Frank 'Biscuits' Stanton

Playing Career

Vital Statistics

Full Name
Frank Robert Stanton
Nickname(s)
Biscuits
Born
Wednesday, 7th February, 1940
Current Age
84 years and 100 days
Place Of Birth
St Leonards, New South Wales, Australia

Biography

Loyal Manly clubman Frank ‘Biscuits’ Stanton played for NSW in 1963 and toured with the Ashes-winning Kangaroos (playing in 18 minor matches). A fine halfback who shifted to the centres during his career, he played in Manly's grand final loss to Souths in 1968 but was to have great success as a coach. Stanton won premierships with Manly in 1976 and 1978 and was national coach from 1978-82. After the 1978 Kangaroo tour (which lost the series against France), Australia was unbeaten under Stanton's guidance. He drew criticism for his stringent training routines on the 1982 Kangaroo tour but was vindicated when the 'Invincibles' became the first Kangaroo tour to go through England and France unbeaten. Stanton coached Redcliffe in 1980 but returned from Brisbane in the 1980s to coach Balmain and Norths with mixed success. In December 1992, he took over as Manly Chief Executive after the retirement of Doug Daley and was the inaugural Chief Executive of the N’Eagles’ joint merger in 1999. Stanton resigned in 2000, the victim of political in-fighting, but was appointed caretaker Chief Executive of the embattled Nth Queensland North Queensland in May 2001.
- ALAN WHITICKER

Playing Career Statistics

All statistics shown in this section are based only on data available in the RLP database, and are not necessarily a complete and/or 100% accurate representation of a player's career. This information should be used as a guide only. If you see a question mark (?), it denotes that the figure is not available.

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Competitions

Competition   App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
NSWRFL Premiership (NRL) 128 21 -   3 69 65 60 3 50.78% List
NSWRFL Finals 7 1 -   - 3 3 4 0 42.86% List
Preseason Cup 37 3 -   1 11 18 14 5 48.65% List
Interstate Matches 2 1 2   - 7 2 0 0 100.00% List


Representative

Australia - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
NSW City Seconds 1961, 1963, 1965 3 1 -   - 3 2 0 1 66.67% List
Sydney Firsts 1963 1 1 -   - 3 1 0 0 100.00% List
NSW Firsts 1963 2 1 2   - 7 2 0 0 100.00% List
Overall1961-1965 6 3 2   0 13 5 0 1 83.33% List


Club Career

NSWRFL Premiership (NRL) - By Year

Team Season App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Manly NSWRFL 1961 12 4 -   - 12 5 7 0 41.67% List
Manly NSWRFL 1962 12 2 -   - 6 5 6 1 41.67% List
Manly NSWRFL 1963 15 3 -   - 9 6 9 0 40.00% List
Manly NSWRFL 1964 3 2 -   - 6 2 1 0 66.67% List
Manly NSWRFL 1965 17 1 -   - 3 6 11 0 35.29% List
Manly NSWRFL 1966 18 5 -   - 15 10 8 0 55.56% List
Manly NSWRFL 1967 15 1 -   - 3 7 7 1 46.67% List
Manly NSWRFL 1968 23 2 -   2 10 15 7 1 65.22% List
Manly NSWRFL 1969 13 1 -   1 5 9 4 0 69.23% List

NSWRFL Premiership (NRL) - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Manly 1961-69 128 21 -   3 69 65 60 3 50.78% List

Your Say

  • Steve
    28/10/2009

    Frank Stanton played 128 games for Manly. 21 tries and 3 goals. Between 1961-69.

  • George White
    12/07/2020

    I lived opposite frank in arnott crescent warriewood in the early 60s and he coverted me from being a north sydney fan to my cotinuig support for manly. Thanks for the conversation frank.lstill remember drinking the odd beer with you in arnot crescent..

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Contributions: Greg Fiveash, Rugby League Tables, Alan Katzmann, Shawn Dollin, Andrew Ferguson, Paul Carter, Max Turner