Phil Blake

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Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Born
Sunday, 24th November, 1963
Current Age
51 years and 3 days

Awards & Accolades

1982
Dally M Rookie Of The Year
1989
Dally M Five-Eighth Of The Year

Biography

Manly junior burst onto the league scene as an 18-year-old halfback in 1982. Blake was a brilliant prospect, possessing a perfect chip-kick, with great anticipation and positional play, and was unlucky not to tour with the Kangaroos that year. A try-scorer in Manly's grand final loss to P’matta in 1982 (and 'Dally M' Rookie of the Year), he scored a club record 27 tries fin the 1983 season. Under coach Bob Fulton in 1983-84, Blake's defensive lapses were exposed and after persevering as a winger, he went to England (Warrington 1985-86) before switching to Souths where he secured his favoured five-eighth role. His career at Souths brought momentary stability, including State of Origin selection as a reserve in 1989. Blake left Souths the following year but despite scoring over 100 first grade tries, failed to re-establish a first-grade place at either Norths (1991) or Canberra (1992). Lining up with St George, Blake produced glimpses of his old magic in 1993, including an appearance in the grand final against Brisbane, but the 1994 season was unrewarding. Blake joined his sixth Sydney premiership club, the Auckland Warriors, in 1995 and scored the club's first premiership try in the 25-22 loss to Brisbane. He returned to Manly at the beginning of 1998 and trained with the club pre-season before announcing his retirement. Blake was later assistant coach to Craig Coleman at Souths in 2002-03.

- ALAN WHITICKER

Career Statistics

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Representative

Australia - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
NSW City 1988 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% Match list
New South Wales 1989 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% Match list
Overall 1988-1989 2 0 0   0 1 1 0 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 NSWRFL 1982 14 9 -   2 29 8 6 0 57.14% Match list
Manly Warringah NSWRFL 1983 24 27 -   2 110 20 4 0 83.33% Match list
Manly Warringah NSWRL 1984 24 11 -   - 44 13 11 0 54.17% Match list
Manly Warringah NSWRL 1985 13 3 -   1 13 6 6 1 46.15% Match list
Manly Warringah NSWRL 1986 25 13 -   2 54 14 10 1 56.00% Match list
South Sydney NSWRL 1987 15 5 -   4 24 7 8 0 46.67% Match list
South Sydney NSWRL 1988 20 14 -   1 57 11 8 1 55.00% Match list
South Sydney NSWRL 1989 21 12 6 / 11 54.55% - 60 16 5 0 76.19% Match list
South Sydney NSWRL 1990 19 6 2 / 3 66.67% 1 29 2 17 0 10.53% Match list
North Sydney NSWRL 1991 11 1 -   1 5 8 2 1 72.73% Match list
Canberra NSWRL 1992 16 5 -   1 21 9 7 0 56.25% Match list
St George NSWRL 1993 20 8 -   - 32 15 5 0 75.00% Match list
St George NSWRL 1994 9 7 -   - 28 5 4 0 55.56% Match list
Auckland ARL 1995 17 14 -   - 56 9 8 0 52.94% Match list
Auckland ARL 1996 18 3 -   - 12 8 10 0 44.44% Match list
Auckland Super League 1997 2 - -   - - 0 2 0 0.00% Match list
Overall 1982-1997 ? 138 8   15 574 ? ? ? ?  

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Manly Warringah 1982-86 100 63 -   7 250 61 37 2 61.00% Match list
South Sydney 1987-90 75 37 8 / 14 57.14% 6 170 36 38 1 48.00% Match list
North Sydney 1991 11 1 -   1 5 8 2 1 72.73% Match list
Canberra 1992 16 5 -   1 21 9 7 0 56.25% Match list
St George 1993-94 29 15 -   - 60 20 9 0 68.97% Match list
Warriors 1995-97 37 17 -   - 68 17 20 0 45.95% Match list
Overall 1982-1997 ? 138 8   15 574 ? ? ? ?  

Australian Finals Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Manly Warringah 1982-84, 1986 7 5 -   2 18 3 4 0 42.86% Match list
South Sydney 1987, 1989 4 2 -   1 9 1 3 0 25.00% Match list
St George 1993 3 2 -   - 8 2 1 0 66.67% Match list
Overall 1982-1993 14 9 0   3 35 6 8 0 42.86% Match list

All Australian Club Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Manly Warringah 1982-86 100 65 -   8 259 64 41 2 64.00% Match list
South Sydney 1987-90 75 38 8   6 174 37 41 1 49.33% Match list
North Sydney 1991 11 1 -   1 5 8 2 1 72.73% Match list
Canberra 1992 16 5 -   1 21 9 7 0 56.25% Match list
St George 1993-94 29 15 -   - 60 22 10 0 75.86% Match list
Warriors 1995-97 37 17 -   - 68 17 20 0 45.95% Match list
Overall 1982-1997 ? 141 8   16 587 ? ? ? ?  

English League Career - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Warrington Championship 1985/86 ? 13 -   1 53  
Warrington Championship 1988/89 ? 12 -   2 50  
Wigan Championship 1989/90 ? 4 13   - 42  
Overall 1985-1990 ? 47 13   4 218 ? ? ? ?  

English League Career - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Warrington 1985-86, 1988-89 ? 40 -   4 164 ? ? ? ?  
Wigan 1989-90 ? 7 13   - 54 ? ? ? ?  
Overall 1985-1990 ? 47 13   4 218 ? ? ? ?  

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