Dean Pay

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Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Born
Tuesday, 3rd June, 1969
Current Age
49 years and 164 days

Awards & Accolades

Dally M Prop Of The Year
1998

Biography

Dean Pay first represented NSW U’16s while at school in Dubbo (a team-mate in that rep side was Junee's Laurie Daley). It took until 1993 until Pay secured a first grade position and the following year, he was called into NSW's State of Origin team before taking over as C’bury captain from the injured Terry Lamb. Pay had a great game at second row in the second match of the interstate series that year and following C’bury’s grand final loss to Canberra, he was chosen to tour with the 1994 Kangaroos. Selected as a reserve forward in Australia's First Test debacle at Wembley, Pay was one of the few Australian forwards who could hold their heads up after the 8-4 loss. It was not surprising then to see him in the starting line-up in the remaining Tests on tour. His spectacular try from Ricky Stuart's inside flick pass in the Third Test against Great Britain was a sign of his determination to succeed. Pay again captained the Bulldogs in Lamb's absence in the early part of the 1995 season but after first announcing that his future lay with the club's embracement of the Super League concept he reneged on the contract and signed with the ARL. Pay and three team-mates (Smith, Dymock and McCracken) were dropped by Bulldogs’ coach Chris Anderson but successfully proved their Super League contracts invalid in court. Pay represented NSW and Australia in 1995 before fighting his way back into C’bury’s top grade and help to spearhead the Bulldogs to a 17-4 win over Manly in the grand final. A member of Australia’s victorious World Cup team at the end of the year he joined ARL club P’matta in 1996. Pay’s form was down on his usual high standards and although he played for NSW during the next two seasons his only international match after the 1995 World Cup was against the ‘Rest of the World’ team in 1997. A frequent captain of the Eels, a succession of injuries saw him retire at the end of the 1999 season (despite being with the club for only four uneventful seasons he was later named in the Eels’ ‘Team of the Century’). In 2002 Pay answered the call from Ricky Stuart to act as a forwards coach with the Sydney Roosters and was appointed the club’s President’s Cup coach.

- 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 1994-95, 1998 9 1 -   - 4 6 3 0 66.67% Match list
Overall 1994-1998 9 1 0   0 4 6 3 0 66.67% Match list

International Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Australia 1994-1997 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% Match list
Overall 1997 1 0 0   0 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 1994-1995 4 - -   - - 3 1 0 75.00% Match list
Overall 1995 4 0 0   0 3 1 0 75.00% Match list


Representative

Australia - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
New South Wales 1994-98 12 - -   - - 8 4 0 66.67% Match list
NSW Country 1994, 1996 2 1 -   - 4 2 0 0 100.00% Match list
Overall 1994-1998 14 1 0   0 4 10 4 0 71.43% Match list


Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Canterbury NSWRL 1989 2 - -   - - 0 1 1 0.00% Match list
Canterbury NSWRL 1990 17 1 -   - 4 9 7 1 52.94% Match list
Canterbury NSWRL 1991 17 2 -   - 8 11 5 1 64.71% Match list
Canterbury NSWRL 1992 5 - -   - - 3 2 0 60.00% Match list
Canterbury NSWRL 1993 22 2 -   - 8 15 7 0 68.18% Match list
Canterbury NSWRL 1994 22 - -   - - 18 4 0 81.82% Match list
Sydney Bulldogs ARL 1995 23 1 -   - 4 16 7 0 69.57% Match list
Parramatta ARL 1996 13 1 1 / 1 100.00% - 6 6 6 1 46.15% Match list
Parramatta ARL 1997 21 1 -   - 4 11 9 1 52.38% Match list
Parramatta NRL 1998 24 4 -   - 16 18 6 0 75.00% Match list
Parramatta NRL 1999 18 - 0 / 1 0.00% - - 13 5 0 72.22% Match list
Overall 1989-1999 184 12 1 / 2 50.00% 0 50 120 59 5 65.22% Match list

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Canterbury 1989-95 108 6 -   - 24 72 33 3 66.67% Match list
Parramatta 1996-99 76 6 1 / 2 50.00% - 26 48 26 2 63.16% Match list
Overall 1989-1999 184 12 1 / 2 50.00% 0 50 120 59 5 65.22% Match list

Australian Finals Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Canterbury 1989-1995 8 1 -   - 4 5 3 0 62.50% Match list
Parramatta 1996-1999 7 1 -   - 4 3 4 0 42.86% Match list
Overall 1993-1999 15 2 0   0 8 8 7 0 53.33% Match list

Your Say

John Johnson says: A whole-hearted and gifted player. Always reliable in defence and good ball work marked him out as one of the best forwards of his generation. (19/07/2018)

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Last modified: Wed, 14 Nov 2018 20:13:51 +0000 (Sydney time)