John 'Harve' Harvey

Coaching Career

Vital Statistics

Full Name
John Michael Harvey
Tuesday, 19th April, 1955
Current Age
69 years and 37 days
Place Of Birth
Manly, New South Wales, Australia


Fiery Manly prop played in the club's 13-10 win over P’matta in 1976 and both the grand final draw and replay with Cronulla in 1978. Harvey drew controversy during his career, first for his high arm-action when making a shoulder charge, and then when he declined to tour with 1978 Kangaroos due to family reasons. (Harvey had been a non-playing reserve against NZ that year but would only divulge his reasons for not touring to League boss, Kevin Humphreys). After a period with Easts, he captain-coached the Seagulls club in the Group 18 competition to premiership victory in 1983 and 1987. Harvey's playing career finished after captaining Wee Waa to victory in the Group 4 premiership in 1992 (at age 37) and two years later, was thrust into the role of coach of the G’Coast club following the resignation of Wally Lewis. With limited talent at the club, Harvey did enough to avoid the dreaded wooden spoon for the fourth consecutive year but was later replaced by Phil Economidis.

Coaching Career Statistics

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Competition   Games W L D Win %  
Challenge Cup AU 2 0 2 0 0.00% List
NSWRL/ARL Premiership (NRL) 44 9 33 2 20.45% List
Challenge Cup 1 1 0 0 100.00% List
Super League 58 16 41 1 27.59% List

Club Career

NSWRL/ARL Premiership (NRL) - By Year

Team Season Games W L D Win %  
Gold Coast NSWRL 1994 22 5 16 1 22.73% List
Gold Coast ARL 1995 22 4 17 1 18.18% List

NSWRL/ARL Premiership (NRL) - By Team

Team Years Games W L D Win %  
Gold Coast 1994-95 44 9 33 2 20.45% List

English Career - By Year

Team Season Games W L D Win %  
Salford 1999 31 7 23 1 22.58% List
Salford 2000 28 10 18 0 35.71% List

English Career - By Team

Team Years Games W L D Win %  
Salford 1999-00 59 17 41 1 28.81% List

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Contributions: Paul Carter, Andrew Ferguson, Rugby League Tables, Shawn Dollin, Greg Fiveash, Alan Katzmann, AJ Lucantonio

Sources: Match Video, Newspapers