John Simon

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Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Born
Monday, 29th May, 1972
Current Age
46 years and 169 days
Place Of Birth
Port Kembla, New South Wales, Australia

Known Family Links

Brother
Craig Simon

Biography

17-year-old schoolboy sensation made his first grade debut with the Steelers in 1990. Strong and fast with a great kicking game, Simon represented City Firsts in 1991-92 and was selected for the NSW side in the latter year. Despite a confident display in a match that the Blues won, Simon was dropped to make way for the return of Ricky Stuart from injury. His form wavered late in the season and his place was taken by Mick Neil but he made his way back into the Steelers' first grade team in time for the semi-finals. A cut foot (incredibly, in an after-match shower accident) limited his appearances in the 1993 season but he was back among the club's best players in 1994. The following year he looked set to leave I’warra on a massive $300,000 contract until the advent of Super League seemed to pale that amount into insignificance. After a season with Easts, where he could not dislodge Adrian Lam at halfback, he was cleared by the club to move to P’matta. After representing Country and kicking a field-goal in NSW’s 15-14 win over Queensland in Melbourne that secured the series, he represented Australia against Rest of the World during the divided 1997 season. However, his apparent lack of fitness found him out of favour with coach Brian Smith and midway through the 1999 season he gained another release to play for Auckland (he was named captain in his second match with the club). After two seasons with the Warriors, Simon moved to the W’Tigers where, despite some good performances for the club, he announced his retirement before the end of the season citing a lack of enthusiasm.

- 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

International Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Australia 1997 1 - 1   - 2 1 0 0 100.00% Match list
Overall 1997 1 0 1   0 2 1 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 1992, 1997 4 - 2   1 5 3 1 0 75.00% Match list
NSW Country 1992-95, 1997 5 - 2   1 5 3 2 0 60.00% Match list
Aborigines 1999 1 - 2   - 4 1 0 0 100.00% Match list
Overall 1992-1999 10 0 6   2 14 7 3 0 70.00% Match list


Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Illawarra NSWRL 1990 21 2 8 / 18 44.44% - 24 10 10 1 47.62% Match list
Illawarra NSWRL 1991 18 1 8 / 13 61.54% 2 22 11 6 1 61.11% Match list
Illawarra NSWRL 1992 23 5 -   3 23 12 10 1 52.17% Match list
Illawarra NSWRL 1993 16 6 1 / 2 50.00% 3 29 9 7 0 56.25% Match list
Illawarra NSWRL 1994 22 5 2 / 4 50.00% - 24 11 8 3 50.00% Match list
Illawarra ARL 1995 20 8 11 / 15 73.33% 1 55 10 9 1 50.00% Match list
Sydney City ARL 1996 15 5 -   - 20 11 3 1 73.33% Match list
Parramatta ARL 1997 23 6 25 / 57 43.86% 7 81 13 9 1 56.52% Match list
Parramatta NRL 1998 21 5 1 / 2 50.00% 6 28 13 7 1 61.90% Match list
Parramatta NRL 1999 1 1 -   - 4 1 0 0 100.00% Match list
Auckland NRL 1999 12 1 26 / 42 61.90% - 56 7 5 0 58.33% Match list
Auckland NRL 2000 20 1 25 / 37 67.57% - 54 8 10 2 40.00% Match list
Wests Tigers NRL 2001 18 4 11 / 25 44.00% 1 39 5 12 1 27.78% Match list
Overall 1990-2001 230 50 118 / 215 54.88% 23 459 121 96 13 52.61% Match list

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Illawarra 1990-95 120 27 30 / 52 57.69% 9 177 63 50 7 52.50% Match list
Sydney City 1996 15 5 -   - 20 11 3 1 73.33% Match list
Parramatta 1997-99 45 12 26 / 59 44.07% 13 113 27 16 2 60.00% Match list
Auckland 1999-00 32 2 51 / 79 64.56% - 110 15 15 2 46.88% Match list
Wests Tigers 2001 18 4 11 / 25 44.00% 1 39 5 12 1 27.78% Match list
Overall 1990-2001 230 50 118 / 215 54.88% 23 459 121 96 13 52.61% Match list

Australian Finals Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Illawarra 1990-1992 3 - -   - - 1 2 0 33.33% Match list
Parramatta 1997-98 5 - 1   2 4 2 3 0 40.00% Match list
Overall 1992-1998 8 0 1   2 4 3 5 0 37.50% Match list

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Jack says: On his day one of the best (16/07/2015)

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Last modified: Wed, 14 Nov 2018 20:13:58 +0000 (Sydney time)