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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/

NRL News Rd 8 Stats Breakdown: Manly v Knights

Newcastle Knights legend halfback Andrew Johns

It reads as an interesting clash as the Manly Sea Eagles take on the Newcastle Knights at Lottoland.

A win would go a long way for both sides but Manly have more to lose given their current off-field turmoil.

Manly Sea Eagles v Newcastle Knights

Newcastle need just nine more points to score 900 total points against the Manly Sea Eagles.

Manly have won seven of the last eight games between the two sides, although Newcastle won the first clash between the two sides earlier this year.

The first clash between the two sides was a comfortable 44-12 win for Manly in round four of the 1988 NSWRL season.

Biggest Wins

The Newcastle Knights biggest win over the Manly Sea Eagles was a comfortable 56-12 victory in round 16 of the 2004 NRL season.

The Manly Sea Eagles biggest win over the Newcastle Knights was an easy 48-10 success in round 23 of the 2004 NRL season.

Players sin-binned/sent-off in this clash

  1. David Thorne (NEW) (sin-binned) & Cliff Lyons (MAN) (sin-binned) in round 3, 1989.
  2. Ian Gately (MAN) (sin-binned) in round 3, 1989.
  3. Paul Harragon (NEW) (sin-binned) in round 17, 1995.
  4. Terry Hill (MAN) (sent off) in round 17, 1995.
  5. Anthony Quinn (NEW) (sin-binned) in round 15, 2005.

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

  1. Mark Hughes (NEW) scored three tries in round 16, 2004.
  2. Akulia Uate (NEW) scored three tries in round 21, 2010.
  3. Jorge Taufua (MAN) scored three tries in round 2, 2013.

Players to have played for both sides in this clash

  1. Adrian Shelford (NEW: 1988 & MAN: 1990)
  2. Josh Perry (NEW: 2000-2007 & MAN: 2008-2010)
  3. Ben Kennedy (NEW: 2000-2004 & MAN: 2005-2006)
  4. Ben MacDougall (NEW: 2000 & MAN: 2003)
  5. Chris Bailey (NEW: 2006-2008 & MAN: 2009-2010)
  6. Akuila Uate (NEW: 2008-2016 & MAN: 2017-2018)
  7. Richie Fa’aoso (NEW: 2008-2012 & MAN: 2013)
  8. Terence Seu Seu (NEW: 2007: & MAN: 2010-2011)
  9. Jamie Buhrer (MAN: 2010-2016 & NEW: 2017-2018)
  10. Willie Mason (NEW: 2012-2014 & MAN: 2015)
  11. Adam Cuthbertson (MAN: 2006-2009 & NEW: 2012-2014)
  12. Josh Starling (MAN: 2014-2016 & NEW: 2017)

Head coaching records

Warren Ryan (NEW) – 2/2 at 100%.
Geoff Toovey (MAN) – 4/5 at 80%.
Bob Fulton (MAN) – 12/16 at 75%.
Michael Hagan (NEW) – 5/8 at 62.5%.
Des Hasler (MAN) – 9/16 at 56.3%.
Graham Lowe (MAN) – 2/4 at 50%.
Alan Thompson (MAN) – 1/2 at 50%.
Allan McMahon (NEW) – 3/7 at 42.9%.
Brian Smith (NEW) – 2/5 at 40%.
Malcolm Reilly (NEW) – 2/8 at 25%.
Rick Stone (NEW) – 1/4 at 25%.
Wayne Bennett (NEW) – 1/4 at 25%.
Nathan Brown (NEW) – 1/4  at 25%.
David Waite (NEW) – 1/6 at 16.7%.
Peter Sharp (MAN) – 0/1 at 0%.

