South Sydney Rabbitohs v Sydney Roosters Stats

The South Sydney Rabbitohs and Sydney Roosters have played each other on 221 occasions; the Rabbitohs have won 117 times, the Roosters 104 times and there have been five draws.

The South Sydney Rabbitohs have lost three of the last four games against the Sydney Roosters at ANZ Stadium, and have only won six times in fifteen attempts against the Roosters at the venue.

The first-ever match played between the two sides was a 13-12 win for the Roosters in round 3, 1908.

Biggest Wins

The South Sydney Rabbitohs biggest win over the Sydney Roosters was a 60-8 success in round 20, 2020.

The Sydney Roosters’ biggest win over the South Sydney Rabbitohs was a landslide 62-0 victory in round 6, 1996. This is the 2nd heaviest defeat for the South Sydney Rabbitohs in their history.

Former South Sydney Rabbitohs player Johnny Graves

Top try-scorer in this clash

Johnny Graves (SOU) – 18
Benny Wearing (SOU) – 17
Nathan Merritt (SOU) – 17
Rod O’Loan (SYD) – 11
Bill Mullins (SYD) – 11

Most prolific point-scorer in this clash

Eric Simms (SOU) – 1 try, 67 goals & 10 field goals (145 pts)*
Bernie Purcell (SOU) – 4 tries & 65 goals (142 pts)*
Adam Reynolds (SOU) – 3 tries & 56 goals (124 pts)
Johnny Graves (SOU) – 18 tries & 27 goals (108 pts)*
Benny Wearing (SOU) – 17 tries & 19 goals (89 pts)*

