Mark Carroll

Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Born
Sunday, 26th February, 1967
Current Age
55 years and 130 days

Biography

Penrith junior, a member of the club's 1987 reserve grade premiers, found immediate success with Souths in 1990. A surprise choice as a reserve for the one-off Test against France at Parkes (having not played State of Origin) he then won a place on the 1990 Kangaroo Tour. Carroll made only six appearances on tour but was consistently one of Souths' best players in the early 1990s. He moved to Manly in 1994, where his skill as a tough, attacking forward continued to improve, but despite being a shadow player for NSW and the Australian Test team, he failed to make a second Kangaroo Tour at the end of the year. Carroll’s international career gained a boost with the Super League split in 1995 when he won a belated NSW jersey. Despite being suspended for a tackle on David Furner and missing the State of Origin match in Melbourne, he was selected for Australia to play against NZ. A member of Australia’s victorious World Cup team in 1995, his appearances against NZ, Fiji, Papua New Guinea and Rest of the World teams over the next two years boosted his Test total to 12 matches. While Carroll obviously enjoyed playing in a stronger pack at Manly, three consecutive grand final appearances (1995-97) garnered just the one premiership success, in 1996. At the end of 1997 he left Manly to play for the London Broncos but the move was not a success and he cited homesickness as the reason for his return. Carroll joined Souths in 1999 and was an important part of the club’s early season resurgence. Recalled to rep football in the Second State of Origin match, he was knocked out in the series decider after a controversial tackle by Jason Smith. Forced to retire at season’s end because of chronic knee injury, Carroll became a committed supporter of Souths’ reinstatement into the NRL. He has since gained some notoriety as the international bodyguard of actor Russell Crowe.

- ALAN WHITICKER

Career Statistics

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Competitions

Competition   App T G   FG Pts W L D Win %  
NRL 185 11 -   1 45 101 81 3 54.59% List
NRL Finals 12 - -   - - 7 5 0 58.33% List
Tour Matches Australia 7 2 -   - 8 7 0 0 100.00% List
World Cup 6 - -   - - 5 1 0 83.33% List
City vs Country 4 - -   - - 1 3 0 25.00% List
State of Origin 7 - -   - - 3 3 1 42.86% List
Test Series 3 - -   - - 3 0 0 100.00% List
Challenge Cup 4 - -   - - 3 1 0 75.00% List
Super League 18 1 -   - 4 8 10 0 44.44% List


International

Test Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Australia 1990, 1995-96 11 - -   - - 10 1 0 90.91% List
Overall 1990-1996 11 0 0   0 - 10 1 0 90.91% List

International Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Australia 1990-1997 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% List
Overall 1997 1 0 0   0 - 1 0 0 100.00% List

World Cup Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Australia 1990, 1995 6 - -   - - 5 1 0 83.33% List
Overall 1990-1995 6 0 0   0 - 5 1 0 83.33% List


Representative

Australia - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
NSW City 1994-97 4 - -   - - 1 3 0 25.00% List
New South Wales 1995, 1997, 1999 7 - -   - - 3 3 1 42.86% List
Overall 1994-1999 11 0 0   0 - 4 6 1 36.36% List


Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Penrith NSWRL 1987 5 - -   - - 1 4 0 20.00% List
Penrith NSWRL 1989 8 - -   - - 5 3 0 62.50% List
South Sydney NSWRL 1990 19 2 -   - 8 2 17 0 10.53% List
South Sydney NSWRL 1991 17 1 -   - 4 5 12 0 29.41% List
South Sydney NSWRL 1992 21 3 -   - 12 7 14 0 33.33% List
South Sydney NSWRL 1993 12 - -   1 1 4 8 0 33.33% List
Manly NSWRL 1994 21 2 -   - 8 14 6 1 66.67% List
Manly ARL 1995 20 - -   - - 19 1 0 95.00% List
Manly ARL 1996 23 3 -   - 12 20 3 0 86.96% List
Manly ARL 1997 24 - -   - - 16 6 2 66.67% List
South Sydney NRL 1999 15 - -   - - 8 7 0 53.33% List
Overall 1987-1999 185 11 0   1 45 101 81 3 54.59% List

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Penrith 1987, 1989 13 - -   - - 6 7 0 46.15% List
South Sydney 1990-93, 1999 84 6 -   1 25 26 58 0 30.95% List
Manly 1994-97 88 5 -   - 20 69 16 3 78.41% List
Overall 1987-1999 185 11 0   1 45 101 81 3 54.59% List

Australian Finals Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Penrith 1987-1989 2 - -   - - 0 2 0 0.00% List
Manly 1994-97 10 - -   - - 7 3 0 70.00% List
Overall 1989-1997 12 0 0   0 - 7 5 0 58.33% List

English League Career - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
London Super League III 1998 22 1 -   - 4 11 11 0 50.00% List
Overall 1998 22 1 0   0 4 11 11 0 50.00% List

English League Career - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
London 1998 22 1 -   - 4 11 11 0 50.00% List
Overall 1998 22 1 0   0 4 11 11 0 50.00% List

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