Craig Field

Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Born
Tuesday, 12th December, 1972
Current Age
49 years and 44 days

Biography

Nippy, emotion-charged halfback showed flashes of brilliance and a rugged competitiveness with Souths in the early 1990s. Promoted to captain in 1994 Field tried hard to inspire an inconsistent and inexperienced Rabbitohs outfit but often let his frustrations surface on the playing field. In 1995 he was fined $10,000 for missing training and was stripped of the captaincy. It was no surprise then to see him leave the Rabbitohs at the end of 1996 but if ever a player was unsuited to the high-flying Manly club it was Field. In his two seasons with Manly, the spoiling, improvised style of the little halfback did not impress coach Bob Fulton (who had Test halves Geoff Toovey and Cliff Lyons to choose from) or the fickle Sea Eagles fans who never warmed to his obvious talent. In early 1999 Field successfully gained a release from his contract and within the week, guided Balmain to a gutsy win over his old club. One of the key members of the newly merged W’Tigers in 2000 he was banned for the remainder of the 2001 season after returning a positive drug test for recreational drugs. Fined, and later cut from the club after an incident at Balmain Leagues Club in September, he successfully appealed against his sacking but was not included in the Tigers’ playing roster in 2002. Late in 2002 Field came out of retirement to play for Pia in the south of France. In February 2003 he took over the coaching duties following the sacking of John Elias and led Pia in the club’s 16-14 loss in the French Cup final at Villeneuve. Later that year he returned to Australia where he captained Newtown in the Premier Division competition before returning to France.

- 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 1994-95, 1997 3 - -   - - 1 2 0 33.33% List
Overall 1994-1997 3 0 0   0 - 1 2 0 33.33% List


Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
South Sydney NSWRL 1990 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% List
South Sydney NSWRL 1991 3 - -   - - 2 1 0 66.67% List
South Sydney NSWRL 1992 2 - -   - - 1 1 0 50.00% List
South Sydney NSWRL 1993 18 6 28 / 52 53.85% - 80 5 13 0 27.78% List
South Sydney NSWRL 1994 21 9 10 / 24 41.67% - 56 9 11 1 42.86% List
South Sydney ARL 1995 21 4 15 / 27 55.56% - 46 4 16 1 19.05% List
South Sydney ARL 1996 18 3 30 / 47 63.83% - 72 5 12 1 27.78% List
Manly ARL 1997 25 3 31 / 60 51.67% 3 77 17 6 2 68.00% List
Manly NRL 1998 24 4 12 / 22 54.55% - 40 13 11 0 54.17% List
Manly NRL 1999 5 - 1 / 4 25.00% - 2 0 5 0 0.00% List
Balmain NRL 1999 17 2 1 / 3 33.33% 2 12 5 12 0 29.41% List
Wests Tigers NRL 2000 24 4 -   2 18 11 11 2 45.83% List
Wests Tigers NRL 2001 4 - 7 / 11 63.64% 1 15 2 2 0 50.00% List
Overall 1990-2001 183 35 135 / 250 54.00% 8 418 74 102 7 40.44% List

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
South Sydney 1990-96 84 22 83 / 150 55.33% - 254 26 55 3 30.95% List
Manly 1997-99 54 7 44 / 86 51.16% 3 119 30 22 2 55.56% List
Balmain 1999 17 2 1 / 3 33.33% 2 12 5 12 0 29.41% List
Wests Tigers 2000-01 28 4 7 / 11 63.64% 3 33 13 13 2 46.43% List
Overall 1990-2001 183 35 135 / 250 54.00% 8 418 74 102 7 40.44% List

Australian Finals Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Manly 1997-98 4 - -   2 2 2 2 0 50.00% List
Overall 1997-1998 4 0 0   2 2 2 2 0 50.00% List

English League Career - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Pia 2004 - - -   - - - List
Overall -2004 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 %  
Pia 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% List
Pia 2004 ? - -   - - ? ? ? ?  
Overall -2004 ? 0 0   0 - ? ? ? ?  

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