Geoff Bugden

Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Born
Tuesday, 6th September, 1960
Current Age
61 years and 346 days

Awards & Accolades

Rothmans Medal
1980

Known Family Links

Brother
Mark Bugden

Biography

Newtown junior, the nephew of former Test half Bob Bugden, spent two seasons playing in the local St George competition. A NSW U'18s rep under coach Jack Gibson in 1977, Geoff Bugden was graded by Newtown in 1978. A surprise winner of the Rothmans Medal in 1980, Bugden suffered a knee injury in a Tooths Cup match against Cronulla the following year and was relegated to the reserve bench for Newtown's grand final loss to P’matta. Bugden joined the Eels in 1982 and played in the club's 21-8 grand final win over Manly. In 1983 he suffered a serious chest injury and at the age of 23, announced his retirement. The decision proved to be premature and Bugden returned two seasons later with his chest heavily strapped, only to break his arm. He returned again, in 1986, and produced a courageous display in P’matta's 4-2 grand final win over C’bury. Injuries affected the remainder of Bugden's career before his eventual retirement in 1989.

- ALAN WHITICKER

Career Statistics

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Competitions

Competition   App T G   FG Pts W L D Win %  
NRL 145 13 -   - 42 87 56 2 60.00% List
NRL Finals 9 - -   - - 6 3 0 66.67% List
City vs Country Firsts 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% List
State of Origin 2 - -   - - 0 2 0 0.00% List


Representative

Australia - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
New South Wales 1983 2 - -   - - 0 2 0 0.00% List
NSW City Firsts 1983 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% List
Overall 1983 3 0 0   0 - 1 2 0 33.33% List


Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Newtown NSWRFL 1979 13 2 -   - 6 4 9 0 30.77% List
Newtown NSWRFL 1980 21 5 -   - 15 11 10 0 52.38% List
Newtown NSWRFL 1981 13 - -   - - 9 3 1 69.23% List
Parramatta NSWRFL 1982 13 3 -   - 9 11 2 0 84.62% List
Parramatta NSWRFL 1983 26 1 -   - 4 17 9 0 65.38% List
Parramatta NSWRL 1985 8 - -   - - 5 3 0 62.50% List
Parramatta NSWRL 1986 19 - -   - - 15 3 1 78.95% List
Parramatta NSWRL 1987 6 - -   - - 3 3 0 50.00% List
Parramatta NSWRL 1988 17 2 -   - 8 7 10 0 41.18% List
Parramatta NSWRL 1989 9 - -   - - 5 4 0 55.56% List
Overall 1979-1989 145 13 0   0 42 87 56 2 60.00% List

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Newtown 1979-81 47 7 -   - 21 24 22 1 51.06% List
Parramatta 1982-83, 1985-89 98 6 -   - 21 63 34 1 64.29% List
Overall 1979-1989 145 13 0   0 42 87 56 2 60.00% List

Australian Finals Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Newtown 1979-1981 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% List
Parramatta 1982-83, 1986 8 - -   - - 6 2 0 75.00% List
Overall 1981-1986 9 0 0   0 - 6 3 0 66.67% List

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