goals (26 pts)

 

NRL News Rd 11 Stats Breakdown and Preview: Panthers v Tigers

Wests Tigers five-eighth Benji Marshall

A Penrith Panthers and Wests Tigers stats breakdown and preview at your leisure! 

Why will Penrith win?

The Panthers are in second spot, flying high, boasting an array of talent and two top halves. Their attack is fluid and is controlled brilliantly by James Maloney or Nathan Cleary.

This could be their year and the form dictates that they are not going anywhere anytime soon. Their attack may just be too good for a recently inconsistent Tigers side to handle.

Why will the Tigers win?

Defence. That’s the name of the game for the Tigers. As hard as it is to maintain, they need that defence from the early season.

Suffocating the opposition attack, dictating the terms and controlling the game. If they can do that, they stand some chance of dismantling Penrith.

The result?

Try as the Tigers might, unless there is a major breakdown of the Panthers play, it is hard to see anything but a Penrith win.

Everyone is performing, they’re playing consistently and the Tigers seem to lack that killer spark to really put teams away.

Penrith Panthers v Wests Tigers Stats Breakdown

The Penrith Panthers and Wests Tigers have played each other 32 times; the Panthers have won 19 times, the Tigers have won 12 times and there has been one draw.

Penrith need nine points to score 800 total points against the Wests Tigers.

Penrith has won the last three games between the two sides, outscoring the Tigers 104-26.

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

Biggest Wins

The Penrith Panthers biggest win over the Wests Tigers was an easy 34-point win in round 25, 2000, with a 44-10 win.

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

Players to have scored three or more tries in one game 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.

Players to have played for both sides in this clash

  1. Michael Gillett (PEN: 1993 & WST: 2000)
  2. Robbie Beckett (PEN: 1994-2001 & WST: 2003)
  3. Shane Elford (PEN: 1998-2003, 2009-2010 & WST: 2004-2006)
  4. Matthew Rieck (PEN: 1999-2001 & WST: 2005)
  5. Mark O’Halloran (WST: 2001, 2003 & PEN: 2006-2008)
  6. Paul Whatuira (PEN: 2002-2004 & WST: 2005-2007)
  7. Scott Sattler (PEN: 1999-2003 & WST: 2004)
  8. Danny Galea (PEN: 2002-2006, 2012 & WST: 2007-2009)
  9. Matthew Bell (PEN: 2006-2011 & WST: 2012-2013)
  10. Junior Moors (PEN: 2007-2008 & WST: 2010, 2012)
  11. Tim Grant (PEN: 2007-2014 & WST: 2017-2018)
  12. Geoff Daniela (PEN: 2007-2009, 2012-2013 & WST: 2010-2011)
  13. Masada Iosefa (PEN: 2008-2011 & WST: 2012-2013)
  14. Daine Laurie (WST: 2008-2009 & PEN: 2010)
  15. Ben Murodch-Masila (WST: 2010-2013 & PEN: 2014)
  16. Tom Humble (PEN: 2012 & WST: 2013)
  17. Jamal Idris (PEN: 2014-2015 & WST: 2017)
  18. Elijah Taylor (PEN: 2014-2016 & WST: 2016-2018)
  19. Kevin Naiqama (PEN: 2014 & WST: 2015-2018)
  20. Sitaleki Akauola (WST: 2013-2014 & PEN: 2016-2017)

Head coaching records

Ivan Cleary (WST) – 1/1 at 100%.
John Lang (PEN) – 6/7 at 85.7%.
Royce Simmons (PEN) – 3/4 at 75%.
Anthony Griffin (PEN) – 3/4 at 75%.
Michael Potter (WST) – 2/3 at 66.7%.
Matthew Elliott (PEN) – 5/9 at 55.6%.
Wayne Pearce (WST) – 1/2 at 50%.
Tim Sheens (WST) – 7/17 at 41.2%.
Ivan Cleary (PEN) – 2/6 at 33.3%.
Terry Lamb (WST) – 1/4 at 25%.
Jason Taylor (WST) – 1/4 at 25%.
Steve Georgallis (PEN) – 0/1 at 0%.