Most prolific point-scorer in this clash

  1. Andrew Johns (NEW) – 2 tries, 35 goals & 3 field goals (81 pts)
  2. Jamie Lyon (MAN) – 4 tries & 31 goals (78 pts)
  3. Matthew Ridge (MAN) – 1 try & 23 goals (50 pts)
  4. Brett Stewart (MAN) – 10 tries (40 pts)
  5. Akuila Uate (NEW/MAN) – 10 tries (40 pts)
  6. Kurt Gidley (NEW) – 2 tries & 15 goals (38 pts)
  7. Jorge Taufua (NEW) – 9 tries (36 pts)
  8. Shannon Nevin (MAN) – 2 tries & 13 goals (34 pts)
  9. Michael O’Connor (MAN) – 1 try, 13 goals & 1 field goal (31 pts)
  10. Craig Hancock (MAN) – 7 tries (28 pts)
  11. Robbie O’Davis (NEW) – 7 tries (28 pts)
  12. Scott Donald (MAN) – 7 tries (28 pts)
  13. Terry Hill (MAN) – 7 tries (28 pts)
  14. Geoff Toovey (MAN) – 6 tries (24 pts)
  15. John Hopoate (MAN) – 6 tries (24 pts)

Disclaimer: The above 15 players are the most prolific scorers across all games played between the two sides. 

As always, if you want to see more or different stats, or if there is an error of some sort, let us know.

NRL News Rd 8 Stats Breakdown: Panthers v Bulldogs

Canterbury Bulldogs legend Hazem El-Masri

They played once this year already and the Canterbury Bulldogs overcame the Penrith Panthers. 

With very different fortunes since then, anything is possible in the late clash tonight.

Penrith Panthers v Canterbury Bulldogs Stats Breakdown

The Penrith Panthers and Canterbury Bulldogs have played each other 103 times; the Panthers have won 41 games, the Bulldogs have won 58 games and there have been four draws.

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

Penrith have also won seven of the last ten games played between the two sides at Penrith Stadium.

Biggest Wins

The Penrith Panthers biggest win over the Canterbury Bulldogs was a 52-16 success in round 23, 2008.

The Canterbury Bulldogs biggest win over the Penrith Panthers was a 40-14 victory in round 18, 2001.

Players sin-binned/sent-off in this clash

  1. Royce Simmons (PEN) (sin-binned) in round 8, 1981.
  2. Warren Fenton (CBY) (sent-off) in round 19, 1981.
  3. Steve Robinson (PEN) (sin-binned) in round 16, 1983.
  4. Brad Waugh (PEN) & Peter Kelly (CBY) (both sin-binned) in round 25, 1985.
  5. Terry Lamb & Darren McCarthy (both CBY & both sin-binned) in round 8, 1988.
  6. Luke Patten (CBY) (sin-binned) in round 13, 2002.
  7. Rhys Wesser (PEN) (sin-binned) in round 16, 2003.
  8. Rhys Wesser (PEN) (sin-binned) in the 2004 NRL preliminary final.
  9. Craig Stapleton (PEN) (sin-binned) in round 1, 2006.

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

  1. Berne Lowther (CBY) scored four tries in round 14, 1974.
  2. Luke Rooney (PEN) scored four tries in round 23, 2008.
  3. Garry Dowling (CBY) scored three tries in round
  4. Matthew Callinan (CBY) scored three tries in round 4, 1986.
  5. Greg Alexander (PEN) scored three tries in round 10, 1989.
  6. Ryan Girdler (PEN) scored three tries in round 17, 1997.
  7. Luke Patten (CBY) scored three tries in round 12, 2004.
  8. Hazem El Masri (CBY) scored three tries in the 2004 NRL preliminary final.
  9. Paul Franze (PEN) scored three tries in round 25, 2005.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Players to have played for both sides in this clash