Players to have played for both sides from this clash

  1. Hash Thompson – 1908 (SYD) & 1909 & 1911-1916 (SOU)
  2. W Fry – 1908 (SYD) & 1909-1911 (SOU)
  3. Johnno Stuntz – 1908-1910 (SYD) & 1911 (SOU)
  4. Herb Gilbert – 1911-1912 & 1915 (SOU) & 1916 (SYD)
  5. Ray Norman – 1914-1916 (SOU) & 1917-1921 (SYD)
  6. Bob Linklater – 1915-1919 (SYD) & 1923 (SOU)
  7. Arthur Oxford – 1915-1921 (SOU) & 1922-1924 & 1926-1929 (SYD)
  8. Rex Norman – 1915-1917 & 1919 (SOU) & 1918 & 1920-1922 (SYD)
  9. George McGowan – 1915 (SYD) & 1916-1918 (SOU)
  10. Bill Cameron – 1917 & 1922-1923 (SOU) & 1920-1921 (SYD)
  11. W Tijou – 1915 (SOU) & 1917-1920 (SYD)
  12. Harold Holmes – 1918-1920 (SOU) & 1921-1924 (SYD)
  13. Tom Barry – 1922-1925 (SOU) & 1927 (SYD)
  14. Hugh Byrne – 1925-1928 & 1930 (SYD) & 1932-1933 (SOU)
  15. Harry Finch – 1925 (SYD) & 1926-1930 & 1933-1934 (SOU)
  16. Booth – 1922 (SOU) & 1925 (SYD)
  17. Tom McLachlan – 1931 (SOU) & 1934-1937 (SYD)
  18. Harleigh Hanrahan – 1933 (SYD) & 1935 (SOU)
  19. Harold Thomson – 1933-1934 (SYD) & 1935-1939 (SOU)
  20. George Shankland – 1932 (SYD) & 1935 (SOU)
  21. Alan Quinlivan – 1936-1940 & 1942 (SOU) & 1946-1947 (SYD)
  22. Johnny Parker – 1936 & 1942 (SYD) & 1940 (SOU)
  23. Alan Schafer – 1938-1940 (SOU) & 1944 (SYD)
  24. Vic Anderson – 1941 & 1945-1946 (SOU) & 1948 (SYD)
  25. Keith Aitken – 1947-1949 (SOU) & 1952 (SYD)
  26. Ron Taylor – 1953-1954 (SYD) & 1957-1961 (SOU)
  27. John Sellgren – 1949-1950 & 1955-1956 (SYD) & 1953 (SOU)
  28. Ray Thomas – 1950 & 1957 (SOU) & 1951-1955 (SYD)
  29. Brian Wright – 1957 (SOU) & 1960-1961 (SYD)
  30. Michael Cleary – 1962-1970 (SOU) & 1971 (SYD)
  31. Ron Coote – 1964-1971 (SOU) & 1972-1978 (SYD)
  32. Elwyn Walters – 1967-1973 (SOU) & 1974-1976 (SYD)
  33. Harry Eden – 1969 (SYD) & 1974-1975 (SOU)
  34. Terry Fahey – 1976-1980 (SOU) & 1981-1982 (SYD)
  35. Russell Fairfax – 1974-1980 (SYD) & 1981 (SOU)
  36. Royce Ayliffe – 1976-1983 (SYD) & 1985 (SOU)
  37. Robert Laurie – 1976-1977 & 1981-1982 (SYD) & 1978-1980 (SOU)
  38. John Berne – 1976-1979 (SOU) & 1980 & 1985 (SYD)
  39. Michael Mosman – 1976-1979 (SYD) & 1981 (SOU)
  40. Gary Metcalfe – 1976-1980 (SYD) & 1981-1983 (SOU)
  41. Ian Mackay – 1973-1976 (SYD) & 1977 (SOU)
  42. Terry Murphy – 1977-1981 (SYD) & 1984-1985 (SOU)
  43. Trevor Barnes – 1975-1977 (SYD) & 1978-1979 (SOU)
  44. Peter Reed – 1974 (SOU) & 1977 (SYD)
  45. Arthur Kitinas – 1977 (SYD) & 1978 (SOU)
  46. Arthur Mountier – 1974 & 1978-1979 (SYD) & 1981 (SOU)
  47. Eric Ferguson – 1974-1977 (SYD) & 1978-1981 (SOU)
