Peter Tunks

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Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Born
Saturday, 30th August, 1958
Current Age
60 years and 78 days
Place Of Birth
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Biography

Easts junior trialed with both Easts and Manly before being graded by Souths in the late 1970s. A tough, no-nonsense prop Peter Tunks toiled for seven seasons with the Rabbitohs, (overcoming bouts of hepatitis and glandular fever in 1979), before achieving success with C’bury. A member of the Bulldogs’ teams that won premierships in 1984-85 Tunks played in 6 Tests for Australia (each against NZ) but declined to tour with the 1986 Kangaroos due to business commitments. Tunks captained Leeds in 1987-88 and was Phil Gould's choice as captain following the standing down of Steve Mortimer in 1988. After leading the club to a grand final win over Balmain that year, Tunks later followed Gould to Penrith in 1990. Injuries relegated him to reserve grade with the Panthers and he decided to see out his career in English club football. Tunks played with Salford and Sheffield Eagles (both 1990) before taking on a captain-coach role with Oldham. Tunks' brief in England was clear - avoid relegation at all costs - but with the club languishing at the bottom of the league table he resigned in February 1994 and was replaced by Bob Lindner.

- 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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International

Test Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Australia 1985-87 6 - -   - - 4 2 0 66.67% Match list
Overall 1985-1987 6 0 0   0 4 2 0 66.67% Match list

World Cup Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Australia 1985-86 2 - -   - - 1 1 0 50.00% Match list
Overall 1985-1986 2 0 0   0 1 1 0 50.00% Match list


Representative

Australia - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
New South Wales 1981, 1984-87 9 1 -   - 4 6 3 0 66.67% Match list
NSW City Firsts 1985-86 2 - -   - - 2 0 0 100.00% Match list
NSW City 1987-89 3 - -   - - 3 0 0 100.00% Match list
Overall 1981-1989 14 1 0   0 4 11 3 0 78.57% Match list


Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
South Sydney NSWRFL 1977 ? 1 -   - 3  
South Sydney NSWRFL 1978 19 2 -   - 6 10 8 1 52.63% Match list
South Sydney NSWRFL 1979 4 1 -   - 3 0 4 0 0.00% Match list
South Sydney NSWRFL 1980 16 5 -   - 15 8 8 0 50.00% Match list
South Sydney NSWRFL 1981 21 8 -   - 24 8 12 1 38.10% Match list
South Sydney NSWRFL 1982 21 5 -   - 15 12 8 1 57.14% Match list
South Sydney NSWRFL 1983 16 5 -   - 20 7 8 1 43.75% Match list
Canterbury NSWRL 1984 24 5 -   - 20 20 4 0 83.33% Match list
Canterbury NSWRL 1985 19 3 -   - 12 13 4 2 68.42% Match list
Canterbury NSWRL 1986 16 4 -   - 16 9 6 1 56.25% Match list
Canterbury NSWRL 1987 17 - -   - - 12 5 0 70.59% Match list
Canterbury NSWRL 1988 21 3 -   - 12 17 4 0 80.95% Match list
Canterbury NSWRL 1989 22 - -   - - 10 10 2 45.45% Match list
Penrith NSWRL 1990 12 - -   - - 6 5 1 50.00% Match list
Overall 1977-1990 ? 42 0   0 146 ? ? ? ?  

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
South Sydney 1977-83 ? 27 -   - 86 ? ? ? ?  
South Sydney 1978-83 97 26 -   - 83 45 48 4 46.39% Match list
Canterbury 1984-89 119 15 -   - 60 81 33 5 68.07% Match list
Penrith 1990 12 - -   - - 6 5 1 50.00% Match list
Overall 1977-1990 ? 42 0   0 146 ? ? ? ?  

Australian Finals Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Canterbury 1984-86, 1988 13 2 -   - 8 10 3 0 76.92% Match list
Overall 1984-1988 13 2 0   0 8 10 3 0 76.92% Match list

English League Career - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Leeds Championship 1987/88 ? 2 -   - 8  
Sheffield Eagles Championship 1990/91 ? 1 -   - 4  
Overall 1987-1991 ? 5 0   0 20 ? ? ? ?  

English League Career - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Leeds 1987-88 ? 4 -   - 16 ? ? ? ?  
Sheffield Eagles 1990-91 ? 1 -   - 4 ? ? ? ?  
Overall 1987-1991 ? 5 0   0 20 ? ? ? ?  

Your Say

Graeme Hobbs says: My question is not ruby league related. I remember Peter Tunks had a wine bar in Randwick. I would like to know the name of that wine bar to settle a bet please. (23/05/2011)

Anonymous says: Tunks had a bar in Randwick in the 1980s named Baxters. (29/06/2012)

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