Danny Buderus

Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Born
Monday, 6th February, 1978
Current Age
44 years and 303 days
Place Of Birth
Taree, New South Wales, Australia

Awards & Accolades

Dally M Hooker Of The Year
2002, 2004, 2005
Dally M Representative Player Of The Year
2002
Dally M Player Of The Year
2004
RLPA Player of the Year
2004
Brad Fittler Medal
2009
National Rugby League Hall Of Fame
2019

Biography

The Knights graded this Taree junior, Trent Barrett’s halfback partner with the Australian Schoolboys in 1995, as a halfback/centre in 1996. Newcastle coach Mal Reilly suggested the positional change – resulting in the Newcastle hooker becoming the wildcard selection in the Australian Test team in 2001. Buderus had a great game for Country Origin and despite being overlooked by State selectors in favour of Luke Priddis and Craig Gower, he was chosen to make his Test debut against NZ in July. Buderus capped a tremendous season with a sterling performance in Newcastle’s grand final win over P’matta and selection in Australia’s Kangaroo squad. Although Newcastle players were rested from the one-off Test against Papua New Guinea in October, Buderus appeared in all three Test matches on the shorted Kangaroo Tour following the injury to Penrith’s Craig Gower and the decision not to send a back-up hooker. Buderus’ rep career never skipped a beat in 2003, despite Newcastle’s indifferent form, and following team-mate Andrew Johns’ continued absence through injury, the hard-working hooker took over as Knights captain. In 2004 Buderus represented Australia in the ANZac Test before leading NSW to victory in the State of Origin series. At the end of the season he was a worthy winner of the ‘Dally M’ Player of the Year medal, but higher honours were still to come. Chosen in the Australian team for the Tri Nations competition in England, Buderus captained Australia in two Tests against Great Britain during the competition - thus becoming the Knights’ third Test captain after Paul Harragon and Andrew Johns. Buderus captained NSW to Origin success in 2005 but after the Knights struggled through an injury-ravaged season and finished with the wooden spoon the veteran hooker led Australia against Great Britain (20-6 winners in Wigan) and into the 24-0 loss to NZ in the Tri-Nations final. In 2006 Buderus missed the one-off Test against NZ through injury, and following NSW’s State of Origin loss, stood down from Test duty while he awaited the birth of his child.

- ALAN WHITICKER

Career Statistics

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Competitions

Competition   App T G   FG Pts W L D Win %  
NRL 257 61 1   - 246 150 102 5 58.37% List
NRL Finals 15 2 -   - 8 7 8 0 46.67% List
City vs Country 5 1 -   - 4 1 3 1 20.00% List
Test Series 6 - -   - - 5 1 0 83.33% List
The Ashes 6 - -   - - 5 1 0 83.33% List
World Club Challenge 2 1 -   - 4 0 2 0 0.00% List
State of Origin 21 2 -   - 8 10 10 1 47.62% List
Tour Matches Australia 5 3 -   - 12 5 0 0 100.00% List
Anzac Tests 2 1 -   - 4 2 0 0 100.00% List
Tri-Nations 10 - -   - - 6 3 1 60.00% List
Super League 71 14 -   - 56 45 24 2 63.38% List
Challenge Cup 11 1 -   - 4 8 3 0 72.73% List


International

Test Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Australia 2001-06 25 4 -   - 16 19 5 1 76.00% List
Overall 2001-2006 25 4 0   0 16 19 5 1 76.00% List


Representative

Australia - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
NSW Country 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007-08 5 1 -   - 4 1 3 1 20.00% List
New South Wales 2002-08 21 2 -   - 8 10 10 1 47.62% List
Overall 2001-2008 26 3 0   0 12 11 13 2 42.31% List


Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Newcastle ARL 1997 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% List
Newcastle NRL 1998 19 4 -   - 16 12 6 1 63.16% List
Newcastle NRL 1999 22 5 -   - 20 13 8 1 59.09% List
Newcastle NRL 2000 24 8 -   - 32 13 10 1 54.17% List
Newcastle NRL 2001 25 4 -   - 16 18 6 1 72.00% List
Newcastle NRL 2002 19 7 -   - 28 14 5 0 73.68% List
Newcastle NRL 2003 23 10 -   - 40 14 9 0 60.87% List
Newcastle NRL 2004 22 7 -   - 28 10 12 0 45.45% List
Newcastle NRL 2005 15 3 -   - 12 7 8 0 46.67% List
Newcastle NRL 2006 22 6 -   - 24 13 9 0 59.09% List
Newcastle NRL 2007 13 1 -   - 4 7 6 0 53.85% List
Newcastle NRL 2008 15 3 -   - 12 8 7 0 53.33% List
Newcastle NRL 2012 22 2 -   - 8 10 12 0 45.45% List
Newcastle NRL 2013 15 1 1 / 1 100.00% - 6 10 4 1 66.67% List
Overall 1997-2013 257 61 1 / 1 100.00% 0 246 150 102 5 58.37% List

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Newcastle 1997-08, 2012-13 257 61 1 / 1 100.00% - 246 150 102 5 58.37% List
Overall 1997-2013 257 61 1 / 1 100.00% 0 246 150 102 5 58.37% List

Australian Finals Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Newcastle 1997-2013 15 2 -   - 8 7 8 0 46.67% List
Overall 1998-2013 15 2 0   0 8 7 8 0 46.67% List

All Australian Club Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Newcastle 1997-08, 2012-13 258 62 1   - 250 150 103 5 58.14% List
Overall 1997-2013 258 62 1   0 250 150 103 5 58.14% List

English League Career - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Newcastle NRL 2002 1 1 -   - 4 0 1 0 0.00% List
Leeds Super League XIV 2009 17 2 -   - 8 11 6 0 64.71% List
Leeds Super League XV 2010 31 6 -   - 24 20 10 1 64.52% List
Leeds Super League XVI 2011 35 7 -   - 28 22 12 1 62.86% List
Overall 2002-2011 84 16 0   0 64 53 29 2 63.10% List

English League Career - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Newcastle 1997-2002 1 1 -   - 4 0 1 0 0.00% List
Newcastle 2002 ? 1 -   - 4 ? ? ? ?  
Leeds 2009-11 83 15 -   - 60 53 28 2 63.86% List
Overall 2002-2011 ? 16 0   0 64 ? ? ? ?  

Your Say

ROK says: One of the best dummy halves to ever play the game (26/07/2018)

Lois Dargan says: Good on you Danny for your role as general manager of the Knights,well deserved.I am a supporter of you as every game you played you gave 110 per cent, the injuries and knocks you received and still played on and gave everything till the very end. You are certainly an inspiration and a great role model to the future players of rugby league.Thank you Danny for years of enjoyment watching you play for N.S.W and Australia. (12/09/2020)

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