Bradley Clyde

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Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Born
Tuesday, 27th January, 1970
Current Age
44 years and 239 days

Awards & Accolades

1989
Clive Churchill Medal
1989
Dally M Lock Of The Year
1990
Dally M Lock Of The Year
1991
Clive Churchill Medal
1992
Harry Sunderland Medal

Biography

Canberra junior (Belconnen) toured Great Britain with the unbeaten Australian Schoolboys in 1986 before becoming the Raiders' first homegrown international player. Clyde impressed in his first grade debut in 1988 as a brilliant defender with a non-stop work rate in attack. His breakthrough season was in 1989; making his State of Origin debut, touring NZ with the Australian side (with a ‘man of the match’ performance in the Third Test) and winning the Clive Churchill Medal as the best player in the 1989 grand final. Tragically, a knee injury denied him a place in the 1990 grand final team that defeated Penrith and ultimately, with the Kangaroo Tour. He returned to the national side for the Test series against NZ in 1991 and his efforts in the losing team against Penrith in the grand final earned him his second Clive Churchill Medal award. Clyde was Australian vice-captain on the end of season tour of Papua New Guinea, and was named ‘man of the series’ in the two Tests. Following Australia's Ashes win over Great Britain in 1992, in which he was awarded the Harry Sunderland Medal as Player of the Series, he suffered a shoulder injury in the World Cup Final which led him to miss the early part of the 1993 season. After playing in the 1993 Trans Tasman series, Clyde set his sights on making his first Kangaroo tour the following year. His absence from the Australian Test team that thrashed France at P’matta Stadium (again, because of injury) was only a momentary setback. Following Canberra's great grand final win over Canterbury, he played in all four Tests on the 1994 Kangaroo Tour. Incredibly, it was to be his final appearance for the national team, except for two Super League Tests in 1997. Clyde became the focal point of the Super League war when, in the face of a huge offer from Easts, he became one of News Ltd's first signings. It was then ironic then that after overcoming injuries to play a full 1998 season, he was let go by the Raiders because of salary cap restrictions to join team-mate Ricky Stuart at Canterbury. Clyde was in good form in the early part of the 1999 season and was chosen in the NSW team for the first time in five years. In a highly publicised incident, Clyde and Blues’ team-mate Robbie Kearns were thrown from horses and injured during a ‘team bonding’ session. Clyde missed the series and did not play in another rep match. The following year, he left Australia to join former Raiders’ team-mates Brett Mullins and Dean Lance (coach) at Leeds. A recurring injury to his achilles tendon saw him released by the club after just one season - a sad end to a career that had reaped so many early rewards. Returning to Australia, Clyde was caught in a dispute between Canberra and the ACT Brumbies for his services before taking on a position as Bulldogs’ Jersey Flegg coach. Clyde was later named Bulldogs football manager.

- ALAN WHITICKER

Career Statistics

All statistics shown in this section are based only on data available in the RLP database, and are not necessarily a complete and/or 100% accurate representation of a player's career. This information should be used as a guide only. If you see a question mark (?), it denotes that the figure is not available.

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International

Test Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Australia 1989, 1991-94 19 6 -   - 24 15 3 1 78.95% Match list
Australia (SL) 1997 2 - -   - - 1 1 0 50.00% Match list
Overall 1989-1997 21 6 0   0 24 16 4 1 76.19% Match list

World Cup Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Australia 1989, 1991-92 5 3 -   - 12 5 0 0 100.00% Match list
Overall 1989-1992 5 3 0   0 12 5 0 0 100.00% Match list


Representative

Australia - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
New South Wales 1989-92, 1994 12 2 -   - 8 7 5 0 58.33% Match list
NSW City 1989-90 2 - -   - - 2 0 0 100.00% Match list
NSW Country 1992, 1994 2 1 -   - 4 2 0 0 100.00% Match list
New South Wales (SL) 1997 2 - -   - - 2 0 0 100.00% Match list
Overall 1989-1997 18 3 0   0 12 13 5 0 72.22% Match list


Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Canberra NSWRL 1988 13 3 -   - 12 7 6 0 53.85% Match list
Canberra NSWRL 1989 22 5 -   - 20 18 4 0 81.82% Match list
Canberra NSWRL 1990 14 4 -   - 16 11 3 0 78.57% Match list
Canberra NSWRL 1991 15 2 -   - 8 13 2 0 86.67% Match list
Canberra NSWRL 1992 16 2 -   - 8 8 8 0 50.00% Match list
Canberra NSWRL 1993 9 1 -   - 4 6 3 0 66.67% Match list
Canberra NSWRL 1994 23 10 -   - 40 18 5 0 78.26% Match list
Canberra ARL 1995 22 5 -   - 20 19 3 0 86.36% Match list
Canberra ARL 1996 3 2 -   - 8 2 1 0 66.67% Match list
Canberra Super League 1997 19 1 -   - 4 10 9 0 52.63% Match list
Canberra NRL 1998 22 3 -   - 12 13 9 0 59.09% Match list
Canterbury NRL 1999 19 6 -   - 24 12 6 1 63.16% Match list
Bulldogs NRL 2000 17 2 -   - 8 6 10 1 35.29% Match list
Overall 1988-2000 ? 46 0   0 184 ? ? ? ?  

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Canberra 1988-98 178 38 -   - 152 125 53 0 70.22% Match list
Canterbury 1999-00 36 8 -   - 32 18 16 2 50.00% Match list
Overall 1988-2000 ? 46 0   0 184 ? ? ? ?  

Australian Finals Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Canberra 1988-89, 1991, 1993-95, 1997-98 23 2 -   - 8 13 10 0 56.52% Match list
Canterbury 1999 1 1 -   - 4 1 0 0 100.00% Match list
Overall 1988-1999 24 3 0   0 12 14 10 0 58.33% Match list

All Australian Club Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Canberra 1988-98 179 41 -   - 164 138 64 0 77.09% Match list
Canterbury 1999-00 36 8 -   - 32 19 16 2 52.78% Match list
Overall 1988-2000 ? 49 0   0 196 ? ? ? ?  

English League Career - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Leeds Challenge Cup 2001 3 3 -   - 12 2 1 0 66.67% Match list
Leeds Super League VI 2001 13 1 -   - 4 7 5 1 53.85% Match list
Overall 2001 ? 4 0   0 16 ? ? ? ?  

English League Career - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Leeds 2001 16 4 -   - 16 9 6 1 56.25% Match list
Overall 2001 ? 4 0   0 16 ? ? ? ?  

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Last modified: Wed, 27 Aug 2014 15:14:11 +1000 (Sydney time)