Gavin Miller

Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Full Name
Gavin John Miller
Born
Monday, 4th January, 1960
Current Age
61 years and 295 days
Place Of Birth
Inverell, New South Wales, Australia

Awards & Accolades

Man Of Steel Award
1986
Dally M Player Of The Year
1988, 1989
Dally M Second Rower Of The Year
1988, 1989
RLW Player of the Year
1989
Rothmans Medal
1989

Biography

The Sydney career of Gavin Miller can be viewed in two halves punctuated by a highly successful stint in England with Hull KR. Miller was a boom 18-year-old centre when he came to Wests from Goulburn on the recommendation of his coach (former Magpie forward) Jim Cody in 1977. However, his career faltered when he moved to Easts in 1978. Joining Cronulla, Miller represented NSW in two matches in 1983 but he did not fulfill his potential and it looked like a case of too much too soon for the talented ball-player. After a poor season with Easts in 1984, he joined Hull KR where he developed his considerable talents. In 1985-1986 he was named Player of the Year in the English Club Championship. Returning to Sydney to resume his career with the Sharks, it was a more mature, experienced player that helped the club to the minor premiership in 1988. That year Miller made his only Test appearance, against Papua New Guinea, but was also selected in the international match against the Rest of the World (a man-of-the-match performance), for Oceania against Great Britain and in the World Cup final in NZ. He was named ‘Dally M’ Player of the Year in consecutive years (1988-89) as well as Second Rower of the Year (1988-89) and Players' Player (1988). Miller's good form continued at club level but his representative career faltered when, as captain of NSW, the Blues were whitewashed 3-nil in 1989. However, on a personal level, the year was a success; he was a joint winner of the Rothmans Medal (with Mark Sargent) and 'Dally M' Player of the Year (as well as winning several other major awards), but he was continually overlooked for Test duty. Miller retired at the end of 1992 season, relegated to reserve grade but with his old skills still sparking, and took on a captain-coach position at Goulburn.

- ALAN WHITICKER

Career Statistics

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International

Test Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Australia 1988 2 2 -   - 8 2 0 0 100.00% List
Overall 1988 2 2 0   0 8 2 0 0 100.00% List

International Matches - By Team

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

World Cup Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Australia 1988 2 2 -   - 8 2 0 0 100.00% List
Overall 1988 2 2 0   0 8 2 0 0 100.00% List


Representative

Australia - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
New South Wales 1983, 1989 5 - -   - - 1 4 0 20.00% List
NSW Country 1989 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% List
Overall 1983-1989 6 0 0   0 - 1 5 0 16.67% List


Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Western Suburbs NSWRFL 1977 17 2 1   - 8 4 13 0 23.53% List
Eastern Suburbs NSWRFL 1978 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% List
Eastern Suburbs NSWRFL 1979 12 - -   - - 6 6 0 50.00% List
Cronulla NSWRFL 1980 13 5 -   - 15 7 6 0 53.85% List
Cronulla NSWRFL 1981 6 - -   - - 2 4 0 33.33% List
Cronulla NSWRFL 1982 16 1 -   - 3 9 7 0 56.25% List
Cronulla NSWRFL 1983 21 - -   1 1 9 12 0 42.86% List
Eastern Suburbs NSWRL 1984 12 - -   - - 3 9 0 25.00% List
Cronulla NSWRL 1986 11 - -   - - 6 4 1 54.55% List
Cronulla NSWRL 1987 17 - -   - - 9 7 1 52.94% List
Cronulla NSWRL 1988 23 3 -   - 12 16 5 2 69.57% List
Cronulla NSWRL 1989 23 1 -   - 4 14 9 0 60.87% List
Cronulla NSWRL 1990 18 2 -   - 8 10 8 0 55.56% List
Cronulla NSWRL 1991 21 - -   - - 8 10 3 38.10% List
Cronulla NSWRL 1992 11 - -   - - 3 8 0 27.27% List
Overall 1977-1992 222 14 1   1 51 107 108 7 48.20% List

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Western Suburbs 1977 17 2 1   - 8 4 13 0 23.53% List
Eastern Suburbs 1978-79, 1984 25 - -   - - 10 15 0 40.00% List
Cronulla 1980-83, 1986-92 180 12 -   1 43 93 80 7 51.67% List
Overall 1977-1992 222 14 1   1 51 107 108 7 48.20% List

Australian Finals Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Cronulla 1980-1989 3 - -   - - 0 3 0 0.00% List
Overall 1988-1989 3 0 0   0 - 0 3 0 0.00% List

English League Career - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Hull Kingston Rovers Championship 1984/85 26 7 -   - 28 23 3 0 88.46% List
Hull Kingston Rovers Championship 1985/86 39 13 -   - 52 25 13 1 64.10% List
Hull Kingston Rovers Championship 1986/87 14 2 -   - 8 9 4 1 64.29% List
Hull Kingston Rovers Championship 1988/89 22 5 -   - 20 9 11 2 40.91% List
Overall 1984-1989 101 27 0   0 108 66 31 4 65.35% List

English League Career - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Hull Kingston Rovers 1984-86, 1988 101 7 -   - 28 66 31 4 65.35% List
Overall 1984-1989 101 27 0   0 108 66 31 4 65.35% List

Your Say

Paul Carter says: Miller was the First ever Player Born in the 1960s to play First Grade in the New South Wales Rugby League/Australian Rugby League/Super League/National Rugby League. (24/12/2011)

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