Malcolm Reilly

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Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Born
Monday, 19th January, 1948
Current Age
66 years and 308 days

Awards & Accolades

1969
Lance Todd Trophy

Biography

Fiery, superbly gifted Great Britain lock, had a tumultuous career with Manly before returning to Australia in the 1990s to find grand final success as coach of Newcastle. Reilly was the spearhead in Great Britain's Ashes win in Australia in 1970 and his services were quickly snapped up by Manly for the then record transfer fee of $30,000. The Castleford forward immediately created headlines. Reilly was a magnificent ball-player with a great chip-kick but was not backward in his clashes with his opponents and his aggression did not endear him to all Australian fans. He was sent off on several controversial occasions and was constantly troubled by knee problems but there was no denying his genius with the ball. Reilly played in Manly's maiden grand final win in 1972 but lasted only 25 minutes of the 1973 decider after suffering a kidney injury after being hit with a late tackle. At the end of 1975, Manly opted to sign his Castleford 'clone', Steve Norton, but Reilly continued playing in England until he was 36. After his retirement, he started a successful career as Great Britain coach and proved himself to be thoroughly professional and progressive. In three Test series against Australia under his coaching, Great Britain managed to win a Test against the reigning world champions but the Ashes eluded him during his coaching career. In 1994, Reilly relinquished his position at Halifax to come to Australia and take on that role with Newcastle. In 1995, at the height of the Super League war, he was signed by the ARL to a five-year loyalty agreement. Two years later, he orchestrated Newcastle’s miraculous last-minute win over Manly in the Optus Cup grand final. 1998 proved to be his final season in Australia, returning to England because of family commitments.

- 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 %  
Great Britain 1970 9 1 -   - 3 7 2 0 77.78% Match list
Overall 1970 9 1 0   0 3 7 2 0 77.78% Match list

International Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
England 1970, 1977 3 - -   - - 1 2 0 33.33% Match list
Overall 1970-1977 3 0 0   0 1 2 0 33.33% Match list

World Cup Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Great Britain 1970 3 - -   - - 2 1 0 66.67% Match list
Overall 1970 3 0 0   0 2 1 0 66.67% Match list


Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Manly Warringah NSWRFL 1971 ? 2 -   - 6  
Manly Warringah NSWRFL 1972 ? 4 -   - 12  
Manly Warringah NSWRFL 1973 ? 4 1   - 14  
Manly Warringah NSWRFL 1974 ? - -   - -  
Manly Warringah NSWRFL 1975 ? 3 -   - 9  
Overall 1971-1975 ? 13 1   0 41 ? ? ? ?  

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Manly Warringah 1971-75 ? 13 1   - 41 ? ? ? ?  
Overall 1971-1975 ? 13 1   0 41 ? ? ? ?  

All Australian Club Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Manly Warringah 1971-75 9 13 1   - 41 4 5 0 44.44% Match list
Overall 1971-1975 ? 13 1   0 41 ? ? ? ?  

English League Career - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Castleford Championship 1980/81 18 2 -   1 7 11 6 1 61.11% Match list
Castleford Championship 1981/82 8 - -   - - 2 6 0 25.00% Match list
Castleford Championship 1982/83 3 - -   - - 1 2 0 33.33% Match list
Castleford Championship 1983/84 ? - -   - -  
Castleford Championship 1984/85 ? - -   - -  
Castleford Championship 1985/86 ? - -   - -  
Overall 1980-1986 ? 6 1   1 22 ? ? ? ?  

English League Career - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Castleford 1980-83 29 6 1   1 22 14 14 1 48.28% Match list
Overall 1980-1986 ? 6 1   1 22 ? ? ? ?  

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