Des Hasler

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Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Nickname(s)
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Born
Thursday, 16th February, 1961
Current Age
53 years and 197 days
Place Of Birth
Gosford, New South Wales, Australia

Awards & Accolades

1991
Dally M Lock Of The Year
2008
RLIF Coach Of The Year
2011
RLIF Coach Of The Year

Biography

Penrith junior was one of the fittest, most whole-hearted players in the history of the Manly club. A clever, hard-working halfback, Hasler's career stalled at Penrith through lack of opportunity and he considered retirement to concentrate on a career as a professional runner. A teacher, he was working on the North Shore when he decided to trial with Manly in 1984 (one of the boys in his class happened to be the son of Bob Fulton). His league career quickly took off and, in 1985, he made his Test debut against NZ in Australia's shock Third Test loss. It was his utility value that gained him a place on the 1986 and 1990 Kangaroo tours, playing half, five-eighth, centre and lock. A member of Manly's grand final team that beat Canberra in 1987, Hasler took over from Greg Alexander as the number one halfback in the final two Tests on the Australian tour of NZ in 1989. Hasler played against NZ in 1991 (again as a reserve) and his 12 Test appearances against all nations reflects his immense value at national level. In 1993 he left Manly to play for Hull in England but returned to Australia midway through the following season and was promptly re-signed by the Sea Eagles. He was first used as a hooker after his return and played in two grand final appearances with the club in 1995-96. He was not offered a new contract after Manly’s win over St George in the 1996 grand final and feeling that he still had something to offer, played one final season with Wests. After his retirement, Hasler again linked with the Manly club as a development officer before taking on the role of First Division coach in 2001. In 2004 he succeeded Peter Sharp as first grade coach and took the club back into the finals in consecutive seasons (2005-06). Interestingly Hasler's 1993 biography, The Utility Player, was written by Booker Prize-winning author Thomas Keneally.

- 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 1985-86, 1988-91 12 2 -   - 8 10 2 0 83.33% Match list
Overall 1985-1991 12 2 0   0 8 10 2 0 83.33% Match list

International Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Australia 1985-1988 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% Match list
Overall 1988 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 1985-86, 1988-91 7 1 -   - 4 6 1 0 85.71% Match list
Overall 1985-1991 7 1 0   0 4 6 1 0 85.71% Match list


Representative

Australia - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
New South Wales 1985, 1987-91 12 2 -   - 8 3 9 0 25.00% Match list
NSW City Firsts 1985-86 2 - -   - - 2 0 0 100.00% Match list
NSW City 1987-92 6 1 -   - 4 5 1 0 83.33% Match list
Overall 1985-1992 20 3 0   0 12 10 10 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 1982 2 1 -   - 3 1 1 0 50.00% Match list
Penrith NSWRFL 1983 10 4 -   - 16 3 7 0 30.00% Match list
Manly Warringah NSWRL 1984 23 9 -   - 36 13 10 0 56.52% Match list
Manly Warringah NSWRL 1985 21 6 -   - 24 12 8 1 57.14% Match list
Manly Warringah NSWRL 1986 23 6 -   - 24 13 9 1 56.52% Match list
Manly Warringah NSWRL 1987 24 9 -   - 36 18 5 1 75.00% Match list
Manly Warringah NSWRL 1988 23 14 -   - 56 15 8 0 65.22% Match list
Manly Warringah NSWRL 1989 17 7 -   - 28 6 10 1 35.29% Match list
Manly Warringah NSWRL 1990 18 4 -   - 16 10 8 0 55.56% Match list
Manly Warringah NSWRL 1991 17 6 -   - 24 12 5 0 70.59% Match list
Manly Warringah NSWRL 1992 20 3 -   - 12 8 10 2 40.00% Match list
Manly Warringah NSWRL 1993 23 2 -   - 8 16 7 0 69.57% Match list
Manly Warringah ARL 1995 25 4 -   - 16 22 3 0 88.00% Match list
Manly Warringah ARL 1996 22 2 1 / 2 50.00% - 10 20 2 0 90.91% Match list
Western Suburbs ARL 1997 21 6 -   - 24 9 12 0 42.86% Match list
Overall 1982-1997 ? 83 1   0 333 ? ? ? ?  

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Penrith 1982-83 12 5 -   - 19 4 8 0 33.33% Match list
Manly Warringah 1984-93, 1995-96 256 72 1   - 290 165 85 6 64.45% Match list
Western Suburbs 1997 21 6 -   - 24 9 12 0 42.86% Match list
Overall 1982-1997 ? 83 1   0 333 ? ? ? ?  

Australian Finals Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Manly Warringah 1984, 1986-88, 1990, 1993, 1995-96 14 1 -   - 4 8 6 0 57.14% Match list
Overall 1984-1996 14 1 0   0 4 8 6 0 57.14% Match list

All Australian Club Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Penrith 1982-83 12 5 -   - 19 4 8 0 33.33% Match list
Manly Warringah 1984-93, 1995-96 257 72 1   - 290 173 92 6 67.32% Match list
Western Suburbs 1997 21 6 -   - 24 9 12 0 42.86% Match list
Overall 1982-1997 ? 83 1   0 333 ? ? ? ?  

English League Career - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Hull FC Championship 1993/94 ? 7 -   - 28  
Overall 1993-1994 ? 10 0   0 40 ? ? ? ?  

English League Career - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Hull FC 1993-94 ? 10 -   - 40 ? ? ? ?  
Overall 1993-1994 ? 10 0   0 40 ? ? ? ?  

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