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NRL News Rd 10 Stats Breakdown: Bulldogs v Eels

Parramatta Eels club legend Michael Cronin

Traditional rivals go head-to-head, as the Canterbury Bulldogs take on the Parramatta Eels at ANZ Stadium.

Both sides need a win as history favours the Eels in this one; can they continue it?

Canterbury Bulldogs v Parramatta Eels Stats Breakdown

The Canterbury Bulldogs and the Parramatta Eels have played against each other 154 times; the Bulldogs have won 82 times, the Eels 65 times and there have been seven draws.

The Bulldogs won the first three games against the two sides.

The Bulldogs haven’t defeated the Eels in their last four games.

The first game between the two sides was round 5, 1947, a game the Bulldogs won 35-15.

Biggest Wins

The Parramatta Eels biggest win over the Canterbury Bulldogs was a comfortable 56-4 win in round 23, 2005.

The Canterbury Bulldogs biggest win over the Parramatta Eels was an easy 42-6 victory in round 5, 1993.

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

  1. Ray Price (PAR) (sent-off) in the 1979 NSWRFL preliminary final.
  2. Terry Lamb (CBY) (sin-bin) in round 9, 1985.
  3. David Gillespie (CBY) (sin-bin) & Terry Leabeater (PAR) (sent-off) in round 19, 1986.
  4. Geoff Bugden (PAR) & Peter Kelly (CBY) (both sin-binned) & Phil Sigsworth (CBY) (sent-off) in the 1986 grand final.
  5. Peter Kelly (CBY) (sent-off) in round 5, 1987.
  6. Nathan Cayless (PAR) (sin-bin) in round 1, 2004.
  7. Jarryd Hayne and Nathan Hindmarsh (both PAR) & Michael Ennis & Corey Payne (both CBY) (all sin-binned) in round 6, 2011.

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

  1. Dick Thornett (PAR) scored four tries in round 17, 1968.
  2. Eddie Tracey (CBY) scored three tries in round 5, 1947.
  3. Ian Johnston (PAR) scored three tries in round 17, 1950.
  4. Nev Charlton (CBY) scored three tries in round 14, 1952.
  5. Fred Moore (PAR) scored three tries in round 15, 1960.
  6. Dennis Scahill (CBY) scored three tries in round 17, 1970.
  7. Chris Anderson (CBY) scored three tries in round 18, 1974.
  8. Brett Dallas (CBY) scored three tries in round 5, 1993.
  9. Ben Barba (CBY) scored three tries in round 6, 2011.

Players to have played for both sides in this clash

  1. Keith Gersbach (CBY: 1945-1946 & PAR: 1947-1948)
  2. Ron Willey (CBY: 1948-1953 & PAR: 1963-1964)
  3. Bob Hobbs (CBY: 1945 & PAR: 1949-1954)
  4. Allen Smith (PAR: 1960 & CBY: 1961-1962)
  5. Leo Toohey (PAR: 1962-1963 & CBY: 1964-1968)
  6. Garry Dowling (CBY: 1971-1978 & PAR: 1979-1980)
  7. Ray Strudwick (CBY: 1969-1971 & PAR: 1975)
  8. Dave Cotter (CBY: 1973 & PAR: 1975)
  9. Terry Reynolds (CBY: 1968-1971 & PAR: 1973-1975)
  10. Steve White (CBY: 1975-1976 & PAR: 1978)
  11. Garry Dowling (CBY: 1971-1978 & PAR: 1979-80)
  12. Mark Bugden (CBY: 1984-1988 & PAR: 1985, 1989-1990)
  13. Terry Leabeater (CBY: 1983-1984 & PAR: 1986-1988)
  14. Andrew Patmore (CBY: 1990-1993 & PAR: 1994)
  15. Jarrod McCracken (CBY: 1991-1995 & PAR: 1996-1999)
  16. Dean Pay (CBY: 1989-1985 & PAR: 996-1999)
  17. Scott Davey (CBY: 1992, 1995 & PAR: 1996)
  18. Jim Dymock (CBY: 1993-1995 & PAR: 1996-2000)
  19. Paul Dunn (CBY: 1986-1990 & PAR: 1993-1995)
  20. Jason Smith (CBY: 1990-1995 & PAR: 1996-1999)
  21. Michael Hodgson (PAR: 1998-2000 & CBY: 2009-2011)
  22. Adam Peek (CBY: 1999-2001 & PAR: 2003-2006)
  23. Andrew Ryan (PAR: 2000-2002 & CBY: 2003-2011)
  24. Daniel Irvine (PAR: 2000-2002 & CBY: 2005-2006)
  25. Willie Tonga (PAR: 2002-2003, 2012-2014 & CBY: 2004-2008)
  26. Reni Maitua (CBY: 2004-2008, 2014 & PAR: 2011-2013)
  27. Chris Armit (PAR: 2003-2004 & CBY: 2005-2011)
  28. Ben Roberts (CBY: 2006-2011 & PAR: 2012-2013)
  29. Blake Green (PAR: 2007 & CBY: 2010)
  30. Lee Te Maari (CBY: 2007-2009 & PAR: 2010).
  31. Krisnan Inu (PAR: 2007-2010 & CBY: 2012-2014)
  32. Tony Williams (PAR: 2008, 2018 & CBY: 2013-2014, 2016)
  33. Frank Pritchard (CBY: 2011-2015 & PAR: 2017)
  34. Pat O’Hanlon (PAR: 2011-2013 & CBY: 2014)
  35. Jonathan Wright (PAR: 2009-2010 & CBY: 2011-2012)
  36. Kris Keating (PAR: 2008-2010 & CBY: 2011-2013)

Head coaching records

Cec Cooper (CBY) – 4/4 at 100%.
Alby Why (CBY) – 4/4 at 100%.
Ross McKinnon (CBY) – 2/2 at 100%.
Phil Gould (CBY) – 2/2 at 100%.
Jim Dymock (CBY) – 1/1 at 100%.
Ken Thornett (PAR) – 3/4 at 75%.
Ian Johnston (PAR) – 3/4 at 75%.
Bob Hagan (CBY) – 3/4 at 75%.
Ken Kearney (PAR) – 4/6 at 66.7% (1 draw)
Norm Provan (PAR) – 2/3 at 66.7%.
Daniel Anderson (PAR) – 2/3 at 66.7%.
Jack Gibson (PAR) – 5/8 at 62.5%.
Brad Arthur (PAR) – 5/8 at 62.5%.
Terrence Fearnley (PAR) – 6/10 at 60% (1 draw)
Michael Hagan (PAR) – 3/5 at 60%.
Des Hasler (CBY) – 7/12 at 58.3%.
Chris Anderson (CBY) – 5/9 at 55.6%.
Malcolm Clift (CBY) – 6/11 at 54.5% (1 draw)
Warren Ryan (CBY) – 7/13 at 53.8%.
Steve Folkes (CBY) – 10/20 at 50% (1 draw)
Eddie Burns (CBY) – 4/8 at 50% (1 draw)
Kevin Ryan (CBY) – 4/8 at 50%.
Jack Hampstead (CBY) – 2/4 at 50% (1 draw)
Vic Hey (CBY) – 2/4 at 50%.
Charlie Gill (PAR) – 1/2 at 50%.
Johnny Slade (PAR) – 1/2 at 50%.
Cecil Fifield (PAR) – 1/2 at 50%.
Ken Slattery (PAR) – 1/2 at 50%.
Brian Hambly (PAR) – 1/2 at 50%.
John Peard (PAR) – 1/2 at 50%.
Arthur Halloway (CBY) 1/2 at 50%.
Henry Porter (CBY) – 1/2 at 50%.
Stanley Geelan (CBY) – 1/2 at 50%.
John Monie (PAR) – 6/15 at 40%.
Ted Glossop (CBY) – 6/16 at 37.5%.
Brian Smith (PAR) – 5/15 at 33.3% (1 draw)
Vic Hey (PAR) – 4/12 at 33.3%.
Michael Cronin (PAR) – 2/6 at 33.3%.
Kevin Moore (CBY) – 2/6 at 33.3%.
Ian Walsh (PAR) – 1/4 at 25%.
Rupert Rayner (PAR) – 1/6 at 16.7%.
Frank McMillan (PAR) – 0/2 at 0%.
Ronald Boden (PAR) – 0/2 at 0%.
Ron Lynch (PAR) – 0/2 at 0%.
Ron Hilditch (PAR) 0/2 at 0%.
Vic Bulgin (CBY) – 0/2 at 0%.
Roger Pearman (CBY) – 0/2 at 0%.
Dave Bolton (PAR) – 0/4 at 0%.
Stephen Kearney (PAR) – 0/4 at 0%.
Clive Churchill (CBY) – 0/4 at 0%.

