Braith Anasta

Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Born
Thursday, 14th January, 1982
Current Age
40 years and 206 days
Place Of Birth
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Awards & Accolades

Dally M Rookie Of The Year
2001
Dally M Five-Eighth Of The Year
2005
Peter Frilingos Memorial - Headline Moment of the Year
2007
RLPA Player of the Year
2008
Dally M Captain Of The Year
2010

Known Family Links

Uncle
George Piggins

Biography

Souths junior was recommended to the Bulldogs by his uncle, Souths president George Piggins, after the exclusion of the Rabbitohs from the 2000 NRL competition. Anasta made his first grade debut that year but was not originally named in the Bulldogs first grade squad for 2001. A series of scintillating displays coming off the interchange bench saw him make the first grade five-eighth position his own in 2001. Anasta formed a great partnership with the experienced Darrell Trindall until a broken thumb and an ankle injury ruled him out of the club’s elimination final against Cronulla. A prodigious talent, the ‘Dally M’ Rookie of the Year represented Australia U’19s before being chosen on the Kangaroo Tour. Anasta made his Test debut from the bench against Papua New Guinea in October. On the shortened Kangaroo Tour he showed his class in three appearances from the interchange bench (in the Second Test, at Huddersfield, he was forced to play winger following the injury to Lote Tuqiri). Despite sporadic appearances for NSW in the ensuing three seasons Anasta was unable to force his way back into the Australian Test team. In 2004 he was a vital part of the Bulldogs’ grand final success but following criticism of his form at five-eighth during the 2005 season, Anasta signed with the Sydney Roosters in 2006 where he again represented NSW.

- 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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Competitions

Competition   App T G   FG Pts W L D Win %  
NRL 288 88 122   18 614 147 135 6 51.04% List
NRL Finals 13 6 -   4 28 6 7 0 46.15% List
Test Series 3 1 -   - - 2 1 0 66.67% List
The Ashes 3 1 -   - 8 2 1 0 66.67% List
City vs Country 7 - -   1 1 4 2 1 57.14% List
State of Origin 10 2 -   - 8 4 6 0 40.00% List
World Club Challenge 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% List
Anzac Cup 7 1 5   - 14 1 6 0 14.29% List


International

Test Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Australia 2001 4 1 1   - 6 3 1 0 75.00% List
Greece 2013 1 4 15   - 46 1 0 0 100.00% List
Overall 2001-2013 5 5 16   0 52 4 1 0 80.00% List


Representative

Australia - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
New South Wales 2002-03, 2005-08 10 2 -   - 8 4 6 0 40.00% List
NSW City 2002-08 7 - -   1 1 4 2 1 57.14% List
Overall 2002-2008 17 2 0   1 9 8 8 1 47.06% List


Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Bulldogs NRL 2000 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% List
Bulldogs NRL 2001 24 13 1 / 1 100.00% 1 55 15 6 3 62.50% List
Bulldogs NRL 2002 17 10 -   2 42 15 1 1 88.24% List
Bulldogs NRL 2003 19 8 -   2 34 12 7 0 63.16% List
Bulldogs NRL 2004 26 8 -   2 34 20 6 0 76.92% List
Bulldogs NRL 2005 23 11 1 / 2 50.00% 3 49 9 13 1 39.13% List
Sydney NRL 2006 16 - -   - - 5 11 0 31.25% List
Sydney NRL 2007 19 5 -   2 22 8 10 1 42.11% List
Sydney NRL 2008 25 11 5 / 7 71.43% 1 55 14 11 0 56.00% List
Sydney NRL 2009 14 5 6 / 6 100.00% 1 33 3 11 0 21.43% List
Sydney NRL 2010 27 9 2 / 2 100.00% 1 41 17 10 0 62.96% List
Sydney NRL 2011 24 2 41 / 54 75.93% 1 91 10 14 0 41.67% List
Sydney NRL 2012 22 4 62 / 82 75.61% - 140 7 15 0 31.82% List
Wests Tigers NRL 2013 18 1 4 / 5 80.00% - 12 5 13 0 27.78% List
Wests Tigers NRL 2014 13 1 0 / 1 0.00% 2 6 7 6 0 53.85% List
Overall 2000-2014 288 88 122 / 160 76.25% 18 614 147 135 6 51.04% List

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Canterbury 2000-05 110 50 2 / 3 66.67% 10 214 71 34 5 64.55% List
Sydney 2006-12 147 36 116 / 151 76.82% 6 382 64 82 1 43.54% List
Wests Tigers 2013-14 31 2 4 / 6 66.67% 2 18 12 19 0 38.71% List
Overall 2000-2014 288 88 122 / 160 76.25% 18 614 147 135 6 51.04% List

Australian Finals Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Canterbury 2000-2004 7 2 -   2 10 3 4 0 42.86% List
Sydney 2006-2010 6 4 -   2 18 3 3 0 50.00% List
Overall 2001-2010 13 6 0   4 28 6 7 0 46.15% List

All Australian Club Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Canterbury 2000-05 111 50 2   10 214 71 35 5 63.96% List
Sydney 2006-12 147 36 116   6 382 64 82 1 43.54% List
Wests Tigers 2013-14 31 2 4   2 18 12 19 0 38.71% List
Overall 2000-2014 289 88 122   18 614 147 136 6 50.87% List

English League Career - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Bulldogs NRL 2005 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% List
Overall 2005 1 0 0   0 - 0 1 0 0.00% List

English League Career - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Canterbury 2000-2005 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% List
Bulldogs 2005 ? - -   - - ? ? ? ?  
Overall 2005 ? 0 0   0 - ? ? ? ?  

Your Say

Anonymous says: Braith should never have been dropped out of origin contentions so early like he was.. (02/07/2012)

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