Veteran Melbourne Storm captain and hooker Cameron Smith

Penrith Panthers v Melbourne Storm Stats

The Melbourne Storm and Penrith Panthers have played each other on 34 occasions; the Storm have won 26 games, the Penrith Panthers eight games and there have been no draws.

The Melbourne Storm need 22 points to score 1000 total points against Penrith.

The first game played between the two sides was in round 7, 1998, a 22-14 win for the Melbourne Storm.

Biggest Wins

The Melbourne Storm’s biggest win over the Penrith Panthers was a resounding 66-14 success in round 17, 2004.

The Penrith Panthers biggest win over the Melbourne Storm was a 20-point win on two occasions with the same scoreline of 36-16; round 20, 2002 & round 5, 2005.

Former Melbourne Storm halfback Cooper Cronk

Top try-scorer in this clash

Cooper Cronk (MEL) – 12
Matt King (MEL) – 7
Greg Inglis (MEL) – 7
Billy Slater (MEL) – 7
Aaron Moule (MEL) – 6
Matt Geyer (MEL) – 6
Justin O’Neill (MEL) – 6

Most prolific point-scorer in this clash

Cameron Smith (MEL) – 5 tries & 85 goals (197 pts)
Ryan Girdler (PEN) – 4 tries & 24 goals (64 pts)
Preston Campbell (PEN) – 4 tries & 17 goals (54 pts)
Matt Geyer (MEL) – 6 tries & 12 goals (48 pts)
Cooper Cronk (MEL) – 12 tries (48 pts)

Players to have played for both sides from this clash

  1. Ben Roarty – 1998-2001 (MEL) & 2002-2003 (PEN)
  2. Paul Whatuira – 2001 (MEL) & 2002-2004 (PEN)
  3. Steve Turner – 2002-2003 (PEN) & 2004 & 2006-2009 (MEL)
  4. Richie Fa’aoso – 2004 (PEN) & 2012 (MEL)
  5. Garret Crossman – 2004-2005 (PEN) & 2006-2007 (MEL)
  6. Matthew Cross – 2005-2007 (PEN) & 2009 (MEL)
  7. Junior Moors – 2007-2008 (PEN) & 2013-2014 (MEL)
  8. Bryan Norrie – 2006-2007 (PEN) & 2010-2014 (MEL)
  9. Maurice Blair – 2007-2009 (PEN) & 2011-2013 (MEL)
  10. Adam Woolnough – 2008-2009 (PEN) & 2011 (MEL)
  11. Sika Manu – 2007-2012 (MEL) & 2013-2015 (PEN)
  12. James Maloney – 2009 (MEL) & 2018-2019 (PEN)
  13. Sandor Earl – 2010-2012 (PEN) & 2019 (MEL)
  14. Dayne Weston – 2011-2012 (PEN) & 2014-2015 (MEL)
  15. Clint Newton – 2007 (MEL) & 2012-2013 (PEN)

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

  1. Josh Mansour & James Tamou (both PEN) in round 25, 2018.

Head coaching records

Cameron Ciraldo (PEN) – 1/1 (100%)
Craig Bellamy – 21/26 (80.8%)
Mark Murray – 3/4 (75%)
Chris Anderson (MEL) – 2/4 (50%)
John Lang (PEN) – 4/10 (40%)
Royce Simmons (PEN) – 2/6 (33.3%)
Matthew Elliott (PEN) – 1/6 (16.7%)
Ivan Cleary (PEN) – 1/8 (12.5%)
Steve Georgallis (PEN) – 0/1 (0%)
Anthony Griffin (PEN) – 0/2 (0%)

Players to have scored three or more tries in this clash

  1. Aaron Moule (MEL) scored three tries in round 23, 2002.
  2. Steve Turner (MEL) scored three tries in round 17, 2004.
  3. Lee Hookey (PEN) scored three tries in round 6, 2006.
  4. Greg Inglis (MEL) scored three tries in round 6, 2006.
  5. Greg Inglis (MEL) scored three tries in round 24, 2008.
  6. Justin O’Neill (MEL) scored three tries in round 9, 2012.

 

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