Most prolific point-scorers in this clash

  1. Benji Marshall (WST) – 4 tries & 35 goals (86 pts)
  2. Michael Gordon (PEN) – 7 tries & 23 goals (74 pts)
  3. Luke Walsh (PEN) – 3 tries & 17 goals (46 pts)
  4. Nathan Cleary (PEN) – 1 try & 21 goals (46 pts)
  5. Joel Caine (WST) – 1 try & 19 goals (42 pts)
  6. Chris Lawrence (WST) – 9 tries (36 pts)
  7. Ryan Girdler (PEN) – 1 try & 15 goals (34 pts)
  8. Brett Hodgson (WST) – 1 try & 13 goals (30 pts)
  9. Robbie Farah (WST) – 4 tries, 5 goals & 3 field goals (29 pts)
  10. Preston Campbell (PEN) – 1 try & 12 goals (28 pts)
  11. Luke Lewis (PEN) – 7 tries (28 pts)
  12. Chris Hicks (PEN) – 10 goals (20 pts)
  13. Rhys Wesser (PEN) – 5 tries (20 pts)
  14. Mitch Moses (WST) – 1 try & 7 goals (18 pts)

Disclaimer: As always, the above players are the most prolific point-scorers only. 

If there are any glaring errors or any further stats you would like to see added, just let us know.

Wallace ignores rival overtures to re-sign at Titans

Gold Coast Titans prop Jarrod Wallace

Linked to numerous clubs across the NRL, Jarrod Wallace has made a decision to remain with the Gold Coast Titans.

The new deal will see the Runaway Bay junior to stay at the Titans until the end of the 2022 season.

Exercising his option to stay for 2019, Wallace’s new deal starts from the 2020 season.

With 102 total games and 29 as a Titan, Wallace is keen to add to that and is proud of where he has come from.

“Ever since I came to the Coast, I’ve said how proud I am to represent where I come from and nothing has changed in that regard,” Wallace said.

“It’s a great bunch of boys we’ve got here and whilst we’re not in the greatest position at present.

I really feel as though we’re building towards something special in the future.

“Garth is making some good calls and I’m looking forward to being part of it.”

Wallace is just pleased to stay at the club and to continue working under coach Garth Brennan.

“I know that this process has gone back and forth a bit but there have been a number of factors at play across the board,” Wallace continued.

“It was an odd position to be in where I had the option for next year but also was happy to extend my stay.

“I’m extremely happy with the outcome and the fact I can stay a Titan.”

The Origin representative is a handy player for the Titans forward stocks and Brennan is pleased to see him stay.

“My priority was to always keep Jarrod on the Coast,” Brennan said.

“He’s a local product and a quality front rower. It’s great that he’ll be here long-term.

“It’s great that we’ve been able to retain a player of Jarrod’s quality and I look forward to continue working with him in the future.”

NRL News Rd 10 Stats Breakdown: Manly v Broncos

Former Manly Sea Eagles centre Jamie Lyon

21 wins apiece for the Manly Sea Eagles and Brisbane Broncos but who breaks the deadlock?

A big clash in many respects with many repercussions so what is in store in this one?!

Manly Sea Eagles v Brisbane Broncos Stats Breakdown

The Manly Sea Eagles and Brisbane Broncos have played 45 games against each other; Manly has won 21, the Broncos have won 21 and there have been three draws.

The Broncos need 19 points to score 800 total points against Manly.

Manly lost their first three games against the Broncos.

Manly have also lost their last two games against the Broncos and have won just two of the last six games between the two sides.

The first game was a 44-10 win for the Brisbane Broncos in round 1, 1988.

Biggest Wins

The Brisbane Broncos biggest win was a comfortable 44-10 in the first clash between the two sides in round 1, 1988.

The Manly Sea Eagles biggest win was an easy 44-14 win in round 21, 2015.

Most players sin-binned/sent-off in this clash

  1. Joe Kilroy (BRI) & Phil Daley (MAN) (both sin-binned) in round 1, 1988.
  2. Greg Dowling (BRI) (sin-binned) & Wally Lewis (BRI) (sent-off) in round 2, 1989.
  3. Michael Hancock & Chris Johns (both BRI) & Ian Roberts (MAN) (all sin-binned) in the 1990 NSWFRL minor semi-final.

