Preston Campbell

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Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Born
Tuesday, 7th June, 1977
Current Age
37 years and 136 days
Place Of Birth
Inverell, New South Wales, Australia

Awards & Accolades

2001
Dally M Halfback Of The Year
2001
Dally M Player Of The Year
2008
Ken Stephen Memorial Award

Known Family Links

Cousin
Nathan Blacklock

Biography

The cousin of prolific try-scorer Nathan Blacklock, Preston Campbell had an extraordinary 2001 season. Signed by the G’Coast in the club’s last season in the NRL, the little halfback from Tingha was recruited by Cronulla in 1999. A knee injury in 2000 limited his first grade appearances until an injury to international winger Mat Rogers saw him cement a first grade place on the flank. When Campbell moved to halfback, the Sharks attack went into overdrive – his unpredictable step and uncanny ability to find the narrowest routes to the try-line saw him score 17 tries and earn an updated contract. Named the Provan-Summons Medal winner as Best and Fairest Player of 2001, he was unlucky not to have toured with the Kangaroos. However, the signing of former Test half Brett Kimmorley seemed to flatten the youngster’s confidence in 2002 and it was erroneously reported that he was joining Souths. Assured by new coach Chris Anderson that he had an important role to play in the club’s premiership aspirations, he started the season at hooker before being shifted to the wing and finally the interchange bench. In 2003 he linked with former Sharks coach John Lang at Penrith and had a stellar season. Playing five-eighth, he proved the perfect foil for chief playmaker Craig Gower. Campbell was often vulnerable in the defensive line because of his size but he was one of the first players recruited by the G’Coast

- 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 Country 2005-07 3 - -   - - 1 2 0 33.33% Match list
Overall 2005-2007 3 0 0   0 1 2 0 33.33% Match list


Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Gold Coast NRL 1998 14 4 -   - 16 2 12 0 14.29% Match list
Cronulla NRL 1999 6 1 -   - 4 4 2 0 66.67% Match list
Sharks NRL 2000 6 3 -   - 12 3 3 0 50.00% Match list
Sharks NRL 2001 29 17 24 / 39 61.54% - 116 17 10 2 58.62% Match list
Sharks NRL 2002 13 3 -   - 12 5 8 0 38.46% Match list
Penrith NRL 2003 27 13 56 / 77 72.73% - 164 21 6 0 77.78% Match list
Penrith NRL 2004 22 12 24 / 34 70.59% - 96 14 8 0 63.64% Match list
Penrith NRL 2005 23 11 73 / 102 71.57% - 190 11 12 0 47.83% Match list
Penrith NRL 2006 24 7 67 / 92 72.83% 1 163 10 14 0 41.67% Match list
Gold Coast Titans NRL 2007 18 2 17 / 21 80.95% - 42 7 11 0 38.89% Match list
Gold Coast Titans NRL 2008 21 4 2 / 2 100.00% - 20 9 12 0 42.86% Match list
Gold Coast Titans NRL 2009 25 5 -   - 20 15 10 0 60.00% Match list
Gold Coast Titans NRL 2010 20 3 5 / 5 100.00% - 22 11 9 0 55.00% Match list
Gold Coast Titans NRL 2011 19 1 11 / 14 78.57% - 26 5 14 0 26.32% Match list
Overall 1998-2011 ? 86 279 / 386 72.28% 1 903 ? ? ? ?  

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Gold Coast 1998 14 4 -   - 16 2 12 0 14.29% Match list
Cronulla 1999-02 54 24 24 / 39 61.54% - 144 29 23 2 53.70% Match list
Penrith 2003-06 96 43 220 / 305 72.13% 1 613 56 40 0 58.33% Match list
Gold Coast Titans 2007-11 103 15 35 / 42 83.33% - 130 47 56 0 45.63% Match list
Overall 1998-2011 ? 86 279 / 386 72.28% 1 903 ? ? ? ?  

Australian Finals Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Cronulla 1999-2001 3 2 -   - 8 2 1 0 66.67% Match list
Penrith 2003-04 5 3 2   - 16 4 1 0 80.00% Match list
Gold Coast Titans 2007-2010 3 1 -   - 4 0 3 0 0.00% Match list
Overall 2001-2010 11 6 2   0 28 6 5 0 54.55% Match list

All Australian Club Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Gold Coast 1998 14 4 -   - 16 2 12 0 14.29% Match list
Cronulla 1999-02 54 24 24   - 144 31 24 2 57.41% Match list
Penrith 2003-06 97 43 220   1 613 60 42 0 61.86% Match list
Gold Coast Titans 2007-11 103 15 35   - 130 47 59 0 45.63% Match list
Overall 1998-2011 ? 86 279   1 903 ? ? ? ?  

Your Say

Mark says: Preston is a great player, I am surprised he hasn't played State of Origin or Test footy. I am rapt he is going to play in 2011. Wish him all the best! (10/03/2011)

Courty says: The best ambassador the game of rugby league has ever had. A real fans player & a champion bloke. (16/08/2011)

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Last modified: Thu, 16 Oct 2014 11:48:23 +1100 (Sydney time)