Brian Johnston

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Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Full Name
Brian Stuart Johnston
Born
Thursday, 13th November, 1958
Current Age
56 years and 10 days
Place Of Birth
Duneedoo, New South Wales, Australia

Awards & Accolades

1980
Dally M Fullback Of The Year

Biography

Dunedoo junior played RU for Easts Colts while studying at the Institute of Technology in Sydney. A pacy, athletic speedster, Johnston signed with St George in 1980 and represented NSW on eight occasions between 1984-89. His highest rep honour came with selection as a reserve back in the one-off Test against NZ in 1987. Johnston assumed the St George captaincy in 1989 but was forced to retire at the beginning of the 1990 season because of injury. After he became the club’s Chief Executive in 1996 he was named Australian Test Manager for the ANZac Test in 1999. Johnston drew criticism of his handling of the sacking Craig Gower for misbehaviour in the week before the Test but remained one of the code’s brightest administration prospects until he resigned in 1999 because of ill health.

- 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 1987 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% Match list
Overall 1987 1 0 0   0 0 1 0 0.00% Match list


Representative

Australia - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
NSW Country Firsts 1978, 1985 2 - -   - - 0 2 0 0.00% Match list
NSW Firsts 1981 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% Match list
New South Wales 1984, 1986-89 8 2 -   - 8 4 4 0 50.00% Match list
NSW Country 1987-88 2 1 -   - 4 0 2 0 0.00% Match list
Overall 1978-1989 13 3 0   0 12 5 8 0 38.46% Match list


Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
St George NSWRFL 1980 20 4 -   - 12 10 8 2 50.00% Match list
St George NSWRFL 1981 20 6 -   - 18 8 11 1 40.00% Match list
St George NSWRFL 1982 7 1 -   - 3 3 3 1 42.86% Match list
St George NSWRFL 1983 17 9 -   - 36 6 10 1 35.29% Match list
St George NSWRL 1984 18 6 -   - 24 11 7 0 61.11% Match list
St George NSWRL 1985 13 4 -   - 16 9 3 1 69.23% Match list
St George NSWRL 1986 21 6 -   - 24 11 9 1 52.38% Match list
St George NSWRL 1987 20 13 -   - 52 9 10 1 45.00% Match list
St George NSWRL 1988 10 4 -   - 16 4 6 0 40.00% Match list
St George NSWRL 1989 20 8 -   - 32 9 11 0 45.00% Match list
Overall 1980-1989 ? 61 0   0 233 ? ? ? ?  

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
St George 1980-89 166 61 -   - 233 80 78 8 48.19% Match list
Overall 1980-1989 ? 61 0   0 233 ? ? ? ?  

Australian Finals Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
St George 1980, 1984-85 6 - -   - - 3 3 0 50.00% Match list
Overall 1980-1985 6 0 0   0 3 3 0 50.00% Match list

All Australian Club Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
St George 1980-89 166 63 -   - 241 83 81 8 50.00% Match list
Overall 1980-1989 ? 63 0   0 241 ? ? ? ?  

Your Say

Paul Carter says: Brian Johnston scored the first ever try in a premiership at the Sydney Football Stadium. He scored that try in the first ever match played there for St George in 1988 against Eastern Suburbs a game which St George won 24-14. He also scored the first ever try in a premiership match at EnergyAustralia Stadium. He scored that try back when the ground was called the Newcastle International Sports Centre in 1985 a game which St George lost 20-10 to Canberra. (12/01/2010)

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Last modified: Thu, 16 Oct 2014 13:22:46 +1100 (Sydney time)