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NRL Rd 16 Stats Breakdown: Wests Tigers v Sydney Roosters

Veteran Wests Tigers half Benji Marshall

Here we are again, a new NRL stats breakdown! This time, we look at the Wests Tigers up against the Sydney Roosters. 

History for the Tigers against the Roosters is rather barren with the Tricolours enjoying the momentum and ascendancy against them.

Can the trend change tonight, or will it be another game, another loss?

Wests Tigers v Sydney Roosters Stats Breakdown

The Wests Tigers and Sydney Roosters have played each other on 34 occasions; the Tigers have won 9 games, the Roosters have won 24 games and there has been one draw.

The Roosters are one of only three sides in the NRL that the Tigers have fewer than 10 wins against (the other two being the Broncos and the Titans).

The Tigers have won just two of the last eighteen games against the Roosters.

The first game played between the two sides was a 35-6 win for the Roosters in round 7, 2000.

Sydney Roosters winger Daniel Tupou has scored 15 tries in 10 games against the Wests Tigers (including two hat-tricks). Tupou has scored in all but one of these 10 games.

Top try-scorers in this clash

Daniel Tupou (SYD) – 15
Mitchell Pearce (SYD) – 13
Ryan Cross (SYD) – 8
Aidan Guerra (SYD) – 8
Shannon Hegarty (SYD) – 7
Brett Finch (SYD) – 7
Anthony Minichiello (SYD) – 7
Mitch Aubusson (SYD) – 6
Amos Roberts (SYD) – 5
Beau Ryan (WST) – 5
Shaun Kenny-Dowall (SYD) – 5
Michael Jennings (SYD) – 5

Top point-scorers in this clash

Benji Marshall (WST) – 4 tries, 32 goals & 1 field goal (81 pts)
James Maloney (SYD) – 1 try, 33 goals & 1 field goal (71 pts)
Craig Fitzgibbon (SYD) – 34 goals (68 pts)
Daniel Tupou (SYD) – 15 tries (60 pts)
Mitchell Pearce (SYD) – 13 tries (52 pts)
Braith Anasta (SYD/WST) – 3 tries, 17 goals & 1 field goal (47 pts)
Joel Caine (WST) – 4 tries & 10 goals (36 pts)
Ryan Cross (SYD) – 8 tries & 1 goal (34 pts)
Brett Hodgson (WST) – 1 try & 15 goals (34 pts)
Todd Carney (SYD) – 2 tries & 13 goals (34 pts)
Amos Roberts (SYD) – 5 tries & 5 goals (30 pts)
Brett Finch (SYD) – 7 tries (28 pts)
Anthony Minichiello (SYD) – 7 tries (28 pts)
Aidan Guerra (SYD) – 7 tries (28 pts)

Head coaching records

Trent Robinson (SYD) – 10/11 (90.9%)
Brian Smith (SYD) – 6/7 (85.7%)
Graham Murray (SYD) – 3/4 (75%)
Brad Fittler (SYD) – 2/4 (50%)
Ricky Stuart (SYD) – 3/7 (42.9%)
Tim Sheens (WST) – 7/17 (41.2%)
Ivan Cleary (WST) – 1/4 (25%)
Michael Maguire (WST) – 0/1 (0%)
Wayne Pearce (WST) – 0/2 (0%)
Terry Lamb (WST) – 0/3 (0%)
Michael Potter (WST) – 0/3 (0%)
Jason Taylor (WST) – 0/3 (0%)

Sydney Roosters winger Daniel Tupou

Players to have played for both sides

  1. Terry Hill – 1991 (SYD) & 2000-2003 (WST)
  2. Steve Georgallis – 1989-1992 (SYD) & 2000 (WST)
  3. Luke O’Donnell – 2000-2003 (WST) & 2013 (SYD)
  4. Jason Lowrie – 1993 (SYD) & 2000-2001 (WST)
  5. Ben Duckworth – 1996-1997 (SYD) & 2000 (WST)
  6. Robert Miles – 1997-2000 (SYD) & 2003-2005 (WST)
  7. John Simon – 1996 (SYD) & 2001 (WST)
  8. Willie Manu – 2001-2003 (WST) & 2015 (SYD)
  9. Robert Mears – 1994-1996 (SYD) & 2002-2004 (WST)
  10. Steven Crouch – 2000-2002 (WST) & 2004 (SYD)
  11. Jason Cayless – 2002-2005 (SYD) & 2010 (WST)
  12. Todd Payten – 2003 (SYD) & 2004-2011 (WST)
  13. Braith Anasta – 2006-2012 (SYD) & 2013-2014 (WST)
  14. James Tedesco – 2012-2017 (WST) & 2018-2019 (SYD)
  15. Ryan Matterson – 2016-2018 (SYD) & 2019 (WST)

Biggest winning margins

The Wests Tigers biggest win over the Sydney Roosters was a high-scoring 40-24 victory in round 3, 2009.

The Sydney Roosters biggest win over the Wests Tigers was a 56-0 walloping in round 16, 2004.

