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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.

Rd 8 NRL News Stats Breakdown: Dragons v Roosters

Former Sydney Roosters Craig Fitzgibbon

Early game this week due to ANZAC Day, kickstarting with the St George Illawarra Dragons and the Sydney Roosters. 

The ANZAC tradition means so much to many and is entrenched in the very culture of this clash.

It is fiery, it means so much and it will be a tremendous contest.

So, as always, here are the stats for this clash:

St George Illawarra Dragons v Sydney Roosters

The St George Illawarra Dragons and the Sydney Roosters have played a total of 39 games against each other; the Dragons winning 19, the Roosters winning 17 and three draws.

The Sydney Roosters will be aiming for three straight wins against the Dragons.

On ANZAC Day clashes, the Dragons have won 10 and the Roosters have won five.

The first game played between the two sides was a 20-16 win for the Dragons in round 9 of the 1999 NRL premiership season.

The Sydney Roosters first win against the St George Illawarra Dragons came on May 20, 2000, having lost the opening four against them.

Biggest Wins

The St George Illawarra Dragons biggest win over the Roosters was a comfortable 46-6 win in round 21 of the 2005 NRL premiership season.

The Sydney Roosters biggest win was a 42-6 romp in round 24 of the 2016 NRL premiership season.

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

  1. Ryan Cross (SYD) (sin-bin) & Clint Greenshields (SGI) (sin-bin) in round 19, 2004.
  2. Brett Finch (SYD) (sin-bin) & Justin Poore (SGI) (sin-bin) in round 7, 2005.
  3. Anthony Minichiello (SYD) (sin-bin) in round 23, 2011.

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

  1. Mark Gasnier (SGI) scored three tries in round 21, 2005.
  2. Mitchell Pearce (SYD) scored three tries in round 22, 2012.

Players to have played for both sides in this clash

  1. Craig Fitzgibbon (SGI: 1999 & SYD: 2000-2009)
  2. Quentin Pongia (SYD: 1999-2001 & SGI: 2003)
  3. Amos Roberts (SGI: 2000-2003 & SYD: 2005-2008)
  4. Jason Ryles (SGI: 2000-2008 & SYD: 2010-2011)
  5. Nathan Tutt (SYD: 2001 & SGI: 2002-2003)
  6. Brett Firman (SGI: 2003-2004 & SYD: 2005)
  7. Heath L’Estrange (SYD: 2004-2007, 2014 & SGI: 2015)
  8. Stuart Webb (SYD: 2003-2005 & SGI: 2008)
  9. Willie Manu (SGI: 2005 & SYD: 2015)
  10. Jamie Soward (SYD: 2005-2007 & SGI: 2007-2013)
  11. Lagi Setu (SGI: 2007-2008 & SYD: 2015)
  12. Jack Bosden (SGI: 2011 & SYD: 2012)
  13. Peni Tagive (SGI: 2011 & SYD: 2012)

Head coaching records (percentage of wins) in this clash

Chris Anderson (SYD) – 1/1 at 100%.
Wayne Bennett (SGI) – 6/7 at 85.7%.
Trent Robinson (SYD) – 7/9 at 77.8%.
Davie Waite (SGI) – 4/5 at 80%.
Nathan Brown (SGI) – 6/10 at 60%.
Graham Murray (SYD) – 2/4 at 50%.
Ricky Stuart (SYD) – 4/9 at 44.4%.
Paul McGregor (SGI) – 2/6 at 33.3%.
Brian Smith (SYD) – 2/7 at 28.6%.
Brad Fittler (SYD) – 1/4 at 25%.
Steve Price (SGI) – 1/5 at 20%.
Andrew Farrar (SGI) – 0/4 at 0%.

