Geoff Gerard

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Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Born
Sunday, 10th July, 1955
Current Age
63 years and 127 days
Place Of Birth
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Awards & Accolades

RLW Player of the Year
1978

Biography

Durable forward, a P’matta junior, started his career in the centres. A try-scorer in the 1976 grand final loss to Manly Gerard toured with the 1978 Kangaroos, playing second row in all five Tests. Moving to Manly he was a grand finalist in consecutive years (1982-83), going down to his former club P’matta both times. In 1983 he played against NZ in his final Test appearance and went to Penrith in 1985. Gerard played for Hull in 1986-87 and the advent of the fresh reserve rule undoubtedly prolonged his career. In July 1989 Gerard surpassed Bob O'Reilly's first grade record to become the first player to pass the 300 mark (most lists credit him with 303 games but the number is actually much greater because the Penrith club did not count his matches as a replacement player). Awarded a 'Dally M' for services to the game, he spent two seasons as Penrith's lower grade coach after his retirement (1990-91) and following a stint in the Second Division competition, linked with P’matta's coaching staff in 1994. Gerard joined the NSW selection panel in 1998.

- 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 1978, 1983 6 1 -   - 3 3 3 0 50.00% Match list
Overall 1978-1983 6 1 0   0 3 3 3 0 50.00% Match list


Representative

Australia - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
NSW Firsts 1979 1 2 -   - 6 0 1 0 0.00% Match list
New South Wales 1983 2 - -   - - 1 1 0 50.00% Match list
NSW City Firsts 1983 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% Match list
Overall 1979-1983 4 2 0   0 6 2 2 0 50.00% Match list


Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Parramatta NSWRFL 1974 ? 5 2   - 19  
Parramatta NSWRFL 1975 ? 6 15   - 48  
Parramatta NSWRFL 1976 ? 2 -   - 6  
Parramatta NSWRFL 1977 ? - -   - -  
Parramatta NSWRFL 1978 25 8 -   - 24 15 9 1 60.00% Match list
Parramatta NSWRFL 1979 22 6 -   - 18 15 7 0 68.18% Match list
Parramatta NSWRFL 1980 20 4 1   - 14 11 7 2 55.00% Match list
Manly Warringah NSWRFL 1981 24 3 -   - 9 13 9 2 54.17% Match list
Manly Warringah NSWRFL 1982 22 - -   - - 13 9 0 59.09% Match list
Manly Warringah NSWRFL 1983 17 - -   - - 14 3 0 82.35% Match list
Manly Warringah NSWRL 1984 21 1 -   - 4 12 9 0 57.14% Match list
Penrith NSWRL 1985 25 - -   - - 14 10 1 56.00% Match list
Penrith NSWRL 1986 18 1 -   - 4 6 11 1 33.33% Match list
Penrith NSWRL 1987 13 1 -   - 4 5 7 1 38.46% Match list
Penrith NSWRL 1988 22 - -   - - 14 8 0 63.64% Match list
Penrith NSWRL 1989 24 1 -   - 4 16 8 0 66.67% Match list
Overall 1974-1989 ? 38 18   0 154 ? ? ? ?  

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Parramatta 1974-80 ? 31 18   - 129 ? ? ? ?  
Parramatta 1978-80 67 18 1   - 56 41 23 3 61.19% Match list
Manly Warringah 1981-84 84 4 -   - 13 52 30 2 61.90% Match list
Penrith 1985-89 102 3 -   - 12 55 44 3 53.92% Match list
Overall 1974-1989 ? 38 18   0 154 ? ? ? ?  

Australian Finals Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Parramatta 1978-79 6 3 -   - 9 2 3 1 33.33% Match list
Manly Warringah 1981-84 8 - -   - - 4 4 0 50.00% Match list
Penrith 1985, 1989 3 - -   - - 0 3 0 0.00% Match list
Overall 1978-1989 17 3 0   0 9 6 10 1 35.29% Match list

All Australian Club Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Parramatta 1974-80 ? 31 18   - 129 ? ? ? ?  
Parramatta 1978-1980 71 18 1   - 56 43 25 3 60.56% Match list
Manly Warringah 1981-84 84 4 -   - 13 52 30 2 61.90% Match list
Penrith 1985-89 102 3 -   - 12 55 44 3 53.92% Match list
Overall 1974-1989 ? 38 18   0 154 ? ? ? ?  

English League Career - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Hull FC Championship 1985/86 ? 5 -   - 20  
Overall 1985-1986 ? 6 0   0 24 ? ? ? ?  

English League Career - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Hull FC 1985-86 ? 6 -   - 24 ? ? ? ?  
Overall 1985-1986 ? 6 0   0 24 ? ? ? ?  

Your Say

Escapegoat says: In the second part of his long NSWRL career, Gerard also plied his trade as a journalist with the Sydney dallies. (05/06/2012)

Paul Carter says: In 1978 Gerard was the Rugby League Week player of the year. (09/08/2012)

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