John Sattler

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Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Born
Tuesday, 28th July, 1942
Current Age
76 years and 111 days
Place Of Birth
Cessnock, New South Wales, Australia

Known Family Links

Son
Scott Sattler

Biography

After an uneasy start to his career John Sattler proved to be one of the greatest captains in the history of the Souths club. A late starter in the game, the young firebrand played for Kurri Kurri in the early 1960s and represented Newcastle against Great Britain in 1962. Coming to Souths, Sattler quickly earned a reputation as a hothead and was sent off on several occasions. He played in the young Rabbitohs team that lost to St George in the 1965 grand final and while the club was on the verge of greatness, the turning point proved to be Sattler's selection as captain in 1967. Souths played in five straight grand finals under his leadership, winning four (1967-68, 1970-71). Sattler toured with the 1967-68 Kangaroos, playing in 9 minor matches, and after captaining NSW in 1969, led Australia on a whirlwind tour of NZ (six matches in 13 days including three Tests). In 1970 he captained Australia in the Second Test against Great Britain and would have led Australia into the World Cup competition (Graeme Langlands was injured) but for a sickening injury suffered in the grand final against Manly. Sattler may be tired of being constantly reminded of his act of courage, but to play the majority of a match with a broken jaw is remarkable. When Souths were beaten in the semi-finals in 1972, Sattler went to Brisbane and captained Queensland in 1973. A great ambassador for the code, he was later involved in the promotion of the G’Coast club into the Sydney premiership in 1988. In 2004 he was named captain of Souths’ ‘Team of the Century’.

- 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 1969-71 4 - -   - - 1 3 0 25.00% Match list
Overall 1969-1971 4 0 0   0 1 3 0 25.00% Match list


Representative

Australia - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
NSW Firsts 1969 4 - -   - - 4 0 0 100.00% Match list
NSW City Firsts 1969 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% Match list
QLD Firsts 1973 3 - -   - - 0 3 0 0.00% Match list
Overall 1969-1973 8 0 0   0 5 3 0 62.50% Match list


Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
South Sydney NSWRFL 1963 ? 2 -   - 6  
South Sydney NSWRFL 1964 ? - -   - -  
South Sydney NSWRFL 1965 ? 1 -   - 3  
South Sydney NSWRFL 1966 ? - -   - -  
South Sydney NSWRFL 1967 ? 1 -   - 3  
South Sydney NSWRFL 1968 ? - -   - -  
South Sydney NSWRFL 1969 ? - -   - -  
South Sydney NSWRFL 1970 ? 2 -   - 6  
South Sydney NSWRFL 1971 ? 2 -   - 6  
South Sydney NSWRFL 1972 ? 4 -   - 12  
Overall 1963-1972 ? 12 0   0 36 ? ? ? ?  

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
South Sydney 1963-72 ? 12 -   - 36 ? ? ? ?  
Overall 1963-1972 ? 12 0   0 36 ? ? ? ?  

All Australian Club Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
South Sydney 1963-72 ? 12 -   - 36 ? ? ? ?  
South Sydney 1965, 1967-68, 1970-72 11 9 -   - 27 8 3 0 72.73% Match list
Overall 1963-1972 ? 12 0   0 36 ? ? ? ?  

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