Glenn Lazarus

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Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Full Name
Glenn Patrick Lazarus
Nickname(s)
The Brick With Eyes
Born
Saturday, 11th December, 1965
Current Age
52 years and 343 days
Place Of Birth
Queanbeyan, New South Wales, Australia

Awards & Accolades

Dally M Prop Of The Year
1992

Known Family Links

Nephew
Blake Lazarus

Biography

After playing an integral part in Canberra's grand final wins in 1989-90 solid prop Glenn Lazarus became the first player in the history of the game to win premierships with three separate clubs. The Queanbeyan junior made his first grade debut in 1987 and gained selection in the President's XIII side that defeated Great Britain the following year. Lazarus played for NSW in 1989 and made his Test debut as a reserve forward in the Test against NZ in 1990. Selected to tour with the Kangaroos he took over from Martin Bella in the Australian engine room after the First Test loss at Wembley and played in all four remaining Tests on tour. A sternum injury saw him miss the series against NZ in 1991, although he did tour Papua New Guinea at the end of the year and appeared in two Tests. Canberra's salary cap problems saw Lazarus link with Brisbane following the Raiders' 19-12 loss to Penrith in the grand final but his career as the code's premier forward continued into over-drive. In 1992 he was a member of NSW's victorious State of Origin team and played in the Broncos' grand final win over St George, Australia’s World Cup final win and Brisbane’s World Club Championship success. Lazarus made it five grand final appearances in a row in 1993 but after an injury-interrupted 1994 season he was dropped from the Broncos' run-on squad on the eve of the semi-finals. His reputation as a big-match player ensured a place on his second Kangaroo tour and after being over-looked for First Test duty following a groin strain, fought his way back into Australia's Test team for the final three Tests of the tour. The 1995 season found Lazarus in peak fitness and form but he did not represent because of his Super League allegiance. In 1997 he represented NSW in the Tri-Series competition and Australia in the ANZac Test but missed the latter part of the season (and Brisbane’s Telstra Cup win) because of injury. Lazarus was coveted as one of the Melbourne Storm’s most important signings for their debut year and his big-match experience came to the fore during the club’s run to the preliminary final. Lazarus maintained his standing as the best prop-forward in the world when he was selected for Australia in back-to-back ANZac Tests in 1998-99 but was dropped from NSW’s State of Origin team after the first match loss in 1999. In May 1999 he announced that it would be his last seasons as a player and he left the game in the best possible style – captaining Melbourne to its maiden grand final success. Returning to Canberra Lazarus was appointed lower grade coach of the club in 2001 but was released from his contract after making less than complimentary remarks about in-coming first grade coach Matthew Elliot to the media. He later joined FoxSports as a commentator before returning to Brisbane as part of the Broncos’ coaching staff.

- 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 1990-94, 1998-99 21 1 -   - 4 17 3 1 80.95% Match list
Australia (SL) 1997 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% Match list
Overall 1990-1999 22 1 0   0 4 18 3 1 81.82% Match list

International Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Australia 1990-1994 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% Match list
Overall 1994 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 1990-92 6 - -   - - 6 0 0 100.00% Match list
Overall 1990-1992 6 0 0   0 6 0 0 100.00% Match list


Representative

Australia - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
New South Wales 1989-94, 1996, 1998-99 19 2 -   - 8 11 8 0 57.89% Match list
NSW City 1989-90 2 - -   - - 2 0 0 100.00% Match list
NSW Country 1991-94, 1996 5 - -   - - 3 2 0 60.00% Match list
New South Wales (SL) 1997 3 - -   - - 3 0 0 100.00% Match list
Overall 1989-1999 29 2 0   0 8 19 10 0 65.52% Match list


Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Canberra NSWRL 1987 3 - -   - - 3 0 0 100.00% Match list
Canberra NSWRL 1988 24 - -   - - 15 9 0 62.50% Match list
Canberra NSWRL 1989 23 3 -   - 12 17 6 0 73.91% Match list
Canberra NSWRL 1990 24 6 -   - 24 17 6 1 70.83% Match list
Canberra NSWRL 1991 18 1 -   - 4 10 8 0 55.56% Match list
Brisbane NSWRL 1992 21 2 -   - 8 17 4 0 80.95% Match list
Brisbane NSWRL 1993 21 3 -   - 12 16 5 0 76.19% Match list
Brisbane NSWRL 1994 18 - -   - - 10 7 1 55.56% Match list
Brisbane ARL 1995 24 3 -   - 12 17 7 0 70.83% Match list
Brisbane ARL 1996 19 1 -   - 4 16 3 0 84.21% Match list
Brisbane Super League 1997 15 - -   - - 11 3 1 73.33% Match list
Melbourne NRL 1998 18 1 -   - 4 13 4 1 72.22% Match list
Melbourne NRL 1999 26 1 1 / 1 100.00% - 6 17 9 0 65.38% Match list
Overall 1987-1999 254 21 1 / 1 100.00% 0 86 179 71 4 70.47% Match list

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Canberra 1987-91 92 10 -   - 40 62 29 1 67.39% Match list
Brisbane 1992-97 118 9 -   - 36 87 29 2 73.73% Match list
Melbourne 1998-99 44 2 1 / 1 100.00% - 10 30 13 1 68.18% Match list
Overall 1987-1999 254 21 1 / 1 100.00% 0 86 179 71 4 70.47% Match list

Australian Finals Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Canberra 1987-91 15 2 -   - 8 11 4 0 73.33% Match list
Brisbane 1992-95 9 - -   - - 6 3 0 66.67% Match list
Melbourne 1998-1999 4 - -   - - 3 1 0 75.00% Match list
Overall 1987-1999 28 2 0   0 8 20 8 0 71.43% Match list

All Australian Club Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Canberra 1987-91 93 10 -   - 40 62 30 1 66.67% Match list
Brisbane 1992-97 120 10 -   - 40 88 30 2 73.33% Match list
Melbourne 1998-99 44 2 1   - 10 30 13 1 68.18% Match list
Overall 1987-1999 ? 22 1   0 90 ? ? ? ?  

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Last modified: Fri, 16 Nov 2018 01:25:15 +0000 (Sydney time)