North Queensland Cowboys captain Johnathan Thurston

The third and final stats breakdown; the Parramatta Eels v the North Queensland Cowboys. 

The Eels record in Darwin is good but their record against the Cowboys is not.

Can they also buck the trend and get back into the winners’ circle?

Parramatta Eels v North Queensland Cowboys Stats Breakdown

The Parramatta Eels and North Queensland Cowboys have played each other on 40 occasions; the Eels have 19 wins, the Cowboys have 18 wins and there have been three draws.

The Eels need 28 points to score 800 total points against the Cowboys and the Cowboys need 7 points to score 800 total points against the Eels.

The Eels won five of the first six games between the two sides.

The Cowboys have won nine of the last twelve games between the two sides.

This is the second time the two sides have played in Darwin; their first clash was last year which the Cowboys won. The Eels have won three of their four games at the venue.

The first clash was a 20-4 win to the Eels in round 9 of the 1995 ARL season.

Biggest Wins

The Parramatta Eels biggest win over the North Queensland Cowboys was a 62-0 whitewash in round 21, 2001. This is the equal biggest loss for the Cowboys and the Eels 2nd biggest ever win in their history.

The North Queensland Cowboys biggest win over the Parramatta Eels was a comfortable 46-4 win in round 20, 2015.

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

  1. PJ Marsh (PAR) (sent-off) in round 21, 2001.
  2. Shane Muspratt (NQL) (sin-binned) in round 26, 2002.
  3. Craig Stapleton (PAR) & Paul Rauhihi (NQL) (both sin-binned) in round 8, 2004.
  4. Chad Robinson (PAR) & Justin Smith (NQL) (both sin-binned) in round 4, 2006.
  5. Kenny Edwards (PAR) (sin-binned) in round 9, 2017.

Players to have scored three or more tries in this clash

  1. Scott Donald (PAR) scored three tries in round 21, 2001.
  2. Jarryd Hayne (PAR) scored three tries in round 18, 2010.
  3. Ashley Graham (NQL) scored three tries in round 3, 2012.
  4. Gavin Cooper (NQL) scored three tries in round 13, 2015.

Players to have played for both sides in this clash

  1. George Bartlett (PAR: 1988-1991 & NQL: 1995-1996)
  2. Dean Schifilliti (NQL: 1995-1996 & PAR: 1999-2000)
  3. Scott Mahon (PAR: 1988-1994, 1996 & NQL: 1997-1998)
  4. Jason Smith (PAR: 1996-2000 & NQL: 2007)
  5. Ray Marcy (PAR: 1995 & NQL: 1997-1998)
  6. Paul Green (NQL: 1999-2000 & PAR: 2003)
  7. Glenn Morrison (NQL: 2000-2004 & PAR: 2005-2006)
  8. Shane Muspratt (NQL: 1999-2003, 2006-2007 & PAR: 2004)
  9. Chris Muckert (NQL: 2001-2003 & PAR: 2004)
  10. Scott Donald (NQL: 1998-2000 & PAR: 2001-2002)
  11. Matt Petersen (NQL: 2002 & PAR: 2002-2006)
  12. Carl Webb (NQL: 2005-2010 & PAR: 2011)
  13. Ashley Graham (PAR: 2002-2006 & NQL: 2006-2013)
  14. John Williams (PAR: 2005-2006 & NQL: 2008-2010)
  15. Willie Tonga (PAR: 2002-2003, 2012-2014 & NQL: 2009-2011)

Head coaching records

Daniel Anderson (PAR) – 3/3 at 100%.
Ron Hilditch (PAR) – 2/2 at 100%.
Paul Green (NQL) – 6/9 at 66.7%.
Michael Hagan (PAR) – 2/3 at 66.7%.
Graham Murray (NQL) – 7/11 at 63.6%.
Brian Smith (PAR) – 8/16 at 50% (1 draw).
Neil Henry (NQL) – 3/7 at 42.9%.
Stephen Kearney (PAR) – 1/3 at 33.3%.
Brad Arthur (PAR) – 3/9 at 33.3%.
Tim Sheens (NQL) – 2/7 at 28.6% (1 draw).
Jason Taylor (PAR) – 0/1 at 0%.
Ricky Stuart (PAR) – 0/1 at 0%.
Grant Bell (NQL) – 0/1 at 0%.
Graham Lowe (NQL) – 0/1 at 0%.
Murray Hurst (NQL) 0/1 at 0%.
Ian Millward (NQL) – 0/1 at 0%.

Most prolific point-scorers in this clash

  1. Johnathan Thurston (NQL) – 4 tries, 75 goals & 1 field goal (167 pts)
  2. Luke Burt (PAR) – 10 tries & 45 goals (130 pts)
  3. Josh Hannay (NQL) – 3 tries & 26 goals (64 pts)
  4. Brett Hodgson (PAR) – 3 tries & 16 goals (44 pts)
  5. Jarryd Hayne (PAR) – 8 tries (32 pts)
  6. Clinton Schifcofske (PAR) – 1 try & 13 goals (30 pts)
  7. Ashley Graham (PAR/NQL) – 7 tries & 1 goal (30 pts)
  8. Willie Tonga (PAR/NQL) – 6 tries (24 pts)
  9. Semi Radradra (PAR) – 6 tries (24 pts)
  10. Chris Sandow (PAR) – 11 goals (22 pts)
  11. Nathan Barnes (PAR) – 5 tries (20 pts)
  12. Clint Gutherson (PAR) – 2 tries & 6 goals (20 pts)
  13. Ty Williams (NQL) – 5 tries (20 pts)
  14. Kyle Warren (NQL) – 4 tries (16 pts)
  15. Matt Sing (NQL) – 4 tries (16 pts)
  16. Matt Bowen (NQL) – 4 tries (16 pts)

Disclaimer: Just a recap, the above players are the most prolific point-scorers across all games between the sides. 

If you want any more stats or if you notice any errors, let us know and we’ll make the changes.

By ricky

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