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

  1. Cliff Lyons (MAN) scored three tries in round 2, 1989.
  2. Shaun Berrigan (BRI) scored three tries in round 8, 2005.
  3. Anthony Watmough (MAN) scored three tries in round 21, 2007.
  4. Jamie Lyon (MAN) scored three tries in round 9, 2009.

Players to have played for both sides in this clash

  1. Dale Shearer (MAN: 1985-1989 & BRI: 1990-1991)
  2. Craig Teevan (BRI: 1988-1990, 1993 & MAN: 1992)
  3. Ben Walker (BRI: 1995-2000 & MAN: 2003)

Head coaching records

Paul Green (NQL) – 5/7 at 71.4%.
Graham Murray (NQL) – 5/8 at 62.5%.
Geoff Toovey (MAN) – 4/7 at 57.1%.
Des Hasler (MAN) – 6/11 at 54.5%.
Bob Fulton (MAN) – 5/10 at 50%.
Alan Thompson (MAN) – 1/2 at 50%.
Peter Sharp (MAN) – 1/2 at 50% (1 draw)
Trent Barrett (MAN) – 1/3 at 33.3%.
Graham Lowe (MAN) – 2/7 at 28.6%.
Neil Henry (NQL) – 2/8 at 25%.
Grant Bell (NQL) – 0/1 at 0%.
Graham Lowe (NQL) – 0/1 at 0%.
Tim Sheens (NQL) – 0/3 at 0%.

 Most prolific point-scorers in this clash

  1. Jamie Lyon (MAN) – 8 tries & 32 goals (96 pts)
  2. Terry Matterson (BRI) – 6 tries & 34 goals (92 pts)
  3. Matthew Ridge (MAN) – 27 goals & 1 field goal (55 pts)
  4. Corey Parker (BRI) – 2 tries & 20 goals (48 pts)
  5. Darren Lockyer (BRI) – 3 tries & 14 goals (40 pts)
  6. Jordan Kahu (BRI) – 1 try & 16 goals (36 pts)
  7. Cliff Lyons (MAN) – 6 tries, 2 goals & 1 field goal (29 pts)
  8. Anthony Watmough (MAN) – 7 tries (28 pts)
  9. Michael O’Connor (MAN) – 4 tries & 5 goals (26 pts)
  10. Michael Hancock (BRI) – 6 tries (24 pts)
  11. Matt Orford (MAN) – 11 goals & 1 field goal (23 pts)
  12. Luke Williamson (MAN) – 1 try & 9 goals (22 pts)
  13. Wally Lewis (BRI) – 4 tries (16 pts)
  14. Willie Carne (BRI) – 4 tries (16 pts)
  15. Kerrod Walters (BRI) – 4 tries (16 pts)
  16. Terry Hill (MAN) – 4 tries (16 pts)
  17. Karmichael Hunt (BRI) – 4 tries (16 pts)
  18. Justin Hodges (BRI) – 4 tries (16 pts)
  19. Brett Seymour (BRI) – 2 tries & 4 goals (16 pts)

Disclaimer: The above, as always, are the most prolific point-scorers in clashes between the two sides. 

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NRL News Rd 10 Stats Breakdown: Storm v Titans

Melbourne Storm captain and hooker Cameron Smith

History favours the Melbourne Storm in clashes against the Gold Coast Titans. 

Though is history everything? The Titans won the last clash between the two sides; can they do it again?

Melbourne Storm v Gold Coast Titans Stats Breakdown

The Melbourne Storm and the Gold Coast Titans have played each other just 19 times; the Storm have won 11 games, the Titans have won 6 games and there have been two draws.

The Storm need 21 points to reach 500 total points against the Titans. Doing so means that they will have scored at least 500 points against every current NRL team.

The Titans need 28 points to score 300 total points against the Storm.

The Storm have won four of the last five games between the two sides, although the Titans did win the only clash between them in 2017.

The first match played between the two sides was a comfortable 50-6 win for the Storm in round 25, 2007.

The Gold Coast Titans have won just six of the nineteen games played between the two sides (a winning percentage of just 31.5%).

Biggest Wins

The Melbourne Storm’s biggest win over the Gold Coast Titans came in the first game between the two sides; a 50-6 win in round 25, 2007.

