Nik Kosef

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Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Born
Thursday, 6th June, 1974
Current Age
44 years and 164 days

Biography

Versatile Cobar junior came to Manly in 1992 and was originally a lock/five-eighth. Kosef impressed with a rugged, all-purpose ability as a ball-player and tough defender. After an injury-ridden 1994 season he was one of the few Manly forwards who could hold his head high after the 17-4 loss to C’bury in the 1995 grand final. Kosef earned his place in Australia’s World Cup squad at the end of the year and played in four Tests including the 16-8 win against Great Britain in the final. The following year he played an important role as five-eighth in Manly’s grand final win against St George and represented Australia in the one-off Test against Papua-New Guinea at the end of the year. Although he did not make his State of Origin debut until 1997 Kosef’s good form saw him chosen as a reserve in Australia’s ANZac Test loss in April 1998. The ensuing seasons saw his career wracked with injury, including four knee injuries that limited his appearances with the merged N’Eagles club to just 10 matches in two years. After sorting out a contract dispute with the embattled club Kosef made his long-awaited return in 2002 but could not come to terms when Manly took over the club the following year and he retired.

- 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 %  
Australia 1995, 1998-99 8 1 -   - 4 6 2 0 75.00% Match list
Overall 1995-1999 8 1 0   0 4 6 2 0 75.00% Match list

International Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Australia 1995-1997 2 - -   - - 2 0 0 100.00% Match list
Overall 1996-1997 2 0 0   0 2 0 0 100.00% Match list

World Cup Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Australia 1995 3 1 -   - 4 3 0 0 100.00% Match list
Overall 1995 3 1 0   0 4 3 0 0 100.00% Match list


Representative

Australia - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
NSW Country 1995, 1997 2 - -   - - 1 1 0 50.00% Match list
New South Wales 1997-99 8 1 -   - 4 4 3 1 50.00% Match list
Overall 1995-1999 10 1 0   0 4 5 4 1 50.00% Match list


Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Manly Warringah NSWRL 1992 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% Match list
Manly Warringah NSWRL 1993 11 2 -   - 8 6 5 0 54.55% Match list
Manly Warringah NSWRL 1994 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% Match list
Manly Warringah ARL 1995 25 6 -   - 24 22 3 0 88.00% Match list
Manly Warringah ARL 1996 24 3 -   - 12 20 4 0 83.33% Match list
Manly Warringah ARL 1997 23 - -   - - 15 6 2 65.22% Match list
Manly Warringah NRL 1998 24 3 -   - 12 12 12 0 50.00% Match list
Manly Warringah NRL 1999 21 - -   - - 7 13 1 33.33% Match list
Northern Eagles NRL 2000 7 - -   - - 4 3 0 57.14% Match list
Northern Eagles NRL 2001 3 - -   - - 2 1 0 66.67% Match list
Northern Eagles NRL 2002 18 3 -   - 12 8 10 0 44.44% Match list
Overall 1992-2002 158 17 0   0 68 97 58 3 61.39% Match list

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Manly Warringah 1992-99 130 14 -   - 56 83 44 3 63.85% Match list
Northern Eagles 2000-02 28 3 -   - 12 14 14 0 50.00% Match list
Overall 1992-2002 158 17 0   0 68 97 58 3 61.39% Match list

Australian Finals Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Manly Warringah 1992-1998 9 - -   - - 6 3 0 66.67% Match list
Overall 1995-1998 9 0 0   0 6 3 0 66.67% Match list

Your Say

Gerry Lamb says: I work with Nik now in the coal mining industry and he is an absolute Gentleman (14/09/2012)

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Last modified: Fri, 16 Nov 2018 05:25:45 +0000 (Sydney time)