Gary Stevens

Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Full Name
Gary Richard Stevens
Born
Tuesday, 4th January, 1944
Current Age
78 years and 136 days
Place Of Birth
Randwick, New South Wales, Australia

Known Family Links

Grandfather
Arthur Oxford
Brother
Wayne Stevens

Biography

Extremely fit, hard-tackling Souths forward played in two grand final victories (1970-71). Souths' club historian, the late Tom Brock, stated that Stevens' career demonstrates that not all international stars are instant successes. Promoted to grade from Souths Juniors in 1964, he played in just 22 first grade matches in the next five seasons. The grandson of club great Arthur Oxford, Stevens cemented his place in Souths top team in 1970 and went on to play in Australia's 1972 World Cup campaign before touring with the 1973 Kangaroos. When Australia lost the First Test to Great Britain, Stevens was chosen to tighten defences and played in the last two Test victories. He played against France in the Second Test followed by two Tests against Great Britain in 1974. While Souths experienced a dreadful season in 1975, Stevens' efforts in a beaten side were rewarded with a place in Australia's World Series squad. He later joined C’bury under former Souths teammate Bob McCarthy.

- ALAN WHITICKER

Career Statistics

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Competitions

Competition   App T G   FG Pts W L D Win %  
NRL Finals 8 - -   - - 5 3 0 62.50% List
NRL 89 11 -   - 33 40 45 4 44.94% List
City vs Country Firsts 3 1 -   - 3 2 1 0 66.67% List
Interstate Matches 5 - -   - - 3 1 1 60.00% List
World Cup 6 - -   - - 4 0 2 66.67% List
Tour Matches Australia 5 - -   - - 4 1 0 80.00% List
Test Series 5 - -   - - 4 1 0 80.00% List
The Ashes 4 - -   - - 3 1 0 75.00% List


International

Test Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Australia 1972-75 11 - -   - - 8 1 2 72.73% List
Overall 1972-1975 11 0 0   0 - 8 1 2 72.73% List

World Cup Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Australia 1972, 1975 6 - -   - - 4 0 2 66.67% List
Overall 1972-1975 6 0 0   0 - 4 0 2 66.67% List


Representative

Australia - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
NSW Firsts 1972, 1974-75 6 - -   - - 3 2 1 50.00% List
NSW City Firsts 1972, 1974-75 3 1 -   - 3 2 1 0 66.67% List
Overall 1972-1975 9 1 0   0 3 5 3 1 55.56% List


Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
South Sydney NSWRFL 1966 ? 1 -   - 3  
South Sydney NSWRFL 1969 ? 1 -   - 3  
South Sydney NSWRFL 1970 ? 3 -   - 9  
South Sydney NSWRFL 1971 ? 3 -   - 9  
South Sydney NSWRFL 1972 ? 2 -   - 6  
South Sydney NSWRFL 1974 20 - -   - - 11 8 1 55.00% List
South Sydney NSWRFL 1975 17 1 -   - 3 3 14 0 17.65% List
South Sydney NSWRFL 1976 21 - -   - - 7 14 0 33.33% List
Canterbury NSWRFL 1977 7 - -   - - 3 3 1 42.86% List
Canterbury NSWRFL 1978 18 - -   - - 11 5 2 61.11% List
Overall 1966-1978 ? 11 0   0 33 ? ? ? ?  

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
South Sydney 1966, 1969-72, 1974-76 ? 11 -   - 33 ? ? ? ?  
South Sydney 1974-76 58 1 -   - 3 21 36 1 36.21% List
Canterbury 1977-78 25 - -   - - 14 8 3 56.00% List
Overall 1966-1978 ? 11 0   0 33 ? ? ? ?  

Australian Finals Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
South Sydney 1974 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% List
Canterbury 1977-1978 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% List
Overall 1974-1978 2 0 0   0 - 0 2 0 0.00% List

All Australian Club Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
South Sydney 1966, 1969-72, 1974-76 ? 11 -   - 33 ? ? ? ?  
South Sydney 1974-1976 63 1 -   - 3 26 36 1 41.27% List
Canterbury 1977-78 25 - -   - - 14 8 3 56.00% List
Overall 1966-1978 ? 11 0   0 33 ? ? ? ?  

Your Say

Uncle Al says: The best and hardest tackler I have seen in my 50 years of watching league (25/09/2013)

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