Most prolific point-scorers in this clash

  1. Craig Fitzgibbon (SGI/SYD) – 4 tries & 41 goals (98 pts)
  2. Jamie Soward (SGI) – 4 tries, 31 goals & 2 field goals (92 pts)
  3. James Maloney (SYD) – 1 try & 26 goals (56 pts)
  4. Wayne Bartrim (SGI) – 3 tries & 16 goals (44 pts)
  5. Gareth Widdop (SGI) – 3 tries & 16 goals (44 pts)
  6. Trent Barrett (SGI) – 9 tries (36 pts)
  7. Anthony Minichello (SYD) – 9 tries (36 pts)
  8. Braith Anasta (SYD) – 3 tries & 12 goals (36 pts)
  9. Brad Fittler (SYD) – 7 tries, 2 goals & 1 field goal (33 pts)
  10. Mark Gasnier (SGI) –  7 tries (28 pts)
  11. Matt Cooper (SGI) – 7 tries (28 pts)
  12. Brett Morris (SGI) – 7 tries (28 pts)
  13. Jason Nightingale (SGI) – 7 tries (28 pts)
  14. Mathew Head (SGI) – 13 goals (26 pts)
  15. Amos Roberts (SGI/SYD) – 5 tries & 2 goals (24 pts)

Disclaimer: As always, the above 15 players are those that have scored the most points between the two sides. 

Also, if you want to see any more/other stats or if there are any errors, let us know and we can change them and/or add them in.

Rd 7 NRL News Stats Breakdown: Eels v Manly

Manly legend Graham Eadie

Parramatta Eels v Manly Sea Eagles Stats

Here we are, another stats breakdown. This one pits fierece rivals Parramatta Eels and the Manly Sea Eagles against each other.

The Parramatta Eels and Manly Sea Eagles have played 150 games against each other; the Eels have won just 55, Manly have won 90 and there have been five draws. This is the fourth most draws for the Eels against one side in their history.

The Manly Sea Eagles need three points to score 3000 pts against the Parramatta Eels. They will be the first team to score 3000 pts against the Eels.

The first clash between the two sides was in round eight, 1947, a game Manly won 15-7.

The Eels have won six of the last seven clashes between the two sides, although Manly won the clash between the two sides earlier this season.

Biggest Wins

The Parramatta Eels biggest win over the Manly Sea Eagles was in round 14, 2004, in a 52-12 thumping.

The Manly Sea Eagles biggest win over the Parramatta Eels was in round round 2, 2018, in a 54-0 demolition.

Players sent-off/sin-binned in this clash

  1. John Gray (MAN) (sent-off) & Ray Price (PAR) (sent-off) in 1978 Minor Semi Repeat Final.
  2. Ray Price (PAR) (sin-binned) in the 1982 NSWFRL Major Semi Final.
  3. Matt Petersen (PAR) (sin-binned) in round 17, 2003.
  4. John Hopoate (MAN) (sin-binned) & Craig Stapleton (PAR) (sin-binned) in round 14, 2004.
  5. Fuifui Moimoi (PAR) (sent-off) in round 26, 2001.

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

  1. Ray Ritchie (MAN) scored four tries in round 3, 1958.
  2. David Williams (MAN scored four tries in round 18, 2012.
  3. John McDonald (MAN) scored four tries in round 4, 1970.
  4. Rees Duncan (MAN) scored three tries in round 3, 1956.
  5. Peter Burke (MAN) scored three tries in round 12, 1956.
  6. Ray Ritchie (MAN) scored three tries in round 13, 1957.
  7. Len Wadling (MAN) scored three tries in round 15, 1959.
  8. Bob Batty (MAN) scored three tries in round 16, 1961.
  9. Ron Murray (MAN) scored three tries in round 7, 1967.
  10. Ken Irvine (MAN) scored three tries in round 1, 1971.
  11. Ken Irvine (MAN) scored three tries in round 17, 1973.
  12. Kevin Junee (MAN) scored three tries in round 2, 1974.
  13. Cliff Lyons (MAN) & Dale Shearer (MAN) both scored three tries in round 3, 1988.
  14. Michael O’Connor (MAN) scored three tries in round 18, 1988.
  15. Frank Stokes (MAN) scored three tries in round 22, 1991.

