Ron Gibbs

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Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Born
Saturday, 14th April, 1962
Current Age
56 years and 215 days
Place Of Birth
Brewarrina, New South Wales, Australia

Biography

Newcastle Wests centre was a Country rep in 1982 before coming to Easts. Shifting to the forwards, 'Rambo' Ron Gibbs created headlines at Manly in 1987 when he signed with newly the formed G’Coast club midway through the season. Manly won the premiership that year and Gibbs was a star performer with his tank-like runs and hard, head-on defence. He was sent off in his last appearance in a Sea Eagle jersey - in the World Club Championship loss to Wigan. (Gibbs also had two controversial seasons with Castleford in England, which involved a four-match suspension.) At the G’Coast he broke his arm in a trial match and failed to reach similar heights despite a huge contract. He later took part in the Pacific Cup tournament in Tonga but the G’Coast cut him from the club at the end of 1990. Gibbs later successfully sued the club for breach of contract involving the failed payment of a block of land. In 1991 he played with Wests for match payments but after a good season, departed the club to captain-coach in the country.

- 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 Firsts 1982 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% Match list
NSW Country 1987, 1989 2 - -   - - 0 2 0 0.00% Match list
Overall 1982-1989 3 0 0   0 0 3 0 0.00% Match list


Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Eastern Suburbs NSWRFL 1983 12 1 -   - 4 8 3 1 66.67% Match list
Eastern Suburbs NSWRL 1985 19 4 1   - 18 8 8 3 42.11% Match list
Manly Warringah NSWRL 1986 21 2 -   - 8 12 8 1 57.14% Match list
Manly Warringah NSWRL 1987 26 4 -   - 16 20 5 1 76.92% Match list
Gold Coast NSWRL 1988 14 2 -   - 8 3 10 1 21.43% Match list
Gold Coast NSWRL 1989 22 4 -   - 16 7 14 1 31.82% Match list
Gold Coast NSWRL 1990 20 - -   - - 4 16 0 20.00% Match list
Western Suburbs NSWRL 1991 16 - -   - - 10 6 0 62.50% Match list
Overall 1983-1991 150 17 1   0 70 72 70 8 48.00% Match list

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Eastern Suburbs 1983, 1985 31 5 1   - 22 16 11 4 51.61% Match list
Manly Warringah 1986-87 47 6 -   - 24 32 13 2 68.09% Match list
Gold Coast 1988-90 56 6 -   - 24 14 40 2 25.00% Match list
Western Suburbs 1991 16 - -   - - 10 6 0 62.50% Match list
Overall 1983-1991 150 17 1   0 70 72 70 8 48.00% Match list

Australian Finals Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Manly Warringah 1986-1987 2 - -   - - 2 0 0 100.00% Match list
Overall 1987 2 0 0   0 2 0 0 100.00% Match list

All Australian Club Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Eastern Suburbs 1983, 1985 31 5 1   - 22 16 11 4 51.61% Match list
Manly Warringah 1986-87 48 6 -   - 24 32 14 2 66.67% Match list
Gold Coast 1988-90 56 6 -   - 24 14 40 2 25.00% Match list
Western Suburbs 1991 16 - -   - - 10 6 0 62.50% Match list
Overall 1983-1991 151 17 1   0 70 72 71 8 47.68% Match list

English League Career - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Castleford Championship 1988/89 ? 3 -   - 12  
Castleford Championship 1989/90 ? 6 -   - 24  
Overall 1988-1990 ? 12 0   0 48 ? ? ? ?  

English League Career - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Castleford 1988-90 ? 12 -   - 48 ? ? ? ?  
Overall 1988-1990 ? 12 0   0 48 ? ? ? ?  

Your Say

Paul Carter says: In 1982 Gibbs scored 3 tries for the Western Suburbs Rosellas as they Beat Kurri Kurri to win the Newcastle Grand Final 21-14 at Energy Australia Stadium when it was called the Newcastle International Sports Centre. (09/04/2010)

Dane-Michael Starwood says: Ron Gibbs was an outstanding and immensely talented rugby league player who was just an inspiration to watch and he really should have stayed at Manly. That spectacular try he scored for Manly against Souths was a hint of his greatness, and when tackling in defense he launched himself like a missile against the ball carrier, we won't see his likes again. (10/05/2011)

R says: Ron played for the Mudgee Dragons in 1992 as Captain/Coach. (18/05/2011)

Troy shepherd says: One of the hardest players to play the game. I used to have a chat to him at most giants home games . He would come out prior to the main game. Really top bloke, even had a few beers with him after the game at the club house (seagulls). Would have preferred him to stay at manly, but thems the breaks. Best tackle was when he broke wally lewis,s arm. (28/10/2011)

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Last modified: Thu, 15 Nov 2018 15:16:05 +0000 (Sydney time)