Ellery Hanley

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Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Born
Monday, 27th March, 1961
Current Age
53 years and 243 days

Awards & Accolades

1985
Man Of Steel Award
1987
Man Of Steel Award
1988
Golden Boot Award
1989
Lance Todd Trophy
1989
Man Of Steel Award

Biography

Brilliant Great Britain Test star played wing, centre, five-eighth and lock for his country before taking over as national coach for the 1994 Ashes series. Hanley, who first toured Australia in 1984, made a stunning impact with Balmain after competing in the 1988 Ashes series. He added much-needed pace and flair to the Tigers’ backline and scored tries in each of Balmain's four sudden-death matches when the club made the grand final from equal-fifth place. Unfortunately, he was knocked senseless in a tackle by C’bury’s Terry Lamb and the Tigers lost the match. The following year Hanley signed on as a 'gun for hire' with battlers Wests. The Adidas ‘Golden Boot’ award winner as the best player in the World in 1989, the former Bradford Northern five-eighth joined Wigan on a contract reportedly worth £150,000. Hanley returned to Australia in 1992 as captain of the Lions but played less than 15 minutes of football in a minor tour match against Newcastle. He took over as captain-coach of Leeds but was the surprise choice as successor to Mal Reilly as coach of Great Britain in the 1994 Ashes series. Hanley's charges pulled off a stunning 8-4 win at Wembley in the First Test but despite persistent rumours of a comeback as a player in the deciding Third Test, he watched from the sidelines as Great Britain lost the match 23-4, and the Ashes series. Although well past his prime, Hanley signed with the ARL in 1996 and played two final seasons with the Tigers. Returning to England as coach of St Helens, he continued his stand-off with the press and was released by the club in 2000.

- 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 %  
Great Britain 1984-93 36 20 -   - 80 19 15 2 52.78% Match list
Overall 1984-1993 36 20 0   0 80 19 15 2 52.78% Match list

International Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Great Britain 1984-1988 1 1 -   - 4 1 0 0 100.00% Match list
England 1984, 1992 2 2 -   - 8 2 0 0 100.00% Match list
Rest Of The World 1988 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% Match list
Overall 1984-1992 4 3 0   0 12 3 1 0 75.00% Match list

World Cup Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Great Britain 1984-1992 10 4 -   - 16 5 3 2 50.00% Match list
Overall 1985-1992 10 4 0   0 16 5 3 2 50.00% Match list


Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Balmain NSWRL 1988 8 5 -   - 20 6 2 0 75.00% Match list
Western Suburbs NSWRL 1989 13 4 -   - 16 5 7 1 38.46% Match list
Sydney Tigers ARL 1996 12 2 -   1 9 7 5 0 58.33% Match list
Balmain ARL 1997 14 1 -   - 4 6 8 0 42.86% Match list
Overall 1988-1997 ? 12 0   1 49 ? ? ? ?  

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Balmain 1988, 1996-97 34 8 -   1 33 19 15 0 55.88% Match list
Western Suburbs 1989 13 4 -   - 16 5 7 1 38.46% Match list
Overall 1988-1997 ? 12 0   1 49 ? ? ? ?  

Australian Finals Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Balmain 1988 4 4 -   - 16 3 1 0 75.00% Match list
Overall 1988 4 4 0   0 16 3 1 0 75.00% Match list

All Australian Club Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Balmain 1988, 1996-97 34 8 -   1 33 22 16 0 64.71% Match list
Western Suburbs 1989 13 4 -   - 16 5 7 1 38.46% Match list
Overall 1988-1997 ? 12 0   1 49 ? ? ? ?  

English League Career - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Bradford Northern Championship 1981/82 28 12 35   - 106 18 9 1 64.29% Match list
Bradford Northern Championship 1982/83 5 8 2   1 29 1 3 1 20.00% Match list
Bradford Northern Championship 1983/84 ? 11 2   1 49  
Bradford Northern Championship 1984/85 ? 38 30   - 212  
Wigan Championship 1985/86 ? 22 8   - 104  
Wigan Championship 1986/87 ? 44 1   - 178  
Wigan Championship 1987/88 ? 22 -   - 88  
Wigan Championship 1988/89 ? 18 -   1 73  
Wigan Championship 1989/90 ? 5 -   - 20  
Wigan Championship 1990/91 ? 20 -   1 81  
Leeds Championship 1991/92 ? 8 -   - 32  
Leeds Championship 1992/93 ? 23 -   - 92  
Leeds Championship 1993/94 ? 19 -   1 77  
Leeds Championship 1994/95 ? 29 1   - 118  
Overall 1981-1995 ? 382 91   5 1,690 ? ? ? ?  

English League Career - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Bradford Northern 1981-83 33 87 81   2 487 19 12 2 57.58% Match list
Wigan 1985-91 ? 189 9   2 776 ? ? ? ?  
Leeds 1991-95 ? 106 1   1 427 ? ? ? ?  
Overall 1981-1995 ? 382 91   5 1,690 ? ? ? ?  

All English Club Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Bradford Northern 1981-83 33 87 81   2 487 19 12 2 57.58% Match list
Wigan 1985-91 ? 189 9   2 776 ? ? ? ?  
Wigan 1987 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% Match list
Leeds 1991-95 ? 106 1   1 427 ? ? ? ?  
Overall 1981-1995 ? 382 91   5 1,690 ? ? ? ?  

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