Players to have played for both sides from this clash

  1. Ron Willey (MAN: 1956-1962 & PAR: 1963-1964).
  2. Len Wadling (PAR: 1957 & MAN: 1959, 1962-1963).
  3. Paul Gibson (MAN: 1966 & PAR: 1967-1968).
  4. Fred Pickup (MAN: 1964-1965 & PAR: 1966-1968).
  5. Alec Tennant (MAN: 1964-1970 & PAR: 1972).
  6. Peter Peters (PAR: 1968 & MAN: 1969, 1971-1974).
  7. Geoff Gerard (PAR: 1974-1980 & MAN: 1981-1984).
  8. Ray Higgs (PAR: 1975-1977 & MAN: 1978).
  9. Tony Melrose (PAR: 1980-1981 & MAN: 1984-1985).
  10. Mike Eden (MAN: 1981-1982 & PAR: 1985-1987).
  11. David Liddiard (PAR: 1983-1985, 1988-1989 & MAN: 1990-1992).
  12. Brett Atkins (MAN: 1983-1984 & PAR: 1988-1989).
  13. Jeremy Ticehurst (MAN: 1987-1988 & PAR: 1989).
  14. Darrell Williams (MAN: 1987-1993 & PAR: 1994).
  15. Ian Gateley (MAN:1987-1989 & PAR: 1990-1991).
  16. Andrew Frew (PAR: 1997-1998 & MAN: 1999).
  17. Steve Crouch (PAR: 1996, 2003 & MAN: 1999).
  18. Scott Donald (PAR: 2001-2002 & MAN: 2003-2005).
  19. Anthony Watmough (MAN: 2003-2014 & PAR: 2015).
  20. Aaron Cannings (MAN: 2003 & PAR: 2004-2007).
  21. Jamie Lyon (PAR: 2000-2004 & MAN: 2007-2016).
  22. Michael Witt (PAR: 2003-2004 & MAN: 2005-2006).
  23. Shayne Dunley (PAR: 2003 & MAN: 2004-2007).
  24. David Vaealiki (PAR: 1999-2004 & MAN: 2008).
  25. Daniel Heckenberg (PAR: 2002-2003 & MAN: 2004-2005).
  26. Chris Hicks (MAN: 2004-2007 & PAR: 2011)
  27. Kylie Leuluai (PAR: 2003 & MAN: 2004-2006).
  28. Jack Afamasaga (PAR: 2004-2005 & MAN: 2007-2008).
  29. Nathan Hollingsworth (PAR: 2002 & MAN: 2004)
  30. Feleti Mateo (PAR: 2004, 2007-2010 & MAN: 2015-2016).
  31. Kieran Foran (MAN: 2009-2015 & PAR: 2016).
  32. Tony Williams (PAR: 2008, 2018 & MAN: 2009-2012).
  33. Joe Galuvao (PAR: 2008-2009 & MAN: 2009-2013).
  34. Justin Horo (PAR: 2010-2012 & MAN: 2013-2015).
  35. Darcy Lussick (MAN: 2011-2012, 2016-2017 & PAR: 2013-2015).
  36. William Hopoate (MAN: 2010-2011 & PAR: 2014-2015).
  37. Daniel Harrison (MAN: 2011-2012, 2014 & PAR: 2013).
  38. Cheyse Blair (PAR: 2012-2013 & MAN: 2014-2015).
  39. Clint Gutherson (MAN: 2013-2015 & PAR: 2016-2018).
  40. Blake Green (PAR: 2007 & MAN: 2017)

Most prolific point-scorer in this clash

  1. Graham Eadie (MAN) – 8 tries & 90 goals (212 pts)*
  2. Michael Cronin (PAR) – 5 tries, 69 goals & 1 field goal (151 pts)*
  3. Ron Willey (MAN/PAR) – 2 tries & 71 goals (148 pts)*
  4. Jamie Lyon (PAR/MAN) – 9 tries & 51 goals (138 pts)
  5. Luke Burt (PAR) – 8 tries, 51 goals & 1 field goal (135 pts)
  6. Bob Batty (MAN) – 4 tries, 51 goals & 2 field goals (118 pts)*
  7. Ron Rowles (MAN) – 7 tries & 38 goals (97 pts)*
  8. Michael O’Connor (MAN) – 7 tries & 29 goals (86 pts)
  9. Matthew Ridge (MAN) – 2 tries & 33 goals (74 pts)
  10. Arch Brown (PAR) – 3 tries & 24 goals (55 pts)*
  11. Brett Kenny (PAR) – 13 tries (48 pts)*
  12. Cliff Lyons (PAR) – 12 tries (48 pts)
  13. David Williams (MAN) – 11 tries & 2 goals (48 pts)
  14. Brett Stewart (MAN) – 11 tries (44 pts)
  15. Bob Fulton (MAN) – 10 tries & 6 field goals (41 pts)*

Disclaimer: Just another reminder, the top 15 players here are those that are the most prolific point-scorers across all clashes between the two sides. 