  1. Wayne Peckham (PEN: 1967-1969 & CBY: 1970-1972)
  2. Phil Gould (PEN: 1976-1979 & CBY: 1983-1985)
  3. Tas Batieri (PEN: 1978, 1980-1981, 1985 & CBY: 1982-1983)
  4. Daryl Brohman (PEN: 1979-1983, 1986-1987 & CBY: 1984-1985)
  5. Kevin Pobjie (PEN: 1980-1983 & CBY: 1984)
  6. Neil Baker (CBY: 1981-1983 & PEN: 1988-1989)
  7. Peter Tunks (CBY: 1984-1989 & PEN: 1990)
  8. David Burnes (CBY: 1984 & PEN: 1985-1986)
  9. Mark Robinson (PEN: 1985, 1987 & CBY: 1990-1991)
  10. Paul Dunn (CBY: 1986-1990 & PEN: 1991-1992)
  11. Brandon Lee (PEN: 1984-1987, 1991 & CBY: 1988-1990)
  12. Peter Kelly (CBY: 1984-1987 & PEN: 1988-1990)
  13. Darren Currie (PEN: 1986-1988 & CBY: 1989)
  14. Glen Nissen (PEN: 1986-1987, 1992 & CBY: 1988-1991)
  15. Paul Akkary (PEN: 1986-1988 & CBY: 1989)
  16. Chris Mortimer (CBY: 1978-1987 & PEN: 1988-1990)
  17. Darren Brown (CBY: 1991 & PEN: 1994-1998)
  18. Troy Cassell (CBY: 1991-1992 & PEN: 1993-1994)
  19. Greg Barwick (CBY: 1988-1989 & PEN: 1990-1991)
  20. Luke Goodwin (PEN: 1992 & CBY: 1993-1994)
  21. Jason Williams (CBY: 1992-1995 & PEN: 1996-1998)
  22. Jason Lidden (PEN: 1994-1995 & CBY: 1996)
  23. Brett Howland (CBY: 2001 & PEN: 2003-2005)
  24. Frank Pritchard (PEN: 2003-2010 & CBY: 2011-2015)
  25. Luke Young (PEN: 2002 & CBY: 2005)
  26. Chris Armit (CBY: 2005-2011 & PEN: 2012)
  27. Andrew Emelio (CBY: 2006-2008 & PEN: 2009)
  28. Nick Youngquest (PEN: 2006-2007 & CBY: 2008)
  29. Joel Romelo (PEN: 2009 & CBY: 2010-2013)
  30. Yileen Gordon (CBY: 2009-2010 & PEN: 2011)
  31. Steve Turner (PEN: 2002-2003 & CBY: 2010-2013)
  32. Tim Browne (CBY: 2010, 2013-2016 & PEN: 2017)

Head coaching records

Bob Hagan (CBY) – 4/4 at 100%.
Barry Harris (PEN) – 2/2 at 100%.
Steve Georgallis (PEN) – 1/1 at 100%.
Dean Pay (CBY) – 1/1 at 100%.
Warren Ryan (CBY) – 7/8 at 87.5%.
Royce Simmons (PEN) – 4/6 at 66.7% (1 draw).
Matthew Elliott (PEN) – 4/6 at 66.7%.
Kevin Ryan (CBY) – 5/8 at 62.5%.
Anthony Griffin (PEN) – 3/5 at 60%.
Malcolm Clift (CBY) – 6/10 at 60%.
Steve Folkes (CBY) – 7/12 at 58.3% (1 draw)
Ivan Cleary (PEN) – 4/7 at 57.1%.
Chris Anderson (CBY) – 6/12 at 50%.
Len Stacker (PEN) – 3/6 at 50%.
Mike Stephenson (PEN) – 1/2 at 50%.
Ron Willey (PEN) – 1/2 at 50%.
Phil Gould (CBY) – 1/2 at 50%.
John Lang (PEN) – 4/10 at 40%.
Phil Gould (PEN) – 3/7 at 49.2%.
Ted Glossop (PEN) – 6/13 at 46.2% (2 draws).
Des Hasler (CBY) – 5/11 at 45.5%.
Kevin Moore (CBY) – 2/5 at 40%.
Bob Boland (PEN) – 3/10 at 30%.
Leo Trevena (PEN) – 1/4 at 25%.
John Peard (PEN) – 1/4 at 25%.
Tim Sheens (PEN) – 1/8 at 12.5%.
Jack Clare (PEN) – 0/2 at 0%.
Don Parish (PEN) – 0/4 at 0% (2 draws).

