Andrew Ettingshausen

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Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Nickname(s)
ET
Born
Friday, 29th October, 1965
Current Age
48 years and 275 days
Place Of Birth
Sutherland, New South Wales, Australia

Awards & Accolades

1994
Dally M Centre Of The Year
1996
Dally M Centre Of The Year
1999
Ken Stephen Memorial Award

Biography

Cronulla junior made his first grade debut while still at De La Salle High School in 1983. A strong, elusive centre, Ettingshausen's good looks and marketability never clouded the fact that he is also an extraordinary talent. ‘ET’ spent the 1986 off-season gaining experience with English club Leeds and was chosen to make his debut for NSW in 1987 alongside club centre partner Mark McGaw. A regular visitor to the State of Origin arena at fullback, wing or centre, his ability to burst out of tackles and his combination of strength and speed were seen to good effect, especially during the 1988 season when the Sharks were minor premiers. After playing for Leeds again in 1987-88 he made his debut for Australia on the wing in the Ashes series against Great Britain in 1988, and tours of France (1990), Great Britain (1990) and Papua New Guinea (1991) followed. Ettingshausen played in three series against NZ (1989, 1991 & 1993) and was fullback in the final two Tests against Great Britain in 1992. Injury saw him miss out on a place in Australia's victorious World Cup squad that year but he was again in the news when he was awarded $350,000 (reduced to $100,000 on appeal) after an indiscreet photo was published of him showering on the 1990 Kangaroo tour. Absent from the early rounds of the 1993 season after contracting malaria on a fishing trip to Papua New Guinea while filming a segment for a television program, he returned in superlative form to lead the way in Cronulla's spirited 1994 season - scoring a club record 18 tries and becoming the first clubman to top the century mark of tries. (He twice scored a club record five tries in a match and eventually finished his career second on the list of greatest try-scorers in the game). Ettingshausen had a busy rep season in 1994, playing for NSW and the one-off Test against France, before making his second Kangaroo tour. He played in all four Tests on tour and after capturing a hat-trick of tries in Australia's record 74-0 thrashing of France, became the first player since Bob Fulton in the 1970s to finish as top try-scorer on consecutive Kangaroo Tours. Ettingshausen forwent his rep career to play in the Super League competition (appearing in the only ‘grand final’ of his playing career when Cronulla lost to Brisbane in the Telstra Cup competition) but was back in favour with NSW selectors in the reunified 1998 season. Midway through the year, however, a serious back injury threatened to end his career. Announcing his retirement from rep duty in 1999 Ettingshausen became the first player to surpass 300 first grade games with the one club. (The Sharks subsequently named its grandstand in his honour). The end to his career came towards the end of the 2000 season when his back injury finally caught up with him and he missed the Sharks’ belated run into the semi-finals. ‘ET’ finished his career as the most durable player in the Cronulla club’s history – his eighteen seasons in first grade established a host of club records (most games, most tries, most State of Origin matches for NSW and most Test matches) and his 165 club tries places him second (behind Ken Irvine) on the list of the greatest try-scorers in the game’s history. He has since pursued a successful career in the media with FoxSports.

- 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 1988, 1990-94 25 14 -   - 56 20 5 0 80.00% Match list
Australia (SL) 1997 4 - -   - - 3 1 0 75.00% Match list
Overall 1988-1997 29 14 0   0 56 23 6 0 79.31% Match list

International Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Australia 1988 1 1 -   - 4 1 0 0 100.00% Match list
Overall 1988 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 1988, 1990-92 7 4 -   - 16 6 1 0 85.71% Match list
Overall 1988-1992 7 4 0   0 16 6 1 0 85.71% Match list


Representative

Australia - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
New South Wales 1987-94, 1996, 1998 27 7 -   - 28 15 12 0 55.56% Match list
NSW City 1988-94, 1996 8 4 -   - 16 5 3 0 62.50% Match list
New South Wales (SL) 1997 3 3 -   - 12 3 0 0 100.00% Match list
Overall 1987-1998 38 14 0   0 56 23 15 0 60.53% Match list


Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Cronulla NSWRFL 1983 14 3 -   - 12 8 6 0 57.14% Match list
Cronulla NSWRL 1984 8 3 -   - 12 3 4 1 37.50% Match list
Cronulla NSWRL 1985 21 10 -   - 40 9 12 0 42.86% Match list
Cronulla NSWRL 1986 24 9 -   - 36 9 14 1 37.50% Match list
Cronulla NSWRL 1987 19 7 -   - 28 11 8 0 57.89% Match list
Cronulla NSWRL 1988 22 17 -   - 68 14 6 2 63.64% Match list
Cronulla NSWRL 1989 23 14 -   - 56 15 8 0 65.22% Match list
Cronulla NSWRL 1990 20 13 -   - 52 10 10 0 50.00% Match list
Cronulla NSWRL 1991 15 10 -   - 40 6 7 2 40.00% Match list
Cronulla NSWRL 1992 7 1 -   - 4 2 5 0 28.57% Match list
Cronulla NSWRL 1993 15 7 -   - 28 7 8 0 46.67% Match list
Cronulla NSWRL 1994 18 18 -   - 72 10 8 0 55.56% Match list
Cronulla ARL 1995 21 12 -   - 48 13 8 0 61.90% Match list
Cronulla ARL 1996 21 13 -   - 52 13 6 2 61.90% Match list
Cronulla Super League 1997 20 7 -   - 28 13 7 0 65.00% Match list
Cronulla NRL 1998 13 4 -   - 16 7 6 0 53.85% Match list
Cronulla NRL 1999 26 11 1 / 2 50.00% - 46 19 7 0 73.08% Match list
Sharks NRL 2000 17 7 -   - 28 10 7 0 58.82% Match list
Overall 1983-2000 ? 166 1   0 666 ? ? ? ?  

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Cronulla 1983-00 324 166 1   - 666 179 137 8 55.25% Match list
Overall 1983-2000 ? 166 1   0 666 ? ? ? ?  

Australian Finals Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Cronulla 1983-1999 13 5 -   - 20 5 8 0 38.46% Match list
Overall 1988-1999 13 5 0   0 20 5 8 0 38.46% Match list

English League Career - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Leeds Championship 1986/87 ? 15 -   - 60  
Leeds Championship 1988/89 ? 10 -   - 40  
Overall 1986-1989 ? 30 0   0 120 ? ? ? ?  

English League Career - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Leeds 1986-89 ? 30 -   - 120 ? ? ? ?  
Overall 1986-1989 ? 30 0   0 120 ? ? ? ?  

Your Say

Paul Carter says: Ettingshausens two 5-try performances at Toyota Stadium (when it was Caltex Field) against Illawarra in Round 22 1989 and South Sydney in Round 22 1994 both occurred on the same date - August 27. (28/03/2010)

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