Most prolific point-scorers in this clash

  1. Michael Cronin (PAR) – 3 tries, 78 goals & 1 field goal (168 pts)*
  2. Hazem El Masri (CBY) – 11 tries & 60 goals (164 pts)
  3. Luke Burt (PAR) – 7 tries, 57 goals & 1 field goal (143 pts)
  4. Terry Lamb (CBY) – 4 tries, 28 goals & 6 field goals (80 pts)
  5. Fred Dunn (CBY) – 1 try & 37 goals (77 pts)*
  6. Steve Gearin (PAR) – 3 tries & 34 goals (77 pts)*
  7. Les Johns (CBY) – 31 goals & 6 field goals (73 pts)*
  8. Daryl Halligan (CBY) – 2 tries & 24 goals (56 pts)
  9. Ian Johnston (PAR) – 9 tries & 13 goals (53 pts)*
  10. Colin Schomberg (PAR) – 25 goals (50 pts)
  11. Krisnan Inu (PAR/CBY) – 4 tries & 16 goals (48 pts)
  12. Bryson Goodwin (CBY) – 4 tries & 15 goals (46 pts)
  13. Henry Tatana (CBY) – 23 goals (46 pts)
  14. Arch Brown (PAR) – 3 tries & 18 goals (45 pts)*
  15. Ron Willey (CBY/PAR) – 1 try & 19 goals (41 pts)*

Disclaimer: The above fifteen players are the most prolific point-scorers in all clashes between the two sides. 

Also note, those players with asterisks near their points totals played in eras where tries were worth three points and/or field goals were worth two points.

As always, any issues or errors or any further stats you think are relevant, let us know and we’ll sort it out.

Rd 10 NRL News Stats Breakdown: Knights v Panthers

Newcastle Knights legend and rugby league Immortal Andrew Johns

It is the Penrith Panthers with the momentum in this one but will their injury-riddled side be able to continue it against the Newcastle Knights?

The Kalyn Ponga-led Knights are on the charge, so this one promises to be an entertaining clash.

Newcastle Knights v Penrith Panthers Stats Breakdown

The Newcastle Knights and Penrith Panthers have played against each other 47 times; the Knights have won 23, the Panthers 19 and there have been five draws.

Penrith need to score eight points to reach 900 total points against Newcastle.

Newcastle failed to win a game against Penrith in their first eight games (6 losses & 2 draws).

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

The Knights have won just one of the last seven games against Penrith.

The Knights have never defeated the Panthers under coach Nathan Brown.

Biggest Wins

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

The Penrith Panthers biggest win over the Newcastle Knights a 40-0 win in round 4, 2017.

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

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

Players to have played for both sides in this clash

  1. Glenn Miller (PEN: 1986-1987 & NEW: 1988-1992)
  2. Tony Butterfield (PEN: 1985-1987 & NEW: 1988-2000)
  3. Graham Settree (PEN: 1989 & NEW: 1990)
  4. Ashley Gordon (NEW: 1989-1992, 1995 & PEN: 1993)
  5. Matthew Rodwell (NEW: 1990, 1992-1993 & PEN: 2000-2001)
  6. Nathan Barnes (PEN: 1992-1993 & NEW: 1994-1995)
  7. Craig Gower (PEN: 1996-2007 & NEW: 2013)
  8. Peter Shiels (PEN: 1993 & NEW: 1998-2000)
  9. Adam Woolnough (NEW: 2002-2007 & PEN: 2008-2009)
  10. Brad Tighe (NEW: 2005-2007 & PEN: 2008-2013)
  11. Clint Newton (NEW: 2001-2007, 2014-2015 & PEN: 2012-2013)
  12. Brendan Worth (NEW: 2005 & PEN: 2007-2008)
  13. Luke Walsh (NEW: 2007 & PEN: 2009-2013)
  14. Wes Naiqama (NEW: 2008-2012 & PEN: 2013)
  15. Cameron Ciraldo (NEW: 2008-2011 & PEN: 2012-2013)
  16. Richie Fa’aoso (PEN: 2004 & NEW: 2008-2012)

Head coaching records in this clash

Ron Willey (PEN) – 4/4 at 100%.
Anthony Griffin (PEN) – 3/3 at 100%.
Michael Hagan (NEW) – 7/9 at 77.8%.
Warren Ryan (NEW) – 3/4 at 75%.
Rick Stone (NEW) – 4/6 at 66.7%.
Malcolm Reilly (NEW) – 2/3 at 66.7% (1 draw)
David Waite (NEW) – 3/5 at 60%.
Wayne Bennett (NEW) – 3/5 at 60%.
Ivan Cleary (PEN) – 4/7 at 57.1%.
Brian Smith (NEW) – 1/2 at 50%.
Matthew Elliott (PEN) – 3/7 at 42.9%.
Phil Gould (PEN) 3/8 at 37.5% (2 draws)
John Lang (PEN) – 2/7 at 28.6%.
Allan McMahon (NEW) – 1/7 at 14% (2 draws).
Royce Simmons (PEN) – 1/9 at 11.1% (1 draw)
Danny Buderus (NEW) – 0/1 at 0%.
Nathan Brown (NEW) – 0/3 at 0%.