The Gold Coast Titans biggest win over the Melbourne was an 18-0 win in round 13, 2008.

Players sin-binned/sent-off in this clash

  1. Jordan McLean (MEL) (sin-binned) in round 2, 2016.
  2. Kenny Bromwich (MEL) (sin-binned) in round 9, 2016.

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

  1. Anthony Quinn (MEL) scored three tries in round 5, 2010.
  2. Cooper Cronk (MEL) scored three tries in round 23, 2011.
  3. Cameron Munster (MEL) scored three tries in round 22, 2015.

Players to have played for both sides in this clash

  1. Jake Webster (MEL: 2003-2006 & GLD: 2007)
  2. Nathan Friend (MEL: 2003-2006 & GLD: 2007-2011, 2016)
  3. Ian Donnelly (MEL: 2005-2007 & GLD: 2007)
  4. Sam Tagataese (MEL: 2007-2008 & GLD: 2009-2011)
  5. Joseph Tomane (MEL: 2008-2009 & GLD: 2010-2011)
  6. Chris Walker (MEL: 2006 & GLD: 2007, 2009)
  7. Matt White (GLD: 2009-2015 & MEL: 2016)
  8. Kevin Proctor (MEL: 2008-2016 & GLD: 2017-2018)
  9. Maurice Blair (MEL: 2011-2013 & GLD: 2014)
  10. Nate Myles (GLD: 2012-2015 & MEL: 2017)

Head coaching records

Craig Bellamy (MEL) – 11/17 at 64.7%.
John Cartwright (GLD) – 5/13 at 38.5%.
Neil Henry (GLD) – 1/4 at 25%.

Most prolific point-scorers in this clash

  1. Cameron Smith (MEL) – 1 try & 50 goals (104 pts)
  2. Billy Slater (MEL) – 11 tries (44 pts)
  3. Cooper Cronk (MEL) – 10 tries & 1 field goal (41 pts)
  4. Anthony Quinn (MEL) – 8 tries (32 pts)
  5. Will Chambers (MEL) – 8 tries (32 pts)
  6. Aidan Sezer (GLD) – 11 goals (22 pts)
  7. Kevin Gordon (GLD) – 4 tries & 2 goals (20 pts)
  8. Matthew Duffie (MEL) – 4 tries (16 pts)
  9. Cameron Munster (MEL) – 4 tries (16 pts)
  10. Israel Folau (MEL) – 3 tries & 1 goal (14 pts)
  11. Greg Bird (GLD) – 1 try & 5 goals (14 pts)
  12. Sika Manu (MEL) – 3 tries (12 pts)
  13. Ryan Hoffman (MEL) – 3 tries (12 pts)
  14. Steve Michaels (GLD) – 3 tries (12 pts)
  15. Sisa Waqa (MEL) – 3 tries (12 pts)
  16. David Mead (GLD) – 3 tries (12 pts)

Disclaimer: Yet again, the above players are simply the most prolific point-scorers in this clash.

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NRL News Rd 10 Stats Breakdown: Warriors v Roosters

Former Roosters player Craig Fitzgibbon

It was a Mason Lino-led New Zealand Warriors side that beat the Sydney Roosters last time they met. 

With the young half likely to play again, the Warriors have all hands on deck bar Shaun Johnson. Can they make it two for the season over the Roosters?

New Zealand Warriors v Sydney Roosters Stats Breakdown

The New Zealand Warriors and Sydney Roosters have played each other 40 times; the Roosters have won 22 games, the Warriors 16 games and there have been two draws.

The Warriors need eight more points to reach 750 total points against the Roosters.

The Roosters need just 17 points to score 900 total points against the Warriors.

The Warriors have won the last four games between the two sides including their clash earlier this season.

The first ever game between the two sides was a narrow 26-22 win to the Warriors in round 8, 1995.

Biggest Wins

The Sydney Roosters biggest win over the New Zealand Warriors was a 58-6 decimation in round 12, 2004.