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

  1. Michael Crocker (SYD) sin-binned in round 18, 2005.
  2. Anthony Minichiello (SYD) sin-binned in round 4, 2011.
  3. Martin Taupau (WST) sin-binned in round 20, 2015.

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NRL Rd 16 Stats Breakdown: St George Illawarra Dragons v Melbourne Storm

Melbourne Storm hooker and captain Cameron Smith

Another round, another stats breakdown. This time, it’s the St George Illawarra Dragons and Melbourne Storm.

It is the Storm who have the rub of the green over the Dragons, to the point of near domination.

Though with a chance to capitalise owing to no Origin stars, can the Dragons pounce?

St George Illawarra Dragons v Melbourne Storm Stats Breakdown

The St George Illawarra Dragons and the Melbourne Storm have played each other on 37 occasions; the Dragons have won just 10 games, the Storm have won 25 games and there have been two draws.

This is the lowest number of wins the Dragons have against any active side in the NRL (min. 20 games).

Although the Dragons have lost five of the past seven games between the two sides, they have won two of the last four.

The first game played between the two sides was a 28-16 win to the Dragons in round 13, 1999.

Josh Addo-Carr has five tries in two games against the Dragons.

Top try-scorers in this clash

Nathan Blacklock (SGI) – 10
Matt King (MEL) – 9
Steve Turner (MEL) – 9
Matt Cooper (SGI) – 9
Billy Slater (MEL) – 9
Jason Nightingale (SGI) – 9
Matt Orford (MEL) – 8
Brett Morris (SGI) – 8
Trent Barrett (SGI) – 6
Will Chambers (MEL) – 5
Josh Addo-Carr (MEL) – 5

Top point-scorers in this clash

Cameron Smith (MEL) – 2 tries & 67 goals (142 pts)
Matt Orford (MEL) – 8 tries & 21 goals (74 pts)
Gareth Widdop (MEL/SGI) – 3 tries & 26 goals (64 pts)
Nathan Blacklock (SGI) – 10 tries & 3 goals (46 pts)
Steve Turner (MEL) – 9 tries & 2 goals (40 pts)
Jamie Soward (SGI) – 2 tries & 16 goals (40 pts)
Matt King (MEL) – 9 tries (36 pts)
Matt Cooper (SGI) – 9 tries (36 pts)
Jason Nightigale (SGI) – 9 tries (36 pts)
Billy Slater (MEL) – 9 tries (36 pts)
Wayne Bartrim (SGI) – 16 goals (32 pts)
Brett Morris (SGI) – 8 tries (32 pts)
Tasesa Lavea (MEL) – 2 tries & 10 goals (28 pts)
Matt Geyer (MEL) – 3 tries & 8 goals (28 pts)

St George Illawarra Dragons legend Nathan Blacklock

Head coaching records

Craig Bellamy (MEL) – 20/27 (74.1%)
Mark Murray (MEL) – 2/3 (66.7%) (1 draw)
David Waite (SGI) – 3/5 (60%)
Chris Anderson (MEL) – 3/6 (50%)
Paul McGregor (SGI) – 3/8 (37.5%)
Steve Price (SGI) – 1/3 (33.3%)
Wayne Bennett (SGI) – 1/4 (25%)
Nathan Brown (SGI) – 2/12 (16.7%)
Andrew Farrar (SGI) – 0/4 (0%) (1 draw)

Players to have played for both sides

  1. Jason Ryles – 2000-2008 (SGI) & 2012-2013 (MEL)
  2. Junior Langi – 2000 (SGI) & 2001-2003 (MEL)
  3. Henry Perenara – 2001-2002 (MEL) & 2003-2004 (SGI)
  4. Kirk Reynoldson – 2002-2004 (MEL) & 2008 (SGI)
  5. Bryan Norrie – 2004-2005 (SGI) & 2010-2014 (MEL)
  6. Ian Donnelly – 2003 (SGI) & 2005-2007 (MEL)
  7. Jeremy Smith – 2004 & 2006-2008 (MEL) & 2009-2010 (SGI)
  8. Lagi Setu – 2007-2008 (SGI) & 2013 (MEL)
  9. Chase Stanley – 2007-2009, 2012-2013 (SGI) & 2010-2011 (MEL)
  10. Dane Nielsen – 2008-2012 (MEL) & 2015 (SGI)
  11. Ryan Tandy – 2003 (SGI) & 2010 (MEL)
  12. Gareth Widdop – 2010-2013 (MEL) & 2014-2019 (SGI)
  13. Kurt Mann – 2014-2015 (MEL) & 2016-2018 (SGI)

 

Biggest winning margins

The Melbourne Storm’s biggest win came in round 5, 2000, when they demolished the St George Illawarra Dragons 70-10. This is the Dragons worst loss in history (as a joint venture) and the Storm’s third largest win ever.

The St George Illawarra Dragons biggest win over the Melbourne Storm came in the same year, when they won comprehensively, a 50-4 victory in round 18, 2000.

