SHARKS v Storm – By The Numbers

Both clubs have strong links with the 2013 NSW Cup success and the Sharks/Storm player lineage stemming back to Melbourne’s first NRL game at WIN Stadium against Illawarra, in which their team boasted four former Sharks (Paul Bell, Brett Kimmorley, Robbie Kearns and Tawera Nikau).

This weekend’s journey southward to AAMI Park comes back on the back of a tight one against the Warriors and once again, an ever changing first team line-up for the Sharks this season.

Cronulla’s record in Melbourne has not been fruitful in the 15 games played in down south, winning only four. However, the recent Knights victory over the Storm will put the Sharks in a more positive frame of mind, knowing a win is an attainable prospect.

Former Sharks forward and Australian international Phil Bailey has the distinction of being the Club’s highest try scorer against the Storm, with five. Four of these coming in consecutive games. On another personal player note, Mat Rogers holds the record for most points in a game versus Melbourne, scoring 18 points from 3 tries and 3 goals in the our first ever game against them at Shark Park in Round 03, 1998.

Our previous encounter at AAMI Park was a 6-38 loss in Round 13, 2013.

The Sharks line-up that day: 1.Fullback: Michael Gordon; 2.Wing: Sosaia Feki, 3.Centre: Ben Pomeroy, 4.Centre: Jonathan Wright, 5.Wing: Beau Ryan; 6.Five-Eighth: Todd Carney, 7.Halfback: Jeff Robson; 14.Lock: Chris Heighington, 12.Second Row: Wade Graham (Captain), 15.Second Row: Jayson Bukuya, 10.Front Row: Ben Ross, 9.Hooker: John Morris, 19.Front Row: Sam Tagataese. Interchange: 8.Andrew Fifita, 11.Luke Lewis, 16.Isaac De Gois, 17.Anthony Tupou. Referees: Ashley Klein & Chris James

Let’s get behind our boys, Sharkies fans.  

Go Sharks! 

SHARKS / Storm – BY THE NUMBERS 

SHARKS AWAY RECORD (1998-2014)

All-Time Record: Played 26 Won 9 Drawn 0 Lost 17 Points For 493 Points Against 581

Total Away Record vs Storm: Played 15 Won 4 Drawn 0 Lost 11 Points For - 223 Points Against - 344

Record vs Storm at Olympic Park, Melbourne: Played 8 Won 4 Drawn 0 Lost 4 Points For - 147 Points Against - 164

Record vs Storm at Melbourne Cricket Ground: Played 1 Won 0 Drawn 0 Lost 1 Points For 16 Points Against 22 Rd 21 June 24, 2000

Record vs Storm at Colonial Stadium, Melbourne: Played 1 Won 0 Drawn 0 Lost 1 Points For 24 Points Against 34 Rd 04 March 11, 2001

Record vs Storm at Sydney Football Stadium: Played 1 Won 0 Drawn 0 Lost 1 Points For - 0 Points Against 28 Preliminary Final, September 26, 2008

Record vs Storm at AAMI Park, Melbourne: Played 4 Won 0 Drawn 0 Lost 4 Points For 36 Points Against 96

Sharks Form in Last 5 Away Games vs Storm: Loss 6-38 (Rd 13 2013) Loss 18-20 (Rd 25 2012) Loss 8-14 (Rd 12 2011) Loss 4-24 (Rd 24 2010) Loss 10-30 (Rd 20 2009)

Sharks Form in Last 5 Games vs Storm: Loss 6-38 (Rd 13 2013 at AAMI Park) Loss 18-20 (Rd 25 2012 at AAMI Park) Won 12-10 (Rd 10 2012 at Sharks Stadium) Loss 8-14 (Rd 12 2011 at AAMI Park) Loss 4-24 (Rd 24 2010 at AAMI Park)

Sharks First Away Game vs Storm: Rd 22 at Olympic Park, August 7, 1998 (Loss 10-20) Sharks Scorers: Brett Howland try; Mat Rogers 3 goals Att: 13,667

Sharks First Away Win vs Storm: Rd 05 at Olympic Park, April 4, 1999 (Won 20-16) Sharks Scorers: Andrew Ettingshausen, David Peachey, Russell Richardson tries; Mat Rogers 4 goals Att: 13,629

Sharks Biggest Away Win vs Storm: 30-10 Rd 22, April 30, 2005 (20pts margin) Sharks Scorers: Phil Bailey, Paul Gallen, Matt Hilder, David Peachey, Michael Sullivan tries; Luke Covell 5 goals Att: 8,372

Sharks Last Away Game vs Storm: 6-38 Rd 13, June 9, 2013 Sharks Scorers: Beau Ryan try; Todd Carney goal Att: 16,231

Sharks Last Away Win vs Storm: 17-16 Rd 02, March 23, 2008 Sharks Scorers: Paul Gallen, Brett Kearney, David Simmons tries; Luke Covell 2 goals; Brett Kimmorley field goal Att: 10,720

Sharks Heaviest Away Defeat vs Storm: 6-38 Rd 13, June 9, 2013 (32pts margin)