Also note; any player with an asterisk near their points total played during an era whereby tries were three points and field goals two points (these rules were changed in 1971 and 1983 respectively).

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Rd 7 NRL News Stats Breakdown: Wests Tigers v Newcastle Knights

Former Newcastle Knights captain Kurt Gidley

Neither the Wests Tigers or the Newcastle Knights have any long-term momentum against the other.

Though this win will split the two sides who both have 12 wins against each other at present.

Wests Tigers v Newcastle Knights

The Wests Tigers and Newcastle Knights have played against each other 26 times; both sides have won 12 times and there have been two draws.

The Newcastle Knights need 14 points to score 600 points against the Tigers.

The Wests Tigers have won the last two games between the sides.

This is the first game between the two sides in a city/town other than Sydney or Newcastle.

The first clash between the two sides was in round 3, 2000, when the Knights trounced the Tigers 46-8. Darren Albert scored four tries on the day.

Biggest Wins

The Newcastle Knights biggest win over the Wests Tigers was in round 10, 2001, when they obliterated the Tigers 56-6.

The Wests Tigers biggest win over the Newcastle Knights was in round 20, 2003, when they destroyed the Knights 52-12.

Players to have been sin-binned/sent-off

  1. Kurt Gidley (NEW) (sin-bin) in round 13, 2014.

Players to have played for both sides

  1. Owen Craigie (NEW: 1995-1999 & WST: 2000-2001).
  2. John Morris (NEW: 2001-2002 & WST: 2007-2009).
  3. Cory Paterson (NEW: 2007-2011 & WST: 2014).
  4. Chris Heighington (WST: 2003-2012 & NEW: 2018)
  5. Jason Moodie (NEW: 1997-1999 & WST: 2004 & 2007)
  6. Shannon McDonnell (WST: 2005-2009 & NEW: 2009-2011).
  7. Keith Lulia (NEW: 2008-2011 & WST: 2014).
  8. Issac De Gois (WST: 2006 & NEW: 2009-2011).
  9. Joel Edwards (NEW: 2010-2012 & WST: 2016-2017).
  10. Kevin Naiqama (NEW: 2010, 2012-13 & WST: 2015-2018).

Most prolific point-scorers in this clash

  1. Kurt Gidley (NEW) – 2 tries & 24 goals (56 pts)
  2. Benji Marshall (WST) – 5 tries, 17 goals & 1 field goal (54 pts)
  3. Andrew Johns (NEW) – 26 goals (52 pts)
  4. Tyrone Roberts (NEW) – 3 tries & 15 goals (42 pts)
  5. Joel Caine (WST) – 2 tries & 16 goals (36 pts)
  6. Akuila Uate (NEW) – 9 tries (36 pts)
  7. Brett Hodgson (WST) – 2 tries & 13 goals (34 pts)
  8. Pat Richards (WST) – 2 tries, 10 goals & 1 field goal (29 pts)
  9. Dean Collis (WST) – 4 tries & 6 goals (28 pts)
  10. Timana Tahu (NEW) – 5 tries (20 pts)
  11. Ben Kennedy (NEW) – 5 tries (20 pts)
  12. Darren Albert (NEW) – 5 tries (20 pts)
  13. Jordan Rankin (WST) – 2 tries & 6 goals (20 pts)
  14. Luke Covell (WST) – 9 goals (18 pts)
  15. Sean Rudder (NEW) – 4 tries (16 pts)
  16. John Wilson (WST) – 4 tries (16 pts)
  17. John Morris (NEW/WST) – 4 tries (16 pts)
  18. Daniel Fitzhenry (WST) – 4 tries (16 pts)
  19. Liam Fulton (WST) – 4 tries (16 pts)
  20. James McManus (NEW) – 4 tries (16 pts
  21. Chris Lawrence (WST) – 4 tries (16 pts)

Disclaimer: The above players are those that accrued the most points in clashes between these two sides in their history. 

Also note that players with an asterisk after their points tally played prior to 1983 when tries were 3 points and/or when field goals were two points.

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We are always thinking and working on new stats to include in our breakdown but always welcome suggestions.

