Darren Lockyer

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Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Born
Thursday, 24th March, 1977
Current Age
37 years and 162 days
Place Of Birth
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Awards & Accolades

1998
Dally M Fullback Of The Year
2000
Clive Churchill Medal
2001
Dally M Fullback Of The Year
2001
Dally M Representative Player Of The Year
2002
Dally M Fullback Of The Year
2003
Golden Boot Award
2004
Dally M Five-Eighth Of The Year
2004
Provan Summons Medal
2004
RLIF Back Of The Year
2006
Dally M Five-Eighth Of The Year
2006
Dally M Representative Player Of The Year
2006
Golden Boot Award
2006
RLIF Back Of The Year
2006
Ron McAuliffe Medal
2006
Wally Lewis Medal
2007
Dally M Five-Eighth Of The Year
2008
Harry Sunderland Medal

Biography

Roma fullback, recruited to the broncos by former Queensland Test half Cyril Connell, made his first grade debut with the club as an eighteen year-old five-eighth in 1995. Lockyer quickly showed his versatility in the centres and at fullback, proving a creative attacking player, a safe defender under the high ball and an exceptional goal-kicker. In 1997 he represented Queensland and Australia in the Super League season before proving himself all over again at rep level in the reunified 1998 NRL season. Selected in Australia’s ANZac Test team as a reserve back Lockyer overcame a poor debut to kick Queensland to a narrow 24-23 win in the opening State of Origin match. That year, he landed five goals in Brisbane’s 38-12 grand final win, scored a club record 272pts (his 19t and 98g surpassed Julian O’Neill’s record by almost 80pts) and made two more Test appearances against NZ. A try-scorer and the preferred goal-kicker in both end-of-season Test victories Lockyer retained his place in Australia’s ANZac Test team in early 1999. Although Brisbane struggled for much of that year Lockyer returned from injury to score a try and a goal in the 10-all draw in the third State of Origin match. In the Tri-series at the end of the season, an injured Darren Lockyer came off the bench in the 24-22 loss to NZ before regaining the fullback spot in Test wins against Great Britain and NZ in the final. 2000, however, saw Lockyer attain premier status among the code’s elite players. Despite three straight losses to NSW in the State of Origin series Lockyer won a premiership with the Broncos, made Test appearances against NZ and Papua New Guinea and played in Australia’s World Cup final win. In 2001 he took on the dual role as a second five-eighth in attack and fullback in defence, most notably in Queensland’s 40-14 thrashing of NSW in the deciding State of Origin match, and finished the season as captain of the Maroons and the Broncos following the injury to Gorden Tallis. The season ended with tries in Australia’s vital second and third Test victories, and with Lockyer’s reputation as the best fullback in the world secure, Tests against Great Britain and NZ followed in 2002. The following year Lockyer took over from an injured Andrew Johns as Australian Test captain on the 2003 Kangaroo Tour and produced three, blistering displays as Australia won a famous Ashes series whitewash in the dying minutes of each match. His inspirational performances that year earned him the Adidas ‘Golden Boot’ Award as International Player of the Year. In a bold move Lockyer shifted to five-eighth with the Broncos in 2004 and continued to lead Australia and Queensland from that position. Injury saw him miss the opening State of Origin match and a large part of the Broncos’ run into the semi-finals but he returned to lead Australia to an authoritative 44-4 win in the Tri Nations final (despite missing two Tests in the series). In 2005 Lockyer stretched his Test tally to 29 (13 as captain) but missed Australia’s shock 24-0 loss to NZ in the final of the Tri-Nations competition through injury. The following year, emulating the deeds of former Broncos’ legend Allan Langer Lockyer led the Maroons back from the wilderness to win their first State of origin series since 2001; captained Brisbane in their first grand final win since 2000 and inspired Australia to a thrilling victory in the final of the Tri-Nations competition by scoring the ‘golden’ try in extra-time. He capped an amazing year with his naming as the ‘Golden Boot’ Award winner for a second time in his career.

