Julian O'Neill

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Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Born
Saturday, 14th October, 1972
Current Age
45 years and 305 days
Place Of Birth
Hornsby, New South Wales, Australia

Biography

Former Australian Schoolboy rep from Yeppoon settled into the fullback role with the Broncos after an injury to Paul Hauff in 1992. O’Neill quickly took his place in Brisbane’s successful grand final and World Club Championship teams, while his time with Widnes in the 1992-93 off-season sharpened his considerable skills. He made his State of Origin debut at five-eighth the following year and landed a goal in Brisbane’s 14-6 grand final victory over St George. O’Neill played in all three interstate matches in 1994, scoring a try in the first match and landing two goals in the third. However, his career nose-dived when the Broncos sacked him on disciplinary grounds. Joining the London Broncos, he was sent back to Australia after a drink-driving incident and joined the W’Reds. For a while his career regained momentum - playing for Australia in Super League’s ANZac Test before capturing the Queensland fullback spot in the opening match of the Tri-Series competition. A record-setter with the Reds (most tries and most points in an individual match, 26pts), he was again sacked by his club for disciplinary reasons. In 1998 O’Neill was given a lifeline by the struggling Souths club but did not see eye-to-eye with coach Steve Martin and spent some time in the Rabbitohs’ President’s Cup team. The club appeared to back O’Neill when they cancelled Martin’s contract midway through the season but their patience was tested following O’Neill’s involvement in the trashing of a Dubbo hotel during a pre-season Country Carnival competition. Although Souths stopped short of sacking him, the NRL at first refused to allow O’Neill to return to grade football until they were satisfied that he was seeking an appropriate course of professional counselling. A player of undeniable talent, he gave two years good service to the battling North Queensland North Queensland and was called into Queensland’s struggling State of Origin team in 2000. O’Neill’s family endured the personal tragedy of the death of his infant daughter just before joining English club Wigan in 2002. He was a Challenge Cup winner with the club that year but was transferred to Widnes by coach Stuart Raper in 2003 when the club struggled in the early part of the season.

- 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 (SL) 1997 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% Match list
Overall 1997 1 0 0   0 1 0 0 100.00% Match list


Representative

Australia - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Queensland 1993-94, 1996-97, 2000 10 2 9   - 26 3 7 0 30.00% Match list
Queensland (SL) 1997 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% Match list
Overall 1993-2000 11 2 9   0 26 3 8 0 27.27% Match list


Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Brisbane NSWRL 1991 8 2 4 / 8 50.00% - 16 5 3 0 62.50% Match list
Brisbane NSWRL 1992 24 6 11 / 14 78.57% 1 47 20 4 0 83.33% Match list
Brisbane NSWRL 1993 26 9 28 / 41 68.29% 3 95 20 6 0 76.92% Match list
Brisbane NSWRL 1994 24 8 47 / 78 60.26% 3 129 14 9 1 58.33% Match list
Brisbane ARL 1995 23 8 79 / 106 74.53% 2 192 16 7 0 69.57% Match list
Western Reds ARL 1996 18 6 49 / 61 80.33% 3 125 6 11 1 33.33% Match list
Western Reds Super League 1997 8 6 14 / 24 58.33% 1 53 4 4 0 50.00% Match list
South Sydney ARL 1997 10 - 21 / 29 72.41% - 42 0 9 1 0.00% Match list
South Sydney NRL 1998 19 6 39 / 55 70.91% - 102 4 15 0 21.05% Match list
South Sydney NRL 1999 21 3 41 / 59 69.49% - 94 8 13 0 38.10% Match list
North Queensland NRL 2000 24 3 66 / 83 79.52% - 144 7 17 0 29.17% Match list
North Queensland NRL 2001 23 11 56 / 82 68.29% - 156 5 16 2 21.74% Match list
Overall 1991-2001 228 68 455 / 640 71.09% 13 1,195 109 114 5 47.81% Match list

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Brisbane 1991-95 105 33 169 / 247 68.42% 9 479 75 29 1 71.43% Match list
Western Reds 1996-97 26 12 63 / 85 74.12% 4 178 10 15 1 38.46% Match list
South Sydney 1997-99 50 9 101 / 143 70.63% - 238 12 37 1 24.00% Match list
North Queensland 2000-01 47 14 122 / 165 73.94% - 300 12 33 2 25.53% Match list
Overall 1991-2001 228 68 455 / 640 71.09% 13 1,195 109 114 5 47.81% Match list

Australian Finals Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Brisbane 1991-1995 10 2 18   - 44 7 3 0 70.00% Match list
Overall 1992-1995 10 2 18   0 44 7 3 0 70.00% Match list

All Australian Club Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Brisbane 1991-95 107 35 170   9 489 76 30 1 71.03% Match list
Western Reds 1996-97 26 12 63   4 178 10 15 1 38.46% Match list
South Sydney 1997-99 50 9 101   - 238 12 37 1 24.00% Match list
North Queensland 2000-01 47 14 122   - 300 12 33 2 25.53% Match list
Overall 1991-2001 230 70 456   13 1,205 110 115 5 47.83% Match list

English League Career - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
London Championship 1995/96 ? - 13   1 27  
Wigan Challenge Cup 2002 5 1 -   - 4 5 0 0 100.00% Match list
Widnes Challenge Cup 2002 2 - -   - - 1 1 0 50.00% Match list
Wigan Super League VII 2002 27 11 61   - 166 21 6 0 77.78% Match list
Wigan Challenge Cup 2003 3 1 14   - 32 3 0 0 100.00% Match list
Wigan Super League VIII 2003 3 1 11   - 26 2 1 0 66.67% Match list
Widnes Super League VIII 2003 21 5 84   2 190 12 8 1 57.14% Match list
Widnes Super League IX 2004 25 7 58   4 148 7 18 0 28.00% Match list
Widnes Challenge Cup 2004 1 1 2   - 8 0 1 0 0.00% Match list
Wakefield Trinity Super League X 2005 12 2 4   - 16 4 8 0 33.33% Match list
Wakefield Trinity Challenge Cup 2005 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% Match list
Widnes Super League X 2005 14 1 15   1 35 3 10 1 21.43% Match list
Leigh Challenge Cup 2006 1 - 2   - 4 0 1 0 0.00% Match list
Overall 1995-2006 ? 30 264   8 656 ? ? ? ?  

English League Career - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
London 1995-96 ? - 13   1 27 ? ? ? ?  
St Helens 1998-00 ? - -   - - ? ? ? ?  
Wakefield Trinity 2001, 2005 ? 2 4   - 16 ? ? ? ?  
Wigan 2002-03 38 14 86   - 228 31 7 0 81.58% Match list
Widnes 2002-05 63 14 159   7 381 23 38 2 36.51% Match list
Wakefield Trinity 2005 13 2 4   - 16 4 9 0 30.77% Match list
Leigh 2006 1 - 2   - 4 0 1 0 0.00% Match list
Overall 1995-2006 ? 30 264   8 656 ? ? ? ?  

Your Say

Badapple says: The only player to play in both the ARL State Of Origin and Super League TRI-SERIES (NSW/QLD/NZ) in 1997. (29/06/2011)

Png says: Brilliant player, top guy and knows how to get the best out of a team when coaching. He really has done a lot for rugby league in png... (08/02/2012)

rogewr hall says: one of the best player s i ever had the pleasure of watching (24/06/2012)

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