: NRL RUGBY LEAGUE Round 8 - Dragons v Manly Sea Eagles at Win Jubilee Kograh, Monday 6th of May 2013. Digital Image by Grant Trouville © Action Photographic

By Jeff Petersen

The shattering disappointment of last week’s loss at the hands of Jonathan Thurston and the Cowboys showed many pundits that the Sharks bite is still sharp enough to penetrate any defence. In saying that, it leads us into the Sharks final game of the year against the Wests Tigers at Leichhardt Oval.

This weekend’s match against the Tigers will be the 25th meeting between the two clubs, with the Tigers holding the advantage with 16 wins. Our previous foray to Leichhardt Oval was a Round 1 clash in 2012 in front of a best-ever crowd at that venue of 19,762. This game however, ended disappointingly for a Sharks side on the other side of a Golden Point 17-16 loss.

Sharks speedster Sosaia Feki is one of nine players that have scored 2 tries against the Tigers in away matches and is in line for the Club Record for Most Away Tries Scored against them. It will be his first outright Club Scoring Record if he succeeds this weekend. 

Our previous away encounter was a 30-6 win in Round 09 last year at Allianz, in front of a Friday night crowd of 9,858. Sosaia Feki scored twice, with Jayson Bukuya, Andrew Fifita, Jeff Robson also crossing for tries. Michael Gordon converted brilliantly, bagging 5 goals from 5 attempts.

The Sharks line-up from our last away meeting: 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; 13.Lock: Chris Heighington, 12.Second Row: Wade Graham (Captain), 11.Second Row: Luke Lewis, 10.Front Row: Ben Ross, 9.Hooker: John Morris, 15.Front Row: Sam Tagataese. Interchange: 8.Andrew Fifita, 14.Isaac De Gois, 16.Jayson Bukuya, 17.Anthony Tupou. Referees: Ben Cummins & Phil Haines.

Go Sharks! 

 

SHARKS / Tigers – BY THE NUMBERS 

SHARKS AWAY RECORD (2000-2014)

All-Time Record: Played 24 Won 7 Drawn 1 Lost 16 Points For-496 Points Against-588

Total Away Record vs Tigers: Played 12 Won 4 Drawn 0 Lost 8 Points For-256 Points Against-253

Record vs Tigers at Leichhardt Oval: Played 6 Won 2 Drawn 0 Lost 4 Points For-140 Points Against-127

Record vs Tigers at Campbelltown Stadium: Played 4 Won 1 Drawn 0 Lost 3 Points For-80 Points Against-108

Record vs Tigers at Telstra Stadium: Played 1 Won 0 Drawn 0 Lost 1 Points For-6 Points Against-12 Rd 01, March 13, 2004

Record vs Tigers at Allianz Stadium: Played 1 Won 1 Drawn 0 Lost 0 Points For-30 Points Against-6 Rd 09, May 10, 2013

Sharks Form in Last 5 Away Games vs Tigers: Won 30-6 (Rd 09 at Allianz Stadium, 2013) Loss 16-17 (Rd 01 2012 Golden Pt at Leichhardt Oval) Loss 22-24 (Rd 21 2010 at Leichhardt Oval) Won 32-6 (Rd 25 2008 at Leichhardt Oval) Loss 12-14 (Rd 05 2007 at Campbelltown Stadium)

Sharks Form in Last 5 Games vs Tigers: Loss 20-22 (Rd 10 2014 at Remondis Stadium) Won 36-22 (Rd 17 2013 at Remondis Stadium) Won 30-6 (Rd 09 2013 at Allianz Stadium) Loss 16-17 (Rd 01 2012 Golden Pt at Leichhardt Oval) Loss 22-30 (Rd 26 2011 at Toyota Stadium)

Sharks First Away Game vs Tigers: Rd 22 at Leichhardt Oval, July 01, 2000 (Loss 22-24) Sharks Scorers: Adam Dykes 2, Sean Ryan, Blaine Stanley tries; Mat Rogers 3 goals Att: 12,719

Sharks First Away Win vs Tigers: Rd 26 at Leichhardt Oval, September 02, 2001 (Won 36-12) Sharks Scorers: Preston Campbell, Nick Graham, Paul Mellor, David Peachey, Mat Rogers, Dean Treister tries; Mat Rogers 6 goals Att: 8,053

Sharks Biggest Away Win vs Tigers: 32-6 Rd 25 at Leichhardt Oval, August 29, 2008 (26pts margin) Sharks Scorers: Fraser Anderson, Luke Covell, Brett Kearney, Brett Seymour, Misi Taulapapa tries; Luke Covell 6 goals Att: 10,776

Sharks Last Away Game and Away Win vs Tigers: 30-6 Rd 09 at Allianz Stadium, May 10, 2013 Sharks Scorers: Sosaia Feki 2, Jayson Bukuya, Andrew Fifita, Jeff Robson tries; Michael Gordon 5 goals Att: 9,858

Sharks Heaviest Away Defeat vs Tigers: 12-44 Rd 18 at Leichhardt Oval, July 13, 2003 (32pts margin)

Sharks Best Away Attendance vs Tigers: 42,717 at Telstra Stadium, Rd 01, March 13, 2004; At Leichhardt Oval: 19,762, Rd 01, March 04, 2012

Sharks Away Attendance Average vs Tigers: 15,457

Sharks Points Average Per Away Game vs Tigers: 21.3pts

Most Away Points Scored by the Sharks vs Tigers: (36pts) Won 36-12 Rd 26, September 02, 2001