- 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 (SL) 1997 4 2 2   1 13 2 2 0 50.00% Match list
Australia 1998-11 59 35 31   2 204 49 8 2 83.05% Match list
Overall 1997-2011 63 37 33   3 217 51 10 2 80.95% Match list

International Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Australia 1998-2003 1 1 -   - 4 1 0 0 100.00% Match list
Overall 2003 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 1998-2008 9 5 4   - 28 8 1 0 88.89% Match list
Overall 2000-2008 9 5 4   0 28 8 1 0 88.89% Match list


Representative

Australia - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Queensland (SL) 1997 2 - 1   - 2 1 1 0 50.00% Match list
Queensland 1998-07, 2009-11 36 9 22   2 82 19 15 2 52.78% Match list
Overall 1997-2011 38 9 23   2 84 20 16 2 52.63% Match list


Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Brisbane ARL 1995 11 3 4 / 6 66.67% 1 21 8 3 0 72.73% Match list
Brisbane ARL 1996 20 7 13 / 21 61.90% - 54 14 6 0 70.00% Match list
Brisbane Super League 1997 20 8 70 / 109 64.22% - 172 16 3 1 80.00% Match list
Brisbane NRL 1998 26 19 98 / 144 68.06% - 272 20 6 0 76.92% Match list
Brisbane NRL 1999 22 6 17 / 22 77.27% 2 60 12 8 2 54.55% Match list
Brisbane NRL 2000 25 11 5 / 6 83.33% - 54 21 2 2 84.00% Match list
Brisbane NRL 2001 27 7 16 / 23 69.57% 2 62 14 12 1 51.85% Match list
Brisbane NRL 2002 24 15 1 / 1 100.00% - 62 15 8 1 62.50% Match list
Brisbane NRL 2003 20 9 2 / 3 66.67% 1 41 12 8 0 60.00% Match list
Brisbane NRL 2004 19 2 21 / 29 72.41% 1 51 12 7 0 63.16% Match list
Brisbane NRL 2005 21 8 52 / 84 61.90% 1 137 13 8 0 61.90% Match list
Brisbane NRL 2006 26 13 19 / 24 79.17% 5 95 16 10 0 61.54% Match list
Brisbane NRL 2007 14 2 23 / 33 69.70% 3 57 8 6 0 57.14% Match list
Brisbane NRL 2008 17 2 -   1 9 12 5 0 70.59% Match list
Brisbane NRL 2009 23 4 0 / 1 0.00% - 16 16 7 0 69.57% Match list
Brisbane NRL 2010 18 4 -   - 16 10 8 0 55.56% Match list
Brisbane NRL 2011 22 3 -   4 16 18 4 0 81.82% Match list
Overall 1995-2011 ? 123 341 / 506 67.39% 21 1,195 ? ? ? ?  

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Brisbane 1995-11 355 123 341 / 506 67.39% 21 1195 237 111 7 66.76% Match list
Overall 1995-2011 ? 123 341 / 506 67.39% 21 1,195 ? ? ? ?  

Australian Finals Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Brisbane 1995-06, 2008-09, 2011 35 13 46   3 147 18 17 0 51.43% Match list
Overall 1995-2011 35 13 46   3 147 18 17 0 51.43% Match list

All Australian Club Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Brisbane 1995-11 357 127 376   21 1281 255 130 7 71.43% Match list
Overall 1995-2011 ? 127 376   21 1,281 ? ? ? ?  

Your Say

Jason Ganter says: Correct me if I am wrong, the first player in history to win the Golden Boot award in two different positions. Champion. (28/04/2009)

stauto says: think he only won it at 5/8 maybe wrong but i think you'l find andrew johns brad fittler and others won it while he was at fullback (17/08/2011)

Badapple says: Andrew Johns collected the award in 1999 and again in 2001, becoming the first player to win it twice. Darren Lockyer has since repeated that feat, winning in 2003 and 2006 becoming the only player to win twice while playing in different positions. (22/08/2011)

scott thomo says: darren lockyer is the best ever rugby league player we have never seen anyone better (27/02/2012)

Anonymous says: just heard ray warren say joey is the prince under wally the king obviously they have not read lockie's career stats (15/04/2012)

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