Most prolific point-scorers in this clash

  1. Hazem El Masri (CBY) – 12 tries & 67 goals (182 pts)
  2. Ryan Girdler (PEN) – 10 tries, 46 goals & 1 field goal (131 pts)
  3. Michael Gordon (PEN) – 5 tries & 37 goals (94 pts)
  4. Terry Lamb (CBY) – 9 tries, 26 goals & 2 field goals (90 pts)
  5. Daryl Halligan (CBY) – 2 tries & 35 goals (78 pts)
  6. Steve Gearin (CBY) – 2 tries & 31 goals (68 pts)
  7. Greg Alexander (PEN) – 5 tries, 18 goals & 1 field goal (57 pts)
  8. Kevin Dann (PEN) – 5 tries & 12 goals (39 pts)*
  9. Chris Anderson (CBY) – 12 tries (39 pts)*
  10. Henry Tatana (CBY) – 2 tries & 15 goals (36 pts)*
  11. Preston Campbell (PEN) – 3 tries & 12 goals (36 pts)
  12. Trent Hodkinson (CBY) – 3 tries & 12 goals (36 pts)
  13. Peter Inskip (CBY) – 14 goals & 2 field goals (32 pts)*
  14. Luke Patten (CBY) – 8 tries (32 pts)
  15. Andrew Farrar (CBY) – 3 tries & 8 goals (28 pts)
  16. Rhys Wesser (PEN) – 7 tries (28 pts)
  17. Trent Waterhouse (PEN) – 7 tries (28 pts)

Disclaimer: As usual, the above players are the most prolific point-scorers across all games played between these two sides. 

Also, players with an asterisk next to their points total played during times when tries were three points and/or field goals were two points.

Finally, as always, any further stats you want to see or any changes that need to be made, let us know.

NRL News Rd 8 Stats Breakdown: South Sydney Rabbitohs v Brisbane Broncos

Former Brisbane Broncos lock Corey Parker

South Sydney Rabbitohs v Brisbane Broncos

The South Sydney Rabbitohs and the Brisbane Broncos have played in 41 NRL games; the Rabbitohs have just 11 wins, the Broncos have 27 wins and there have been three draws.

The Bunnies need just three points to score 700 points against the Broncos.

The Bunnies have lost five straight games against the Broncos, with their last win coming on March 15, 2015.

The first game between the two sides was in round 14, 1988, when the Bunnies won 16-4.

Biggest Wins

The Brisbane Broncos biggest win over the South Sydney Rabbitohs was a 56-6 demolition in round 20 of the 1995 ARL season.

The South Sydney Rabbitohs biggest win over the Brisbane Broncos was a comfortable 44-12 win in round 19 of the 2009 NRL season.

Players that were sin-binned/sent-off in this clash

  1. Matthew Fuller (SOU) (sin-binned) in round 14, 1993.
  2. Paul Quinn (SOU) (sin-binned) in round 20, 1995.

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

  1. Karmichael Hunt (BRI) scored four tries in round 17, 2004.
  2. Willie Carne (BRI) scored three tries in round 14, 1993.
  3. Steve Renouf (BRI) scored three tries in round 14, 1994.
  4. Wendell Sailor (BRI) scored three tries in round 14, 1994.
  5. Michael Hancock (BRI) scored three tries in round 20, 1995.
  6. Darren Smith (BRI) scored three tries in round 20, 1995.
  7. Shaun Berrigan (BRI) scored three tries in round 12, 2005.
  8. Justin Hodges (BRI) scored three tries in round 12, 2005.
  9. Beau Champion (SOU) scored three tries in round 19, 2009.
  10. Ben Te’o (BRI) scored three times in round 14, 2010.
  11. Ben Hunt (BRI) scored three times round 25, 2015.