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

  1. Shane Walker (MEL) sent-off in round 14, 2002.
  2. Justin Poore (SGI) sin-binned in round 8, 2006.
  3. Billy Slater (MEL) sin-binned in round 21, 2006.

 

NRL Rd 15 Stats Breakdown: Parramatta Eels v Canberra Raiders

Canberra Raiders centre and captain Jarrod Croker

The third and final stats breakdown for today; the annual Darwin clash for the Parramatta Eels, this one against the Canberra Raiders. 

The Eels record in Darwin is good, so can they continue that trend against a Raiders side who want a win.

Parramatta Eels v Canberra Raiders Stats Breakdown

The Parramatta Eels and Canberra Raiders have played each other on 59 occasions; the Eels have 27 wins, the Raiders have 31 wins and there has been one draw.

The Eels need nine points against the Raiders to score 1200 total points against them.

The Raiders have won 11 of the last 13 games against the Eels. The last time the Eels defeated the Raiders was in round 6, 2016.

The first clash between the two sides was comfortable 52-3 win for the Eels in round 7, 1982.

Parramatta Eels winger Maika Sivo has 12 tries in 13 games. After only scoring two tries in his first five games, Sivo has scored in his last eight games including two doubles.

The Eels have played at TIO Stadium on four previous occasions and have won three of these clashes, including one against the Raiders in 2014.

Top try-scorers in this clash

Luke Burt (PAR) – 9
Eric Grothe (PAR) – 8
Jarryd Hayne (PAR) – 8
Jarrod Croker (CAN) – 7
Peter Sterling (PAR) – 6
Laurie Daley (CAN) – 6
Brett Hodgson (PAR) – 6
Jason Croker (CAN) – 6
Phil Graham (CAN) – 6
Neil Hunt (PAR) – 5
Ivan Henjak (CAN) – 5
Mal Meninga (CAN) – 5
Brett Mullins (CAN) – 5
Nathan Hindmarsh (PAR) – 5

Top point-scorers in this clash

Jarrod Croker (CAN) – 7 tries & 44 goals (110 pts)
Luke Burt (PAR) – 9 tries & 36 goals (108 pts)
Clinton Schifcofske (PAR/CAN) – 3 tries & 36 goals (84 pts)
Michael Cronin (PAR) – 3 tries & 33 goals (75 pts)*
David Furner (CAN) – 3 tries & 31 goals (74 pts)
Brett Hodgson (PAR) – 6 tries & 16 goals (56 pts)
Steve Ella (PAR) – 3 tries & 14 goals (40 pts)*
Mal Meninga (CAN) – 5 tries, 7 goals & 1 field goal (35 pts)
Ron Giteau (CAN) – 2 tries & 13 goals (34 pts)
Jarryd Hayne (PAR) – 8 tries (32 pts)
Laurie Daley (CAN) – 6 tries & 3 goals (30 pts)

Former Parramatta Eels winger Luke Burt

Head coaching records

Jason Taylor (PAR) – 1/1 (100%)
David Furner (CAN) – 4/5 (80%)
Ricky Stuart (CAN) – 7/9 (77.8%)
Jack Gibson (PAR) – 3/4 (75%)
John Monie (PAR) – 7/10 (70%)
Michael Hagan (PAR) – 2/3 (66.7%)
Matthew Elliott (CAN) – 5/8 (62.5%)
Tim Sheens (CAN) – 8/13 (61.5%)
Daniel Anderson (PAR) – 1/2 (50%)
Brian Smith (PAR) – 6/14 (42.9%)
Mal Meninga (CAN) – 3/7 (42.9%)
Ron Hilditch (PAR) – 2/5 (40%)
Michael Cronin (PAR) – 2/6 (33.3%)
Neil Henry (CAN) – 1/3 (33.3%)
Don Furner (CAN) – 3/12 (25%)
Brad Arthur (PAR) – 2/9 (22.2%)
Ricky Stuart (PAR) – 0/1 (0%)
Stephen Kearney (PAR) – 0/2 (0%)
Wayne Bennett (CAN) – 0/2 (0%)

Players to have played for both sides

  1. Brad Williams – 1981-1984 (PAR) & 1985 (CAN)
  2. Brett Atkins – 1985-1986, 1991 (CAN) & 1988-1989 (PAR)
  3. David Westley – 1993-1997 & 1999 (CAN) & 2000-2001 (PAR)
  4. Justin Morgan – 1994-1999 (PAR) & 2000 (CAN)
  5. Nathan Barnes – 1996-1999 (PAR) & 2000 (CAN)
  6. Rod Maybon – 1996 (PAR) & 1999 (CAN)
  7. Clinton Schifcofske – 1998-2000 (PAR) & 2001-2006 CAN)
  8. Brett Finch – 1999-2002 (CAN) & 2007-2009 (PAR)
  9. Brad Drew – 2001-2002 (PAR) & 2003-2004 (CAN)
  10. Andrew McFadden – 1997-2001 (CAN) & 2002 (PAR)
  11. Michael Hodgson – 1998-2000 (PAR) & 2001-2006 (CAN)
  12. Adam Mogg – 2002 (PAR) & 2003-2006 & 2010 (CAN)
  13. Ian Hindmarsh – 1999-2002 & 2007 (PAR) & 2003-2005 (CAN)
  14. Blake Ferguson – 2011-2013 (CAN) & 2019 (PAR)
  15. Reece Robinson – 2010-2014 (CAN) & 2015 (PAR)
  16. Junior Paulo – 2013-2016 & 2019 (PAR) & 2016-2018 (CAN)

Biggest winning margins

The Parramatta Eels biggest win over the Canberra Raiders was the opening fixture between the two sides, when they comfortably won 54-3 in round 7, 1982.