Most prolific point-scorers in this clash

  1. Andrew Johns (NEW) – 5 tries, 50 goals & 1 field goal (121 pts)
  2. Kurt Gidley (NEW) – 9 tries & 29 goals (94 pts)
  3. Ryan Girdler (PEN) – 2 tries & 21 goals (50 pts)
  4. Michael Gordon (PEN) – 2 tries & 20 goals (48 pts)
  5. Greg Alexander (PEN) – 3 tries, 15 goals & 1 field goal (43 pts)
  6. Nathan Cleary (PEN) – 1 try & 18 goals (40 pts)
  7. Robbie O’Davis (NEW) – 6 tries & 6 goals (36 pts)Akuila Uate
  8. (NEW) – 9 tries (36 pts)
  9. Robbie Beckett (PEN) – 8 tries (32 pts)
  10. Chris Hicks (PEN) – 4 tries & 8 goals (32 pts)
  11. Neil Baker (PEN) – 1 try , 11 goals & 3 field goals (29 pts)
  12. Timana Tahu (NEW) – 7 tries (28 pts)
  13. Josh Mansour (PEN) – 7 tries (28 pts)
  14. Adrian Brunker (NEW) – 4 tries & 4 goals (24 pts)
  15. Luke Rooney (PEN) – 6 tries (24 pts)
  16. Michael Jennings (PEN) – 6 tries (24 pts)
  17. Preston Campbell (PEN) – 2 tries & 8 goals (24 pts)

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

As always, any errors or issues or if there are any other stats you want to see, let us know and we can make the necessary adjustments.

NRL News Stats Breakdown Rd 9: Sharks v Eels

Parramatta Eels legend Michael Cronin

The Cronulla Sharks won the first game this year against the Parramatta Eels; can they do it again?

History and past form are on their side but injuries in 2018 are not.

Hit by the injury bug in recent weeks, it poses a great chance for the Eels to pounce and continue their momentum.

Cronulla Sharks v Parramatta Eels

The Cronulla Sharks and the Parramatta Eels have played a total of 90 games against each other to date; the Sharks have won 47, the Eels have won 42 and there has been just one draw.

The Sharks will be looking for five straight wins against the Eels. The last time the Eels won against the Sharks was round 21, 2014.

The first clash between the two sides was a 23-11 win for the Sharks in round 4, 1967.

Biggest Wins

The Cronulla Sharks biggest win over the Parramatta Eels was a 48-18 success in round 20, 1995.

The Parramatta Eels biggest win over the Cronulla Sharks was a 74-4 obliteration in round 24, 2003. This is the biggest win in the NRL era of rugby league (third overall) and the biggest win of the 21st century.

Players sin-binned/sent-off in this clash

  1. John Maguire (PAR), Eric Archer & Steve Kneen (both PEN) all (sent-off) in round 10, 1977.
  2. John McMartin & Kurt Sorenson (both CRO) and both (sent-off) in round 13, 1979.
  3. Paul Khan (CRO) (sent-off) in the 1979 major preliminary semi-final.
  4. Steve Hansard (CRO) (sin-binned) in round 15, 1981.
  5. Gavin Miller (CRO) (sin-binned) in round 26, 1982.
  6. Greg Mullane (CRO) (sin-binned) in round 7, 1983.
  7. Chris Gardner (CRO) & Steve Ella (PAR) both (sin-binned) in round 14, 1983.
  8. Peter Wynn (PAR) (sin-binned) in round 4, 1984.
  9. Keith Rugg (PAR) (sent-off) in round 15, 1984.
  10. David Woods (PAR) (sin-binned) in round 2, 1993.
  11. Robbie Kearns (CRO) (sin-binned) in round 17, 1993.
  12. Danny Nutley & David Peachey (both CRO) (both sin-binned) in round 24, 2003.
  13. Dale Newton & David Peachey (both CRO) (both sent-off) in round 24, 2003.

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

  1. Jamie Lyon scored five tries in round 24, 2003 (the most tries by an Eels player in one match).

Players to have played for both sides

  1. John McMartin (PAR: 1967-1975 & CRO: 1976-1979)
  2. John Maguire (CRO: 1968-1975 & PAR: 1977)
  3. Brian Cox (PAR: 1960-1964 & CRO: 1967-1970)
  4. Kevin Hogan (CRO: 1970-1973 & PAR: 1974)
  5. Dave Cotter (CRO: 1971-1972 & PAR: 1975)
  6. Olaf Prattl (CRO: 1972 & PAR: 1973)
  7. Ron Quinn (PAR: 1983-1986 & CRO: 1987-1988)
  8. Michael Speechley (CRO: 1986-1992 & PAR: 1993-1995)
  9. Brett Garnon (PAR: 1981-1982, 1988 & CRO: 1983)
  10. Paul Green (CRO: 1994-1998 & PAR: 2003)
  11. Adam Ritson (CRO: 1993-1995 & PAR: 1996)
  12. Adam Dykes (CRO: 1995-2001, 2005-2007 & PAR: 2002-2004)
  13. Karl Lovell (PAR: 1997-1998 & CRO: 2002)
  14. Adam Peek (PAR: 2003-2006 & CRO: 2008)
  15. John Morris (PAR: 2003-2006 & CRO: 2010-2014)
  16. Craig Stapleton (PAR: 2004 & CRO: 2007)
  17. Henry Perenara (PAR: 2005-2006 & CRO: 2007)
  18. Tim Smith (PAR: 2005-2008 & CRO: 2010-2011)
  19. Josh Cordoba (PAR: 2006-2009 & CRO: 2010- 2011)
  20. Issac De Gois (CRO: 2012-2014 & PAR: 2014-2016)
  21. Blake Green (PAR: 2007 & CRO: 2008-2009)
  22. Daniel Mortimer (PAR: 2009-2011 & CRO: 2017)
  23. Jeff Robson (PAR: 2009-2011, 2016-2017 & CRO: 2012-2015)
  24. Kevin Kingston (CRO: 2005-2008 & PAR: 2009)
  25. Jack Afamasaga (PAR: 2004-2005 & CRO: 2009)
  26. Broderick Wright (PAR: 2008-2009 & CRO: 2010-2011)
  27. Siosaia Vave (CRO: 2010-2011 & PAR: 2017-2018)
  28. Taulima Tautai (PAR: 2008-2009, 2012 & CRO: 2010-2011)
  29. Joseph Paulo (PAR: 2011-2015 & CRO: 2016-2018)
  30. Reni Maitua (CRO: 2009 & PAR: 2012-2013)
  31. Michael Gordon (CRO: 2013-2015 & PAR: 2016)

Head coaching records

Jason Taylor (PAR) – 1/1 at 100%.
Ricky Stuart (CRO) – 5/6 at 83.3%.
Tommy Bishop (CRO) 8/10 at 80%.
Shane Flanagan (CRO) – 6/9 at 66.7%.
Jack Gibson (PAR) – 4/6 at 66.7%.
Jack Gibson (CRO) – 4/6 at 66.7%.
Stephen Kearney (PAR) – 2/3 at 66.7%.
Brian Smith (PAR) – 8/13 at 61.5%.
Michael Cronin (PAR) – 3/5 at 60%.
Norm Provan (CRO) – 3/5 at 60%.
Terrence Fearnley (PAR) – 5/9 at 55.6%.
Kenneth Kearney (CRO) – 3/6 at 50%.
Ian Johnston (PAR) – 2/4 at 50%.
Terrence Fearnley (CRO) – 2/4 at 50%.
Allan Fitzgibbon (CRO) – 2/4 at 50%.
Brian Hambly (PAR) – 1/2 at 50%.
Norm Provan (PAR) – 1/2 at 50%.
John Peard (PAR) – 1/2 at 50%.
Ricky Stuart (PAR) – 1/2 at 50%.
Noel Thornton (CRO) – 1/2 at 50%.
Ted Glossop (CRO) – 1/2 at 50%.
John Lang (CRO) – 4/9 at 44.4%.
John Monie (PAR) – 4/10 at 40%.
Stuart Raper (CRO) – 2/5 at 40%.
Brad Arthur (PAR) – 2/6 at 33.3%.
Ron Hilditch (PAR) – 1/3 at 33.3%.
Chris Anderson (CRO) – 1/3 at 33.3%.
Ian Walsh (PAR) – 1/4 at 25%.
Dave Bolton (PAR) – 1/4 at 25%.
Daniel Anderson (PAR) – 1/4 at 25%.
John Raper (CRO) – 1/4 at 25%.
Greg Pierce (CRO) – 1/4 at 25%.
Peter Sharp (CRO) – 0/1 at 0%.
Chris Shepherd (CRO) – 0/1 at 0%.
Ron Lynch (PAR) – 0/2 at 0%.
Michael Hagan (PAR) – 0/2 at 0%.

