Steve Renouf

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Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Nickname(s)
Pearl
Born
Monday, 8th June, 1970
Current Age
44 years and 196 days
Place Of Birth
Murgon, Queensland, Australia

Biography

A member of the Brisbane reserve grade side that won the premiership in 1990, Renouf blossomed into an international star in two short seasons. Easily recognisable in his trademark headgear, Renouf had incredible acceleration and exuded both confidence and class in the centres. After making his State of Origin debut in 1991, it was his performance in the 1992 grand final (including a sensational length of the field try), that earned him selection in Australia's World Cup squad. Securing his place in the final against Great Britain, Renouf turned the match when he charged onto a Kevin Walters pass and scored the winning try. A week later, Brisbane defeated Wigan to claim the World Club Championship and Renouf had arrived as an international player. Despite his diagnosis as a diabetic, his career continued into overdrive. Renouf made his Test debut in place of suspended Australian captain Mal Meninga on the 1993 tour of NZ but on the eve of Brisbane's semi-final campaign, had his jaw broken in an off field incident while attending a party in his home town of Murgon. Renouf made a timely recovery to take his place in Brisbane's second successive grand final win. Renouf scored 4 tries in a match on a number of occasions during his career and in 1994, set a club record 23 tries in a season. That year, he also scored three tries in Australia's 58-0 thrashing of France at P’matta Stadium as well as Australia's sole try in the disappointing 8-4 First Test loss at Wembley Stadium. Renouf played in each of the three remaining Test wins on tour, finishing a memorable international year with two tries in the record 74-0 thrashing of France. His rep career was then put on hold by the game’s Super League split and a crippling foot injury. In 1997, after his three-try effort in Brisbane’s Telstra Cup grand final win against Cronulla, he made one Test appearance against NZ late in the year but withdrew from Super League’s tour of Great Britain because of injury. Renouf appeared in all three Tests against NZ in the reunified 1998 season and won his fourth first grade premiership with the club. In March 1999, he suffered a broken foot before announcing his retirement from rep football to concentrate on his club duties. Renouf signed a two-year contract to play with Wigan, but his farewell to Australian football came prematurely when he broke his arm towards the end of the season – a low-key finish for one of the most exciting centres the game has produced. Autobiography, Pearl (2003).

- 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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International

Test Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Australia 1992-94, 1998 10 11 -   - 44 7 2 1 70.00% Match list
Australia (SL) 1997 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% Match list
Overall 1992-1998 11 11 0   0 44 7 3 1 63.64% Match list

International Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Australia 1992-1994 1 2 -   - 8 1 0 0 100.00% Match list
Overall 1994 1 2 0   0 8 1 0 0 100.00% Match list

World Cup Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Australia 1992 1 1 -   - 4 1 0 0 100.00% Match list
Overall 1992 1 1 0   0 4 1 0 0 100.00% Match list


Representative

Australia - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Queensland 1991-94, 1996, 1998 11 2 -   - 8 4 7 0 36.36% Match list
Queensland (SL) 1997 2 2 -   - 8 0 2 0 0.00% Match list
Overall 1991-1998 13 4 0   0 16 4 9 0 30.77% Match list


Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Brisbane NSWRL 1989 10 - -   - - 3 7 0 30.00% Match list
Brisbane NSWRL 1990 4 2 -   - 8 2 2 0 50.00% Match list
Brisbane NSWRL 1991 20 15 -   - 60 11 9 0 55.00% Match list
Brisbane NSWRL 1992 23 12 -   - 48 19 4 0 82.61% Match list
Brisbane NSWRL 1993 18 16 -   - 64 14 4 0 77.78% Match list
Brisbane NSWRL 1994 21 23 -   - 92 13 7 1 61.90% Match list
Brisbane ARL 1995 14 15 -   - 60 9 5 0 64.29% Match list
Brisbane ARL 1996 22 19 -   - 76 17 5 0 77.27% Match list
Brisbane Super League 1997 15 14 -   - 56 12 2 1 80.00% Match list
Brisbane NRL 1998 26 20 -   - 80 20 5 1 76.92% Match list
Brisbane NRL 1999 10 6 -   - 24 6 3 1 60.00% Match list
Overall 1989-1999 ? 142 0   0 568 ? ? ? ?  

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Brisbane 1989-99 183 142 -   - 568 126 53 4 68.85% Match list
Overall 1989-1999 ? 142 0   0 568 ? ? ? ?  

Australian Finals Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Brisbane 1989-1998 17 12 -   - 48 10 7 0 58.82% Match list
Overall 1990-1998 17 12 0   0 48 10 7 0 58.82% Match list

All Australian Club Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Brisbane 1989-99 185 155 -   - 620 137 61 4 74.05% Match list
Overall 1989-1999 ? 155 0   0 620 ? ? ? ?  

English League Career - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Wigan Challenge Cup 2000 3 3 -   - 12 2 1 0 66.67% Match list
Wigan Super League V 2000 29 20 -   - 80 23 5 1 79.31% Match list
Wigan Challenge Cup 2001 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% Match list
Wigan Super League VI 2001 26 20 -   - 80 19 6 1 73.08% Match list
Overall 2000-2001 ? 43 0   0 172 ? ? ? ?  

English League Career - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Wigan 2000-01 59 43 -   - 172 44 13 2 74.58% Match list
Overall 2000-2001 ? 43 0   0 172 ? ? ? ?  

Your Say

Lachlan Cole says: You were one of the best players to ever put on a Broncos jersey. You were without a doubt one of the most prolific try scorers that were around in your years. (03/12/2013)

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Last modified: Thu, 16 Oct 2014 14:14:35 +1100 (Sydney time)