Dane Sorensen

Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Full Name
Dane Hans Ivan Peter Sorensen
Born
Tuesday, 4th October, 1955
Current Age
66 years and 15 days
Place Of Birth
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand

Awards & Accolades

Dally M Prop Of The Year
1981

Known Family Links

Brother
Kurt Sorensen
Uncle
Dave Sorensen
Uncle
William Sorensen
Nephew
Scott Sorensen

Biography

Elder brother of Kurt Sorensen (and the nephew of noted Kiwi Test starts Bill and Dave Sorensen) set a club record number of first grade games with Cronulla. A first grader at age 17 in the Auckland competition, Dane Sorensen made his debut for NZ in the 1975 World Cup competition. He signed with the Sharks after playing against a Combined Sydney team on their NZ tour in 1976. Sorensen was joined by brother Kurt in 1979 after suspension cost him a place in the club's grand final teams in 1978. In the early 1980s he was at the centre of an international storm when Cronulla refused to release the two brothers to play for NZ. After an unsuccessful year at Easts in 1984, Dane Sorenson returned to the Sharks and gave great service to the club. An 18 Test veteran between 1975 and 1985, the tough prop surpassed Greg Pierce's club record for first grade games in 1989.

- ALAN WHITICKER

Career Statistics

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International

Test Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
New Zealand 1975, 1977, 1979, 1983-85 18 - 13   - 26 9 7 2 50.00% List
Overall 1975-1985 18 0 13   0 26 9 7 2 50.00% List

International Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
New Zealand Maori 1974-75 3 - -   - - 1 2 0 33.33% List
Overall 1974-1975 3 0 0   0 - 1 2 0 33.33% List

World Cup Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
New Zealand 1975, 1977, 1985 8 - 11   - 22 3 3 2 37.50% List
Overall 1975-1985 8 0 11   0 22 3 3 2 37.50% List


Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Cronulla NSWRFL 1977 14 2 -   - 6 10 4 0 71.43% List
Cronulla NSWRFL 1978 20 5 -   - 15 15 5 0 75.00% List
Cronulla NSWRFL 1979 20 - -   - - 11 8 1 55.00% List
Cronulla NSWRFL 1980 22 1 9   - 21 9 11 2 40.91% List
Cronulla NSWRFL 1981 23 - 3   - 6 13 9 1 56.52% List
Cronulla NSWRFL 1982 26 2 6   - 18 13 12 1 50.00% List
Cronulla NSWRFL 1983 19 2 48   - 104 10 9 0 52.63% List
Eastern Suburbs NSWRL 1984 13 - -   - - 2 11 0 15.38% List
Cronulla NSWRL 1985 10 - -   - - 3 7 0 30.00% List
Cronulla NSWRL 1986 7 - -   - - 2 5 0 28.57% List
Cronulla NSWRL 1987 22 2 -   - 8 9 12 1 40.91% List
Cronulla NSWRL 1988 17 2 -   - 8 10 5 2 58.82% List
Cronulla NSWRL 1989 16 - -   - - 10 6 0 62.50% List
Overall 1977-1989 229 16 66   0 186 117 104 8 51.09% List

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Cronulla 1977-83, 1985-89 216 16 66   - 186 115 93 8 53.24% List
Eastern Suburbs 1984 13 - -   - - 2 11 0 15.38% List
Overall 1977-1989 229 16 66   0 186 117 104 8 51.09% List

Australian Finals Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Cronulla 1977-1988 4 - -   - - 0 4 0 0.00% List
Overall 1979-1988 4 0 0   0 - 0 4 0 0.00% List

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