Robbie Ross

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Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Born
Friday, 24th January, 1975
Current Age
39 years and 221 days
Place Of Birth
Griffith, New South Wales, Australia

Biography

Newcastle junior (Swansea), an Australian Schoolboy rep in 1992, forced clubmate and Test fullback Robbie O’Davis onto the wing during the 1995 season. Ross, who signed a Super League contract that year, joined Brisbane while the News Ltd fought a battle through the courts to stage its rebel competition. The potent attacking fullback was a revelation with the Broncos, safe under pressure with a striking ability to run the ball back and attack, but honoured his contract with the newly formed Hunter Mariners in 1997. Ross represented NSW in Super League’s Tri-Series competition but following the demise of the Mariners and the unification of the game, quickly secured a contract with the Melbourne Storm. A great start to the 1999 season saw Ross chosen for NSW in the State of Origin series. In the second match of the series, Ross scored the fastest try in Origin history when Ryan Girdler sent him over in the corner from the second ruck of the match. Later that year, Melbourne’s historic grand final win catapulted Ross into the Australian Test team. After making his debut in the first match of the Tri-series competition, the 24-22 loss to NZ, he was replaced by the more experienced Darren Lockyer for the remainder of the series. Ross started the 2000 season in superlative form, scoring 12 tries in 13 matches and retaining his position as NSW fullback, but was ruled out with a knee injury that was more serious than first thought. After being sidelined for the season, Ross returned in 2001 only to be hampered by chronic hamstring trouble. He announced his retirement at the beginning of 2004.

- 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 1999 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% Match list
Overall 1999 1 0 0   0 0 1 0 0.00% Match list


Representative

Australia - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
New South Wales (SL) 1997 2 - -   - - 2 0 0 100.00% Match list
New South Wales 1999 3 1 -   - 4 1 1 1 33.33% Match list
Overall 1997-1999 5 1 0   0 4 3 1 1 60.00% Match list


Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Newcastle NSWRL 1994 8 1 -   - 4 2 6 0 25.00% Match list
Newcastle ARL 1995 12 3 -   - 12 8 4 0 66.67% Match list
Brisbane ARL 1996 12 8 -   - 32 8 4 0 66.67% Match list
Hunter Super League 1997 16 5 -   - 20 6 10 0 37.50% Match list
Melbourne NRL 1998 21 9 -   - 36 13 7 1 61.90% Match list
Melbourne NRL 1999 25 20 -   - 80 18 7 0 72.00% Match list
Melbourne NRL 2000 13 9 -   - 36 7 5 1 53.85% Match list
Melbourne NRL 2001 14 6 -   - 24 6 7 1 42.86% Match list
Melbourne NRL 2002 11 6 -   - 24 1 9 1 9.09% Match list
Melbourne NRL 2003 5 3 -   - 12 2 3 0 40.00% Match list
Overall 1994-2003 ? 70 0   0 280 ? ? ? ?  

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Newcastle 1994-95 20 4 -   - 16 10 10 0 50.00% Match list
Brisbane 1996 12 8 -   - 32 8 4 0 66.67% Match list
Hunter 1997 16 5 -   - 20 6 10 0 37.50% Match list
Melbourne 1998-03 89 53 -   - 212 47 38 4 52.81% Match list
Overall 1994-2003 ? 70 0   0 280 ? ? ? ?  

Australian Finals Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Newcastle 1994-1995 3 1 -   - 4 2 1 0 66.67% Match list
Brisbane 1996 2 2 -   - 8 0 2 0 0.00% Match list
Melbourne 1998-99 7 1 -   - 4 4 3 0 57.14% Match list
Overall 1995-1999 12 4 0   0 16 6 6 0 50.00% Match list

All Australian Club Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Newcastle 1994-95 20 4 -   - 16 12 11 0 60.00% Match list
Brisbane 1996 12 8 -   - 32 8 6 0 66.67% Match list
Hunter 1997 16 12 -   - 48 6 10 0 37.50% Match list
Melbourne 1998-03 90 55 -   - 220 52 41 4 57.78% Match list
Overall 1994-2003 ? 79 0   0 316 ? ? ? ?  

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Last modified: Thu, 28 Aug 2014 02:54:53 +1000 (Sydney time)