Most prolific point-scorers in this clash

Michael Cronin (PAR) – 2 tries & 58 goals (122 pts)*
Luke Burt (PAR) – 10 tries & 36 goals (112 pts)
Steve Rogers (CRO) – 6 tries, 37 goals & 1 field goal (93 pts)*
Mat Rogers (CRO) – 8 tries & 21 goals (74 pts)
Barry Andrews (CRO) – 2 tries & 29 goals (64 pts)*
Steve Ella (PAR) – 9 tries & 6 goals (49 pts)*
Luke Covell (CRO) – 4 tries & 16 goals (48 pts)
Sean Watson (CRO) – 3 tries & 14 goals (40 pts)
Brett Hodgson (PAR) – 4 tries & 12 goals (40 pts)
Jarryd Hayne (PAR) – 10 tries (40 pts)
Terry Hughes (CRO) – 2 tries, 14 goals & 2 field goals (39 pts)*
Chris Sandow (CRO) – 1 try , 17 goals & 1 field goal (39 pts)
Keith Campbell (PAR) – 1 try & 17 goals (37 pts)*
Andrew Ettinghausen (CRO) – 9 tries (36 pts)
Mark Levy (PAR) – 4 tries & 10 goals (32 pts)*
Michael Gordon (CRO/PAR) – 2 tries & 12 goals (32 pts)

Disclaimer: The aforementioned players directly above are solely the most prolific point-scorers in the history of games between the two sides. 

It is also useful to point out that those players with asterisks near their points total played in eras when tries were 3 points and/or field goals were 2 points.

For any further stats or any errors you notice, let us know and we will gladly make the changes or amendments needed.

NRL News Rd 9 Stats Breakdown: Warriors v Tigers

Wests Tigers five-eighth Benji Marshall

The Wests Tigers are somewhat of a bogey team for the New Zealand Warriors of late. 

Five straight wins for the Tigers in this clash and the pressure is on the Warriors.

Returns from Tohu Harris, Shaun Johnson and Solomone Kata are helpful but is it enough?

New Zealand Warriors v Wests Tigers

The New Zealand Warriors and Wests Tigers have played 29 games; the Warriors have won 13, the Tigers have won 15 and there has been one draw.

The Warriors need just 7 points to score 600 total points against the Wests Tigers.

The Warriors lost the first four games between the two sides; their first win was not until round 8, 2002.

The first clash between the two sides was round 2, 2000, a game the Tigers won 17-16.

The Tigers will aim for five straight wins over the Warriors.

Biggest Wins

The New Zealand Warriors biggest win over the Wests Tigers came in round 4, 2013, when they won comfortably with a scoreline of 42-18.

The Wests Tigers biggest win over the New Zealand Warriors was a 50-6 demolition in round 12, 2010

Players sin-binned/sent-off in this clash

  1. Louis Anderson (WAR) (sin-binned) in round 10, 2007.

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

  1. Glen Fisiiahi (WAR) scored four tries in round 4, 2014.
  2. Clinton Toopi (WAR) scored three tries in round 26, 2003.
  3. Taniela Tuiaki (WST) scored three tries in round 16, 2008.
  4. Geoff Daniela (WST) scored three tries in round 12, 2010.

Players to have played for both sides in this clash

  1. John Carlaw (WST: 2000-2001 & WAR: 2002-2003)
  2. Tyran Smith (WAR: 1998 & WST: 2000-2001)
  3. John Simon (WAR: 1999-2000 & WST: 2000)
  4. Robert Mears (WAR: 1999-2000 & WST: 2002-2004)
  5. Paul Whatuira (WAR: 2000 & WST: 2005-2007)
  6. Richard Villasanti (WST: 2000 & WAR: 2001-2006)
  7. Michael Crockett (WST: 2006 & WAR: 2007-2008)
  8. Wade McKinnon (WAR: 2007-2010 & WST: 2010-2011)
  9. Ben Matulino (WAR: 2008-2017 & WST: 2018)
  10. Blake Ayshford (WST: 2009-2013 & WAR: 2016-2017)
  11. Russell Packer (WAR: 2008-2013 & WST: 2018)
  12. Adam Blair (WST: 2012-2014 & WAR: 2018)
  13. James Gavet (WST: 2014 & WAR: 2016-2018)
  14. Tuimoala Lolohea (WAR: 2014-2017 & WST: 2017-2018)

Head coaching records

Wayne Pearce (WST) – 2/2 at 100%.
Matthew Elliott (WAR) – 2/2 at 100%.
Jason Taylor (WST) – 3/4 at 75%.
Ivan Cleary (WAR) – 6/10 at 60%.
Daniel Anderson (PAR) – 3/5 at 60%.
Tim Sheens (WST) – 4/11 at 36.4%.
Tony Kemp (WAR) – 1/3 at 33.3%
Andrew McFadden (WAR) – 1/4 at 25%.
Ivan Cleary (WST) – 0/1 at 0%.
Brian McClennan (WAR) – 0/1 at 0%.
Stephen Kearney (WAR) – 0/1 at 0%.
Terry Lamb (WST) – 0/2 at 0%.
Michael Potter (WST) – 0/2 at 0%.
Mark Graham (WAR) – 0/2 at 0%.

Most prolific point-scorers in this clash

  1. Benji Marshall (WST) – 3 tries & 22 goals (52 pts)
  2. Shaun Johnson (WAR) – 6 tries & 13 goals (50 pts)
  3. Brett Hodgson (WST) – 1 try & 22 goals (48 pts)
  4. Pat Richards (WST) – 3 tries & 13 goals (38 pts)
  5. Lance Hohaia (WAR) – 4 tries & 7 goals (30 pts)
  6. Clinton Toopi (WAR) – 7 tries (28 pts)
  7. Manu Vatuvei (WAR) – 7 tries (28 pts)
  8. Tuimoala Lolohea (WAR/WST) – 2 tries & 9 goals (26 pts)
  9. Joel Caine (WST) – 12 goals (24 pts)
  10. Taniela Tuiaki (WST) – 6 tries (24 pts)
  11. Chris Lawrence (WST) – 6 tries (24 pts)
  12. Simon Mannering (WAR) – 6 tries (24 pts)
  13. Tony Martin (WAR) – 11 goals (22 pts)
  14. Wairangi Koopu (WAR) – 5 tries (20 pts)
  15. Ivan Cleary (WAR) – 9 goals (18 pts)
  16. James Maloney (WAR) – 1 try & 7 goals (18 pts)

Disclaimer: The above 16 players are the most prolific scorers between the two sides in their history. 

We always want to add to this so if you think of any other stats you want to see or if there are errors, let us know.

