Steve Gearin

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Career Stats & Summary

Son of Jack Gearin. Brother of Paul Gearin

Vital Statistics

Born
Saturday, 29th March, 1958
Current Age
56 years and 125 days

Biography

Baby-faced winger's career is illuminated by one golden moment in the 1980 grand final. Gearin scored one of the finest tries seen at the SCG when he fielded a Greg Brentnall kick on the full and scored in the dying minutes of the match. Gearin also landed six goals from six attempts to post a personal total of 15pts in Canterbury's 18-4 win over Easts. A Newtown junior (Lewisham) Gearin was graded as a halfback by Canterbury before moving to the wing. A great goal-kicker in the traditional ‘toe-poker’ style, he eclipsed George Taylforth's club record in 1979 with 242pts (12t, 103g) - the year that the Bulldogs lost to St George in the grand final. Canterbury were premiers the following year and in 1981, Gearin was again the season's leading point-scorer with 183pts (13t, 72g). He left the club in 1982 to link with St George and was top-scorer for the club in 1983-84. Gearin then returned to Canterbury but was out of favour with Warren Ryan and successfully gained a mid-season release to play with Manly. He retired soon after, disenchanted with the defence-orientated style of play at the time.

- ALAN WHITICKER

Career Statistics

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Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Canterbury NSWRFL 1976 ? 2 -   - 6  
Canterbury NSWRFL 1977 ? 2 1   - 8  
Canterbury NSWRFL 1978 ? 7 57   - 135  
Canterbury NSWRFL 1979 ? 12 104   - 244  
Canterbury NSWRFL 1980 24 14 89   - 220 17 7 0 70.83% Match list
Canterbury NSWRFL 1981 22 13 72   - 183 8 14 0 36.36% Match list
Canterbury NSWRFL 1982 16 6 50   - 118 7 7 2 43.75% Match list
St George NSWRFL 1983 23 8 80   - 192 13 9 1 56.52% Match list
St George NSWRL 1984 24 7 81   - 190 16 8 0 66.67% Match list
Canterbury NSWRL 1985 13 7 32   - 92 7 4 2 53.85% Match list
Manly Warringah NSWRL 1986 3 - -   - - 2 1 0 66.67% Match list
Overall 1976-1986 ? 78 566   0 1,388 ? ? ? ?  

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Canterbury 1976-82, 1985 ? 63 405   - 1006 ? ? ? ?  
Canterbury 1980-82, 1985 75 40 243   - 613 39 32 4 52.00% Match list
St George 1983-84 47 15 161   - 382 29 17 1 61.70% Match list
Manly Warringah 1986 3 - -   - - 2 1 0 66.67% Match list
Overall 1976-1986 ? 78 566   0 1,388 ? ? ? ?  

Australian Finals Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Canterbury 1980 3 2 13   - 32 3 0 0 100.00% Match list
St George 1983-84 5 1 15   - 34 2 3 0 40.00% Match list
Overall 1980-1984 8 3 28   0 66 5 3 0 62.50% Match list

Your Say

Paul Carter says: In 1980 Steve Gearin sang "Hard Rock Cafe" on track 3 of the second half of "Tooth Hotels Presents Footy Favourites", an album which rugby league players performed on and came out that year. In 1983 when playing for St George against Balmain at Leichhardt Oval, Gearin kicked a penalty goal that went straight between the posts with both touch judges raising the flags. However referee Chris Ward disallowed the goal and put down a scrum after he had noticed a St George player was in front of Gearin when he took the kick. (21/03/2010)

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