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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. 

Enjoy the stats and absorb them; if any errors are picked up or you want further stats, let us know and we can make the amendments.

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.

The stats are there for your perusal, the fans; if there are errors or issues, or you just want to see more stats, let us know!

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. 

If there are any errors, mistakes, or if you just want to see more stats, just let us know.

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.