Billy Slater

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Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Born
Saturday, 18th June, 1983
Current Age
35 years and 154 days
Place Of Birth
Nambour, Queensland, Australia

Awards & Accolades

Peter Frilingos Memorial Award
2004
Dally M Fullback Of The Year
2008, 2011, 2017
Golden Boot Award
2008
RLIF Fullback Of The Year
2008, 2011
RLIF Player Of The Year
2008, 2011
RLW Player of the Year
2008
Clive Churchill Medal
2009, 2017
Dally M Representative Player Of The Year
2010
Wally Lewis Medal
2010
Dally M Player Of The Year
2011

Biography

Exciting Queensland winger, originally from Innisfail, came to Sydney as a trackwork rider for leading horse trainer Gai Waterhouse before a growth spurt led him back to his first sporting vocation – rugby league. Slater drove to Melbourne in search of a trial with the Storm and played in every match of the 2003 season. Equally adept at fullback or centre, he scored 19 tries in his first season and would have been favourite to win the ‘Rookie of the Year’ Award had the ‘Dally M’ Awards not been cancelled because of the players’ dispute with the NRL. In 2004 Slater burst onto the representative scene with selection for the Queensland State of Origin team. In the second match of the series he scored one of the greatest tries in Origin history when he pounced on a Darren Lockyer kick, changed direction towards NSW fullback Anthony Minichiello and kicked the ball over his head, re-gathered and scored. It was a freakish effort by Slater, who celebrated his 21st birthday two nights after Queensland’s 22-18 win, and he cemented his place as one of the brightest prospects in the game with a spectacular 100m try against the Bulldogs three weeks later. However, a groin injury dimmed his considerable talents towards the end of the year and ruled out any chance of Australian Test selection. Slater represented the Maroons again in 2005 but injury, and a lengthy suspension for a high tackle in 2006, kept him out of the rep teams in Melbourne’s minor premiership-winning season.

- 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 2008-14, 2017 30 27 -   - 108 27 2 1 90.00% Match list
Overall 2008-2017 30 27 0   0 108 27 2 1 90.00% Match list

World Cup Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Australia 2008, 2013, 2017 13 16 -   - 64 12 1 0 92.31% Match list
Overall 2008-2017 13 16 0   0 64 12 1 0 92.31% Match list


Representative

Australia - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Queensland 2004-05, 2008-15, 2017-18 31 12 -   - 48 19 12 0 61.29% Match list
Overall 2004-2018 31 12 0   0 48 19 12 0 61.29% Match list


Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Melbourne NRL 2003 26 19 -   - 76 16 10 0 61.54% Match list
Melbourne NRL 2004 22 14 -   - 56 12 10 0 54.55% Match list
Melbourne NRL 2005 21 20 -   - 80 12 9 0 57.14% Match list
Melbourne NRL 2006 15 5 -   - 20 12 3 0 80.00% Match list
Melbourne NRL 2007 23 12 -   - 48 20 3 0 86.96% Match list
Melbourne NRL 2008 24 14 -   - 56 19 5 0 79.17% Match list
Melbourne NRL 2009 26 18 -   - 72 16 9 1 61.54% Match list
Melbourne NRL 2010 22 10 -   - 40 13 9 0 59.09% Match list
Melbourne NRL 2011 24 12 -   - 48 19 5 0 79.17% Match list
Melbourne NRL 2012 21 16 -   - 64 19 2 0 90.48% Match list
Melbourne NRL 2013 24 18 -   - 72 16 7 1 66.67% Match list
Melbourne NRL 2014 22 12 -   - 48 13 9 0 59.09% Match list
Melbourne NRL 2015 7 2 -   - 8 5 2 0 71.43% Match list
Melbourne NRL 2016 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% Match list
Melbourne NRL 2017 21 11 -   - 44 19 2 0 90.48% Match list
Melbourne NRL 2018 20 7 -   - 28 12 8 0 60.00% Match list
Overall 2003-2018 319 190 0   0 760 224 93 2 70.22% Match list

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Melbourne 2003-18 319 190 -   - 760 224 93 2 70.22% Match list
Overall 2003-2018 319 190 0   0 760 224 93 2 70.22% Match list

Australian Finals Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Melbourne 2003-09, 2011-14, 2017-18 32 23 -   - 92 22 10 0 68.75% Match list
Overall 2003-2018 32 23 0   0 92 22 10 0 68.75% Match list

All Australian Club Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Melbourne 2003-18 322 191 -   - 764 226 94 2 70.19% Match list
Overall 2003-2018 322 191 0   0 764 226 94 2 70.19% Match list

Your Say

Anonymous says: It's been a pleasure watching a guy like Billy play in my lifetime. (06/12/2011)

Darren May says: A true legend of the game. (05/08/2013)

Imastormtrooper2 says: Billy drove from Innisfail to Brisbane with his cousin to trial for Norths RLFC - which at the time was the Melbourne Storm affiliation team ... It was at Norths that he met and played along side Cameron Smith and Cooper Cronk ... Smith went to the Storm in 2002, Slater in 2003 and Cronk in 2004 ... (28/10/2013)

Manu says: Billy Slater is by far the best fullback in the game over a number of years. Its a pleasure watching him play. What a talent! (02/12/2013)

Anonymous says: what can u say or add to about a champion of champions... (18/04/2016)

Waynemorrell says: The best fullback of all time he will be missed when he retires hopefully we will see him for one more season. (22/07/2017)

Flvr says: By far the most extraordinarily gifted fullback I have had the pleasure of watching. 2nd to none as a runner of the ball from the backfield, passes like a half and chimes into an attacking backline perfectly. Very safe under the high ball, postional sense on defense is 2nd to none as is his communication and marshalling of his defensive line. Would not be surprised to see him annointed as an immortal in the next 20 years. Thank you Billy. (15/10/2017)

AJW says: I’ve been watching league since I can remember and have witnessed some awesome fullbacks. Guys like Eadie, Jack and Belcher and others, but Billy Slater is in a class of his own. It’s hard comparing players of different generations, particularly from ones I didn’t witness, but he’s the best Fullback I’ve seen in my 40 odd years!! (04/03/2018)

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Last modified: Thu, 15 Nov 2018 18:19:41 +0000 (Sydney time)