  48. Ken Wright – 1979-1981 (SYD) & 1982-1983 (SOU)
  49. Paul Jelfs – 1978-1980 (SYD) & 1981 (SOU)
  50. Grant Jones – 1977 & 1979-1981 (SOU) & 1982 (SYD)
  51. Marty Gurr – 1979-1983 (SYD) & 1984 (SOU)
  52. Tony Melrose – 1982-1983 (SOU) & 1986-1989 (SYD)
  53. Kelvin Eirth – 1983 (SOU) & 1984 (SYD)
  54. Matt Cruickshank – 1983 (SYD) & 1985-1986 (SOU)
  55. Ross Harrington – 1983-1991 (SOU) & 1992 (SYD)
  56. David Cruickshank – 1985 (SYD) & 1986-1989 (SOU)
  57. Craig Salvatori – 1986-1995 (SYD) & 1996 (SOU)
  58. Lindsay Johnston – 1985 (SYD) & 1986-1989 (SOU)
  59. Luke Beasley – 1986 (SYD) & 1987-1988 (SOU)
  60. Jason Williams – 1988 (SYD) & 1991 (SOU)
  61. Russell Bartlett – 1984 (SOU) & 1987-1988 (SYD)
  62. Sean Garlick – 1990-1993 & 1998-1999 (SOU) & 1994-1997 (SYD)
  63. Dennis Beecraft – 1988 & 1990-1993 (SYD) & 1994-1995 (SOU)
  64. Darren Maroon – 1987-1992 & 1994 (SOU) & 1995-1996 (SYD)
  65. Terry Hill – 1990 (SOU) & 1991 (SYD)
  66. Brett Gillard – 1989-1993 (SYD) & 1997 (SOU)
  67. Jeff Orford – 1991-1994 (SYD) & 1997 (SOU)
  68. James Smith – 1992-1996 (SYD) & 1998-1999 (SOU)
  69. Scott Murray – 1992-1995 (SYD) & 1997 & 1999 (SOU)
  70. Brandon Costin – 1993 (SOU) & 1997 (SYD)
  71. Jason Keough – 1993-1994 (SYD) & 1995 (SOU)
  72. Tony Iro – 1994-1996 (SYD) & 1999 (SOU)
  73. Jacin Sinclair – 1994-1996 (SOU) & 1997 (SYD)
  74. Terry Hermansson – 1993-1994 & 1998 (SOU) & 1995-1997 (SYD)
  75. Peter Clarke – 1995-1997 (SYD) & 1999 (SOU)
  76. Shane Rigon – 1996-2000 (SYD) & 2001-2007 (SOU)
  77. Michael Ostini – 1996 (SYD) & 1997-1998 (SOU)
  78. Darren Burns – 1997-1998 (SOU) & 1999-2000 (SYD)
  79. Ian Rubin – 1996-1999 (SOU) & 2000-2001 (SYD)
  80. Craig Wing – 1998-1999 & 2008-2009 (SOU) & 2007-2007 (SYD)
  81. Bryan Fletcher – 1997-2002 (SYD) & 2003-2005 (SOU)
  82. Brent Grose – 2002 (SOU) & 2008 (SYD)
  83. Shannon Hegarty – 1999-2004 (SYD) & 2005-2008 (SOU)
  84. Michael Crocker – 2001-2005 (SYD) & 2009-2013 (SOU)
  85. Peter Cusack – 1998-2004 (SYD) & 2005-2007 (SOU)
  86. David Kidwell – 2002 (SYD) & 2007-2009 (SOU)
  87. Justin Brooker – 1998 (SYD) & 2002 (SOU)
  88. Chris Walker – 2003-2005 (SYD) & 2003 (SOU)
  89. Ashley Harrison – 2003-2005 (SOU) & 2006-2007 (SOU)
  90. Jamie Russo – 2001 (SYD) & 2003-2004 (SOU)
  91. Stuart Webb – 2003-2005 (SYD) & 2006-2007 (SOU)
  92. Scott Logan – 1996-2001 (SYD) & 2004-2005 (SOU)
  93. Dean Widders – 2000-2001 (SYD) & 2007-2008 (SOU)
  94. Luke Keary – 2013-2016 (SOU) & 2017-2019 (SYD)
  95. Paul Carter – 2015-2016 (SOU) & 2017 (SYD)
  96. Angus Crichton – 2016-2018 (SOU) & 2019 (SYD)

