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.

By ricky

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