Ellery Hanley

Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Born
Monday, 27th March, 1961
Current Age
61 years and 184 days

Awards & Accolades

Man Of Steel Award
1985, 1987, 1989
Golden Boot Award
1988
Lance Todd Trophy
1989
English Hall Of Fame
2005
International Hall Of Fame
2005

Known Family Links

Son
Umyla Hanley

Biography

Brilliant Great Britain Test star played wing, centre, five-eighth and lock for his country before taking over as national coach for the 1994 Ashes series. Hanley, who first toured Australia in 1984, made a stunning impact with Balmain after competing in the 1988 Ashes series. He added much-needed pace and flair to the Tigers’ backline and scored tries in each of Balmain's four sudden-death matches when the club made the grand final from equal-fifth place. Unfortunately, he was knocked senseless in a tackle by C’bury’s Terry Lamb and the Tigers lost the match. The following year Hanley signed on as a 'gun for hire' with battlers Wests. The Adidas ‘Golden Boot’ award winner as the best player in the World in 1989, the former Bradford Northern five-eighth joined Wigan on a contract reportedly worth £150,000. Hanley returned to Australia in 1992 as captain of the Lions but played less than 15 minutes of football in a minor tour match against Newcastle. He took over as captain-coach of Leeds but was the surprise choice as successor to Mal Reilly as coach of Great Britain in the 1994 Ashes series. Hanley's charges pulled off a stunning 8-4 win at Wembley in the First Test but despite persistent rumours of a comeback as a player in the deciding Third Test, he watched from the sidelines as Great Britain lost the match 23-4, and the Ashes series. Although well past his prime, Hanley signed with the ARL in 1996 and played two final seasons with the Tigers. Returning to England as coach of St Helens, he continued his stand-off with the press and was released by the club in 2000.

- ALAN WHITICKER

Career Statistics

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Competitions

Competition   App T G   FG Pts W L D Win %  
Yorkshire Cup 11 8 5   - 41 7 4 0 63.64% List
English Championship 281 279 79   5 1259 187 77 17 66.55% List
Regal Trophy 35 30 3   - 125 27 6 2 77.14% List
Challenge Cup 43 42 4   - 173 34 8 1 79.07% List
Premiership Trophy 14 7 -   - 28 5 8 1 35.71% List
Test Series 16 5 -   - 12 3 12 1 18.75% List
The Ashes 10 2 -   - 16 2 8 0 20.00% List
Tour Matches Great Britain 21 7 -   - 28 6 14 1 28.57% List
Lancashire Cup 14 16 -   - 64 14 0 0 100.00% List
Tour Matches Wigan Warriors 2 - -   - - 1 1 0 50.00% List
World Cup 10 4 -   - 16 5 3 2 50.00% List
World Club Challenge 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% List
NRL 47 12 -   1 49 24 22 1 51.06% List
NRL Finals 4 4 -   - 16 3 1 0 75.00% List


International

Test Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Great Britain 1984-93 36 20 -   - 80 19 15 2 52.78% List
England 1984, 1992 2 2 -   - 8 2 0 0 100.00% List
Overall 1984-1993 38 22 0   0 88 21 15 2 55.26% List

International Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Great Britain 1984-1988 1 1 -   - 4 1 0 0 100.00% List
Rest Of The World 1988 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% List
Overall 1988 2 1 0   0 4 1 1 0 50.00% List

World Cup Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Great Britain 1984-1992 10 4 -   - 16 5 3 2 50.00% List
Overall 1985-1992 10 4 0   0 16 5 3 2 50.00% List


Representative

England - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Europe 1984 1 1 -   - 4 0 1 0 0.00% List
Overall 1984 1 1 0   0 4 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 %  
Balmain NSWRL 1988 8 5 -   - 20 6 2 0 75.00% List
Western Suburbs NSWRL 1989 13 4 -   - 16 5 7 1 38.46% List
Sydney Tigers ARL 1996 12 2 -   1 9 7 5 0 58.33% List
Balmain ARL 1997 14 1 -   - 4 6 8 0 42.86% List
Overall 1988-1997 47 12 0   1 49 24 22 1 51.06% List

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Balmain 1988, 1996-97 34 8 -   1 33 19 15 0 55.88% List
Western Suburbs 1989 13 4 -   - 16 5 7 1 38.46% List
Overall 1988-1997 47 12 0   1 49 24 22 1 51.06% List

Australian Finals Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Balmain 1988 4 4 -   - 16 3 1 0 75.00% List
Overall 1988 4 4 0   0 16 3 1 0 75.00% List

English League Career - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Bradford Championship 1981/82 39 15 41   - 127 24 13 2 61.54% List
Bradford Championship 1982/83 19 10 2   1 35 11 6 2 57.89% List
Bradford Championship 1983/84 22 12 2   1 53 14 6 2 63.64% List
Bradford Championship 1984/85 37 50 36   - 272 19 16 2 51.35% List
Wigan Championship 1985/86 39 35 8   - 156 30 6 3 76.92% List
Wigan Championship 1986/87 39 59 1   - 238 37 2 0 94.87% List
Wigan Championship 1987/88 32 31 -   - 124 21 9 2 65.63% List
Wigan Championship 1987/88 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% List
Wigan Championship 1988/89 38 25 -   1 101 30 7 1 78.95% List
Wigan Championship 1989/90 20 10 -   - 40 17 3 0 85.00% List
Wigan Championship 1990/91 32 29 -   1 117 26 4 2 81.25% List
Leeds Championship 1991/92 19 9 -   - 36 9 9 1 47.37% List
Leeds Championship 1992/93 31 31 -   - 124 17 12 2 54.84% List
Leeds Championship 1993/94 30 25 -   1 101 19 9 2 63.33% List
Leeds Championship 1994/95 ? - -   - -  
Overall 1981-1995 ? 382 91   5 1,690 ? ? ? ?  

English League Career - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Bradford 1981-84 117 87 81   2 487 68 41 8 58.12% List
Wigan 1985-90 201 189 9   2 776 162 31 8 80.60% List
Leeds 1991-93 80 65 -   1 261 45 30 5 56.25% List
Overall 1981-1995 ? 382 91   5 1,690 ? ? ? ?  

Your Say

Mick Preston says: I had the honour of playing in the under 13,s and 16,s Leeds city boys and for Corpus Christi and the Leeds and District at under 18 level
One story i tell many times is when after playing for the under 13s me and my late dear old Dad were walking to the bus stop and my Dad turned to me and said"He is very greedy -that coloured lad".He then said"Although every time he gets the ball he scores!"Enough said lol (10/10/2017)

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