Gary 'Kooka' Pethybridge

Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Full Name
Gary Richard Pethybridge
Nickname(s)
Kooka
Born
Monday, 6th November, 1950
Current Age
72 years and 91 days
Place Of Birth
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Known Family Links

Son
Scott Pethybridge
Brother
Rod Pethybridge

Biography

P’matta junior had a promising career in front of him as a centre at St George in the mid-1970s before a neck vertebra injury forced him into early retirement. A NSW rep in 1973, Pethybridge risked paralysis to resume his career and captain the Panthers during the late 1970s. A lower grade coach at P’matta he was later the coach of Penrith's President's Cup side in 1993. Pethybridge’s brother, Rod, and son, Scott, also played first grade.

- ALAN WHITICKER

Career Statistics

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Competitions

Competition   App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
NRL Finals 4 - -   - - 0 3 1 0.00% List
NRL 50 23 -   - 69 14 32 4 28.00% List
Interstate Matches 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% List
National Panasonic Cup 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% List


Representative

Australia - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
NSW Firsts 1973 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% List


Club Career

NRL/NSWRL - By Year

Team Season App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Parramatta NSWRFL 1970 ? 1 -   - 3  
Parramatta NSWRFL 1971 1 2 -   - 6 0 1 0 0.00% List
Parramatta NSWRFL 1972 ? 6 -   - 18  
St George NSWRFL 1973 6 4 -   - 12 2 3 1 33.33% List
St George NSWRFL 1974 10 5 -   - 15 5 5 0 50.00% List
Penrith NSWRFL 1978 9 2 -   - 6 1 7 1 11.11% List
Penrith NSWRFL 1979 17 3 -   - 9 5 10 2 29.41% List
Penrith NSWRFL 1980 7 - -   - - 1 6 0 14.29% List
Overall 1971-1980 ? 23 0   0 69 ? ? ? ?  

NRL/NSWRL - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Parramatta 1971 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% List
St George 1973-74 16 9 -   - 27 7 8 1 43.75% List
Penrith 1978-80 33 5 -   - 15 7 23 3 21.21% List
Penrith 1980 ? 5 -   - 15 ? ? ? ?  
Overall 1971-1980 ? 23 0   0 69 ? ? ? ?  

Your Say

John Benge says: Good player good bloke (15/04/2014)

Dennis Zammit says: A truly gifted player even at a young age had the pleasure of playing in the same team as him in our junior years was clear to me from even that early age Gary was destined to go all the a great bloke who came from a great family (26/06/2015)

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