Highest Aggregate Points Scored in an Away Game vs Tigers: (58pts) Loss 16-42 Rd 06, April 16, 2006

Lowest Aggregate Points Scored in an Away Game vs Tigers: (18pts) Loss 6-12 Rd 01, March 13, 2004

Most Sharks Points Conceded Away vs Tigers: (44pts) Loss 12-44 Rd 18, July 13, 2003

Most Total Away Points Scored by a Sharks Player vs Tigers: (30pts) by Luke Covell, (1 try 13 goals)

Most Sharks Points Scored in an Away Game vs Tigers: (16pts) by Mat Rogers, (1 try 6 goals), Rd 26 September 02, 2001 and (16pts) by Luke Covell, (1 try 6 goals), Rd 25 August 29, 2008

Most Tries Scored in an Away Game vs Tigers: (2 tries) by Adam Dykes, Rd 22 at Leichhart Oval, July 01, 2000; (2 tries) by Chris McKenna, Rd 23 at Campbelltown Stadium, August 18, 2002; (2 tries) by Dean Collis, Rd 21 at Leichhardt Oval, July 31, 2010 and (2 tries) by Sosaia Feki, Rd 09 at Allianz Stadium, May 10, 2013

Most Goals Scored in an Away Game vs Tigers: (6 goals) by Mat Rogers, Rd 26 at Leichhardt Oval, September 02, 2001 and (6 goals) by Luke Covell, Rd 25 at Leichhardt Oval, August 29, 2008

Most Sharks Team Tries Scored in an Away Game vs Tigers: (6 tries) Rd 26 at Leichhardt Oval, September 02, 2001 (Won 36-12) Sharks Scorers: Preston Campbell, Nick Graham, Paul Mellor, David Peachey, Mat Rogers, Dean Treister tries; Mat Rogers 6 goals Att: 8,053 and (6 tries) Rd 23 at Campbelltown Stadium, August 18, 2002 (Won 34-18) Chris McKenna 2, Chris Beattie, Paul Franze, Brett Kimmorley, David Peachey tries; Brett Kimmorley 5 goals Att: 7,100

Total Try Scorers for the Sharks vs Tigers at All Away Venues: (44 Tries, 35 Try Scorers) Adam Dykes 2; David Peachey 2; Chris McKenna 2; Keith Galloway 2; Greg Bird 2; Brett Kearney 2; David Simmons 2; Dean Collis 2; Sosaia Feki 2; Sean Ryan 1; Blaine Stanley 1; Preston Campbell 1; Nick Graham 1; Paul Mellor 1; Mat Rogers 1; Dean Treister 1; Chris Beattie 1; Paul Franze 1; Brett Kimmorley 1; Jarrad Anderson 1; Matt Hilder 1; Reece Williams 1; Nigel Vagana 1; Fraser Anderson 1; Luke Covell 1; Brett Seymour 1; Misi Taulapapa 1; Blake Ferguson 1; Nathan Gardner 1; Colin Best 1; Todd Carney 1; Isaac De Gois 1; Jayson Bukuya 1; Andrew Fifita 1; Jeff Robson 1.

Total Goal Scorers for the Sharks vs Tigers at All Away Venues: (40 Goals, 7 Goal Scorers) Luke Covell 13; Mat Rogers 9; Brett Kimmorley 6; Michael Gordon 5; Scott Porter 3; Jarrad Anderson 2; Todd Carney 2.

Total Field Goal Scorers for the Sharks vs Tigers at All Away Venues: None

All-Time Total Try Scorers for the Sharks vs Tigers: (84 Tries, 57 Try Scorers) Adam Dykes 4; Preston Campbell 3; David Peachey 3; Greg Bird 3; Brett Kearney 3; Luke Covell 3; Andrew Fifita 3; Colin Best 2; Brett Kimmorley 2; Chris McKenna 2; Phil Bailey 2; Keith Galloway 2; David Simmons 2; Misi Taulapapa 2; Brett Seymour 2; Dean Collis 2; John Williams 2; Sosaia Feki 2; Jayson Bukuya 2; Sean Ryan 1; Blaine Stanley 1; Brent Grose 1; Nathan Long 1; Nick Graham 1; Paul Mellor 1; Mat Rogers 1; Dean Treister 1; Dean Bosnich 1; Matthew Johns 1; Karl Lovell 1; Chris Beattie 1; Paul Franze 1; Patrick Gibson 1; Laloa Milford 1; Michael Sullivan 1; Jarrad Anderson 1; Matt Hilder 1; Reece Williams 1; Nigel Vagana 1; Kevin Kingston 1; Ben Pomeroy 1; Fraser Anderson 1; Mitch Brown 1; Matthew Wright 1; Blake Ferguson 1; Nathan Gardner 1; Stewart Mills 1; Jeremy Smith 1; Todd Carney 1; Isaac De Gois 1; Jeff Robson 1; Wade Graham 1; Luke Lewis 1; Nathan Stapleton 1; Paul Gallen 1; Michael Gordon 1; Sam Tagataese 1.      

All-Time Goal Scorers for the Sharks vs Tigers: (80 Goals, 11 Goal Scorers) Luke Covell 25; Brett Kimmorley 13; Mat Rogers 11; Michael Gordon 9; Todd Carney 8; Jarrad Anderson 5; Scott Porter 3; John Williams 3; Preston Campbell 1; Jason Ferris 1; Nathan Merritt 1.

All-Time Field Goal Scorers for the Sharks vs Tigers: None