Melbourne Storm v New Zealand Warriors Stats

The Melbourne Storm and New Zealand Warriors have played each other on 45 occasions; the Storm have won 27 games, the Warriors have won 16 games and there have been two draws.

The Melbourne Storm have won ten straight games against the New Zealand Warriors. The last time the Warriors defeated the Storm was round 18, 2015.

The first game played between the two sides was a 16-12 win to the Warriors in round 5, 1998.

Biggest Wins

The Melbourne Storm’s biggest win over the New Zealand Warriors was a 56-10 demolition in round 20, 2000.

The New Zealand Warriors’ biggest win over the Melbourne Storm was a 28-12 success in round 11, 2002.

Former Melbourne Storm utility Matt Geyer

Top try-scorer in this clash

Matt Geyer (MEL) – 13
Billy Slater (MEL) – 13
Manu Vatuvei (WAR) – 10
Suliasi Vunivalu (MEL) – 8

Most prolific point-scorer in this clash

Cameron Smith (MEL) – 3 tries & 94 goals (200 pts)
Matt Geyer (MEL) – 13 tries & 4 goals (60 pts)
Shaun Johnson (WAR) – 4 tries & 22 goals (60 pts)
Matt Orford (MEL) – 4 tries & 21 goals (58 pts)

Players to have played for both sides from this clash

  1. Stephen Kearney – 1995-1998 (WAR) & 1999-2004 (MEL)
  2. John Carlaw – 1998 (MEL) & 2002-2003 (WAR)
  3. Tony Martin – 1998-2000 (MEL) & 2004-2007 (WAR)
  4. Wairangi Koopu – 1999 & 2001-2008 (WAR) & 2009 (MEL)
  5. Henry Perenara – 2000 (WAR) & 2001-2002 (MEL)
  6. Ryan Hoffman – 2003-2010, 2012-2014 & 2018 (MEL) & 2015-2017 (WAR)
  7. Adam Blair – 2006-2011 (MEL) & 2018-2020 (WAR)
  8. James Maloney – 2009 (MEL) & 2010-2012 (WAR)
  9. Dane Nielsen – 2008-2012 (MEL) & 2013-2014 (WAR)
  10. Todd Lowrie – 2010-2012 (MEL) & 2013 (WAR)
  11. Nathan Friend – 2003-2006 (MEL) & 2012-2015 (WAR)
  12. Blake Green – 2015-2016 (MEL) & 2018-2020 (WAR)
  13. Tohu Harris – 2013-2017 (MEL) & 2018-2021 (WAR)

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

  1. Matt Orford (MEL) sin-binned in round 25, 2001.
  2. William Leyshon (MEL) sin-binned in round 11, 2002.
  3. Blake Ayshford (WAR) sin-binned in round 8, 2016.

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

  1. Matt Geyer (MEL) scored four tries in round 20, 2000.
  2. Matt King (MEL) scored three tries in round 16, 2004.
  3. Billy Slater (MEL) scored three tries in round 1, 2008.
  4. Will Chambers (MEL) scored three tries in round 8, 2012.
  5. Suliasi Vunivalu (MEL) scored three tries in round 7, 2020.

Head Coaching Records

Frank Endacott (WAR) – 2/2 (100%)
Craig Bellamy (MEL) – 23/35 (65.7%) (1 draw)
Daniel Anderson (WAR) – 3/6 (50%) (1 draw)
Chris Anderson (MEL) – 3/6 (50%)
Matthew Elliott (WAR) – 1/2 (50%)
Ivan Cleary (WAR) – 6/14 (42.9%) (1 draw)
Andrew McFadden (WAR) – 2/5 (40%)
Mark Murray (MEL) – 1/4 (25%) (1 draw)
Mark Graham (WAR) – 1/4 (25%)
Todd Payten (WAR) – 0/1 (0%)
Brian McClennan (WAR) – 0/2 (0%)
Anthony Kemp (WAR) – 0/3 (0%)
Stephen Kearney (WAR) – 0/6 (0%)

 

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