The Canberra Raiders biggest win over the Parramatta Eels is one of the Eels heaviest losses of all-time, a 68-0 capitulation in round 21, 1993.

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

  1. Mark Barnes (PAR) sent-off in round 2, 1991.
  2. David Furner (CAN) sin-binned in round 6, 1993.
  3. Danny Crnkovich (PAR) sin-binned & Paul Dunn (PAR) sent-off in round 3, 1995.
  4. Scott Mahon & Matthew Spence (both PAR) & Brett Mullins (CAN) sin-binned in round 3, 1996.
  5. John Lomax (CAN) sent-off in round 12, 1996.
  6. Steven Crouch (PAR) sin-binned in round 13, 2003.
  7. Michael Weyman (CAN) & Mark Riddell/Ben Smith (both PAR) all sin-binned in round 13, 2007.
  8. David Milne (CAN) sin-binned in round 3, 2009.
  9. Luke Bateman (CAN) & Daniel Alvaro (PAR) both sin-binned in round 6, 2018.

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NRL Rd 15 Stats Breakdown: Newcastle Knights v Brisbane Broncos

Former Newcastle Knights halfback and NRL Immortal Andrew Johns

Another stats breakdown, number two of the day! Newcastle Knights v Brisbane Broncos.

Plenty of fire in the belly in this one both in the past and present, with a lot on the line for both sides.

Newcastle Knights v Brisbane Broncos Stats Breakdown

The Newcastle Knights and Brisbane Broncos have played each other on 51 occasions; the Knights have won 14 games, the Broncos have won 35 games and there have been two draws.

The Knights need 1 more point to reach 800 total points against the Broncos.

The Broncos have won six of the last seven games between the two sides, although the Knights won the most recent clash between the two sides last season.

The first clash between the two sides was a 24-10 win to the Brisbane Broncos in round 6, 1988.

Anthony Milford has scored seven tries in five games against the Knights (including one hat-trick) and has scored in every game he has played against the Novocastrian side.

Corey Oates has scored eight tries in eight games against the Knights (including one hat-trick).

Top try-scorers in this clash

Justin Hodges (NEW) – 12
Michael Hancock (BRI) – 8
Darius Boyd (BRI) – 8
Corey Oates (BRI) – 8
Anthony Milford (BRI) – 7
Allan Langer (BRI) – 6
Darren Albert (NEW) – 6
Michael De Vere (BRI) – 6
Kurt Gidley (NEW) – 6

Top point-scorers in this clash

Andrew Johns (NEW) – 5 tries, 48 goals & 1 field goal (117 pts)
Corey Parker (BRI) – 2 tries & 53 goals (114 pts)
Kurt Gidley (NEW) –  6 tries, 31 goals & 1 field goal (87 pts)
Michael De Vere (BRI) – 6 tries & 17 goals (62 pts)
Darren Lockyer (BRI) – 5 tries, 17 goals & 2 field goals (58 pts)
Justin Hodges (BRI) – 12 tries (48 pts)
Terry Matterson (BRI) – 1 try & 19 goals (42 pts)
Jordan Kahu (BRI) – 3 tries & 12 goals (36 pts)
Allan Langer (BRI) – 8 tries (32 pts)
Darius Boyd (BRI) – 8 tries (32 pts)
Corey Oates (BRI) – 8 tries (32 pts)
Michael Ennis (NEW/BRI) – 2 tries & 12 goals (32 pts)

Former Brisbane Broncos utility back Justin Hodges

Head coaching records

Anthony Griffin (BRI) – 6/8 (75%) (1 draw)
Wayne Bennett (BRI) – 27/37 (73%)
Michael Hagan (NEW) – 5/10 (50%)
Warren Ryan (NEW) – 2/4 (50%)
Rick Stone (NEW) – 2/6 (33.3%)
Malcolm Reilly (NEW) – 1/3 (33.3%)
Nathan Brown (NEW) – 1/3 (33.3%)
David Waite (NEW) – 1/5 (20%)
Brian Smith (NEW) – 1/5 (20%)
Wayne Bennett (NEW) – 1/6 (16.7%) (1 draw)
Ivan Henjak (BRI) 0/3 (0%)
Allan McMahon (NEW) – 0/6 (0%)

Players to have played for both sides

  1. Todd Lowrie – 2003-2006 (NEW) & 2014 (BRI)
  2. Michael Ennis – 2003-2004 (NEW) & 2006-2008 (BRI)
  3. Darius Boyd – 2006-2008 & 2015-2019 (BRI) & 2012-2014 (NEW)
  4. Neville Costigan – 2003-2006 (BRI) & 2011-2013 (NEW)
  5. Korbin Sims – 2013-2016 (NEW) & 2017-2018 (BRI)
  6. Dane Gagai – 2011 (BRI) & 2012-2017 (NEW)

Biggest winning margins

The Newcastle Knights biggest win over the Brisbane Broncos was a 44-0 rout in round 18, 2001.