Players sin-binned/sent-off in this clash

  1. Andrew Walker (SYD) & Tony Tuimavave (WAR) (both sin-binned) & Brad Fittler (SYD) and Ali Lauiti’iti (WAR) (both sent-off) in round 1, 1999.
  2. Ruben Wiki (WAR) (sin-binned) in round 25, 2006.
  3. Simon Mannering (WAR) (sin-binned) in round 21, 2007.

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

  1. Jerome Ropati (WAR) scored four tries in round 25, 2006.
  2. Justin Hodges (SYD) scored three tries in round 12, 2004.
  3. Joel Monaghan (SYD) scored three tries in round 21, 2007.
  4. Kevin Locke (WAR) scored three tries in round 16, 2010.

Players to have played for both sides in this clash

  1. Dean Bell (SYD: 1985-1986, 1988 & WAR: 1995)
  2. Terry Hermansson (SYD: 1995-1997 & WAR: 1999-2000)
  3. Ivan Cleary (SYD: 1996-1999 & WAR: 2000-2002)
  4. John Simon (SYD: 1996 & WAR: 1999-2000)
  5. Nathan Wood (SYD: 1995-2000 & WAR: 2001)
  6. Quentin Pongia (WAR: 1998 & SYD: 1999-2001)
  7. Robert Mears (SYD: 1995-1996 & WAR: 1999-2000)
  8. Todd Byrne (SYD: 2001-2004 & WAR: 2005-2007)
  9. Vince Mellars (WAR: 2003-2004 & SYD: 2006)
  10. Ian Henderson (SYD: 2003-2004, 2016 & WAR: 2008-2009)
  11. James Maloney (WAR: 2010-2012 & SYD: 2013-2015)
  12. Roger Tuivasa-Sheck (SYD: 2012-2015 & WAR: 2016-2018)
  13. Sio Siua Taukeiaho (WAR: 2013 & SYD: 2015-2018)

Head coaching records

Stephen Kearney (WAR) – 2/2 at 100%.
Ivan Cleary (WAR) – 7/10 at 70% (1 draw)
Daniel Anderson (WAR) – 4/7 at 57.1%.
Ricky Stuart (SYD) – 5/10 at 50%.
Phil Gould (SYD) – 3/6 at 50%.
John Monie (WAR) – 1/2 at 50%.
Mark Graham (WAR) – 1/2 at 50%.
Matthew Elliott (WAR) – 1/2 at 50%.
Graham Murray (SYD) – 1/2 at 50%.
Trent Robinson (SYD) – 4/9 at 44.4%.
Andrew McFadden (WAR) – 2/5 at 40%.
Brian Smith (SYD) – 2/5 at 40%.
Tony Kemp (WAR) – 1/3 at 33.3%
Brad Fittler (SYD) – 1/5 at 20% (1 draw)
Frank Endacott (WAR) – 0/2 at 0%.
Brian McClennan (WAR) – 0/2 at 0%.

Most prolific point-scorer in this clash

  1. Craig Fitzgibbon (SYD) – 4 tries & 47 goals (110 pts)
  2. James Maloney (WAR/SYD) – 2 tries, 27 goals & 1 field goal (71 pts)
  3. Stacey Jones (WAR) – 6 tries, 13 goals & 3 field goals (52 pts)
  4. Shaun Johnson (WAR) – 6 tries, 13 goals & 2 field goals (52 pts)
  5. Ivan Cleary (SYD/WAR) – 22 goals (44 pts)
  6. Braith Anasta (SYD) – 2 tries, 17 goals & 2 field goals (44 pts)
  7. Shaun Kenny-Dowall (SYD) – 11 tries (44 pts)
  8. Manu Vatuvei (WAR) – 10 tries (40 pts)
  9. Lance Hohaia (WAR) – 5 tries & 8 goals (36 pts)
  10. Matthew Ridge (WAR) – 2 tries & 12 goals (32 pts)
  11. Jerome Ropati (WAR) – 8 tries (32 pts)
  12. Anthony Minichiello (SYD) – 8 tries (32 pts)
  13. Chris Walker (SYD) – 2 tries & 10 goals (28 pts)
  14. Brad Fittler (SYD) – 7 tries (28 pts)
  15. Craig Wing (SYD) – 7 tries (28 pts)

Disclaimer: As always, the above players are simply the most prolific scorers in the history of this clash. 

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