Kurt Sorensen

Like us on Facebook Like us on Facebook

Follow us on Twitter Follow us on Twitter

Join us on our forums Jump on the forums

Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Full Name
Kurt John Sorensen
Born
Thursday, 8th November, 1956
Current Age
57 years and 347 days
Place Of Birth
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand

Known Family Links

Brother
Dane Sorensen
Uncle
William Sorensen
Uncle
Dave Sorensen
Nephew
Scott Sorensen

Biography

Kurt Sorensen was a seasoned Kiwi International forward playing with English club Wigan when he chose to sit out the 1978 season in order to beat an international transfer ban and join his brother Dane at Cronulla. The more volatile of the two brothers, Kurt Sorenson was the youngest ever Kiwi representative player (18 years 323 days) when he debuted in the 1975 World Cup (he went on to play in 27 Tests between 1975 and 1989). Sorenson played with Cronulla for five seasons before joining his brother, Dane, at Easts in 1984. The hard-running forward returned to England at the end of 1984 and linked with Widnes (he also played one last season for Cronulla in 1985) and appeared in 252 games from 1984 to 1993. Sorensen led Widnes to Challenge Cup and league premiership success in 1988-89 and was captain of the team that defeated Canberra in the 1989 World Club Championship.

- 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.

To view a list of corresponding matches, click on the Match list icon.

International

Test Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
New Zealand 1975, 1977, 1983-86, 1988-89 28 4 -   - 16 12 15 1 42.86% Match list
Overall 1975-1989 28 4 0   0 16 12 15 1 42.86% Match list

International Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Rest Of The World 1988 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% Match list
Overall 1988 1 0 0   0 0 1 0 0.00% Match list

World Cup Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
New Zealand 1975, 1977, 1985-86, 1988-89 12 1 -   - 4 3 8 1 25.00% Match list
Overall 1975-1989 12 1 0   0 4 3 8 1 25.00% Match list


Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Cronulla NSWRFL 1979 ? 7 -   - 21  
Cronulla NSWRFL 1980 18 4 -   - 12 8 8 2 44.44% Match list
Cronulla NSWRFL 1981 22 4 -   - 12 12 9 1 54.55% Match list
Cronulla NSWRFL 1982 24 11 -   - 33 12 11 1 50.00% Match list
Cronulla NSWRFL 1983 22 5 -   - 20 11 11 0 50.00% Match list
Eastern Suburbs NSWRL 1984 8 2 -   - 8 1 7 0 12.50% Match list
Cronulla NSWRL 1985 8 2 -   - 8 5 3 0 62.50% Match list
Overall 1979-1985 ? 35 0   0 114 ? ? ? ?  

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Cronulla 1979-83, 1985 ? 33 -   - 106 ? ? ? ?  
Cronulla 1980-83, 1985 94 26 -   - 85 48 42 4 51.06% Match list
Eastern Suburbs 1984 8 2 -   - 8 1 7 0 12.50% Match list
Overall 1979-1985 ? 35 0   0 114 ? ? ? ?  

Australian Finals Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Cronulla 1980-1981 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% Match list
Overall 1981 1 0 0   0 0 1 0 0.00% Match list

All Australian Club Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Cronulla 1979-83, 1985 ? 33 -   - 106 ? ? ? ?  
Cronulla 1980-1985 96 26 -   - 85 48 45 4 50.00% Match list
Eastern Suburbs 1984 8 2 -   - 8 1 7 0 12.50% Match list
Overall 1979-1985 ? 35 0   0 114 ? ? ? ?  

English League Career - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Widnes Championship 1984/85 ? 3 -   - 12  
Widnes Championship 1985/86 ? - -   - -  
Widnes Championship 1986/87 ? 5 -   - 20  
Widnes Championship 1987/88 ? 4 -   - 16  
Widnes Championship 1988/89 ? 6 -   - 24  
Widnes Championship 1989/90 ? 4 -   - 16  
Widnes Championship 1990/91 ? 2 -   - 8  
Widnes Championship 1991/92 ? - -   - -  
Widnes Championship 1992/93 ? 1 -   - 4  
Overall 1984-1993 ? 41 0   0 164 ? ? ? ?  

English League Career - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Widnes 1984-93 ? 41 -   - 164 ? ? ? ?  
Wigan 1988-89 ? - -   - - ? ? ? ?  
Overall 1984-1993 ? 41 0   0 164 ? ? ? ?  

All English Club Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Widnes 1984-93 ? 41 -   - 164 ? ? ? ?  
Wigan 1988-89 ? - -   - - ? ? ? ?  
Widnes 1989 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% Match list
Overall 1984-1993 ? 41 0   0 164 ? ? ? ?  

Your Say

Polyhistor says: The robust,hard-running Sorenson was still playing for Whitehaven RL Club at age 40 before coaching the side in the English First Division in the late 1990s. (07/05/2012)

Want to have your say about this player? Add a comment.

 

Last modified: Fri, 17 Oct 2014 01:27:29 +1100 (Sydney time)