The Brisbane Broncos biggest win over the Newcastle Knights was a comfortable 53-0 win in round 7, 2016.

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

  1. Gorden Tallis (BRI) sin-binned in round 7, 2002.
  2. Chris Houston (NEW) sin-binned in round 24, 2011.

 

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NRL Rd 15 Stats Breakdown: Gold Coast Titans v Manly Sea Eagles

Former Manly Sea Eagles utility Jamie Lyon

Another day, and the first of three NRL stats breakdowns. This one is the Gold Coast Titans v the Manly Sea Eagles. 

Not much historically between the two sides given the Titans relative newness, but plenty of fight and fire as they both battle for wins.

Gold Coast Titans v Manly Sea Eagles Stats Breakdown

The Gold Coast Titans and Manly Sea Eagles have played each other on 20 occasions; the Titans have won nine games, Manly has won 10 and there has been one draw.

The Titans have won the last three games against the two sides and four of the last five.

The last time Manly beat the Titans was back in 2017.

The first match played between the two sides was in round 6, 2007, a game Manly won 20-6.

Top try-scorers in this clash

Kevin Gordon (GLD) – 11
Brett Stewart (MAN) – 10
Jorge Taufua (MAN) – 7
Steve Matai (MAN) – 5
David Williams (MAN) – 5
Tom Trbojevic (MAN) – 5
Jamie Lyon (MAN) – 4

Top point-scorers in this clash

Jamie Lyon (MAN) – 4 tries & 28 goals (76 pts)
Kevin Gordon (GLD) – 11 tries & 1 goal (46 pts)
Scott Prince (GLD) – 1 try & 17 goals (38 pts)
Matt Orford (MAN) – 2 tries, 14 goals & 1 field goal (37 pts)
Brett Stewart (MAN) – 10 tries (40 pts)
Jorge Taufua (MAN) –  7 tries (28 pts)
Daly Cherry-Evans (MAN) – 1 try & 10 goals (24 pts)
Steve Matai (MAN) – 5 tries (20 pts)
David Williams (MAN) – 5 tries (20 pts)
Tom Trbojevic (MAN) – 5 tries (20 pts)
Aidan Sezer (GLD) – 1 try & 8 goals (20 pts)

Former Gold Coast Titans winger Kevin Gordon

Head coaching records

Garth Brennan (GLD) – 3/3 (100%)
Geoff Toovey (MAN) – 4/6 (66.7%)
Des Hasler (MAN) – 5/8 (62.5%)
John Cartwright (GLD) – 5/12 (41.7%)
Neil Henry (GLD) – 1/4 (25%)
Trent Barrett (MAN) – 1/4 (25%)

Players to have played for both sides.

  1. Esikeli Tonga – 2008-2009 & 2011 (GLD) & MAN (2013)
  2. Aaron Cannings – 2003 (MAN) & 2008-2010 (GLD)
  3. Nate Myles – 2012-2015 (GLD) & 2016-2017 (MAN)
  4. Brenton Lawrence – 2011-2012 (GLD) & 2013-2017 (MAN)
  5. Kane Elgey – 2015-2018 (GLD) & 2019 (MAN)
  6. Brian Kelly – 2017-2018 (MAN) & 2019 (GLD)
  7. Morgan Boyle – 2017-2018 (GLD) & 2019 (MAN)

Biggest winning margins

The Manly Sea Eagles biggest win over the Gold Coast Titans came back in round 26, 2009, when they won 38-4.

The Gold Coast Titans biggest win over the Manly Sea Eagles was more recent, in round 15, 2016 when they won 30-10.

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

  1. Matthew White (GLD) sin-binned in round 26, 2009.
  2. Frank Winterstein (MAN) sin-binned in round 11, 2017.

 

NRL Rd 14 Stats Breakdowns: Melbourne Storm v Newcastle Knights

Melbourne Storm hooker and captain Cameron Smith

The second stats breakdown of the day given the two clashes, this one previewing the Melbourne Storm v the Newcastle Knights.

The Storm have been a bogey team for the Knights in recent years and winning against the Storm is no easy feat.

Melbourne Storm v Newcastle Knights Stats Breakdown

The Melbourne Storm and Newcastle Knights have played on 41 occasions; the Storm have won 25, the Knights have won 15 and there has been one draw.

The Melbourne Storm won the opening clash between the two sides in round 20, 1998, taking the spoils 32-16.

