Robert Stone

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Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Born
Monday, 27th February, 1956
Died
Monday, 1st August, 2005 (Aged 49 years and 156 days)

Biography

Veteran forward played in 230 grade games for St George, winning premierships in all three grades (1974, 1976 & 1977). Stone was graded as a 17-year-old lock in 1974 and made his first grade debut the following year. Not spared the humiliating 38-0 defeat by Easts in the 1975 grand final, he later won a premiership in reserve grade in 1976 and was an important part of 'Bath's Babes' who won the title in 1977. A fierce competitor, Stone romped away to score the first try in the replay against P’matta and was part of a pack that punished their opponents with unchecked aggression. Stone later moved to prop and was a replacement forward in the inaugural State of Origin match in 1980. Stone’s career fluctuated between the grades in the mid-1980s and he took on a captain-coach position with Picton. Stone returned to the St George club in an administrative role before losing a courageous battle with cancer in 2005.

- 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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Representative

Australia - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
New South Wales 1980 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% Match list
NSW Firsts 1980 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% Match list
Overall 1980 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 %  
St George NSWRFL 1975 ? 3 -   - 9  
St George NSWRFL 1977 26 8 -   - 24 20 5 1 76.92% Match list
St George NSWRFL 1978 15 1 -   - 3 7 8 0 46.67% Match list
St George NSWRFL 1979 15 3 -   - 9 14 1 0 93.33% Match list
St George NSWRFL 1980 16 1 -   - 3 8 7 1 50.00% Match list
St George NSWRFL 1981 17 3 -   - 9 5 11 1 29.41% Match list
St George NSWRFL 1982 19 4 -   - 12 8 10 1 42.11% Match list
St George NSWRFL 1983 11 1 -   - 4 8 3 0 72.73% Match list
St George NSWRL 1984 24 2 -   - 8 16 8 0 66.67% Match list
St George NSWRL 1985 10 - -   - - 6 3 1 60.00% Match list
Overall 1975-1985 ? 26 0   0 81 ? ? ? ?  

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
St George 1975, 1977-85 ? 26 -   - 81 ? ? ? ?  
St George 1977-85 153 23 -   - 72 92 56 5 60.13% Match list
Overall 1975-1985 ? 26 0   0 81 ? ? ? ?  

Australian Finals Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
St George 1977, 1979-80, 1983-84 12 2 -   - 6 7 4 1 58.33% Match list
Overall 1977-1984 12 2 0   0 6 7 4 1 58.33% Match list

All Australian Club Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
St George 1975, 1977-85 ? 27 -   - 84 ? ? ? ?  
St George 1977-1985 156 23 -   - 72 94 57 5 60.26% Match list
Overall 1975-1985 ? 27 0   0 84 ? ? ? ?  

Your Say

Anonymous says: Awesome man who will always be remembered as one of dragons great players. A man who gave everything to the red and whites and he was a great bloke. Never to be forgotten!! (04/07/2012)

Ian Hartup says: A VERY CLOSE MATE AND LOYAL FRIEND SO SAD HE IS NOT AROUND TODAY, THE WORLD IS A POORER PLACE IN HIS ABSENCE (27/02/2014)

Geoff Thomas says: Stoney was always one of my favourite Dragons players as he had lots of aggression in defence but a good turn of speed when he was through a gap. Loved his partnership with John Jansen in the second row. Very loyal to the great Dragons and never looked like defecting unlike others. (16/01/2018)

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