David Topliss

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Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Full Name
David John Topliss
Nickname(s)
Toppo
Born
Thursday, 29th December, 1949
Died
Monday, 16th June, 2008 (Aged 58 years and 169 days)
Place Of Birth
Wakefield, West Yorkshire, England

Awards & Accolades

Lance Todd Trophy
1979

Biography

Wakefield Trinity five-eighth (1968-80) appeared in four Tests for Great Britain but his talents were under-utilised at Penrith in the mid-1970s. At Balmain however, Topliss was one of the star players of the 1977 season. Topliss, who scored a club record-equalling five tries in a match against Newtown that year, produced a one-man demolition act on Manly in the minor preliminary semi-final that year. He later returned to Australia as a member of the 1979 Lions before joining Hull (1980-85) and Oldham (1986-87).

- 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 %  
Great Britain 1973, 1979, 1982 4 - -   - - 1 3 0 25.00% Match list
Overall 1973-1982 4 0 0   0 1 3 0 25.00% Match list

International Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Great Britain 1973-1982 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% Match list
England 1975 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% Match list
Overall 1975-1982 2 0 0   0 1 1 0 50.00% Match list


Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Penrith NSWRFL 1976 ? - -   - -  
Balmain NSWRFL 1977 ? 10 -   1 31  
Overall 1976-1977 ? 10 0   1 31 ? ? ? ?  

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Penrith 1976 ? - -   - - ? ? ? ?  
Balmain 1977 ? - -   - - ? ? ? ?  
Overall 1976-1977 ? 10 0   1 31 ? ? ? ?  

All Australian Club Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Penrith 1976 ? - -   - - ? ? ? ?  
Balmain 1977 2 1 -   1 4 1 1 0 50.00% Match list
Overall 1976-1977 ? 10 0   1 31 ? ? ? ?  

English League Career - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Wakefield Trinity Championship 1980/81 27 8 -   1 25 16 10 1 59.26% Match list
Hull FC Championship 1981/82 18 10 -   - 30 15 3 0 83.33% Match list
Hull FC Championship 1982/83 16 14 -   - 42 11 4 1 68.75% Match list
Hull FC Championship 1983/84 ? 12 -   - 48  
Hull FC Championship 1984/85 ? 2 -   - 8  
Oldham Championship 1985/86 ? 3 -   - 12  
Oldham Championship 1986/87 ? 6 -   - 24  
Overall 1980-1987 ? 71 0   3 244 ? ? ? ?  

English League Career - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Wakefield Trinity 1980-81 27 8 -   1 25 16 10 1 59.26% Match list
Hull FC 1981-83 34 54 -   2 183 26 7 1 76.47% Match list
Oldham 1985-87 ? 9 -   - 36 ? ? ? ?  
Overall 1980-1987 ? 71 0   3 244 ? ? ? ?  

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