Tim Brasher

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Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Born
Tuesday, 16th March, 1971
Current Age
48 years and 217 days
Place Of Birth
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Awards & Accolades

Dally M Fullback Of The Year
1996

Biography

Tim Brasher was still at school studying for his HSC when called into Balmain's first-grade team by coach Warren Ryan in 1989. That year, the former Australian Schoolboy rep was a centre in Balmain's grand final loss to Canberra in extra-time but 1992 can be considered Brasher's break-through year. Although playing much of the year on the wing, Brasher was the equal top try-scorer in the premiership with 16 tries and his great second half performance in the third and deciding State of Origin match saw him chosen in Australia's World Cup squad. Grabbing the vacant fullback position, he showed composure under extreme pressure in Australia's tight, 10-6 win over Great Britain in the final at Wembley. Despite Balmain's indifferent form, Brasher again represented NSW in 1993-94 but the emergence of Canberra's Brett Mullins relegated him to the reserve bench for his Test debut against France in 1994. Selected with the Kangaroos at year's end, Brasher had a steady tour and was a reserve back in the Third Test against Great Britain and the one-off Test in France. One of the first players signed by the ARL during the Super League war, Brasher made three Test appearances against NZ in 1995 before being chosen in Australia’s victorious World Cup team. Brasher was a try-scorer in Australia’s 16-8 win in the final and his form was consistent enough to retain his place in the Australian team against second rate Fiji, Papua New Guinea and Rest of the World teams in 1996-97. Outspoken and outwardly abrasive, he baulked at a new contract with Balmain at the height of uncertainty about the reunification of the game in 1998. Left without a club after Balmain closed the door on negotiations, Brasher signed with Souths after talks with Super League club C’bury stalled. His good form in a struggling Rabbitohs team saw him selected for NSW before recapturing a Test spot on the wing for the final two Tests against NZ at the end of the year. Following Souths’ exclusion from the NRL premiership in 2000, Brasher signed with the Nth Queensland North Queensland. His early good form saw him retain his place in the NSW State of Origin team but an off-season injury at the end of the year ruled him out of the entire 2001 season. Early in 2002 he was forced to retire but later began a career as a club owner in Canada and as a caddy for Terry Price on the lucrative pro tour.

- 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, 1994-95, 1998 14 4 -   - 16 13 1 0 92.86% Match list
Overall 1992-1998 14 4 0   0 16 13 1 0 92.86% Match list

International Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Australia 1992-1997 3 5 -   - 20 3 0 0 100.00% Match list
Overall 1996-1997 3 5 0   0 20 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 1992, 1995 6 4 -   - 16 5 1 0 83.33% Match list
Overall 1992-1995 6 4 0   0 16 5 1 0 83.33% Match list


Representative

Australia - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
New South Wales 1992-98, 2000 21 3 9   - 30 13 8 0 61.90% Match list
NSW City 1992-97 6 1 2   - 8 2 4 0 33.33% Match list
Overall 1992-2000 27 4 11   0 38 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 %  
Balmain NSWRL 1989 20 9 -   - 36 12 7 1 60.00% Match list
Balmain NSWRL 1990 24 12 32 / 52 61.54% - 112 15 9 0 62.50% Match list
Balmain NSWRL 1991 22 8 13 / 23 56.52% - 58 8 13 1 36.36% Match list
Balmain NSWRL 1992 21 16 21 / 26 80.77% - 106 9 11 1 42.86% Match list
Balmain NSWRL 1993 21 8 5 / 8 62.50% - 42 5 15 1 23.81% Match list
Balmain NSWRL 1994 21 12 20 / 34 58.82% - 88 4 17 0 19.05% Match list
Sydney Tigers ARL 1995 18 9 -   - 36 6 12 0 33.33% Match list
Sydney Tigers ARL 1996 19 4 6 / 13 46.15% - 28 10 9 0 52.63% Match list
Balmain ARL 1997 19 4 8 / 18 44.44% - 32 9 10 0 47.37% Match list
South Sydney NRL 1998 23 9 -   - 36 5 18 0 21.74% Match list
South Sydney NRL 1999 17 5 -   - 20 6 11 0 35.29% Match list
North Queensland NRL 2000 16 4 -   - 16 5 11 0 31.25% Match list
North Queensland NRL 2002 3 - -   - - 1 2 0 33.33% Match list
Overall 1989-2002 244 100 105 / 174 60.34% 0 610 95 145 4 38.93% Match list

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Balmain 1989-97 185 82 105 / 174 60.34% - 538 78 103 4 42.16% Match list
South Sydney 1998-99 40 14 -   - 56 11 29 0 27.50% Match list
North Queensland 2000, 2002 19 4 -   - 16 6 13 0 31.58% Match list
Overall 1989-2002 244 100 105 / 174 60.34% 0 610 95 145 4 38.93% Match list

Australian Finals Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Balmain 1989-90 4 1 -   - 4 2 2 0 50.00% Match list
Overall 1989-1990 4 1 0   0 4 2 2 0 50.00% Match list

Your Say

Lachlan Cole says: One of the quickest fullbacks that has ever played the game and no wonder you managed to get a lot of tries. What a player. (30/12/2013)

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