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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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