2024 NRL: Round 3 Stats Number Crunch

Each week of the National Rugby League, we’ll crunch the numbers and see how your team has fared over the past decade in each round. This week, we take a look at round 3.

Data collated from NRL.com and covers the competitions from 2014 to 2024. Additional analysis from Shannon Meyer (thegurgler.com).

Teams Number Crunch

Round 3 Total Points

2014 317
2015 331
2016 290
2017 286
2018 303
2019 354
2020 278
2021 331
2022 351
2023 418
Average: 325.9

Round 3 Average Margin

2014 5.63
2015 10.38
2016 10.75
2017 12.75
2018 16.88
2019 16.75
2020 18.25
2021 16.13
2022 11.38
2023 8.75
Average: 12.76

Round 3 Teams Kept Scoreless

Roosters (0-40 vs Cowboys, 2016)
Dragons (0-18 vs Warriors, 2020)
Bulldogs (0-24 vs Bulldogs, 2021)

Round 3 Biggest Wins

46 Dragons (54-8 vs Titans, Clive Berghofer Stadium, 18/3/18)
40 Cowboys (40-0 vs Roosters, 1300 Smiles Stadium, 17/3/16)
40 Raiders (46-6 vs Tigers, GIO Stadium, 19/3/17)

Round 3 Highest Aggregate Matches

72 Titans vs Storm (38-34, CBUS Super Stadium, 18/3/23)
66 Broncos vs Cowboys (44-22, Suncorp Stadium 20/3/15)
65 Warriors vs Raiders (34-31, GIO Stadium, 27/3/21)

Round 3 Club Records

Dolphins W 1 L (For: 36, Against: 20). Win Percentage 100%
Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles W 7 L 3 (For: 229, Against: 186). Win Percentage 70%
St George-Illawarra Dragons W 7 L 3 (For: 207, Against: 186). Win Percentage 70%
Sydney Roosters W 7 L 3 (For: 214, Against: 200). Win Percentage 70%
New Zealand Warriors W 7 L 3 (For: 201, Against: 197). Win Percentage 70%
Melbourne Storm W 6 L 4 (For: 235, Against: 180). Win Percentage 60%
South Sydney Rabbitohs W 6 L 4 (For: 212, Against: 163). Win Percentage 60%
Canberra Raiders W 5 L 4 (For: 239, Against: 188). Win Percentage 50%
Gold Coast Titans W 5 L 5 (For: 236, Against: 248). Win Percentage 50%
Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs W 5 L 5 (For: 148, Against: 179). Win Percentage 50%
Penrith Panthers W 4 L 4 (For: 149, Against: 168). Win Percentage 44.4%
Parramatta Eels W 4 L 6 (For: 210, Against: 197). Win Percentage 40%
Brisbane Broncos W 4 L 6 (For: 219, Against: 211). Win Percentage 40%
Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks W 3 L 7 (For: 184, Against: 200). Win Percentage 30%
North Queensland Cowboys W 3 L 7 (For: 210, Against: 254). Win Percentage 30%
Wests Tigers W 3 L 7 (For: 156, Against: 221). Win Percentage 30%
Newcastle Knights W 1 L 7 (For: 174, Against: 261). Win Percentage 10%

2024 Round 3 Fixtures Head-to-Head

Penrith Panthers Vs Brisbane Broncos (BlueBet Stadium, Thursday, 21 March 2024, 20:00)

Last time out: Panthers 26 Broncos 24 (1/10/23, Accor Stadium)
Head-to-Head: Played 15, Panthers 9 (304 points), Broncos 6 (284 points)
At Venue: Panthers 3, Broncos 1
Biggest Win: 32 Broncos 50-18 (20/7/18, Suncorp Stadium)
Most Tries: 4 Corey Oates, James Roberts, Nathan Cleary
Most Points: 92 Nathan Cleary (4 T, 36 G, 2 1pt FG, 1 2pt FG)

New Zealand Warriors Vs Canberra Raiders (Apollo Projects Stadium, Friday, 22 March 2024, 18:00)

Last time out: Warriors 21 Raiders 20 (21/7/23, Go Media Stadium)
Head-to-Head: Played 20, Warriors 11 (452 points), Raiders 9 (450 points)
At Venue: Warriors 3, Raiders 2
Biggest Win: 34 Raiders 46-12 (2/8/19, Mount Smart Stadium)
Most Tries: 8 Jarrod Croker, Manu Vatuvei
Most Points: 140 Jarrod Croker (8 T, 54 G)

Sydney Roosters Vs South Sydney Rabbitohs (Allianz Stadium, Friday, 22 March 2024, 20:05)

Last time out: Roosters 26 Rabbitohs 12 (1/9/23, Accor Stadium)
Head-to-Head: Played 24, Roosters 12 (435 points), Rabbitohs 12 (530 points)
At Venue: Roosters 6, Rabbitohs 3
Biggest Win: 52 Rabbitohs 60-8 (25/9/20, Accor Stadium)
Most Tries: 18 Alex Johnston
Most Points: 146 Adam Reynolds (2 T, 69 G)

