John Muggleton

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Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Full Name
John Joseph Muggleton
Born
Saturday, 16th January, 1960
Current Age
54 years and 191 days

Biography

P’matta Test forward started his career as a fullback with Balmain in the late 1970s. A Dundas Valley junior who had played union and then league with Ryde, Muggleton represented NSW U'18s before being graded by Balmain from the University Cup competition. After moving to P’matta, Muggleton was shifted to the forwards by coach Jack Gibson and went on to play in three grand final victories (1981-82 & 1986) and 1984’s loss to C’bury in the second row. In 1982 he played in two State of Origin matches and made his Test debut as a reserve forward against NZ in Brisbane. Muggleton scored the winning try in Australia's last-minute, 11-8 win against the Kiwis and was selected in Australia’s starting line-up in the Second Test in Sydney. Selected on the Kangaroo Tour and the end of the year, he played in 14 matches on tour (no Tests) and scored 9 tries - the most by any forward. Playing for Hull in England in 1984-85, he had his nose badly smashed in a spiteful incident in a club match. While his form wavered during the mid 1980s, a highlight of his later career was his six goals and booming 42m field goal after the bell to beat St George in a 1987 club match. The brother-in-law of Peter Sterling, Muggleton was coaching co-ordinator at P’matta in 1991 before joining Norths as a lower grade coach and assistant to Peter Louis. He later spent the best part of a decade with the Wallabies as a defensive coach.

- 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 1982 3 1 -   - 3 3 0 0 100.00% Match list
Overall 1982 3 1 0   0 3 3 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 1982 2 - -   - - 1 1 0 50.00% Match list
NSW City Firsts 1982 1 1 -   - 3 1 0 0 100.00% Match list
Overall 1982 3 1 0   0 3 2 1 0 66.67% Match list


Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Balmain NSWRFL 1979 ? 1 -   - 3  
Parramatta NSWRFL 1980 1 1 -   - 3 1 0 0 100.00% Match list
Parramatta NSWRFL 1981 8 - -   - - 8 0 0 100.00% Match list
Parramatta NSWRFL 1982 28 6 -   - 18 22 6 0 78.57% Match list
Parramatta NSWRFL 1983 12 1 -   - 4 8 4 0 66.67% Match list
Parramatta NSWRL 1984 9 - -   - - 6 3 0 66.67% Match list
Parramatta NSWRL 1985 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% Match list
Parramatta NSWRL 1986 14 - 3 / 5 60.00% - 6 10 3 1 71.43% Match list
Parramatta NSWRL 1987 20 4 45 / 67 67.16% 2 108 9 11 0 45.00% Match list
Parramatta NSWRL 1988 4 - -   - - 1 3 0 25.00% Match list
Parramatta NSWRL 1989 3 - -   - - 0 3 0 0.00% Match list
Overall 1979-1989 ? 13 48   2 142 ? ? ? ?  

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Balmain 1979 ? - -   - - ? ? ? ?  
Parramatta 1980-89 100 12 48   2 139 65 34 1 65.00% Match list
Overall 1979-1989 ? 13 48   2 142 ? ? ? ?  

Australian Finals Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Parramatta 1980-1986 13 - -   - - 9 4 0 69.23% Match list
Overall 1981-1986 13 0 0   0 9 4 0 69.23% Match list

English League Career - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Hull FC Championship 1984/85 ? 16 -   1 65  
Hull FC Championship 1985/86 ? 5 -   - 20  
Overall 1984-1986 ? 28 0   1 113 ? ? ? ?  

English League Career - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Hull FC 1984-86 ? 28 -   1 113 ? ? ? ?  
Overall 1984-1986 ? 28 0   1 113 ? ? ? ?  

Your Say

Paul Carter says: In 1982 Muggleton missed out on his $200 prize as player of the week for his performance against Eastern Suburbs at the Sydney Sports Ground after he chose not to appear on Channel 9 Sports programme World of Sport. It came after Parramatta placed a ban on the show for an incident which lead to Greg Hartley apologising on the show. (28/02/2010)

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Last modified: Fri, 09 May 2014 18:55:08 +1000 (Sydney time)