NRL News Rd 9 Stats Breakdown: Raiders v Titans

Canberra Raiders captain Jarrod Croker

The first stats breakdown for Super Saturday; the Canberra Raiders v the Gold Coast Titans.

The Titans have enjoyed some recent success against the Raiders, as the clash looms as almost must-win for both.

Historically speaking, the Titans have the rub of the green over their counterparts; can they use that to their advantage?

Canberra Raiders v Gold Coast Titans

The Canberra Raiders and the Gold Coast Titans have played in 22 NRL games; the Raiders have won nine, the Titans have won twelve and there has been a sole draw.

The Raiders need 19 points to score 500 against the Titans.

The first game since between the two sides was round 12, 2007, a 28-8 win for the Titans.

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

Biggest Wins

The Canberra Raiders biggest win over the Gold Coast Titans was in their second overall clash in round 18, 2007, a 56-10 triumph.

The Gold Coast Titans biggest win over the Canberra Raiders was round 2, 2013, a 36-0 whitewash.

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

  1. Michael Weyman (CAN) (sent-off) in round 4, 2008.

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

  1. Anthony Don (GLD) scored three tries in round 9, 2015.

Players to have played for both sides in this clash

  1. Kris Kahler (CAN: 2004-2006 & GLD: 2007)
  2. Will Zillman (CAN: 2006-2008 & GLD: 2009-2017)
  3. Jordan Rapana (GLD: 2008 & CAN: 2014-2018)
  4. Michael Hodgson (CAN: 2001-2006 & GLD: 2007-2008)
  5. David Shillington (CAN: 2009-2015 & GLD: 2016)
  6. Daniel Vidot (CAN: 2009-2011 & GLD: 2017)
  7. Aidan Sezer (GLD: 2012-2015 & CAN: 2016-2018)
  8. Dave Taylor (GLD: 2013-2015 & CAN: 2017)

Head coaching records

Garth Brennan (GLD) – 1/1 at 100%.
John Cartwright (GLD) – 9/15 at 60%.
Ricky Stuart (CAN) – 4/4 at 50%.
Neil Henry (CAN) – 2/2 at 50%.
Neil Henry (GLD) – 2/5 at 40%.
David Furner (CAN) – 3/9 at 33.3%.

Most prolific point-scorers in this clash

  1. Jarrod Croker (CAN) – 13 tries & 43 goals (138 pts)
  2. Scott Prince (GLD) – 2 tries & 23 goals (54 pts)
  3. Terry Campese (CAN) – 1 try & 17 goals (38 pts)
  4. Aidan Sezer (GLD) – 14 goals (28 pts)
  5. Michael Dobson (CAN) – 1 try & 8 goals (20 pts)
  6. Anthony Laffranchi (GLD) – 5 tries (20 pts)
  7. Mat Rogers (GLD) – 2 tries & 4 goals (16 pts)
  8. David Mead (GLD) – 4 tries (16 pts)
  9. Albert Kelly (GLD) – 4 tries (16 pts)
  10. William Zillman (CAN/GLD) – 4 tries (16 pts)
  11. Kalifa Fai Fai Loa (GLD) – 4 tries (16 pts)
  12. Greg Bird (GLD) – 1 try, 5 goals & 1 field goal (15 pts)
  13. Colin Best (CAN) – 3 tries (12 pts)
  14. Adrian Purtell (CAN) – 3 tries (12 pts)
  15. Luke O’Dwyer (GLD) – 3 tries (12 pts)

Disclaimer: The above players are simply the most prolific point-scorers among the two sides across all their clashes.

As always, any further stats or any errors you notice, let us know and we can add them in and make the changes.

NRL News Rd 9 Stats Breakdown: Panthers v Cowboys

Former Penrith Panthers utility back Ryan Girdler

This stats breakdown may have the Penrith Panthers with the recent rub of the green over the North Queensland Cowboys and rightfully so.

Although, the Cowboys need a win more than ever; is now that time to get their season on track?

Penrith Panthers v North Queensland Cowboys

The Penrith Panthers and the North Queensland Cowboys have played 38 games against each other; the Penrith Panthers have won 20, the Cowboys 17 and there has been a single draw.

Penrith are looking for three straight wins over the Cowboys.

The first clash between the two sides was a comfortable 40-10 win for the Panthers in round 14, 1995.

Biggest Wins

The biggest win for the Penrith Panthers against the North Queensland Cowboys was in round 24, 2004, a 56-6 demolition.

The biggest win for the North Queensland Cowboys against the Penrith Panthers was in round 22, 2013, an easy 36-4 win.

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

  1. Damian Gibson (NQL) (sin-binned) in round 14, 1996.
  2. Ben Reynolds (PEN) (sin-binned) in round 10, 2002.
  3. Paul Bowman (NQL) (sin-binned) in round 24, 2004.
  4. Nick Youngquest (PEN) (sin-binned) in round 9, 2006.
  5. Luke O’Donnell (NQL) (sent-off) in round 12, 2008.
  6. Luke Walsh (PEN) (sin-binned) in round 21, 2011.

Players to have scored three or more tries in one game

  1. Ray Mercy (NQL) scored three tries in round 4, 1997.
  2. Noa Nadruku (NQL) scored three tries in round 10, 1998.
  3. Ben Reynolds (PEN) scored three tries in round 10, 1998.
  4. Rhys Wesser (PEN) scored three tries in round 24, 2004.

Players to have played for both sides

  1. Matt Sing (PEN: 1993-1995 & NQL: 2002-2006)
  2. Brett Boyd (PEN: 1992-1998 & NQL: 1999-2000)
  3. Jody Gall (PEN: 1994-1998, 2002-2002 & NQL: 1999)
  4. Geoff Bell (NQL: 1999-2001 & PEN: 2002-2003)
  5. Darrien Doherty (PEN: 1990 & NQL: 1999-2000)
  6. Chad Halliday (NQL: 1999-2000 & PEN: 2002)
  7. Jason Nicol (PEN: 1993 & NQL: 2000)
  8. Brett Firman (NQL: 2005-2006 & PEN: 2007)
  9. Gavin Cooper (NQL: 2006, 2011-2018 & PEN: 2009-2010)
  10. Travis Burns (NQL: 2008-2009 & PEN: 2010-2012)
  11. Lachlan Coote (PEN: 2008-2013 & NQL: 2015-2018)
  12. James Tamou (NQL: 2009-2016 & PEN: 2017-2018)
  13. Arana Taumaga (NQL: 2010 & PEN: 2012)
  14. Dayne Weston (PEN: 2011-2012 & NQL: 2014-2015)

Head coaching records

Murray Hurst (NQL) – 1/1 at 100%.
Matthew Elliott (PEN) – 4/6 at 66.7%.
Anthony Griffin (PEN) – 2/3 at 66.7%.
Neil Henry (NQL) – 5/8 at 62.5%.
Royce Simmons (PEN) – 7/11 at 63.6%.
John Lang (PEN) – 5/9 at 55.6%.
Steve Georgallis (PEN) – 1/2 at 50%.
Paul Green (NQL) – 3/6 at 50%.
Graham Murrray (NQL) – 5/11 at 45.5%.
Tim Sheens (NQL) – 3/8 at 37.5%.
Ivan Cleary (PEN) – 1/5 at 20%.
Grant Bell (NQL) – 0/1 at 0%.
Graham Lowe (NQL) – 0/1 at 0%.
Ian Millward (NQL) – 0/1 at 0%.

