Dean Lance

Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Full Name
Dean Lawrence Lance
Born
Saturday, 4th April, 1959
Current Age
62 years and 296 days
Place Of Birth
Narrabri, New South Wales, Australia

Biography

Narrabri centre/five-eighth came from Wests Newcastle to join Newtown in 1982 but when the foundation club folded in 1983, signed with Canberra. Lance, who was a Newcastle rep in the 29-0 thrashing of France in 1977, earned a reputation as a rock-solid defender after moving to lock forward. He was made club captain in 1986 and gained the honour of leading the Raiders into their first grand final in 1987 before stepping aside in favour of Mal Meninga the following year. Lance's role in Canberra's back-to-back premierships in 1989-90 was an important part of the club's success and he retired on a high note after the 1990 grand final win over Penrith. His career as a coach has been a study in bad timing. He took over from Peter Mulholland as W’Reds coach in 1997 but was left without a club when the Perth team folded. A similar fate occurred with the demise of the Adelaide Rams in 1998 after he had stepped into the coaching role following the dismissal of Rod Reddy mid-year. However, after three seasons as coach of Leeds in the English Super League, he was sacked after the club’s poor 2001 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 Country 1990 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% List
Overall 1990 1 0 0   0 - 0 1 0 0.00% List


Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Newtown NSWRFL 1982 20 - -   - - 13 7 0 65.00% List
Newtown NSWRFL 1983 20 6 -   - 24 6 12 2 30.00% List
Canberra NSWRL 1984 24 - -   - - 12 12 0 50.00% List
Canberra NSWRL 1985 21 - -   - - 6 13 2 28.57% List
Canberra NSWRL 1986 19 - -   - - 7 11 1 36.84% List
Canberra NSWRL 1987 27 1 -   - 4 16 11 0 59.26% List
Canberra NSWRL 1988 22 - -   - - 13 9 0 59.09% List
Canberra NSWRL 1989 23 1 -   - 4 16 7 0 69.57% List
Canberra NSWRL 1990 24 - -   - - 18 5 1 75.00% List
Overall 1982-1990 200 8 0   0 32 107 87 6 53.50% List

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Newtown 1982-83 40 6 -   - 24 19 19 2 47.50% List
Canberra 1984-90 160 2 -   - 8 88 68 4 55.00% List
Overall 1982-1990 200 8 0   0 32 107 87 6 53.50% List

Australian Finals Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Canberra 1984-1990 13 - -   - - 8 5 0 61.54% List
Overall 1987-1990 13 0 0   0 - 8 5 0 61.54% List

All Australian Club Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Newtown 1982-83 40 6 -   - 24 19 19 2 47.50% List
Canberra 1984-90 161 2 -   - 8 88 69 4 54.66% List
Overall 1982-1990 201 8 0   0 32 107 88 6 53.23% List

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