The Newcastle Knights have lost the last six games against the Melbourne Storm and haven’t beaten the Storm since round 24, 2015.

Melbourne Storm winger Josh Addo-Carr has scored six tries in five games against the Newcastle Knights (one as a Tigers player, and five as a Storm player).
His last two games against the Knights have seen him score a double in each.

Suliasi Vunivalu has scored in every game against the Knights in his career so far; seven tries in five games, including two doubles.

Top try-scorers in this clash

Billy Slater (MEL) – 19
Timana Tahu (NEW) – 10
Anthony Quinn (NEW/MEL) – 9
Akuila Uate (NEW) – 9
Matt Orford (MEL) – 8
Danny Buderurs (NEW) – 8
Matt Geyer (MEL) – 8
Adam MacDougall (NEW) – 7
Sisa Waqa (MEL) – 7
Brett Kimmorley (MEL/NEW) – 5
Aaron Moule (MEL) – 5
Marcus Bai (MEL) – 5
Matthew Gidley (NEW) – 5

Former Melbourne Storm fullback Billy Slater

Top point-scorers in this clash

Cameron Smith (MEL) – 3 tries & 92 goals (196 pts)
Andrew Johns (NEW) – 3 tries, 58 goals & 2 field goals (130 pts)
Matt Orford (MEL) – 8 tries & 22 goals (76 pts)
Kurt Gidley (NEW) – 3 tries & 30 goals (72 pts)
Billy Slater (MEL) – 19 tries (76 pts)
Matt Geyer (MEL) – 8 tries & 7 goals (46 pts)
Timana Tahu (NEW) – 10 tries (40 pts)
Akuila Uate (NEW) – 9 tries (36 pts)
Danny Buderus (NEW) – 8 tries (32 pts)
Anthony Quinn (NEW/MEL) – 8 tries (32 pts)
Tyrone Roberts (NEW) – 2 tries & 8 goals (32 pts)
Brett Kimmorley (MEL) – 5 tries & 4 goals (28 pts)
Adam MacDougall (MEL) – 7 tries (28 pts)
Sisa Waqa (MEL) – 7 tries (28 pts)

Head coaching records

Danny Buderus (NEW) – 1/1 (100%)
Warren Ryan (MEL) – 3/4 (75%)
Craig Bellamy (MEL) – 23/31 (74.2%)
Michael Hagan (NEW) – 7/12 (58.3%)
Chris Anderson (MEL) – 2/6 (33.3%)
Brian Smith (NEW) – 1/5 (20%)
Rick Stone (NEW) – 1/5 (20%)
Wayne Bennett (NEW) – 1/6 (16.7%)
Malcolm Reilly (NEW) – 0/1 (0%)
Mark Murray (MEL) – 0/3 (0%)
Nathan Brown (NEW) – 0/6 (0%)

Newcastle Knights halfback Andrew Johns

Players to have played for both sides

  1. Robbie Ross – 1994-1995 (NEW) & 1998-2003 (MEL)
  2. Brett Kimmorley – 1994-1995 (NEW) & 1998-2000 (MEL)
  3. Paul Marquet – 1990-1996 & 2001 (NEW) & 1998-2000 (MEL)
  4. Rodney Howe – 1992-1993 (NEW) & 1998-2004 (MEL)
  5. Kirk Reynoldson – 2002-2004 (MEL) & 2005-2007 (NEW)
  6. Anthony Quinn – 2002-2006 & 2013 (NEW) & 2007-2012 (MEL)
  7. Adam Woolnough – 2002-2007 (NEW) & MEL (2012)
  8. Mitchell Sargent – 2002-2003 (MEL) & 2007 (NEW)
  9. Ben MacDougall – 2000 (NEW) & 2004 (MEL)
  10. Todd Lowrie – 2003-2006 (NEW) & 2010-2012 (MEL)
  11. Dustin Cooper – 2003-2004 (MEL) & 2005 (NEW)
  12. Antonio Kaufusi – 2003-2008 (MEL) & 2010-2011 (NEW)
  13. Clint Newton – 2001-2007 & 2014-2015 (NEW) & 2007 (MEL)
  14. Ben Cross – 2006-2007 (MEL) & 2008-2010 (NEW)
  15. Jeremy Smith – 2004 & 2006-2008 (MEL) & 2013-2016 (NEW)
  16. Matthew White – 2005 & 2007-2008 (NEW) & 2016 (MEL)
  17. Junior Sa’u – 2008-2012 (NEW) & 2013 (MEL)
  18. Richie Fa’aoso – 2008-2012 (NEW) & 2013 (MEL)
  19. Robbie Rochow – 2010-2011 & 2017 (MEL) & 2012-2016 (NEW)
  20. Tim Glasby – 2013-2018 (MEL) & 2019 (NEW)
  21. Kurt Mann – 2014-2015 (MEL) & 2019 (NEW)
  22. Slade Griffin – 2013, 2016-2017 (MEL) & 2018 (NEW)

Biggest winning margins

The Newcastle Knights biggest win over the Melbourne Storm was back in round 19, 2001, when they romped home to a 48-16 victory.

