Mark Graham

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Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Full Name
Mark Kerry Graham
Born
Thursday, 29th September, 1955
Current Age
58 years and 333 days
Place Of Birth
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand

Awards & Accolades

1981
Dally M Second Rower Of The Year
1982
Dally M Second Rower Of The Year

Biography

Strapping Kiwi international forward followed coach and mentor Graham Lowe to Norths Brisbane in 1980 and won the premiership there. Prior to leading NZ on the tour of England that year, Graham agreed to play with the Bears. He was to captain the club during the tumultuous 1980s and while he was to achieve great success at international level, his years with Norths were both frustrating and controversial. In 1985 Graham was one of a group of players who rebelled against coach Greg Hawick and he then sat out several matches over a contractual dispute with the club. Although Norths struggled, Graham was able to maintain his mantle as one of the best forwards in the game. He led a second NZ tour of England in 1985 (the first Kiwi to do so) and captained his country to several explosive wins over Australia. In 1988 he was chosen to captain the Rest of the World in the Bicentennial clash with Australia but injuries forced his retirement following his stay with Wakefield Trinity in England in 1989. Graham returned to Norths as a lower grade coach in 1994-95 and was understudy to coach Tim Sheens at the Nth Queensland North Queensland (1996-98) before being Graham Lowe’s choice as Auckland coach after a business consortium bought the troubled club in 1999. Graham’s two seasons with the Warriors were severely hampered by internal strife, poor performances on the playing field and a series of personal crises before ownership of the club again changed hands and he was replaced by Daniel Anderson. Graham has since taken on a role with Auckland RU. Autobiography, Mark My Words (1989).

- 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 %  
New Zealand 1977-83, 1985-86, 1988 28 7 -   - 24 10 16 2 35.71% Match list
Overall 1977-1988 28 7 0   0 24 10 16 2 35.71% Match list

International Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
New Zealand 1977-1978 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% Match list
Rest Of The World 1988 2 1 -   - 4 0 2 0 0.00% Match list
Overall 1978-1988 3 1 0   0 4 1 2 0 33.33% Match list

World Cup Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
New Zealand 1977, 1985-86, 1988 8 3 -   - 11 4 3 1 50.00% Match list
Overall 1977-1988 8 3 0   0 11 4 3 1 50.00% Match list


Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
North Sydney NSWRFL 1981 19 6 1   - 20 8 11 0 42.11% Match list
North Sydney NSWRFL 1982 27 7 -   - 21 15 11 1 55.56% Match list
North Sydney NSWRFL 1983 13 2 -   - 8 9 4 0 69.23% Match list
North Sydney NSWRL 1984 12 2 -   - 8 4 7 1 33.33% Match list
North Sydney NSWRL 1985 18 4 -   - 16 6 12 0 33.33% Match list
North Sydney NSWRL 1986 22 6 -   - 24 12 10 0 54.55% Match list
North Sydney NSWRL 1987 20 2 -   - 8 8 12 0 40.00% Match list
North Sydney NSWRL 1988 15 - -   - - 7 6 2 46.67% Match list
Overall 1981-1988 ? 29 1   0 105 ? ? ? ?  

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
North Sydney 1981-88 146 29 1   - 105 69 73 4 47.26% Match list
Overall 1981-1988 ? 29 1   0 105 ? ? ? ?  

Australian Finals Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
North Sydney 1981-1982 2 - -   - - 0 2 0 0.00% Match list
Overall 1982 2 0 0   0 0 2 0 0.00% Match list

All Australian Club Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
North Sydney 1981-88 146 29 1   - 105 69 75 4 47.26% Match list
Overall 1981-1988 ? 29 1   0 105 ? ? ? ?  

English League Career - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Wakefield Trinity Championship 1988/89 ? - -   - -  
Overall 1980-1989 ? 2 0   0 8 ? ? ? ?  

English League Career - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
New Zealand 1980-81 ? - -   - - ? ? ? ?  
Wakefield Trinity 1988-89 ? 2 -   - 8 ? ? ? ?  
Overall 1980-1989 ? 2 0   0 8 ? ? ? ?  

Your Say

Col the Bear says: Mark Graham is also a member of the North Sydney Team of the Century (second row). (05/02/2011)

Polymath says: Mark Graham was voted the NZRL's player of the century in the late nineties. (07/05/2012)

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Last modified: Wed, 27 Aug 2014 20:41:13 +1000 (Sydney time)