Most prolific point-scorers in this clash

  1. Ryan Girdler (PEN) – 5 tries, 50 goals & 1 field goal (121 pts)
  2. Johnathan Thurston (NQL) – 3 tries & 49 goals (110 pts)
  3. Josh Hannay (NQL) – 5 tries & 25 goals (70 pts)
  4. Michael Gordon (PEN) – 4 tries & 21 goals (52 pts)
  5. Preston Campbell (PEN) – 2 tries & 21 goals (50 pts)
  6. Matthew Bowen (NQL) – 6 tries & 8 goals (40 pts)
  7. Julian O’Neill (NQL) – 2 tries & 15 goals (38 pts)
  8. Rhys Wesser (PEN) – 7 tries & 1 goal (30 pts)
  9. Luke Rooney (PEN) – 7 tries (28 pts)
  10. Ben Reynolds (PEN) – 3 tries & 7 goals (26 pts)
  11. Luke Phillips (NQL) – 3 tries & 6 goals (24 pts)
  12. Nathan Cleary (PEN) – 3 tries & 6 goals (24 pts)
  13. Peter Jorgensen (PEN) – 6 tries (24 pts)
  14. Michael Jennings (PEN) – 6 tries (24 pts)
  15. Luke Lewis (PEN) – 6 tries (24 pts)

Disclaimer: The above players are those who have accrued the most points across all games in the history between the two sides.

If there are any glaring errors or further stats you want to see added, let us know. We can make it happen and change things.

NRL News Rd 9 Stats Breakdown: Knights v Rabbitohs

Newcastle Knights legend and Immortal Andrew Johns

Both teams with new coaches, fresh faces and plenty to prove. Can the Newcastle Knights run continue or will the South Sydney Rabbitohs burst their bubble?

A lot has happened between the two sides but both will be hoping that it is a closely fought game rather than a drubbing.

Newcastle Knights v South Sydney Rabbitohs

The Newcastle Knights and South Sydney Rabbitohs have played in a total of 41 games; the Knights have won 25, Souths have won 15 and there has been 1 draw.

The Knights need just 7 points to score 900 total points against the Knights.

The first game played between the two sides was a 17-10 win for the Knights in round 10, 1988.

The Knights haven’t won a game against Souths since round 26, 2011. That means it has been eight straight wins for Souths and they will be looking for nine consecutive wins.

Biggest Wins

The South Sydney Rabbitohs biggest win over the Newcastle Knights was in round 20, 2015, a 52-6 demolition.

The Newcastle Knights biggest win over the South Sydney Rabbitohs was a 60-0 drubbing in round 23, 1999.

Players sin-binned/sent-off in this clash

  1. Matthew Gidley (NEW) (sin-binned) in round 8, 2006.
  2. Trent Hodkinson (NEW) (sin-binned) & George Burgess (SOU) (sin-binned) in round 3, 2017.

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

  1. Akuila Uate (NEW) scored four tries in round 26, 2011.
  2. Mark Hughes (NEW) scored three tries in round 23, 1999.
  3. Alex Johnston (SOU) scored three tries in round 21, 2014.
  4. Greg Inglis (SOU) & Dylan Walker (SOU) both scored three tries in round 20, 2015.
  5. Aaron Gray (SOU) scored three tries in round 2, 2016.

Players to have played for both sides in this clash

  1. Adam Muir (NEW: 1992-1997 & SOU: 2002)
  2. Lee Jackson (SOU: 1995 & NEW: 1996-1998)
  3. Owen Craigie (NEW: 1995-199 & SOU: 2002-2004)
  4. Evan Cochrane (SOU: 1993 & NEW: 1997-1998)
  5. Matt Parsons (SOU: 1997-1999 & NEW: 2000-2004)
  6. Adam MacDougall (NEW: 1997-03, 2007-2011 & SOU: 2004-2006)
  7. Glenn Grief (NEW: 1996, 1998-2001 & SOU: 2002)
  8. Russell Richardson (SOU: 2002-2003 & NEW: 2004)
  9. Jamie Fitzgerald (SOU: 2002-2003 & NEW: 2004)
  10. Todd Polglase (SOU: 2004-2006 & NEW: 2007)
  11. David Fa’alogo (SOU: 2003-2009 & NEW: 2013-2015)
  12. Luke MacDougall (SOU: 2003-2006 & NEW: 2007)
  13. Ben Rogers (SOU: 2006-2008 & NEW: 2009-2011)
  14. Dane Gagai (NEW: 2012-2017 & SOU: 2018)
  15. Robbie Rochow (NEW: 2012-2016 & SOU: 2017)

Head coaching records

Michael Maguire (SOU) 8/8 at 100%.
John Lang (SOU) – 1/2 at 50%.
Jason Taylor (SOU) – 2/5 at 40%.
George Piggins (SOU) – 1/3 at 33.3%.
Shaun McRae (SOU) – 1/3 at 33.3%.
Craig Coleman (SOU) – 1/4 at 25%.
Steve Martin (SOU) – 0/1 at 0%.
Arthur Kitinas SOU) – 0/1 at 0%.
Paul Langmack (SOU) – 0/2 at 0%.
Frank Curry (SOU) – 0/5 at 0%
Ken Shine (SOU) – 0/5 at 0%.

Most prolific point-scorers in this clash

  1. Andrew Johns (NEW) – 6 tries, 48 goals & 1 field goal (121 pts)
  2. Adam Reynolds (SOU) – 32 goals & 1 field goal (65 pts)
  3. Kurt Gidley (NEW) – 5 tries, 19 goals & 2 field goals (60 pts)
  4. Robbie O’Davis (NEW) – 12 tries (48 pts)
  5. Akuila Uate (NEW) – 11 tries (44 pts)
  6. Nathan Merritt (SOU) – 8 tries & 3 goals (38 pts)
  7. Bryson Goodwin (SOU) – 4 tries & 6 goals (28 pts)
  8. John Schuster (NEW) – 2 tries & 9 goals (26 pts)
  9. Darrell Trindall (SOU) – 4 tries, 4 goals & 1 field goal (25 pts)
  10. Billy Peden (NEW) – 5 tries & 2 goals (24 pts)
  11. Adam MacDougall (NEW/SOU) – 6 tries (24 pts)
  12. Greg Inglis (SOU) – 6 tries (24 pts)
  13. Paul Harragon (NEW) – 5 tries (20 pts)
  14. Danny Buderus (NEW) – 5 tries (20 pts)
  15. Joe Williams (SOU) – 9 goals & 1 field goal (19 pts)

Disclaimer: As always, the above players are those that were the most prolific point-scorers across all games between the two sides.

Should you wish to see any further stats added or if you notice any errors, let us know and we can add or change as needed.

NRL News Rd 9 Stats Breakdown: Brisbane Broncos v Canterbury Bulldogs

Canterbury Bulldogs legend Hazem El Masri

Another week and further stats breakdowns. The Brisbane Broncos v the Canterbury Bulldogs.

For different reasons, both sides need wins. The Broncos welcome back some stars, the Bulldogs drop one of theirs.

Will it make the difference and does history work in either team’s favour?

