Tony Melrose

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Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Born
Monday, 7th September, 1959
Current Age
60 years and 36 days

Biography

Former Australian Schoolboy RU captain toured England in 1977-78 with the Ella brothers, Michael O'Connor and Wally Lewis. After a meteoric 6 Test career and a premiership with P’matta RU club, the 20 year-old five-eighth changed codes to play for the Eels in 1980. Although he did not reach a similar level in rugby league, he was to a have a long and eventful career with four premiership clubs. Melrose proved a match-winner playing five-eighth, centre and occasionally fullback. He kicked the field goal that resulted in the draw against Manly in the last match at C’land Oval in 1981 but left the club after a falling out with coach Jack Gibson. At Souths in 1982, he was selected in one State of Origin match and seemed to on the verge of further rep honours but continually had to re-establish himself with a new club. Stints with Manly and Easts followed before he retired. In 1992 - more than a decade after he quit the amateur code - he won a court case to resume his rugby union career with Gordon.

- 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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Representative

Australia - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
New South Wales 1982 1 - 2   - 4 0 1 0 0.00% Match list
Overall 1982 1 0 2   0 4 0 1 0 0.00% Match list


Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Parramatta NSWRFL 1980 10 2 10   1 27 5 5 0 50.00% Match list
Parramatta NSWRFL 1981 10 2 8   3 25 6 3 1 60.00% Match list
South Sydney NSWRFL 1982 26 8 79   4 186 14 11 1 53.85% Match list
South Sydney NSWRFL 1983 24 2 69   8 154 11 12 1 45.83% Match list
Manly Warringah NSWRL 1984 15 4 19   1 55 9 6 0 60.00% Match list
Manly Warringah NSWRL 1985 24 3 42   - 96 12 11 1 50.00% Match list
Eastern Suburbs NSWRL 1986 22 3 47 / 68 69.12% 2 108 9 13 0 40.91% Match list
Eastern Suburbs NSWRL 1987 22 3 24 / 37 64.86% 5 65 11 10 1 50.00% Match list
Eastern Suburbs NSWRL 1988 14 1 -   2 6 2 10 2 14.29% Match list
Eastern Suburbs NSWRL 1989 15 4 -   4 20 5 10 0 33.33% Match list
Overall 1980-1989 182 32 298   30 742 84 91 7 46.15% Match list

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Parramatta 1980-81 20 4 18   4 52 11 8 1 55.00% Match list
South Sydney 1982-83 50 10 148   12 340 25 23 2 50.00% Match list
Manly Warringah 1984-85 39 7 61   1 151 21 17 1 53.85% Match list
Eastern Suburbs 1986-89 73 11 71 / 105 67.62% 13 199 27 43 3 36.99% Match list
Overall 1980-1989 182 32 298   30 742 84 91 7 46.15% Match list

Australian Finals Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Parramatta 1980-1981 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% Match list
Manly Warringah 1984 1 - 3   - 6 0 1 0 0.00% Match list
Eastern Suburbs 1986-1987 3 1 -   1 5 1 2 0 33.33% Match list
Overall 1981-1987 5 1 3   1 11 2 3 0 40.00% Match list

Your Say

Polysci says: Was being groomed to be a future Wallaby captain when he 'defected' to League at age 20. (14/05/2012)

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Last modified: Thu, 10 Oct 2019 16:51:27 +0000 (Sydney time)