Rod Silva

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Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Born
Sunday, 10th December, 1967
Current Age
46 years and 347 days

Awards & Accolades

1993
Dally M Fullback Of The Year

Biography

Dashing fullback, a Penrith junior, made a great impression in his debut season with Easts in 1988. Selected for City in 1989, Silva's great pace and swerve were seen to advantage when running the ball back or backing up to score a try. In 1992 he suffered a shattered jaw in a match against Cronulla and though the season was lost, he quickly regained his confidence to reproduce his best form in 1993-94. After signing a Super League contract in 1995, he was dumped to reserve grade by Easts’ pro-ARL coach Phil Gould and successfully sought a release from the club to play for C’bury. In an amazing end to a troubled season, Silva’s showed his class and experience at fullback in the Bulldogs’ ‘against all odds’ grand final win over Manly. A try-scorer in the match, he again found himself on the outer with his coach, this time Chris Anderson, during the 1996 season. A NSW policeman, Silva’s dedication to his profession brought him into conflict with the Super League club’s move to full-time professionalism. In characteristic fashion, Silva then overcame a series of personal tragedies to claw his way back from the Metropolitan Cup competition and regain his place as fullback in C’bury’s grand final loss to Brisbane in 1998. Silva savoured another premiership title, with the Bulldogs’ First Division team in 2000, before retiring at the end of 2001.

- 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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Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Eastern Suburbs NSWRL 1988 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% Match list
Eastern Suburbs NSWRL 1989 13 1 -   - 4 4 8 1 30.77% Match list
Eastern Suburbs NSWRL 1990 18 8 -   - 32 4 13 1 22.22% Match list
Eastern Suburbs NSWRL 1991 6 - -   - - 4 2 0 66.67% Match list
Eastern Suburbs NSWRL 1992 8 4 -   - 16 6 2 0 75.00% Match list
Eastern Suburbs NSWRL 1993 22 8 -   - 32 11 10 1 50.00% Match list
Eastern Suburbs NSWRL 1994 22 13 0 / 1 0.00% - 52 6 15 1 27.27% Match list
Sydney City ARL 1995 2 - -   - - 1 1 0 50.00% Match list
Sydney Bulldogs ARL 1995 16 8 -   - 32 12 4 0 75.00% Match list
Canterbury ARL 1996 12 9 -   - 36 7 5 0 58.33% Match list
Canterbury Super League 1997 14 7 -   - 28 8 6 0 57.14% Match list
Canterbury NRL 1998 13 11 -   - 44 10 3 0 76.92% Match list
Canterbury NRL 1999 26 18 -   - 72 16 9 1 61.54% Match list
Bulldogs NRL 2000 18 2 -   - 8 6 12 0 33.33% Match list
Bulldogs NRL 2001 1 1 -   - 4 1 0 0 100.00% Match list
Overall 1988-2001 ? 90 0 / 1 0.00% 0 360 ? ? ? ?  

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Eastern Suburbs 1988-95 92 34 - / 1 0.00% - 136 37 51 4 40.22% Match list
Canterbury 1995-01 100 56 -   - 224 60 39 1 60.00% Match list
Overall 1988-2001 ? 90 0 / 1 0.00% 0 360 ? ? ? ?  

Australian Finals Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Canterbury 1995, 1997-99 12 7 -   - 28 9 3 0 75.00% Match list
Overall 1995-1999 12 7 0   0 28 9 3 0 75.00% Match list

All Australian Club Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Eastern Suburbs 1988-95 92 34 -   - 136 37 51 4 40.22% Match list
Canterbury 1995-01 100 57 -   - 228 69 42 1 69.00% Match list
Overall 1988-2001 ? 91 0   0 364 ? ? ? ?  

Your Say

Anonymous says: Congratulations on your blurb on Rod Silva.I can't reveal who I am,but I can tell you I know Rod better than most.I've known Rod for 26 years.This piece on Rod is the most accurate I've ever read.Well done,anonymous. (07/06/2012)

Anonymous says: A great footballer and great Policeman.

Ajax, APM (10/07/2012)

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