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

  1. Alf O’Connor (SOU) & Tom Molloy (SYD) both sent-off in round 3, 1925.
  2. Ernie Lapham (SOU) & William Ives (SYD) both sent-off in the 1926 NSWRFL semi-final.
  3. Frank Curran (SOU) sent-off in the 1934 NSWRFL semi-final.
  4. Dean Rampling (SOU) & Royce Ayliffe (SYD) both sin-binned in round 7, 1982.
  5. Tony Rampling (SOU) & Royce Ayliffe/Alan Neil (both SYD) all sin-binned in round 13, 1983.
  6. Terry Regan (SYD) & Gary Hambly (SOU) both sin-binned in round 26, 1983.
  7. Ron Gibbs (SYD) & Tony Rampling (SOU) both sent-off in round 1, 1985.
  8. Jim Harvey (SYD) sent-off in round 14, 1985.
  9. Tim Maddison (SYD) & Richard McKell (SOU) both sin-binned & Corin Ridding (SOU) sent-off in round 6, 1996.
  10. Shannon Hegarty (SOU) & Michael Crocker/David Shillington (SYD) all sin-binned in round 24, 2005.
  11. David Fa’alogo (SOU) & Braith Anasta (SYD) both sin-binned in round 25, 2007.

Head Coaching Records

Bernie Purcell (SOU) – 6/6 (100%)
Phil Gould (SYD) – 6/6 (100%)
George Hallett (SOU) – 5/5 (100%)
Edward Fry (SOU) – 1/1 (100%)
Owen McCarthy (SOU) – 1/1 (100%)
Ricky Stuart (SOU) – 9/10 (90%)
Ron Willey (SOU) – 5/6 (83.3%)
Dick Dunn (SYD) – 6/8 (75%) (1 draw)
Jack Gibson (SOU) – 3/4 (75%)
George Piggins (SOU) – 7/10 (70%)
Jack Gibson (SYD) – 7/10 (70%)
Rupert Rayner (SOU) – 11/16 (68.8%)
Clive Churchill (SOU) – 13/19 (68.4%)
Bill Anderson (SOU) – 4/6 (66.7%) (1 draw)
Brian Smith (SYD) – 4/6 (66.7%)
Wayne Bennett (SOU) – 2/3 (66.7%)
Arthur Halloway (SYD) – 15/23 (65.2%) (1 draw)
Brad Fittler (SYD) – 3/5 (60%)
Dave Brown (SYD) – 5/10 (50%)
Jim Tait (SOU) – 3/6 (50%)
Frank Curry (SOU) – 3/6 (50%)
Jason Taylor (SOU) – 3/6 (50%)
Sidney Pearce Jr (SYD) – 3/6 (50%)
Alfred Blair (SOU) – 2/4 (50%)
Johnny King (SOU) – 1/2 (50%)
Matthew Donohue (SYD) – 1/2 (50%)
Ferris Ashton (SYD) – 1/2 (50%)
Charlie Lynch (SOU) – 12/25 (48%) (1 draw)
Trent Robinson (SYD) – 8/17 (47.1%)
Michael Maguire (SOU) – 6/13 (46.2%)
Dave Watson (SOU) – 5/11 (45.5%) (1 draw)
Mark Murray (SYD) – 3/7 (42.9%)
Arthur Hennessey (SOU) – 2/5 (40%)
Ray Stehr (SYD) – 3/8 (37.5%)
Anthony Seibold (SOU) – 1/3 (33.3%)
Russell Fairfax (SYD) – 1/3 (33.3%)
Arthur Beetson (SYD) – 3/12 (25%)
Bob Fulton (SYD) – 2/8 (25%) (1 draw)
Shaun McRae (SOU) – 1/4 (25%)
John Lang (SOU) – 1/4 (25%)
Francis O’Connor (SYD) – 1/4 (25%)
Laurie Freier (SYD) – 1/4 (25%)
Denis Donoghue (SOU) – 2/10 (20%) (1 draw)
Ken Shine (SOU) – 1/5 (20%)
Ernest Norman (SYD) – 1/6 (16.7%)
Don Furner (SYD) – 1/6 (16.7%)
Bob Mccarthy (SOU) – 0/1 (0%)
Steve Martin (SOU) – 0/1 (0%)
Arthur Kitinas (SOU) – 0/1 (0%)
Chris Anderson (SYD) – 0/1 (0%)
John Rosewell (SOU) – 0/2 (0%)
Eric Lewis (SOU) – 0/2 (0%)
John O’Neill (SOU) – 0/2 (0%)
George Boddington (SYD) – 0/2 (0%)
Percy Williams (SYD) – 0/2 (0%) (1 draw)
Nat Silcock (SYD) – 0/2 (0%)
Louis Neumann (SYD) – 0/2 (0%)
Tony Paskins (SOU) – 0/2 (0%)
Craig Coleman (SOU) – 0/3 (0%)
Paul Langmack (SOU) 0/3 (0%)
Frank Burge (SOU) – 0/3 (0%)
Bert Holcroft (SOU) – 0/4 (0%)

Players to have scored three or more tries in one game in this clash

  1. Johnny Graves (SOU) scored five tries in round 14, 1949.
  2. Alex Johnston (SOU) scored five tries in round 20, 2020.
  3. Harry Pierce (SYD) scored four tries in round 11, 1940.
  4. Robin Smith (SOU) scored four tries in round 13, 1943.
  5. Len Allmond (SOU) scored four tries in round 14, 1949.
  6. Alby Thorne (SOU) scored three tries in round 1, 1942.
  7. Johnny Graves (SOU) scored three tries in round 8, 1952.
  8. John Bell (SYD) scored three tries in round 3, 1953.
  9. Bob Landers (SYD) scored three tries in round 1, 1961.
  10. Allan McKean (SYD) scored three tries in round 13, 1972.
  11. Michael Pobjie (SOU) scored three tries in round 6, 1984.
  12. Darren McCarthy (SOU) scored three tries in round 1, 1985.
  13. David Seidenkamp (SYD) scored three tries in round 22, 1992.
  14. Darren Junee (SYD) scored three tries in round 6, 1995.
  15. Peter Jorgenson (SYD) scored three tries in round 6, 1996.
  16. Jack Elsegood (SYD) scored three tries in round 8, 1997.
  17. Richie Barnett (SYD) scored three tries in round 24, 1999.
  18. Nathan Merritt (SOU) scored three tries in round 1, 2009.
  19. Jamie Simpson (SOU) scored three tries in round 20, 2009.
  20. Nathan Merritt (SOU) scored three tries in round 1, 2013.
  21. Greg Inglis (SOU) scored three tries in round 1, 2014.

 

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