Chris O'Sullivan

Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Full Name
Chris Mark O'Sullivan
Born
Wednesday, 23rd September, 1959
Current Age
62 years and 75 days
Place Of Birth
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

Biography

Match-winning pivot started his premiership career during Canberra’s debut year in the NSWRL and was on hand at the end of the decade to play his role in the Raider’s grand final success. O’Sullivan was playing first grade as a 17-year-old with East Canberra before joining Lakes United in the Newcastle competition. He trialled with Cronulla in 1981 but was unfortunately suspended whilst playing in a trial match and missed being graded with the Sharks. A rugged competitor and a tenacious defender, he came to Canberra in 1982 and although he started the season in reserve grade he finished the year as the Raiders’ leading try-scorer (11t). A member of the Raiders team that went down to Manly in the 1987 grand final he showed his quick thinking when he feigned injury close to the line before miraculously springing to his feet to back up and score the Raiders’ only try in the match. In the titanic 1989 grand final against Balmain O’Sullivan potted the vital field-goal that gave the Raiders a 15-14 lead in extra-time. The following year he was a member of the Canberra team that narrowly defeated Penrith in the premiership decider. O’Sullivan left the Raiders to play a season with English club Warrington but returned to the club for a brief cameo during the troubled 1992 season.

- ALAN WHITICKER

Career Statistics

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Representative

Australia - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
NSW City Firsts 1984 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% List
Aus Presidents XIII 1985 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% List
NSW Country 1988 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% List
Overall 1984-1988 3 0 0   0 - 2 1 0 66.67% List


Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Canberra NSWRFL 1982 20 12 2   - 40 4 16 0 20.00% List
Canberra NSWRFL 1983 26 10 -   - 40 9 17 0 34.62% List
Canberra NSWRL 1984 25 9 -   - 36 13 12 0 52.00% List
Canberra NSWRL 1985 20 3 -   - 12 7 12 1 35.00% List
Canberra NSWRL 1986 24 5 1 / 1 100.00% - 22 8 15 1 33.33% List
Canberra NSWRL 1987 23 11 -   4 48 14 9 0 60.87% List
Canberra NSWRL 1988 17 4 -   2 18 12 5 0 70.59% List
Canberra NSWRL 1989 23 7 10 / 11 90.91% 2 50 18 5 0 78.26% List
Canberra NSWRL 1990 18 2 -   1 9 13 4 1 72.22% List
Canberra NSWRL 1992 6 - -   1 1 2 4 0 33.33% List
Overall 1982-1992 202 63 13   10 276 100 99 3 49.50% List

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Canberra 1982-90, 1992 202 63 13   10 276 100 99 3 49.50% List
Overall 1982-1992 202 63 13   10 276 100 99 3 49.50% List

Australian Finals Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Canberra 1982-1990 11 6 3   2 32 8 3 0 72.73% List
Overall 1987-1990 11 6 3   2 32 8 3 0 72.73% List

All Australian Club Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Canberra 1982-90, 1992 203 64 14   10 282 100 100 3 49.26% List
Overall 1982-1992 203 64 14   10 282 100 100 3 49.26% List

English League Career - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Oldham Championship 1988/89 22 5 1   4 26 8 13 1 36.36% List
Warrington Championship 1990/91 27 3 -   2 14 15 11 1 55.56% List
Swinton Championship 1991/92 11 1 -   1 5 2 9 0 18.18% List
Overall 1988-1992 60 9 1   7 45 25 33 2 41.67% List

English League Career - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Oldham 1988 22 5 1   4 26 8 13 1 36.36% List
Warrington 1990 27 3 -   2 14 15 11 1 55.56% List
Swinton 1991 11 1 -   1 5 2 9 0 18.18% List
Overall 1988-1992 60 9 1   7 45 25 33 2 41.67% List

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