Digital Image by Robb Cox ©nrlphotos.com :NRL Rugby League - Round 5; Cronulla Sutherland Sharks V Warriors at Remondis Stadium, Saturday the 5th of April 2014.

By Jeff Petersen

After a disappointing loss at Penrith last round the Sharks do battle with the Warriors at Remondis Stadium this Saturday ready to make amends for a game that got away from them towards the end of the contest.

This is will be our 34th meeting with the New Zealand side since 1995. Currently we nudge ahead with 18 wins, 15 losses. Our home record stands at played 15, won 11 – one of the best win/loss NRL home records against the Warriors.

The Sharks have been unbeaten in their last three home games against the Warriors, averaging 5 tries per match and winning five out of our last six overall.

Former great David Peachey holds the all-time most tries scored record against the Warriors with 10, followed by Nathan Stapleton with six. Stapo raced up the all-time try scoring board versus the Kiwi side with his 4-try haul in Round 05 last season. Nathan (scoring 6 tries in total) also surpassed David’s total of 5 to lead the most tries at home against the Kiwis.

Last time the two sides met was on a sunny Saturday afternoon at Remondis. The boys played brilliantly on all sides of the park and ran away to record a 37-6 victory in what was our first win of the 2014 season.

Cronulla-Sutherland 37 (Nathan Stapleton 4, Tinirau Arona, Blake Ayshford, Sam Tagataese tries; Michael Gordon 4 goals from 7 attempts; Todd Carney field goal)

New Zealand Warriors 6 (Manu Vatuvei try; Shaun Johnson 1 goal from 1 attempt)

The Sharks and Warriors line-ups in Round 05, April 05, 2014 in front of a crowd of 11,307 were:

Sharks: 1.Fullback Michael Gordon; 2.Wing Nathan Stapleton, 3.Centre Blake Ayshford, 4.Centre Ricky Leutele, 5.Wing Jonathan Wright; 6.Five-Eighth Todd Carney, 20.Halfback Jeff Robson; 15.Lock Tinirau Arona, 12.Second Row Wade Graham (Captain), 19.Second Row Tupou Sopoaga, 10.Front Row Bryce Gibbs, 9.Hooker John Morris, 8.Front Row Andrew Fifita. Interchange: 13.Chris Heighington, 14.Isaac De Gois, 16.Sam Tagataese, 17.Siosaia Vave.

Warriors: 1.Fullback Sam Tomkins; 2.Wing Glen Fishiiahi, 3.Centre Dane Neilsen, 4.Centre Konrad Hurrell, 5.Wing Manu Vatuvei; 6.Five-Eighth Chad Townsend, 7.Halfback Shaun Johnson; 16.Lock Feleti Mateo, 12.Second Row Simon Mannering (Captain), 19.Second Row Jayson Bukuya, 10.Front Row Ben Matulino, 9.Hooker Nathan Friend, 8.Front Row Sam Rapira. Interchange: 14.Jacob Lillyman, 15.Suaia Matagi, 17.Thomas Leuluai, 20.Sebastine Ikahihifo.

Halftime: Sharks 16-0. Scrums: Warriors 6-4. Penalties: Sharks 8-5.

Referees: Gavin Morris & Gavin Reynolds. Sharks Coach: Peter Sharp. Warriors Coach: Matthew Elliott.

SHARKS FACT: Sharks skipper Paul Gallen has scored 53 career tries and has played 18 games against the Warriors but is yet to score against them. Having scored against every other club, it’s his one remaining scalp. Unfortunately with his glute injury ruling him out, Gallen won’t be breaking his Warrior duck at the game this weekend.

Go Sharks!

SHARKS / Warriors – BY THE NUMBERS 

OUR RECORD @ HOME (1995-2015)

All-Time Record: Played 33 Won 18 Drawn 0 Lost 15 Points For 662 Points Against 606

Total Record at Remondis: Played 15 Won 11 Drawn 0 Lost 4 Points For 355 Points Against 244

Sharks Form in Last 5 Home Games v Warriors: Won 37-6 (Rd 05 2014) Won 28-4 (Rd 03 2013) Won 20-19 (Rd 15 2012) Loss 10-37 (Rd 22 2010) Won 18-10 (Rd 13 2009)

Sharks Form in Last 5 Games v Warriors: Loss 12-16 (Rd 22 2014 at Mt Smart Stadium) Won 37-6 (Rd 05 2014 at Remondis Stadium) Won 18-14 (Rd 21 2013 at Mt Smart Stadium) Won 28-4 (Rd 03 2013 at Sharks Stadium) Won 45-4 (Rd 22 2012 at Mt Smart Stadium)

Sharks First Game v Warriors at Remondis: Rd 10 May 14, 1995 (Lost 18-23) Sharks Scorers: Andrew Ettingshausen, Mitch Healey, Ben Sammut tries; Mat Rogers 3 goals Att: 10,142

Sharks First Win v Warriors at Remondis: Rd 03 March 17, 1997 (Won 34-8) Sharks Scorers: Geoff Bell 2, Danny Lee, David Peachey, Dean Treister tries; Mat Rogers 7 goals Att: 16,860

Sharks Last Win & Biggest Win v Warriors at Remondis: Rd 05 April 05, 2014 (Won 37-6) Sharks Scorers: Nathan Stapleton 4, Tinirau Arona, Sam Tagataese, Blake Ayshford tries; Michael Gordon 4 goals; Todd Carney field goal Att: 11,307

Sharks Heaviest Defeat v Warriors at Remondis: 10-37 Rd 22 August 07, 2010 (27pts margin)

