John Gray

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Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Born
Friday, 9th October, 1953
Current Age
61 years and 50 days

Awards & Accolades

1982
Dally M Hooker Of The Year

Biography

Great Britain RU international also played County cricket for Warwickshire and the MCC before changing codes to play for Wigan in 1973. Gray came to Australia on Great Britain’s 1974 tour and made his Test debut in the Lions’16-11 Second Test win, while his 6 goals in the Third Test almost won his country the Ashes. A tough hooker and a brilliant around-the-corner goal-kicker, Gray brought his considerable talents to Norths in the mid-1970s. In 1976 he was awarded the Amco Cup 'superstar' prize for player of the competition but only after an embarrassing mix-up after promoters first gave the award to Balmain's Allan McMahon. Gray signed with Manly in 1978 on a reduced contract for the chance to play in a competitive side. Unfortunately he was sent off and suspended in the major semi-final replay against P’matta and Manly went on to win a dramatic 1978 grand final replay without him. Gray later returned to Norths but a series of broken forearms and constant back pain ended his career in 1983.

- 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 %  
Great Britain 1974 8 1 18   1 40 5 3 0 62.50% Match list
England 1975 1 - 4   - 8 1 0 0 100.00% Match list
Overall 1974-1975 9 1 22   1 48 6 3 0 66.67% Match list

International Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
England 1975 2 - -   - - 2 0 0 100.00% Match list
Overall 1975 2 0 0   0 2 0 0 100.00% Match list

World Cup Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
England 1975 1 - 4   - 8 1 0 0 100.00% Match list
Overall 1975 1 0 4   0 8 1 0 0 100.00% Match list


Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
North Sydney NSWRFL 1975 ? - 23   - 46  
North Sydney NSWRFL 1976 ? 2 33   - 72  
North Sydney NSWRFL 1977 ? 3 66   - 141  
Manly Warringah NSWRFL 1978 ? 4 61   - 134  
Manly Warringah NSWRFL 1979 ? - 7   - 14  
Manly Warringah NSWRFL 1980 7 - -   - - 4 3 0 57.14% Match list
North Sydney NSWRFL 1981 16 - 40   - 80 7 9 0 43.75% Match list
North Sydney NSWRFL 1982 22 3 51   1 112 14 7 1 63.64% Match list
North Sydney NSWRFL 1983 8 1 4   - 12 3 5 0 37.50% Match list
Overall 1975-1983 ? 13 285   1 611 ? ? ? ?  

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
North Sydney 1975-77, 1981-83 ? 9 217   1 463 ? ? ? ?  
Manly Warringah 1978-80 ? 4 68   - 148 ? ? ? ?  
Manly Warringah 1980 7 - -   - - 4 3 0 57.14% Match list
North Sydney 1981-83 46 4 95   1 204 24 21 1 52.17% Match list
Overall 1975-1983 ? 13 285   1 611 ? ? ? ?  

Australian Finals Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
North Sydney 1981-1982 2 - -   - - 0 2 0 0.00% Match list
Overall 1982 2 0 0   0 0 2 0 0.00% Match list

All Australian Club Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
North Sydney 1975-77, 1981-83 ? 9 217   1 463 ? ? ? ?  
Manly Warringah 1978, 1980 ? 4 68   - 148 ? ? ? ?  
Manly Warringah 1980 10 - -   - - 5 4 1 50.00% Match list
North Sydney 1981-83 46 4 95   1 204 24 23 1 52.17% Match list
Overall 1975-1983 ? 13 285   1 611 ? ? ? ?  

Your Say

Col the Bear says: John Gray is also a member of the North Sydney Team of the Century (bench). (05/02/2011)

keith newbold president,cov.schools says: john went to a famous comprehensive school in coventry england.he played soccer up to the age of 15 representing coventry schools as a good striker.he switched codes at 16 when his considerable talents strength and confidence prepared him for his impending excellence in both forms of the rugby game.his school was the woodlands comprehensive school. (14/01/2012)

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