Rd 7 NRL News Stats Breakdown: Cowboys v Titans

North Queensland Cowboys captain Johnathan Thurston

These tough QLD rivals relish the chance to play against each other and things are fiery. 

Who has the rub of the green historically speaking, though, and can the trend continue?

North Queensland Cowboys v Gold Coast Titans

The North Queensland Cowboys and Gold Coast Titans have played each other on 21 occasions; the Cowboys have won 12 games, the Titans have won eight games and there have been two draws.

The Cowboys have won five straight games against the Titans. The last time the Titans defeated the Cowboys was in round 4, 2014.

The Titans have won just three times in ten games played in Townsville (30%).

The first game between the two sides was in round 8, 2007, a game that the Cowboys won 24-10.

Biggest Wins

The North Queensland Cowboys biggest win against the Gold Coast Titans was in round 26, 2015, when they trounced them 42-12.

The Gold Coast Titans biggest win against the North Queensland Cowboys was in round 23, 2010, with an easy 37-18 win.

Players to have played for both sides

  1. Matt Petersen (NQL: 2002 & GLD: 2007-2008).
  2. Scott Prince (NQL: 1998-2000 & GLD: 2007-2012).
  3. Clint Amos (NQL: 2006, 2009-11 & GLD: 2007-2008).
  4. Brenton Bowen (NQL: 2003-2007 & GLD: 2008).
  5. Gavin Cooper (NQL: 2006, 2011-2018 & GLD: 2007-2008).
  6. Kalifa Fai Fai Loa (NQL: 2011-2013 & GLD: 2014-2015)

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

  1. Jordan Atkins scored four tries in round 1, 2008.
  2. Willie Tonga scored three tries in round 4, 2010.

Head-to-head coaching records in this clash

Paul Green (NQL) v Gold Coast Titans (5 wins & 1 loss at 83.3%).
John Cartwright (GLD) v North Queensland Cowboys (8 wins & 7 losses at 53.3%).
Neil Henry (NQL) v Gold Coast Titans (5 wins & 5 losses at 50%).
Graham Murray (NQL) v Gold Coast Titans (1 win & 1 loss at 50%).
Ian Millward (NQL) v Gold Coast Titans (0 wins & 1 loss at 0%).
Neil Henry (GLD) v North Queensland Cowboys (0 wins & 4 losses at 0%).

Most prolific point-scorers in this clash

  1. Johnathan Thurston (NQL) – 8 tries & 49 goals (130 pts)
  2. Scott Prince (GLD) – 1 try, 31 goals & 1 field goal (67 pts)
  3. Gavin Cooper (NQL) – 7 tries (28 pts)
  4. Willie Tonga (NQL) – 6 tries (24 pts)
  5. Matthew Bowen (NQL) – 4 tries & 4 goals (24 pts)
  6. Kyle Feldt (NQL) – 3 tries & 5 goals (22 pts)
  7. Mat Rogers (GLD) – 3 tries & 4 goals (20 pts)
  8. Steve Michaels (GLD) – 5 tries (20 pts)
  9. John Williams (NQL) – 2 tries & 5 goals (18 pts)
  10. Jordan Atkins (GLD) – 4 tries (16 pts)
  11. William Zillman (GLD) – 4 tries (16 pts)
  12. Mark Minichiello (GLD) – 4 tries (16 pts)
  13. Aidan Sezer (GLD) – 7 goals & 2 field goals (16 pts)
  14. Anthony Laffranchi (GLD) – 3 tries (12 pts)
  15. Nathan Friend (GLD) – 3 tries (12 pts)
  16. Ty Williams (NQL) – 3 tries (12 pts)
  17. Esikeli Tonga (GLD) – 3 tries (12 pts)
  18. Ashley Graham (NQL) – 3 tries (12 pts)

Disclaimer: The above seventeen players are those that accrued the most points in clashes between these two sides in their history. 

Also note that players with an asterisk after their points tally played prior to 1983 when tries were 3 points and/or when field goals were two points.

If there are any more details or stats you wish to see, just let us know and we can add them.

We are always thinking and working on new stats to include in our breakdown but always welcome suggestions.

R7 NRL News Stats Breakdown: Rabbitohs v Raiders

Canberra Raiders captain Jarrod Croker

South Sydney Rabbitohs v Canberra Raiders

The South Sydney Rabbitohs and the Canberra Raiders have played against each other on 55 occasions; the Rabbitohs have won 22 games, the Raiders have won 31 games and there have been two draws.

