Michael Neil

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Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Born
Wednesday, 29th April, 1964
Current Age
54 years and 201 days

Known Family Links

Brother
Craig Neil
Brother
Alan Neil

Biography

Wests junior, a wiry competitor at five-eighth or half, made up for his lack of pace with a never-say-die attitude. Neil played in consecutive grand final losses with the Tigers but almost snatched victory in 1989 when he was ankle-tapped by Mal Meninga when he looked set to score. Neil’s career looked to be in decline when he switched to the Steelers but his whole-hearted efforts saw him snare a first grade position just prior to the club’s entry into the semi-finals. Neil's big-match experience held the club in good stead during the 1992 semi-final series but he then left the club to play a season with Salford in England. He ended his career with the Tigers during the club's wooden spoon season in 1994.

- 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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Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Western Suburbs NSWRFL 1983 5 1 -   - 4 1 3 1 20.00% Match list
Western Suburbs NSWRL 1984 12 1 -   - 4 0 12 0 0.00% Match list
Western Suburbs NSWRL 1985 20 3 -   - 12 4 14 2 20.00% Match list
Western Suburbs NSWRL 1986 10 2 -   - 8 3 6 1 30.00% Match list
Balmain NSWRL 1987 15 2 -   - 8 9 6 0 60.00% Match list
Balmain NSWRL 1988 24 3 -   - 12 17 7 0 70.83% Match list
Balmain NSWRL 1989 23 4 -   - 16 16 6 1 69.57% Match list
Balmain NSWRL 1990 18 7 -   - 28 14 4 0 77.78% Match list
Balmain NSWRL 1991 5 1 -   - 4 2 3 0 40.00% Match list
Illawarra NSWRL 1992 12 - -   - - 6 6 0 50.00% Match list
Illawarra NSWRL 1993 11 2 -   - 8 7 4 0 63.64% Match list
Balmain NSWRL 1994 12 - -   - - 2 10 0 16.67% Match list
Overall 1983-1994 167 26 0   0 104 81 81 5 48.50% Match list

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Western Suburbs 1983-86 47 7 -   - 28 8 35 4 17.02% Match list
Balmain 1987-91, 1994 97 17 -   - 68 60 36 1 61.86% Match list
Illawarra 1992-93 23 2 -   - 8 13 10 0 56.52% Match list
Overall 1983-1994 167 26 0   0 104 81 81 5 48.50% Match list

Australian Finals Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Balmain 1987-89 8 - -   - - 5 3 0 62.50% Match list
Illawarra 1992 3 - -   - - 1 2 0 33.33% Match list
Overall 1987-1992 11 0 0   0 6 5 0 54.55% Match list

English League Career - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Salford Championship 1993/94 ? 1 -   - 4  
Overall 1993-1994 ? 1 0   0 4 ? ? ? ?  

English League Career - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Salford 1993-94 ? 1 -   - 4 ? ? ? ?  
Overall 1993-1994 ? 1 0   0 4 ? ? ? ?  

Your Say

graham parker says: a very good player in his day, with a professional attitude, who always gave 100%, and also one of the nicest blokes you will ever meet. (13/01/2012)

Dean Felber says: the best boot lace defensive player I have ever seen.unlucky not to win a premiership 88 89 for Balmain.any young Wests tiger trying to improve there game take a leaf out of Micky Niels book the man is a legend who often gets left behind bye the bigger names but without players that like that Balmain tigers may not have ever made two grand finals back to back. (21/11/2015)

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Last modified: Fri, 16 Nov 2018 06:50:41 +0000 (Sydney time)