Players to have played for both sides in this clash

  1. Billy Noke (BRI: 1988 & SOU: 1991)
  2. Scott Tronc (BRI: 1989-1990 & SOU: 1994)
  3. Julian O’Neill (BRI: 1991-1995 & SOU: 1997-1999)
  4. Ben Walker (BRI: 1995-2000 & SOU: 2005-2006)
  5. Chris Walker (BRI: 1999-2002 & SOU: 2003)
  6. Lote Tuqiri (BRI: 1999-2002 & SOU: 2014)
  7. Dave Taylor (BRI: 2006-2009 & SOU: 2010-2012)
  8. Ben Te’o (BRI: 2009-2012 & SOU: 2013-2014)
  9. Luke Capewell (SOU: 2008-2010 & BRI: 2012)

Head coaching records

Wayne Bennett (BRI) – 22/27 at 81.5%.
George Piggins (SOU) – 2/3 at 66.6%.
Ivan Henjak (BRI) – 1/2 at 50%.
Anthony Griffin (BRI) – 3/7 at 42.9%.
Michael Maguire (SOU) – 4/11 at 36.4%.
Shaun McRae (SOU) – 1/3 at 33.3%.
Jason Taylor (SOU) – 1/3 at 33.3%.
John Lang (SOU) – 1/3 at 33.3%.
Paul Langmack (SOU) – 0/1 at 0%.
Arthur Kitinas (SOU) – 0/2 at 0%.
Frank Curry (SOU) – 0/3 at 0%.
Ken Shine (SOU) – 0/3 at 0%.
Craig Coleman (SOU) – 0/3 at 0%.

Most prolific point-scorer in this clash

  1. Corey Parker (BRI) – 2 tries & 32 goals (72 pts)
  2. Adam Reynolds (SOU) – 29 goals (58 pts)
  3. Julian O’Neill (BRI/SOU) – 7 tries & 11 goals (50 pts)
  4. Nathan Merritt (SOU) – 10 tries & 2 goals (44 pts)
  5. Michael De Vere (BRI) – 3 tries & 14 goals (40 pts)
  6. Darren Lockyer (BRI) – 3 tries & 13 goals (38 pts)
  7. Jordan Kahu (BRI) – 4 tries & 11 goals (38 pts)
  8. Terry Matterson (BRI) – 16 goals (32 pts)
  9. Greg Inglis (SOU) – 7 tries (28 pts)
  10. Gorden Tallis (BRI) – 6 tries (24 pts)
  11. Steve Renouf (BRI) – 6 tries (24 pts)
  12. Justin Hodges (BRI) – 5 tries (20 pts)
  13. Chris Sandow (SOU) – 12 goals (24 pts)
  14. Willie Carne (BRI) – 4 tries & 3 goals (22 pts)
  15. Michael Hancock (BRI) – 5 tries (20 pts)
  16. Shaun Berrigan (BRI) – 5 tries (20 pts)
  17. Ben Walker (BRI/SOU) – 10 goals (20 pts)

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

Also, if you notice any errors we have made or just want more stats, let us know. We will make the changes and incorporate suggestions moving forward.

NRL News Rd 8 Stats Breakdown: Storm v Warriors

Melbourne Storm captain Cameron Smith

The second ANZAC Day clash, this one between the Melbourne Storm and the New Zealand Warriors. 

It is the Storm who have the running based on history but the Warriors have form.

With so many players, staffers, coaches and fans appreciating the historic significance, the game will be lively.

Enjoy the stats, take them in and bring on the footy:

Melbourne Storm v New Zealand Warriors

The Melbourne Storm and the New Zealand Warriors have played in 42 games; the Storm have won 22, the Warriors have won 16 and there have been four draws.

The Storm need just 29 points to score 900 total points against the Warriors, just the fifth side the Storm will have scored 900 pts against.

The Warriors need just 1 point to score 600 total points against the Storm.

The first game between the two sides was on April 10, 1988, in round 5, a game the Warriors won 16-12.

The Storm have won five of the last eight ANZAC Day clashes between the two sides at 62.5% winning percentage. The last time the Warriors won an ANZAC Day clash was in 2014.

The Storm are also aiming for five straight wins against the Warriors.