The Melbourne Storm’s biggest win over the Newcastle Knights was a 52-6 thrashing in round 7, 2006.

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

  1. Mark Hughes (NEW) was sin-binned in round 1, 2005.
  2. Steve Simpson (NEW) was sin-binned in round 18, 2007.

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NRL Rd 14 Stats Breakdowns: Gold Coast Titans v New Zealand Warriors

Former New Zealand Warriors half Shaun Johnson

The stats breakdowns continue, as we preview the Gold Coast Titans v New Zealand Warriors history.

The Warriors have the rub of the green over the Titans in recent times but with both sides playing inconsistently, is this the chance for the Titans to buck the trend?

Gold Coast Titans v New Zealand Warriors Stats Breakdown

The Gold Coast Titans and New Zealand Warriors have played each other on 26 occasions; the Titans have won just eight games, and the Warriors have won 17 with 1 draw.

The Warriors have won fifteen of the last seventeen games between the two sides.

The first match between the two sides was played in round 16, 2007, a 22-6 win to the Warriors.

David Fusitu’a has eight tries in nine games against the Gold Coast Titans.

Top try-scorers in this clash

Manu Vatuvei (WAR) – 12
Shaun Johnson (WAR) – 11
Konrad Hurrell (WAR) – 8
David Fusitu’a (WAR) – 8
David Mead (GLD) – 7
Anthony Don (GLD) – 7
Simon Mannering (WAR) – 6
Mat Rogers (GLD) – 5
William Zillman (GLD) – 5
Kane Elgey (GLD) – 5
Kevin Gordon (GLD) – 4
Jerome Ropati (WAR) – 4

Former New Zealand Warriors winger Manu Vatuvei

Top point-scorers in this clash

Shaun Johnson (WAR) – 11 tries, 32 goals & 2 field goals (110 pts)
Scott Prince (GLD) – 1 try & 31 goals (66 pts)
Manu Vatuvei (WAR) – 12 tries (48 pts)
James Maloney (WAR) – 2 tries & 19 goals (46 pts)
Michael Witt (WAR) – 2 tries & 14 goals (36 pts)
David Fusitu’a (WAR) – 9 tries (36 pts)
David Mead (GLD) – 7 tries (28 pts)
Konrad Hurrell (WAR) – 7 tries (28 pts)
Anthony Don (GLD) – 7 tries (28 pts)
Aidan Sezer (GLD) – 12 goals (24 pts)
Simon Mannering (WAR) – 6 tries (24 pts)
Mat Rogers (GLD) – 5 tries & 1 goal (22 pts)

Head coaching records

Brian McClennan (WAR) – 2/2 (100%)
Matthew Elliott (WAR) – 2/2 (100%)
Andrew McFadden (WAR) – 5/6 (83.3%)
Stephen Kearney (WAR) – 4/5 (80%)
John Cartwright (GLD) – 6/15 (40%)
Ivan Cleary (WAR) – 4/10 (40%)
Garth Brennan (GLD) – 1/3 (33.3%)
Neil Henry (GLD) – 1/7 (14.3%)

Players to have played for both sides

  1. Nathan Friend 2007-2011 & 2016 (GLD) & 2012-2015 (WAR)
  2. Bodene Thompson 2009-2012 (GLD) & 2015-2017 (WAR)
  3. Clinton Toopi 1999-2006 (WAR) & 2010-2011 (GLD)
  4. Konrad Hurrell 2012-2016 (WAR) & 2016-2018 (GLD)
  5. Dominique Peyroux 2011-2012 (GLD) & 2013-2015 (WAR)
  6. Lachlan Burr 2015-2016 (GLD) & 2019 (WAR)
  7. Agnatius Paasi 2014, 2018-2019 (WAR) & 2015-2017 (GLD)
  8. Karl Lawton 2016-2017 (GLD) & 2018-2019 (WAR)
  9. Leivaha Pulu 2016-2017 (GLD) & 2018 (WAR)

 

Biggest winning margins

The Gold Coast Titans biggest win over the New Zealand Warriors was a 36-12 win (24 pt victory) in round 20, 2018.

The New Zealand Warriors biggest win over the Gold Coast Titans was a 42-0 drubbing (42 pt victory) in round 25, 2014.

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NRL Rd 14 Stats Breakdowns: Canberra Raiders v Cronulla Sharks

Canberra Raiders captain and centre Jarrod Croker

Back by popular demand, our NRL stats breakdowns are back! We look at biggest wins, top try and point-scorers, general stats and much more. 

So, sit back – mainly the Canberra Raiders and Cronulla Sharks fans – and absorb the history of your two sides clashes.

Canberra Raiders v Cronulla Sharks Stats Breakdown

The first clash between the two sides was a 44-5 victory for the Cronulla Sharks in round 10, 1982.

The two sides have played 76 games against each other; the Raiders winning 33, the Sharks 41 and 2 draws.

Canberra have won just two of the last eight games against the Cronulla Sharks.