The first game between the two sides was an easy win for the Rabbitohs, taking it out 37-7 in round 1 of the 1982 NSWRFL season on Saturday, February 27.

The Raiders are seeking four straight wins against the Rabbitohs.

Biggest Wins

The Canberra Raiders biggest win over the South Sydney Rabbitohs came in round 21 of the 2016 NSWRFL season with a comfortable 54-4 victory.

The South Sydney Rabbitohs biggest win over the Canberra Raiders came in round 23 of the 2011 NRL season with an easy 47-18 victory.

Players sin-binned or sent/off

  1. Terry Regan (CAN) (sent off) in round 4, 1985.
  2. Mario Fenech (SOU) (sin-bin) & Neil Baker (SOU) (sent off) in round 17, 1985.
  3. Sean Garlick & Darrell Trindall (both SOU) (sin-bin) & Simon Woolford (CAN) (sin-bin).
  4. Alan Tongue (CAN) (sin-bin) in round 8, 2003.

Players to play for both sides

  1. Bill Walker (SOU: 1983 & CAN: 1984-1985)
  2. David Grant (SOU: 1976 & CAN: 1982-1985)
  3. Terry Fahey (SOU: 1976-1980 & CAN: 1983-1987).
  4. Mark Blake (CAN: 1985-1986 & SOU: 1987-1988).
  5. Phil Blake (SOU: 1987-1990 & CAN: 1992).
  6. Rod Maybon (SOU: 1988-1993 & CAN: 1999).
  7. Tyran Smith (SOU: 1993-1996 & CAN: 2002-2005).
  8. Andrew Dunemann (SOU: 1999 & CAN: 2007).
  9. Brandon Costin (SOU: 1993: & CAN: 1998-2000).
  10. Jason Death (CAN: 1991-1995 & SOU: 2002-2004).
  11. Scott Logan (SOU: 2004-2005 & CAN: 2007-2010).
  12. Dave Taylor (SOU: 2010-2012 & CAN: 2017).
  13. Joe Picker (CAN: 2007-2013 & SOU: 2014).
  14. Mark Nicholls (CAN: 2012-13, 2015 & SOU: 2018).
  15. Michael Oldfield (SOU: 2016 & CAN: 2017-2018).

Most prolific point-scorers in this clash

  1. Jarrod Croker (CAN) – 6 tries & 29 goals (82 pts)
  2. Gary Belcher (CAN) – 9 tries & 18 goals (72 pts)
  3. Mal Meninga (CAN) – 3 tries & 25 goals (62 pts)
  4. Clinton Schifcofske (CAN) – 3 tries, 22 goals & 1 field goal (57 pts)
  5. Adam Reynolds (SOU) – 3 tries & 20 goals (52 pts)
  6. Ron Giteau (CAN) – 19 goals & 1 field goal (39 pts)
  7. David Furner (CAN) – 3 tries & 12 goals (36 pts)
  8. Mark Ellison (SOU) – 2 tries, 12 goals & 3 field goals (35 pts)
  9. Issac Luke (SOU) – 3 tries & 11 goals (34 pts)
  10. Joe Williams (SOU) – 1 try & 14 goals (32 pts)
  11. Neil Baker (SOU) – 13 goals & 5 field goals (31 pts)
  12. Chris Sandow (SOU) – 1 try, 11 goals & 2 field goals (28 pts)
  13. Chris O’Sullivan (CAN) – 6 tries, 1 goal & 2 field goals (27 pts)*
  14. Jason Croker (CAN) – 6 tries & 1 goal (26 pts)
  15. Steve Walters (CAN) – 6 tries (24 pts)
  16. Nathan Merritt (SOU) – 6 tries (24 pts)
  17. Terry Campese (CAN) – 1 try & 10 goals (24 pts)

Disclaimer: The above seventeen players are those that accrued the most points in clashes between these two sides in their history. 

Also note that players with an asterisk after their points tally played prior to 1983 when tries were 3 points and/or when field goals were two points.

If there are any more details or stats you wish to see, just let us know and we can add them.

We are always thinking and working on new stats to include in our breakdown but always welcome suggestions.