Sharks Best Home Attendance v Warriors: 16,860 Rd 03 March 17, 1997

Sharks Home Attendance Average v Warriors: 10,633

Sharks Home Points Average Per Game v Warriors: 23.6pts

Most Points Scored by the Sharks in a Game v Warriors at Remondis: (37pts) Won 37-6 Rd 05 April 05, 2014

Most Aggregate Points Scored in a Game v Warriors at Remondis: (60pts) Won 36-24 Rd 17 July 07, 2002

Most Sharks Points Conceded v Warriors at Remondis: (37pts) Loss 10-37 Rd 22 August 07, 2010

Most Total Points Scored by a Sharks Player v Warriors at Remondis: (77pts) by Steve Rogers, (5 tries 31 goals)

Most Tries & Most Points Scored in a Game v Warriors at Remondis: (16pts) by Nathan Stapleton, (4 tries), Rd 05 April 05, 2014

Most Goals Scored in a Game v Warriors at Remondis: (7 goals) by Mat Rogers, Rd 03 March 17, 1997

Most Sharks Team Tries Scored in a Game v Warriors at Remondis: (7 tries) Rd 17 July 07, 2002 (Won 36-24) Sharks Scorers: David Peachey 2, Dean Bosnich, Paul Franze, Patrick Gibson, Nick Graham, Brett Kimmorley tries; Brett Kimmorley 4 goals. Att: 15,196; and (7 tries) in Rd 05 Apil 05, 2014 (Won 37-6) Sharks Scorers: Nathan Stapleton 4, Tinirau Arona, Sam Tagataese, Blake Ayshford tries; Michael Gordon 4 goals; Todd Carney field goal. Att: 11,307

Total Try Scorers for the Sharks v Warriors at Remondis: (62 Tries, 43 Try Scorers) Nathan Stapleton 5; David Peachey 4; Colin Best 3; David Simmons 3; Jeff Robson 3; Geoff Bell 2; Phil Bailey 2; Nigel Vagana 2; Darren Albert 2;  Ben Pomeroy 2; Sam Tagataese 2; Andrew Ettingshausen 1; Mitch Healey 1; Ben Sammut 1; Danny Lee 1; Dean Treister 1; Paul Mellor 1; Mat Rogers 1; Preston Campbell 1; Adam Dykes 1; Ronald Prince 1; Russell Richardson 1; Dean Bosnich 1; Paul Franze 1; Patrick Gibson 1; Nick Graham 1; Brett Kimmorley 1; Jarrad Anderson 1; Sam Isemonger 1; Matthew Rieck 1; Matt Bickerstaff 1; Nathan Merritt 1; Greg Bird 1; Luke Covell 1; Anthony Tupou 1; Matthew Wright 1; Paul Aiton 1; Trent Barrett 1; Michael Gordon 1; John Morris 1; Beau Ryan 1; Tinirau Arona 1; Blake Ayshford 1.

Total Goal Scorers for the Sharks v Warriors at Remondis: (53 Goals, 8 Goal Scorers) Luke Covell 14; Mat Rogers 13; Michael Gordon 8; Brett Kimmorley 4; Jarrad Anderson 4; Todd Carney 4; Jason Ferris 3; Matt Hilder 3.

Total Field Goal Scorers for the Sharks v Warriors at Remondis: (1 Field Goal, 1 Field Goal Scorer) Todd Carney (1 in Rd 05, 2014)

All-Time Total Try Scorers for the Sharks v Warriors: (115 Tries, 56 Try Scorers) David Peachey 10; Nathan Stapleton 6; Colin Best 5; Andrew Ettinghausen 4; Adam Dykes 4; Greg Bird 4; Brett Kimmorley 4; David Simmons 4; Luke Covell 4; Ben Pomeroy 4; Jeff Robson 4; Geoff Bell 3; Nigel Vagana 3; John Williams 3; Brett Howland 2; Russell Richardson 2; Mat Rogers 2; Paul Franze 2; Matthew Rieck 2; Jarrad Anderson 2; Darren Albert 2; Todd Carney 2; Andrew Fifita 2; Sam Tagataese 2; Tinirau Arona 2; Mitch Healey 1; Ben Sammut 1; Paul Green 1; Danny Lee 1; Dean Treister 1; Paul Mellor 1; Preston Campbell 1; Ronald Prince 1; Ryan McGoldrick 1; Dean Bosnich 1; Patrick Gibson 1; Nick Graham 1; Sam Isemonger 1; Phil Bailey 1; Matt Bickerstaff 1; Nathan Merritt 1; Phil Bailey 1; Misi Taulapapa 1; Anthony Tupou 1; Matthew Wright 1; Blake Ferguson 1; Paul Aiton 1; Trent Barrett 1; Wade Graham 1; Jeremy Smith 1; Michael Gordon 1; John Morris 1; Beau Ryan 1; Jonathan Wright 1; Blake Ayshford 1; Sosaia Feki 1.

All-Time Goal Scorers for the Sharks v Warriors: (100 Goals, 12 Goal Scorers) Luke Covell 22; Mat Rogers 21; Todd Carney 15; Michael Gordon 10; Brett Kimmorley 8; Mitch Healey 6; Jarrad Anderson 4; Scott Porter 4; Jason Ferris 3; Matt Hilder 3; John Williams 3; Ben Sammut 1.

All-Time Field Goal Scorers for the Sharks v Warriors: (2 Field Goals, 1 Field Goal Scorer) Todd Carney (2 - in Rd 22, 2012 and Rd 05, 2014)