Jordan Rapana has scored 9 tries in 9 games against the Cronulla Sharks.

Top try-scorers in this clash

Andrew Ettinghausen (CRO) – 12
Jason Croker (CAN) – 12
Ben Pomeroy (CRO) – 10
Colin Best (CAN) – 9
Brett Mullins (CAN) – 7
Laurie Daley (CAN) – 7
Luke Covell (CRO) – 7
Jarrod Croker (CAN) – 7
Mick Mullane Jnr (CRO) – 6
Chris O’Sullivan (CAN) – 6
Clinton Schifcofske (CAN) – 6
Gary Belcher (CAN) – 5
Mat Rogers (CRO) – 5
Paul Gallen (CRO) – 5

Top point-scorers in this clash

Jarrod Croker (CAN) – 7 tries & 61 goals (150 pts)
Clinton Schifcofske (CAN) – 6 tries & 37 goals (102 pts)
Luke Covell (CRO) – 7 tries & 36 goals (98 pts)
Mat Rogers (CRO) – 6 tries & 19 goals (62 pts)
Alan Wilson (CRO) – 4 tries & 22 goals (60 pts)
Ron Giteau (CAN) – 4 tries & 21 goals (58 pts)
David Furner (CAN) – 28 goals (56 pts)
Mal Meninga (CAN) – 4 tries & 19 goals (54 pts)
Gary Belcher (CAN) – 6 tries & 13 goals (50 pts)
Andrew Ettinghausen (CRO) – 12 tries (48 pts)
Jason Croker (CAN) – 12 tries (48 pts)
James Maloney (CRO) – 2 tries & 20 goals (48 pts)
Brett Kimmorley (CRO) – 4 tries & 15 goals (46 pts)
Todd Carney (CAN & CRO) – 4 tries & 15 goals (46 pts)
Ben Pomeroy (CRO) – 10 tries (40 pts)
Michael Gordon (CRO) – 20 goals (40 pts)

Head coaching records

Wayne Bennett (CAN) – 2/2 (100%)
Greg Pierce (CRO) – 2/2 (100%)
Ricky Stuart (CRO) – 5/6 (83.3%)
John Lang (CRO) – 10/14 (71.4%)
Stuart Raper (CRO) – 3/5 (60%)
Shane Flanagan (CRO) – 10/17 (58.2%)
Matthew Elliott (CAN) – 5/9 (55.6%)
David Furner (CAN) – 5/9 (55.6%)
Tim Sheens (CAN) – 8/16 (50%)
Allan Fitzgibbon (CRO) – 4/8 (50%)
John Gibson (CRO) – 3/6 (50%)
Ricky Stuart (CAN) – 4/10 (40%)
Mal Meninga (CAN) – 3/10 (30%)
Chris Anderson (CRO) – 1/4 (25%)
Arthur Beetson (CRO) – 1/4 (25%)
Andrew Dunemann  (CAN) – 0/1 (0%)
Jamie Shepherd (CRO) – 0/1 (0%)
Neil Henry (CAN) – 0/4 (0%)
Terrence Fearnley (CRO) – 0/4 (0%)

Cronulla Sharks legend Andrew Ettinghausen

Players to have played for both sides

  1. Scott Dudman – 1978-1980 (CRO) & 1982-1983 (CAN)
  2. Phil Hurst – 1982-1983 & 1985-1987 (CRO) & 1988 (CAN)
  3. Jason Ferris – 1996 (CAN) & 1999-2001 (CRO).
  4. Colin Best – 1998-2002 & 2011-2012 (CRO) & 2007-2008 (CAN).
  5. Jason Williams – 2004 (CRO) & 2005-2006 (CAN).
  6. Andrew Lomu – 2004-2005 (CRO) & 2005-2006 (CAN).
  7. Todd Carney – 2004-2008 (CAN) & 2012-2014 (CRO).
  8. Bronx Goodwin – 2007-2008 (CAN) & 2009 (CRO).
  9. Blake Ferguson – 2009-2010 (CAN) & 2011-2013 (CRO).
  10. Josh Dugan – 2009-2013 (CAN) & 2018-2019 (CRO).
  11. Matt McIlwrick – 2012-2014 (CAN) & 2016 (CRO)
  12. Edrick Lee – 2012-2016 (CAN) & 2017-2018 (CRO)

Players sin-binned or sent-off in this clash

  1. Chris O’Sullivan & Gary Spears (both CAN), both sin-binned in round 6, 1983.
  2. David Grant (CAN), sin-binned in round 1, 1984.
  3. Mark McGaw (CRO), sin-binned in round 1, 1989.
  4. Paul Aiton (CRO), sent-off in round 1, 2011.
  5. Jordan Rapana (CAN), sin-binned in round 19, 2018.

Biggest winning margins

The Cronulla Sharks biggest win over the Canberra Raiders was a 44-5 victory (39 pt margin) in round 10, 1982.

The Canberra Raiders biggest win over the Cronulla Sharks was a 56-12 demolition in round 16, 1994.

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