Stats Insider: What's your team's favourite venue?

Home ground advantage is crucial, right? Players will always tell you it’s so much easier to win in front of your own fans than it is to win away. And in such a crucial and close competition like the NRL you really need to win most of your home games to give yourself a shot at finals football.<br><br>Over the past three seasons this has been the case for some sides, whereas others have disappointed their fans more often than not… and it has proven costly in the long run.<br><br>Some sides have won just as many games at home as away, while others have big disparities between the two. Where does your side fit in?<br><br>Salary cap scandal victims Melbourne have won more home games than any other side with a 78.1 per cent success rate. In fact the Storm have lost just six games at home since the start of the 2008 season! <br><br>Of the sides without an asterisk next to their name on the competition table, it is the current table-topping Dragons who come up trumps with a 75 per cent success rate in front of their own fans. <br><br>With four home venues over the three-season period, they’ve been most successful at the Sydney Football Stadium – although their 100 per cent success rate there comes from just one game! <br><br>At ANZ Stadium the side is five from six – an 83.3 per cent success rate – while WIN Jubilee has been the more successful of the two traditional homes with a 75 per cent win ratio compared to Wollongong’s 70.6 per cent. <br><br>Other interesting facts to come from the home game stats include:<br><br>•&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;The Titans (71 per cent) and Sea Eagles (70 per cent) are the only other clubs to break the 70 per cent win barrier. <br>•&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;The Sea Eagles are four from four playing home games at Bluetongue Stadium in Gosford.<br>•&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;The Eels win just 54 per cent of games at Parramatta Stadium<br>•&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;The Wests Tigers have had five home venues but traditional venues of Leichhardt Oval and Campbelltown both run at 50 per cent, which marries the overall record for the side.<br>•&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;The Rabbitohs (43.3 per cent), Roosters (43.3 per cent) and the Cowboys (40 per cent) are the three sides with the poorest records.<br><br><b>HOME GROUND RECORDS 2008-10</b><br><br>STORM<br>Played 32, Won 25, Lost 6, Drawn 1 = 78.1%<br><br>At Olympic Park: Played 24, Won 19, Lost 1, Drawn 1 = 79.2%<br>At Etihad Stadium: Played 6, Won 5, Lost 1 = 83.3%<br>At AAMI Stadium: Played 2, Won 1, Lost 1 = 50%<br><br>DRAGONS<br>Played 32, Won 24, Lost 8 = 75%<br><br>At ANZ Stadium: Played 6, Won 5, Lost 1 = 83.3%<br>At SFS: Played 1, Won 1, Lost 0 = 100%<br>At WIN Jubilee: Played 8, Won 6, Lost 2 = 75%<br>AT WIN Stadium: Played 17, Won 12, Lost 5 = 70.6%<br><br>TITANS (At Skilled Park)<br>Played 31, Won 22, Lost 9 = 71.0%<br><br>SEA EAGLES<br>Played 30, Won 21, Lost 9 = 70%<br><br>At Brookvale Oval: Played 26, Won 17, Lost 9 = 65.4%<br>At Bluetongue Stadium: Played 4, Won 4, Lost 0 = 100%<br><br>BRONCOS (At Suncorp Stadium)<br>Played 31, Won 21, Lost 10 = 67.8%<br><br>KNIGHTS (At EnergyAustralia Stadium)<br>Played 29, Won 18, Lost 11 = 62.1%<br><br>RAIDERS (At Canberra Stadium)<br>Played 28, won 17, Lost 11 = 60.7%<br><br>WARRIORS (At Mt Smart Stadium)<br>Played 31, won 18, lost 13 = 58.1%<br><br>EELS<br>Played 30, Won 17, Lost 12, Drawn 1 = 56.7%<br><br>At Parramatta Stadium: Played 24, Won 13, Lost 11 = 54.2%<br>At ANZ Stadium: Played 6, Won 4, Lost 1, Drawn 1 = 66.7%<br><br>PANTHERS (At