Rod Wishart

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Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Born
Tuesday, 15th October, 1968
Current Age
50 years and 34 days
Place Of Birth
Gerringong, New South Wales, Australia

Awards & Accolades

Dally M Winger Of The Year
1991
Ken Stephen Memorial Award
1995

Biography

Gerringong winger/centre, coached by Mick Cronin before joining the Steelers in 1989, became the greatest point-scorer in the club’s history. A winger with the strength of an extra forward, Wishart burst onto the State of Origin scene in 1990 and would have toured with the Kangaroos that year but was injured. The following year he became the Steelers' first Test player when chosen in the first match of the Trans Tasman series. In the Second Test Wishart suffered an eye socket injury after being kneed as he scored a try but recovered to tour Papua New Guinea at the end of the year. Wishart scored three tries in Australia's 58-2 First Test win in Goroka and followed with another try in the Second Test in Port Moresby. In 1992 he was chosen for the First Test against Great Britain but was dropped following Australia's shock 33-10 loss in the Second Test of the series. Later that year it was Wishart's converted try against Manly in the final match of the season that clinched the club's first semi-final berth but a hamstring injury kept him out of Australia's World Cup squad at year’s end. Despite good performances for I’warra and NSW in 1993 he could not break back into Test football. Surpassing John Dorahy's career points total for the club, his value as a deadly accurate goal-kicker and determined runner earned him one of the four wing spots on the 1994 Kangaroo Tour. In England Wishart was selected in Australia's Second Test team and he responded with 7 goals from 9 attempts in the vital 38-8 win in Manchester. In the decider at Elland Road Wishart contributed a try and three goals in Australia's 23-4 win and backed this up with a 26 point-haul (1t, 11g) against France to finish as the leading point-scorer on tour. During the ensuing Super League war Wishart continued his rep career for NSW and Australia and played in matches against NZ (1995), Fiji and Papua New Guinea (both 1996). A serious shoulder injury sidelined him for most of the 1997 season but by the time I’warra merged with St George at the end of 1998 season Wishart held club records for most career points, most career tries, most points in a season (176pts in 1995) and most points in a match (22pts scored on four separate occasions). Originally missing out on a place in the Dragons’ first grade team he was used as an interchange player in the club’s shattering grand final loss to Melbourne in 1999. Wishart originally contemplated a move to rugby union with the ACT Brumbies but when the deal fell through he announced his retirement.

- ALAN WHITICKER

Career Statistics

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International

Test Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Australia 1991-92, 1994-95 15 10 43   - 126 13 2 0 86.67% Match list
Overall 1991-1995 15 10 43   0 126 13 2 0 86.67% Match list

International Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Australia 1991-1996 3 4 7   - 30 3 0 0 100.00% Match list
Overall 1994-1996 3 4 7   0 30 3 0 0 100.00% Match list

World Cup Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Australia 1991, 1995 5 3 2   - 16 4 1 0 80.00% Match list
Overall 1991-1995 5 3 2   0 16 4 1 0 80.00% Match list


Representative

Australia - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
New South Wales 1990-98 22 5 23   - 66 12 10 0 54.55% Match list
NSW Country 1991-94, 1996 5 1 9   - 22 3 2 0 60.00% Match list
Overall 1990-1998 27 6 32   0 88 15 12 0 55.56% Match list


Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Illawarra NSWRL 1989 19 2 37 / 59 62.71% - 82 1 17 1 5.26% Match list
Illawarra NSWRL 1990 17 5 46 / 70 65.71% - 112 9 7 1 52.94% Match list
Illawarra NSWRL 1991 15 8 46 / 71 64.79% - 124 9 5 1 60.00% Match list
Illawarra NSWRL 1992 12 3 16 / 26 61.54% - 44 6 5 1 50.00% Match list
Illawarra NSWRL 1993 21 11 37 / 77 48.05% - 118 11 10 0 52.38% Match list
Illawarra NSWRL 1994 13 8 49 / 65 75.38% - 130 6 6 1 46.15% Match list
Illawarra ARL 1995 19 11 66 / 94 70.21% - 176 9 9 1 47.37% Match list
Illawarra ARL 1996 18 14 52 / 71 73.24% - 160 6 12 0 33.33% Match list
Illawarra ARL 1997 5 3 14 / 21 66.67% - 40 2 2 1 40.00% Match list
Illawarra NRL 1998 15 3 23 / 39 58.97% - 58 7 7 1 46.67% Match list
St George Illawarra NRL 1999 23 10 4 / 9 44.44% - 48 17 6 0 73.91% Match list
Overall 1989-1999 177 78 390 / 602 64.78% 0 1,092 83 86 8 46.89% Match list

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Illawarra 1989-98 154 68 386 / 593 65.09% - 1044 66 80 8 42.86% Match list
St George Illawarra 1999 23 10 4 / 9 44.44% - 48 17 6 0 73.91% Match list
Overall 1989-1999 177 78 390 / 602 64.78% 0 1,092 83 86 8 46.89% Match list

Australian Finals Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Illawarra 1989-1992 3 1 5   - 14 1 2 0 33.33% Match list
St George Illawarra 1999 4 2 -   - 8 3 1 0 75.00% Match list
Overall 1992-1999 7 3 5   0 22 4 3 0 57.14% Match list

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