Brisbane Broncos v Canterbury Bulldogs

The Brisbane Broncos and Canterbury Bulldogs have played each other 55 times; the Broncos have won 30, the Bulldogs have won 22 and there have been three draws.

The Bulldogs need just three points to score 1000 total points against the Broncos.

Brisbane won just one of the first six games between the two sides before winning fourteen of the next seventeen games between the two sides.

The Broncos have won six of the last nine games between the two sides.

The first game between the two sides was played in round 15 of the 1988 season, a game the Bulldogs won 25-10.

Biggest Wins

The Canterbury Bulldogs biggest win over the Brisbane Broncos was in round 23, 2004, a 46-18 success.

The Brisbane Broncos biggest win over the Canterbury Bulldogs was in round 22, 2014, a 41-10 victory.

Players sin-binned/sent-off in this clash

  1. Martin Bella, Terry Lamb & Craig Polla-Mounter (all CBY) (all sin-binned) in round 17, 1993.
  2. Luke Patten (CBY) (sin-binned) in round 23, 2004.
  3. Josh Reynolds (CBY) (sin-binned) in round 22, 2014.

Players to have scored three tries or more in this clash

  1. Steve Renouf scored four tries in round 17, 1993.

Players to have played for both sides

  1. James Donnelly (CBY: 1987-1988 & BRI: 1989-1991)
  2. Darren Smith (CBY: 1990-1994, 1999-2002 & BRI: 1995-1998, 2004-2005)
  3. Scott Tronc (BRI: 1989-1990 & CBY: 1991-1992)
  4. Tony Currie (CBY: 1986-1988 & BRI: 1989-1992)
  5. Barry Berrigan (CBY: 1995-1999 & BRI: 2003-2005)
  6. Dennis Scott (BRI: 1996-1998 & CBY: 1999-2004)
  7. Shane Perry (CBY: 2000-2001 & BRI: 2006-2008)
  8. David Stagg (BRI: 2003-2008, 2013-2015 & CBY: 2009-2012)
  9. Ben Hannant (BRI: 2006-2008, 2011-2014 & CBY: 2009-2010)
  10. Greg Eastwood (BRI: 2005-2008 & 2009, 2011-2018)
  11. Michael Ennis (BRI: 2006-2008 & CBY: 2009-2014)
  12. Ben Barba (CBY: 2008-2013 & BRI: 2014)

Head coaching records

Phil Gould (CBY) – 2/2 at 100%.
Anthony Griffin (BRI) – 4/6 at 66.7%.
Kevin Moore (CBY) – 2/3 at 66.7%.
Wayne Bennett (BRI) – 25/44 at 56.8%.
Des Hasler (CBY) – 5/11 at 45.5%.
Steve Folkes (CBY) – 9/24 at 37.5%.
Chris Anderson (CBY) – 4/12 at 33.3%.
Ivan Henjak (BRI) – 0/1 at 0%.

Most prolific point-scorer between the two sides

  1. Hazem El Masri (CBY) – 11 tries & 67 goals (178 pts)
  2. Darren Lockyer (BRI) – 16 tries, 35 goals & 4 field goals (138 pts)
  3. Corey Parker (BRI) – 6 tries & 42 goals (108 pts)
  4. Daryl Halligan (CBY) – 1 try & 35 goals (74 pts)
  5. Michael De Vere (BRI) – 2 tries & 32 goals (70 pts)
  6. Steve Renouf (BRI) – 11 tries (44 pts)
  7. Darren Smith (CBY) – 11 tries (44 pts)
  8. Terry Lamb (CBY) – 3 tries, 12 goals & 1 field goal (37 pts)
  9. Wendell Sailor (BRI) – 9 tries (36 pts)
  10. Tonie Carroll (BRI) – 9 tries (36 pts)
  11. Shaun Berrigan (BRI) – 8 tries (32 pts)
  12. Michael Hancock (BRI) – 7 tries (28 pts)
  13. Bryson Goodwin (CBY) – 4 tries & 6 goals (28 pts)
  14. Lote Tuqiri (BRI) – 6 tries (24 pts)
  15. Julian O’Neill (BRI) – 1 try, 9 goals & 1 field goal (23 pts)
  16. Trent Hodkinson (CBY) – 11 goals & 1 field goal (23 pts)

Disclaimer: Once again, the above players are those who were/are the most prolific point-scorers across all games between the two sides. 

If there are further stats you want to see or if you notice errors, let us know. We can add them in and or change things around.

NRL News Rd 8 Stats Breakdown: Eels v Tigers

Former Parramatta Eels utility back Luke Burt

Here we are again, a stats breakdown. The final of round eight; Parramatta Eels v Wests Tigers. 

So much to play for here, as both sides look to put together a series of wins. The Eels broke their duck last week, can they get a second win?

The Tigers are just after some consistency to cement their current position.

Parramatta Eels v Wests Tigers Stats Breakdown

The Parramatta Eels and the Wests Tigers have played each other on 31 occasions; the Eels have 20 wins, the Tigers have 15 wins and there has been one draw.

The Wests Tigers need 27 points to reach 700 total points against the Eels.

Despite losing their opening fixture to the Tigers this season, the Eels have won four of the last six games between the two sides.

The first game between the two sides ended in a 14-all draw in round eight of the 2000 NRL season.

Biggest Wins

The Parramatta Eels biggest win against the Wests Tigers was in round 11, 2001, when they blew them off the park to win 66-12.

Players sin-binned in this clash

  1. Nathan Hindmarsh (PAR) (sin-binned) in round 11, 2001.
  2. PJ Marsh (PAR) (sin-binned) & Dene Halatau (WST) (sin-binned) in round 3, 2007.
  3. John Morris (WST) (sin-binned) in round 12, 2007.

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

  1. Marika Koroibete (WST) scored four tries in round 22, 2012.
  2. Luke Covell (WST) scored three tries in round 12, 2004.

Players to have played for both sides in this clash

  1. Ben Duckworth (WST: 2000 & PAR: 2001)
  2. Brett Hodgson (PAR: 2000-2003 & WST: 2004-2008)
  3. Troy Wozniak (PAR: 2000 & WST: 2002-2003)
  4. Pat Richards (PAR: 2000-2003 & WST: 2004-2005, 2014-2015)
  5. Jason Cayless (PAR: 2000-2001 & WST: 2010)
  6. Steven Crouch (PAR: 1996, 2003 & WST: 2000-2002)
  7. John Wilson (PAR: 2000 & WST: 2001-2005)
  8. John Simon (PAR: 1995-1997 & WST: 2001)
  9. Corey Pearson (WST: 2001-2003 & PAR: 2004)
  10. Jason Moodie (PAR: 2000-2003 & WST: 2004, 2007)
  11. Michael Buettner (PAR: 1992-1995, 2001-2002 & WST: 2003-2004)
  12. Kylie Leuluai (WST: 2000 & PAR: 2003)
  13. John Morris (PAR: 2003-2006 & WST: 2007-2009)
  14. Paul Whatuira (WST: 2007-2009 & PAR: 2011)
  15. Issac De Gois (WST: 2006 & PAR: 2014-2016)
  16. Joel Reddy (PAR: 2005-2011 & WST: 2012-2013
  17. Tom Humble (PAR: 2010 & WST: 2012)
  18. Mitchell Moses (WST: 2014-2017 & PAR: 2017-2018)

Head coaching records

Michael Hagan (PAR) – 4/4 at 100%.
Jason Taylor (PAR) – 1/1 at 100%.
Michael Potter (WST) 2/3 at 66.7%.
Brian Smith (PAR) – 5/9 at 55.6% (1 draw)
Jason Taylor (WST) – 2/2 at 50%.
Wayne Pearce (WST) – 1/2 at 50% (1 draw)
Ricky Stuart (PAR) – 1/2 at 50%.
Brad Arthur (PAR) – 4/10 at 40%.
Tim Sheens (WST) – 6/16 at 37.5%.
Ivan Cleary (WST) – 1/3 at 33.3%.
Stephen Kearney (WST) – 1/3 at 33.3%.
Terry Lamb (WST) – 1/4 at 25%.
Daniel Anderson (WST) – 1/4 at 25%.