Sharks Best Attendance vs Storm: 27,570 at Sydney Football Stadium, Preliminary Final, September 26, 2008; Regular H & A Season: 16,231 Rd 13 at AAMI Park, June 9, 2013

Sharks Away Attendance Average vs Storm: 12,523

Sharks Points Average Per Away Game vs Storm: 14.8pts

Most Away Points Scored by the Sharks vs Storm: (36pts) Won 36-26 Rd 09, May 8, 2004

Most Aggregate Points Scored in an Away Game vs Storm: (62pts) Won 36-26 Rd 09, May 8, 2004

Most Sharks Points Conceded vs Storm: (38pts) Loss 6-38 Rd 13, June 9, 2013

Most Total Points Scored by a Sharks Player vs Storm: (52pts) by Luke Covell, (2 tries 22 goals); In Melbourne: (18pts) by Luke Covell, (2 tries 10 goals)

Most Sharks Points Scored in a Game vs Storm: (18pts) by Mat Rogers, (3 tries 3 goals), Rd 03 March 28, 1998 at Shark Park; In Melbourne: (12pts) by Jason Ferris, (1 try 4 goals), Rd 04, March 11, 2001

Most Tries Scored in a Game vs Storm: (2 tries) twice by Preston Campbell, Rd 21 at MCG, June 24, 2000 & Rd 04 at Colonial Stadium, March 11, 2001; Most in Both H & A: (3 tries) by Mat Rogers, Rd 03 at Shark Park, March 28, 1998 &  (3 tries) by Damien Mostyn, Rd 17 at Toyota Park, June 23, 2001

Most Goals Scored in an Away Game vs Storm: (5 goals) by Luke Covell, Rd 08 at Olympic Park, April 30, 2005

Most Sharks Team Tries Scored in a Game vs Storm: (7 tries) Rd 09 at Olympic Park, May 8, 2004 (Won 36-26) Sharks Scorers: Phil Bailey, Paul Gallen, Matt Hilder, David Peachey, David Simmons, Michael Sullivan, Nigel Vagana tries; Brett Kimmorley 4 goals Att: 8,175

Total Try Scorers for the Sharks vs Storm at All Away Venues: (40 Tries, 26 Try Scorers) Preston Campbell 4; David Peachey 3; Phil Bailey 3; Paul Gallen 3; Matt Hilder 2; David Simmons 2; Michael Sullivan 2; Luke Covell 2; Isaac Gordon 2; Brett Howland 1; Andrew Ettingshausen 1; Russell Richardson 1; Mitch Healey 1; Nathan Long 1; Adam Dykes 1; Jason Ferris 1; Paul Franze 1; Danny Nutley 1; Nigel Vagana 1; Darren Albert 1; Richard Villasanti 1; Brett Kearney 1; Blake Ferguson 1; Nathan Stapleton 1; Sam Tagataese 1; Beau Ryan 1.

Total Goal Scorers for the Sharks vs Storm at All Away Venues: (31 Goals, 6 Goal Scorers) Luke Covell 10; Mat Rogers 7; Jason Ferris 4; Brett Kimmorley 4; Todd Carney 4; Scott Porter 2.

Total Field Goal Scorers for the Sharks vs Storm at All Away Venues: (1 Field Goal, 1 Field Goal Scorer) Brett Kimmorley 1 (in 2008).

All-Time Total Try Scorers for the Sharks vs Storm: (86 Tries, 48 Try Scorers) Phil Bailey 5; Mat Rogers 4; David Peachey 4; Colin Best 4; Preston Campbell 4; Matt Hilder 4; David Simmons 4; Adam Dykes 3; Damien Mostyn 3; Paul Gallen 3; Nigel Vagana 3; Isaac Gordon 3; Paul Mellor 2; Dean Treister 2; Brett Kimmorley 2; Danny Nutley 2; Michael Sullivan 2; Luke Covell 2; Brett Howland 1; Andrew Ettingshausen 1; Russell Richardson 1; Sean Ryan 1; Mitch Healey 1; Nathan Long 1; Jason Ferris 1; Brent Grose 1; Chris McKenna 1; Luke Stuart 1; Karl Lovell 1; Greg Bird 1; Jason Kent 1; Jason Stevens 1; Paul Franze 1; Nathan Merritt 1; Matthew Rieck 1; Beau Scott 1; Reece Williams 1; Darren Albert 1; Richard Villasanti 1; Henry Perenara 1; Ben Pomeroy 1; Brett Kearney 1; Blake Ferguson 1; Luke Douglas 1; Jeremy Smith 1; Nathan Stapleton 1; Sam Tagataese 1; Beau Ryan 1.                  

All-Time Goal Scorers for the Sharks vs Storm: (74 Goals, 9 Goal Scorers) Luke Covell 22; Mat Rogers 15; Brett Kimmorley 11; Todd Carney 6; Jason Ferris 5; Preston Campbell 5; Matt Hilder 4; Mitch Healey 3; Scott Porter 3.   

All-Time Field Goal Scorers for the Sharks vs Storm: (1 Field Goal, 1 Field Goal Scorer) Brett Kimmorley 1 (in 2008).