Luke Ricketson

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Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Born
Monday, 5th February, 1973
Current Age
41 years and 226 days
Place Of Birth
Forster, New South Wales, Australia

Biography

The son of former Easts clubman Doug Ricketson was something of an anomaly in the big-spending Roosters club in the late 1990s in that he was one of the few local juniors playing first grade. A talented centre in his early career, Luke Ricketson was shifted into the forwards by coach Phil Gould and was rewarded with selection in the NSW team in 1999. A frequent visitor to State of Origin football, Ricketson played in the Roosters grand final team in 2000 before representing Ireland in the World Cup competition at the end of the year. In 2001 Ricketson became only the second player in the club’s history (behind Kevin Hastings) to play 200 first grade games and during the next three seasons pushed the new club record towards the 300 mark. In 2002 he played a vital role in the Roosters’ grand final success over the Warriors and at the veteran age of 29, made his Test debut against Great Britain as an interchange player in July 3003. Although beaten by the Panthers in the grand final that year, Ricketson appeared in all four Test matches at the end of the season. In the Third Test of the Ashes series Ricketson crossed for two tries – including the match-winner a minute from full-time – as well as making more than 40 tackles in the match. The tireless lock forward had come of age as an international player but chose this moment to announce his retirement from rep football. Beaten by the Bulldogs in another grand final disappointment at the end of 2004 Ricketson was named club captain for 2005. He retired at the end of the season after becoming the first Roosters player to pass 300 first grade games.

- 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 %  
Ireland 2000 4 1 -   - 4 3 1 0 75.00% Match list
Australia 2003 5 2 -   - 8 4 1 0 80.00% Match list
Overall 2000-2003 9 3 0   0 12 7 2 0 77.78% Match list

International Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Australia 2003 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% Match list
Overall 2003 1 0 0   0 1 0 0 100.00% Match list

World Cup Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Ireland 2000 4 1 -   - 4 3 1 0 75.00% Match list
Overall 2000 4 1 0   0 4 3 1 0 75.00% Match list


Representative

Australia - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
NSW City 1996-97, 2003 3 - -   - - 1 2 0 33.33% Match list
New South Wales 1999, 2001-03 10 2 -   - 8 5 3 2 50.00% Match list
Overall 1996-2003 13 2 0   0 8 6 5 2 46.15% Match list


Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Eastern Suburbs NSWRL 1991 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% Match list
Eastern Suburbs NSWRL 1992 9 2 -   - 8 3 6 0 33.33% Match list
Eastern Suburbs NSWRL 1993 17 1 -   - 4 9 7 1 52.94% Match list
Eastern Suburbs NSWRL 1994 17 2 -   - 8 4 12 1 23.53% Match list
Sydney City ARL 1995 22 7 -   - 28 12 10 0 54.55% Match list
Sydney City ARL 1996 14 1 -   - 4 8 6 0 57.14% Match list
Sydney City ARL 1997 24 2 -   - 8 14 9 1 58.33% Match list
Sydney City NRL 1998 27 6 -   - 24 18 9 0 66.67% Match list
Sydney City NRL 1999 24 7 -   - 28 16 8 0 66.67% Match list
Sydney NRL 2000 28 3 -   - 12 16 12 0 57.14% Match list
Sydney NRL 2001 23 3 -   - 12 13 9 1 56.52% Match list
Sydney NRL 2002 25 3 -   - 12 19 6 0 76.00% Match list
Sydney NRL 2003 23 - -   - - 17 6 0 73.91% Match list
Sydney NRL 2004 26 3 -   - 12 21 5 0 80.77% Match list
Sydney NRL 2005 21 - 1 / 1 100.00% - 2 11 10 0 52.38% Match list
Overall 1991-2005 ? 40 1 / 1 100.00% 0 162 ? ? ? ?  

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Eastern Suburbs 1991-05 301 40 1 / 1 100.00% - 162 181 116 4 60.13% Match list
Overall 1991-2005 ? 40 1 / 1 100.00% 0 162 ? ? ? ?  

Australian Finals Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Eastern Suburbs 1991-2004 24 1 -   - 4 14 10 0 58.33% Match list
Overall 1996-2004 24 1 0   0 4 14 10 0 58.33% Match list

All Australian Club Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Eastern Suburbs 1991-05 302 40 1   - 162 196 126 4 64.90% Match list
Overall 1991-2005 ? 40 1   0 162 ? ? ? ?  

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Last modified: Wed, 27 Aug 2014 22:43:53 +1000 (Sydney time)