Aaron Raper

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Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Born
Wednesday, 28th July, 1971
Current Age
46 years and 142 days
Place Of Birth
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Known Family Links

Brother
Stuart Raper
Father
John Raper
Uncle
Ron Raper
Uncle
Maurie Raper
Uncle
Gerard Raper
Uncle
Peter Raper

Biography

The career of former Cronulla hooker Aaron Raper’s career was affected by both injury and the Super League war. The son of League great John Raper represented City in 1993 but his career was put on hold because of a mystery blood disorder in 1994. Raper made a timely recovery to lead the way in the club's reserve grade grand final victory but the following year, he stayed loyal to the ARL while his club signed with Super League. He was then the centre of two controversies at rep level - the first when chosen as a reserve for NSW but was not used in the match by coach Tom Raudonikis. Raper was then denied Test selection in 1995 following the suspension of incumbent Test hooker Wayne Bartrim. Raper was originally the selectors’ preferred choice but coach Bob Fulton opted for 1995 Kangaroo rake Jim Serdaris instead. The talented hooker and his father John (who was a selector) handled the situation gracefully, and Raper was rewarded with selection in Australia’s World Cup squad at year’s end. His one Test appearance during competition was against South Africa. Raper played with P’matta in 1996 and despite being released in 1997, stayed with the club and fought his way back into the top grade. After playing in the Eels’ loss to C’bury in the 1998 premiership final, Raper left Australia to play for Castleford in England. 2002 saw Raper return to Australia as captain-coach of Taree Old Barr in the Group 3 competition.

- ALAN WHITICKER

Career Statistics

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International

Test Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Australia 1995 1 1 -   - 4 1 0 0 100.00% Match list
Overall 1995 1 1 0   0 4 1 0 0 100.00% Match list

World Cup Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Australia 1995 1 1 -   - 4 1 0 0 100.00% Match list
Overall 1995 1 1 0   0 4 1 0 0 100.00% Match list


Representative

Australia - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
NSW City 1996 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% Match list
Overall 1996 1 0 0   0 0 1 0 0.00% Match list


Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Cronulla NSWRL 1990 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% Match list
Cronulla NSWRL 1992 21 2 -   - 8 8 13 0 38.10% Match list
Cronulla NSWRL 1993 17 1 -   - 4 8 9 0 47.06% Match list
Cronulla ARL 1995 18 4 -   - 16 12 6 0 66.67% Match list
Parramatta ARL 1996 9 1 -   - 4 4 5 0 44.44% Match list
Parramatta ARL 1997 16 1 -   - 4 8 7 1 50.00% Match list
Parramatta NRL 1998 14 2 -   - 8 10 3 1 71.43% Match list
Overall 1990-1998 96 11 0   0 44 50 44 2 52.08% Match list

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Cronulla 1990, 1992-93, 1995 57 7 -   - 28 28 29 0 49.12% Match list
Parramatta 1996-98 39 4 -   - 16 22 15 2 56.41% Match list
Overall 1990-1998 96 11 0   0 44 50 44 2 52.08% Match list

Australian Finals Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Cronulla 1990-1995 2 - -   - - 0 2 0 0.00% Match list
Parramatta 1996-1998 5 - -   - - 2 3 0 40.00% Match list
Overall 1995-1998 7 0 0   0 2 5 0 28.57% Match list

English League Career - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Castleford Tigers Super League IV 1999 28 3 2   1 17 18 8 2 64.29% Match list
Castleford Tigers Challenge Cup 1999 2 1 -   - 4 1 1 0 50.00% Match list
Castleford Tigers Challenge Cup 2000 2 2 -   - 8 1 1 0 50.00% Match list
Castleford Tigers Super League V 2000 17 1 -   - 4 12 5 0 70.59% Match list
Castleford Tigers Challenge Cup 2001 2 - -   - - 1 1 0 50.00% Match list
Castleford Tigers Super League VI 2001 7 - -   - - 3 4 0 42.86% Match list
Overall 1999-2001 58 7 2   1 33 36 20 2 62.07% Match list

English League Career - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Castleford Tigers 1999-01 58 7 2   1 33 36 20 2 62.07% Match list
Overall 1999-2001 58 7 2   1 33 36 20 2 62.07% Match list

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