Most prolific point-scorers in this clash

  1. Luke Burt (PAR) – 5 tries & 46 goals (108 pts)
  2. Benji Marshall (WST) – 7 tries, 36 goals & 3 field goals (103 pts)
  3. Brett Hodgson (PAR/WST) – 4 tries & 17 goals (50 pts)
  4. Jason Taylor (PAR) – 3 tries & 15 goals (42 pts)
  5. Krisnan Inu (PAR) – 4 tries & 12 goals (40 pts)
  6. Jarryd Hayne (PAR) – 9 tries & 1 goal (38 pts)
  7. Pat Richards (WST) – 5 tries & 9 goals (38 pts)
  8. Mitchell Moses (WST/PAR) – 1 try, 13 goals & 1 field goal (31 pts)
  9. Joel Caine (WST) – 1 try & 11 goals (26 pts)
  10. Marika Koroibete (WST) – 6 tries (24 pts)
  11. Chris Sandow (PAR) – 1 try & 9 goals (22 pts)
  12. Beau Ryan (WST) – 5 tries (20 pts)
  13. Chris Lawrence (WST) – 5 tries (20 pts)
  14. Luke Covell (WST) – 3 tries & 3 goals (18 pts)
  15. Robbie Farah (WST) – 4 tries & 1 field goal (17 pts)

Disclaimer: The fifteen players listed above are those who have been the most prolific point-scorers in clashes between these two sides. 

As always, enjoy and absorb the stats, and if you notice any issues, errors or just want more stats, let us know and we’ll make it happen.

NRL News Stats Breakdown Rd 8: Cowboys v Raiders

North Queensland Cowboys captain Johnathan Thurston

Both sides need a win to get their seasons back on track and the Cowboys will hope that history works in their favour.

Yet to find their mojo, they need it badly.

With a lot on the line for both sides, do the stats offer any comfort or solace to either?

North Queensland Cowboys v Canberra Raiders

The North Queensland Cowboys and Canberra Raiders have played 41 games against each other; the Cowboys have won 18, the Raiders have won 21 and there have been two draws.

The Raiders need just 10 points to score 1000 total points against the Cowboys.

The last time the Raiders won in Townsville was back in round 12, 2006. Since then, the Cowboys have won nine straight games in Townsville.

The Cowboys are aiming for three straight wins over the Raiders.

The first game played between the two sides was a low-scoring affair in round 5 of the 1995 ARL season, a game the Raiders won 14-8.

North Queensland only won one of their first twelve games against Canberra.

Biggest Wins

The Canberra Raiders biggest win over the North Queensland Cowboys was in round 4, 1996, a 66-10 demolition.

The North Queensland Cowboys biggest win over the Canberra Raiders was in round 16, 2012, a 40-12 romp.

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

  1. Ruben Wiki (CAN) scored four tries in round 4, 1996.
  2. Reece Robinson (CAN) scored four tries in round 25, 2010.
  3. David Boyle (CAN) scored three tries in round 10, 1998.

Players to have played for both sides

  1. Noa Nadruku (CAN: 1993-1997 & NQL: 1998-1999)
  2. Jason Death (CAN: 1991-1995 & NQL: 1996-1998)
  3. Brett Hetherington (CAN:1992-1998 & NQL: 1999-2001)
  4. Graham Appo (CAN: 1994-1996, 1998 & NQL: 2000)
  5. Jason Ferris (CAN: 1996 & NQL: 1997-1998)
  6. John Lomax (CAN: 1993-1996 & NQL: 1997-1999)
  7. Kris Tassell (CAN: 1992 & NQL: 1996-1999)
  8. Luke Phillips (CAN: 1996 & NQL: 1997)
  9. Steve Walters (CAN: 1986-1996 & NQL: 1997-1998)
  10. Tyran Smith (NQL: 1997 & CAN: 2002-2005)
  11. Andrew Dunemann (NQL: 1996-1998 & CAN: 2007)
  12. Brett Boyd (CAN: 1991 & NQL: 1999-2000)
  13. Rod Jensen (CAN: 1999-2003 & NQL: 2004-2007)
  14. Sione Faumuina (CAN: 2001 & NQL: 2007-2008)
  15. Shaun Fennsom (CAN: 2009-2016 & NQL: 2017-2018)

Head coaching records

Ian Millward (CAN) – 1/1 at 100%.
Mal Meninga (CAN) – 8/9 at 88.9%.
Paul Green (NQL) – 6/7 at 85.7%.
Matthew Elliott (CAN) – 6/9 at 66.7%.
Neil Henry (NQL) – 6/9 at 66.7%.
Graham Murray (CAN) – 5/11 at 45.5%.
David Furner (CAN) – 4/9 at 44.4%.
Ricky Stuart (NQL) – 2/7 at 28.6%.
Tim Sheens (CAN) – 1/7 at 14.3%.
Grant Bell (CAN) – 0/1 at 0%.
Graham Lowe (CAN) – 0/1 at 0%
Murray Hurst (CAN) – 0/1 at 0%.
Neil Henry (CAN) – 0/3 at 0%.

Most prolific point-scorers in this clash

  1. Johnathan Thurston (NQL) – 10 tries, 58 goals & 2 field goals (154 pts)
  2. Jarrod Croker (CAN) – 4 tries & 45 goals (106 pts)
  3. Clinton Schifcofske (CAN) – 3 tries & 34 goals (80 pts)
  4. David Furner (CAN) – 3 tries & 30 goals (72 pts)
  5. Josh Hannay (NQL) – 3 tries & 18 goals (50 pts)
  6. Matthew Bowen (NQL) – 9 tries & 3 goals (42 pts)
  7. Joel Monaghan (CAN) – 6 tries & 6 goals (36 pts)
  8. Brett Mullins (CAN) – 7 tries (28 pts)
  9. Ashley Graham (NQL) – 6 tries & 2 goals (28 pts)
  10. Matt Sing (NQL) – 6 tries (24 pts)
  11. Mark McLinden (CAN) – 6 tries (24 pts)
  12. Phil Graham (CAN) – 6 tries (24 pts)
  13. Ethan Lowe (NQL) – 1 try & 9 goals (22 pts)
  14. Ruben Wiki (CAN) – 5 tries (20 pts)
  15. Simon Woolford (CAN) – 5 tries (20 pts)
  16. Paul Bowman (NQL) – 5 tries (20 pts)
  17. Jason Croker (CAN) – 5 tries (20 pts)

Disclaimer: The above players are simply those who accrued the most points across all clashes between the two sides. 

If there are any errors or if you want to see further stats of any kind, let us know and we can amend or change the stat/s/