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.

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.

By ricky

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