CUA Stadium)<br>Played 29, Won 15, Lost 12, Drawn 2 = 51.7%<br><br>BULLDOGS<br>Played 33, Won 17, Lost 14 = 51.5%<br><br>At ANZ Stadium: Played 28, Won 15, Lost 13 = 53.6%<br>At Bluetongue Stadium: Played 1, Won 1, Lost 0 = 100%<br>At Suncorp Stadium: Played 2, Won 1, Lost 1 = 50%<br><br>WESTS TIGERS<br>Played 30, won 15, lost 15 = 50%<br><br>At ANZ Stadium: Played 4, won 1, lost 3 = 25%<br>At Campbelltown Stadium: Played 8, won 4, lost 4 = 50%<br>At Leichhardt: Played 6, won 3, lost 3 = 50%<br>At SCG: Played 3, won 1, lost 2 = 33.3%<br>At SFS: Played 9, won 6, lost 3 = 66.7%<br><br>SHARKS<br>Played 31, Won 15, Lost 16 = 48.4%<br><br>At Toyota Stadium: Played 30, Won 15, Lost 15 = 50%<br>At Hindmarsh Stadium: Played 1, Won 0, Lost 1 = 0%<br><br>RABBITOHS<br>Played 30, Won 13, Lost 17 = 43.3%<br><br>At ANZ Stadium: Played 26, Won 11, Lost 15 = 42.3%<br>At Bluetoungue Stadium: Played 3, Won 2, Lost 1 = 66.7%<br>At Members Equity Perth: Played 1, Won 0, Lost 1 = 0%<br><br>ROOSTERS<br>Played 30, won 13, lost 17 = 43.3%<br><br>At SFS: Played 26, won 13, lost 13 = 50%<br>At Bluetongue Stadium: Played 4, won 0, lost 4 = 0%<br><br>COWBOYS (At Dairy Farmers Stadium)<br>Played 30, Won 12, Lost 18 = 40%<br><br>When it comes to winning away, coaches will tell you it is critical to jag as many as you can. If you can win half you are usually sitting pretty.<br><br>The Sea Eagles are the road warriors over the past few seasons, winning 58.1 per cent of their games away from home.<br><br>In an interesting revelation, three sides who factor in more travel – the Raiders (29 per cent), Warriors (29 per cent) and Cowboys (25.9 per cent) – have struggled. <br><br>“We have tried a few new things this season and it has given us some improvement,” Raiders skipper Alan Tongue says. “But it is no surprise the teams who need to go further more often have it a bit tougher.<br><br>“We have to be on the road longer… we can lose more training time and just the general upheaval in your home life can put you off just a fraction.<br><br>“I guess the bonus for us is the teams travelling to our home grounds struggle each and every week for the same reasons.”<br><br>Other issues out of the away records include:<br><br>•&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;The Dragons are once again doing well with a 48.4 per cent success rate.<br>•&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;The Wests Tigers win almost as many away games as they do home games, with a 48.3 per cent away success rate.<br>•&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;The Broncos and Storm have handled the travel fine with 45.5 and 56.3 per cent success rates respectively.<br>•&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;The Rabbitohs have a better winning percentage away from home than they do at home.<br><br><b>AWAY RECORDS 2008-10</b><br><br>SEA EAGLES<br>Played 31, Won 18, Lost 13 = 58.1%<br><br>STORM<br>Played 32, Won 18, Lost 14 = 56.3%<br><br>DRAGONS<br>Played 31, Won 15, Lost 16 = 48.4%<br><br>WESTS TIGERS<br>Played 29, won 14, Lost 15 = 48.3%<br><br>BRONCOS<br>Played 33, Won 15, Lost 17 = 45.5%<br><br>RABBITOHS<br>Played 27, Won 12, Lost 16, Drawn 1 = 44.4%<br><br>PANTHERS<br>Played 30, Won 13, Lost 17 = 43.3%<br><br>EELS<br>Played 31, Won 13, Lost 18 = 41.9%<br><br>ROOSTERS<br>Played 31, Won 13, Lost 18 = 41.9%<br><br>SHARKS<br>Played 27, Won 11, Lost 18 = 40.7%<br><br>TITANS<br>Played 29, Won 11, Lost 18 = 37.9%<br><br>KNIGHTS<br>Played 31, Won 11, Lost 20 = 35.5%<br><br>BULLDOGS<br>Played 30, Won 10, Lost 20 = 33.3%<br><br>RAIDERS<br>Played 31, Won 9, Lost 22 = 29.0%<br><br>WARRIORS<br>Played 31, Won 9, Lost 20, Drawn 2 = 29%<br><br>COWBOYS<br>Played 27, Won 7, Lost 22 = 25.9%