Biggest Wins

The Melbourne Storm’s biggest win over the New Zealand Warriors was a comprehensive 56-10 win in round 20 of the 2000 NRL season.

The New Zealand Warriors biggest win over the Melbourne Storm was a 28-12 success in round 11 of the 2002 NRL season.

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

  1. Matt Orford (MEL) (sin-binned) in round 25, 2001.
  2. William Leyshon (MEL) (sin-binned) in round 11, 2002.
  3. Blake Ayshford (WAR) (sin-binned) in round 8, 2016.

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

  1. Matt Geyer scored four tries in round 20, 2000.
  2. Matt King scored three tries in round 16, 2004.
  3. Billy Slater scored three tries in round 1, 2008.

Players to have played for both sides in this clash.

  1. Stephen Kearney (WAR: 1995-1998 & MEL: 1999-2004).
  2. John Carlaw (MEL: 1998 & WAR: 2002-2003).
  3. Tony Martin (MEL: 1998-2000 & WAR: 2004-2007).
  4. Wairangi Koopu (WAR: 1999, 2001-2008 & MEL: 2009).
  5. Henry Perenara (WAR: 2000 & MEL: 2001-2002).
  6. Ryan Hoffman (MEL: 2003-2010, 2012-2014, 2018 & WAR: 2015-2017).
  7. Adam Blair (MEL: 2006-2011 & WAR: 2018).
  8. Dane Nielsen (MEL: 2008-2012 & WAR 2013-2014).
  9. James Maloney (MEL: 2009 & WAR: 2010-2012).
  10. Todd Lowrie (MEL: 2010-2012 & WAR: 2013).
  11. Tohu Harris (MEL: 2013-2017 & WAR: 2018).
  12. Blake Green (MEL: 2015-2016 & WAR: 2018).
  13. Nathan Friend (MEL: 2003-2006 & WAR: 2012-2015).

Head coaching records

Frank Endacott (WAR) – 2/2 at 100%.
Craig Bellamy (MEL) – 18/30 at 60%
Chris Anderson (MEL) – 3/6 at 50%.
Daniel Anderson (WAR) – 3/6 at 50%.
Matthew Elliott (WAR) – 1/1 at 50%.
Ivan Cleary (WAR) – 6/14 at 42.9%.
Andrew McFadden (WAR) – 2/5 at 40%.
Tony Kemp (WAR) – 1/3 at 33.3%.
Mark Murray (MEL) – 1/4 at 25%.
Mark Graham (WAR) – 1/4 at 25%.
Stephen Kearney (WAR) – 0/2 at 0%.
Brian McLennan (WAR) 0/2 at 0%.

Most prolific point-scorers in this clash

  1. Cameron Smith (MEL) – 3 tries & 70 goals (152 pts)
  2. Matt Geyer (MEL) – 13 tries & 5 goals (62 pts)
  3. Billy Slater (MEL) – 15 tries (60 pts)
  4. Matt Orford (MEL) – 4 tries & 21 goals (56 pts)
  5. Shaun Johnson (WAR) – 3 tries & 18 goals (50 pts)
  6. Manu Vatuvei (WAR) – 10 tries (40 pts)
  7. Will Chambers (MEL) – 9 tries (36 pts)
  8. Ivan Cleary (WAR) – 17 goals (32 pts)
  9. James Maloney (MEL/WAR) – 1 try, 13 goals & 1 field goal (31 pts)
  10. Lance Hohaia (WAR) – 2 tries & 9 goals (26 pts)
  11. Steve Bell (MEL) – 6 tries (24 pts)
  12. Matt King (MEL) – 6 tries (24 pts)
  13. Stacey Jones (WAR) – 1 try & 8 goals (20 pts)
  14. Aaron Moule (MEL) – 5 tries (20 pts)
  15. Marcus Bai (MEL) – 5 tries (20 pts)
  16. Scott Hill (MEL) – 5 tries (20 pts)

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

Yet again, any errors or any further stats you want to see introduced or incorporated, let us know.

We will gladly add them in or change/alter any errors that may exist.