Rd 7 NRL News Stats Breakdown: Broncos v Storm

 

Melbourne Storm captain Cameron Smith

Brisbane Broncos v Melbourne Storm

The Brisbane Broncos and the Melbourne Storm have played 45 games; the Broncos have won 13, the Storm have won 29 and there have been 3 draws.

Brisbane need just five points to reach 700 points against the Melbourne Storm.

The Broncos have conceded 1063 points against the Melbourne Storm, their most conceded against any side in ARL/NRL history.

The Melbourne Storm are looking for four straight wins over the Brisbane Broncos.

The Melbourne Storm haven’t lost a game at Suncorp Stadium against the Brisbane Broncos in their last seven games at the venue. The last time the Broncos won against the Storm at Suncorp was March, 2009.

The first game between the two sides was played on Friday, July 3, 1998, in round 17. The Broncos won this game 32-16.

Biggest Wins

The Brisbane Broncos biggest win over Melbourne was a 48-20 success on Saturday, August 3, 2002, in round 21.

The Melbourne Storm’s biggest win over Brisbane was a 50-4 hiding on Saturday, April 2, 2005, in round 4.

Players to play for both sides

  1. Israel Folau (MEL: 2007-08 & BRI: 2009-10).
  2. Russell Bawden (BRI: 1994 & MEL: 1998-2001).
  3. Richard Swain (MEL: 1998-2002 & BRI: 2003).
  4. Glenn Lazarus (BRI: 1992-1997 & MEL: 1998-1999).
  5. Robbie Ross (BRI: 1996 & 1998-2003).
  6. Chris Walker (BRI: 1999-2002 & MEL: 2006).
  7. Nathan Friend (BRI: 2002 & MEL: 2003-2006).
  8. Tom Learoyd-Lahrs (BRI: 2004-2005 & MEL: 2015).
  9. Adam Blair (MEL: 2006-2011 & BRI: 2015-2017).
  10. Sam Tagataese (MEL: 2007-2008 & BRI: 2018).
  11. Clifford Manua (BRI: 2007 & MEL: 2008).
  12. Lagi Setu (BRI: 2009-2010 & MEL: 2013)
  13. Scott Anderson (MEL: 2007-2009 & BRI: 2010-2013).
  14. Todd Lowrie (MEL: 2010-2012 & BRI: 2014).

Head-to-head coaching records/winning percentages

Craig Bellamy v Brisbane (25 wins & 9 losses at 73.5%)
Chris Anderson v Brisbane (3 wins, 2 losses & 1 draw at 50%)
Ivan Henjak v Melbourne (2 wins & 2 losses at 50%)
Wayne Bennett v Melbourne (11 wins, 19 losses & 1 draw at 36.7%)
Mark Murray v Brisbane (1 win & 2 losses at 33.3%)
Anthony Griffin v Melbourne (0 wins & 7 losses at 0%).

Most prolific point-scorers in this clash

  1. Cameron Smith (MEL) – 3 tries & 88 goals (190 pts)
  2. Michael De Vere (BRI) – 5 tries & 39 goals (98 pts)
  3. Billy Slater (MEL) – 23 tries (92 pts)
  4. Darren Lockyer (BRI) – 7 tries, 22 goals & 1 field goal (73 pts)
  5. Matt Orford (MEL) – 4 tries, 24 goals & 2 field goals (66 pts)
  6. Matt Geyer (MEL) – 8 tries & 12 goals (56 pts)
  7. Corey Parker (BRI) – 1 try & 24 goals (52 pts)
  8. Matt King (MEL) – 9 tries (36 pts)
  9. Ryan Hoffman (MEL) – 9 tries (36 pts)
  10. Cooper Cronk (MEL) – 8 tries & 3 field goals (35 pts)
  11. Israel Folau (MEL/BRI) – 8 tries & 1 goal (34 pts)
  12. Greg Inglis (MEL) – 7 tries & 1 goal (30 pts)
  13. Robbie Ross (MEL) – 7 tries (28 pts)
  14. Steve Turner (MEL) – 7 tries (28 pts)
  15. Joseph Tomane (MEL) – 3 tries & 6 goals (24 pts)

Disclaimer: The above fifteen players are simply the 15 most prolific point-scorers across all clashes between the Storm and the Broncos.

Should you have any further stats you want to see or if there is anything we have missed, let us know.