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs Vs Gold Coast Titans (Belmore Sports Ground, Saturday, 23 March 2024, 15:00)

Last time out: Titans 34 Bulldogs 30 (3/9/23, CBUS Super Stadium)
Head-to-Head: Played 13, Bulldogs 6 (273 points), Titans 7 (303 points)
At Venue: Titans 1, Bulldogs 0
Biggest Win: 28 Titans 34-6 (2/8/21, Suncorp Stadium)
Most Tries: 7 Josh Addo-Carr
Most Points: 34 Matt Burton (2 T, 13 G)

St George-Illawarra Dragons Vs North Queensland Cowboys (Netstrata Jubilee Stadium, Saturday, 23 March 2024, 17:30)

Last time out: Cowboys 42 Dragons 22 (13/5/23, QLD Country Bank Stadium)
Head-to-Head: Played 14, Dragons 6 (254 points), Cowboys 8 (344 points)
At Venue: Dragons 1, Cowboys 1
Biggest Win: 36 Cowboys 36-0 (2/4/16, 1300 Smiles Stadium)
Most Tries: 9 Kyle Feldt
Most Points: 65 Valentine Holmes (2 T, 27 G, 1 1pt FG, 1 2pt FG)

Wests Tigers Vs Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks (Leichhardt Oval, Saturday, 23 March 2024, 19:35)

Last time out: Sharks 36 Tigers 12 (6/7/23, CommBank Stadium)
Head-to-Head: Played 13, Tigers 3 (230 points), Sharks 10 (367 points)
At Venue: Sharks 2, Tigers 1
Biggest Win: 30 Sharks 50-20 (21/8/21, Browne Park)
Most Tries: 7 Sione Katoa
Most Points: 30 Michael Gordon (2 T, 11 G), Nicho Hynes (1 T, 13 G)

Parramatta Eels Vs Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles (CommBank Stadium, Sunday, 24 March 2024, 14:05)

Last time out: Eels 34 Sea Eagles 4 (17/6/23, CommBank Stadium)
Head-to-Head: Played 19, Eels 12 (429 points), Eels 7 (409 points)
At Venue: Eels 7, Sea Eagles 1
Biggest Win: 54 Sea Eagles 54-0 (18/3/18, Lottoland)
Most Tries: 10 Reuben Garrick
Most Points: 112 Reuben Gasrrick (10 T, 36 G)

Newcastle Knights Vs Melbourne Storm (McDonald Jones Stadium, Sunday, 24 March 2024, 18:15)

Last time out: Knights 26 Storm 18 (22/7/23, McDonald Jones Stadium)
Head-to-Head: Played 15, Storm 12 (456 points), Knights 3 (214 points)
At Venue: Storm 4, Knights 2
Biggest Win: 48 Storm 50-2 (1/5/22, McDonald Jones Stadium)
Most Tries: 10 Suliasi Vunivalu
Most Points: 92 Cameron Smith (2 T, 42 G)

Players Number Crunch

Most Total Points In Round 3

68 Cameron Smith (2 T, 30 G), Jarrod Croker (2 T, 30 G)
56 Adam Reynolds (27 G, 1 2pt FG)
55 Shaun Johnson (1 T, 24 G, 3 1pt FG)
50 Latrell Mitchell (3 T, 19 G), Gareth Widdop (1 T, 23 G)

Most Total Tries In Round 3

9 Tom Trbojevic
7 Blake Ferguson
6 Alex Johnston, James Tedesco, Maika Sivo

Most Points In A Game

minimum 20 points

22 Zac Lomax (2 T, 7 G), Dragons vs Sea Eagles (WIN Stadium, 26/3/21)
22 Daly Cherry-Evans (2 T, 7 G), Sea Eagles vs Warriors (Christchurch Stadium, 30/3/19)
22 Gareth Widdop (1 T, 9 G), Dragons vs Titans (Clive Berghofer Stadium, 25/3/18)

Most Tries In A Game

minimum 3 tries

Tesi Niu, Dolphins vs Knights (17/03/23); Jeremiah Nanai, Cowboys vs Broncos (27/03/22); Taylan May, Panthers vs Knights (26/03/22); Matt Dufty, Dragons vs Titans (25/03/18); Timoteo Lafai, Dragons vs Titans (25/03/18); Robert Jennings, Rabbitohs vs Sea Eagles (24/03/18); Kevin Naiqama, Tigers vs Titans (19/03/16).

First Try Scorers

Alex Johnston, Ben Hunt, Brandon Smith, Chad Townsend, Sione Katoa (Sharks)

Last Try Scorers

Kyle Feldt, Reuben Garrick

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