Geoff Gerard

Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Born
Sunday, 10th July, 1955
Current Age
66 years and 197 days
Place Of Birth
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Awards & Accolades

RLW Player of the Year
1978

Biography

Durable forward, a P’matta junior, started his career in the centres. A try-scorer in the 1976 grand final loss to Manly Gerard toured with the 1978 Kangaroos, playing second row in all five Tests. Moving to Manly he was a grand finalist in consecutive years (1982-83), going down to his former club P’matta both times. In 1983 he played against NZ in his final Test appearance and went to Penrith in 1985. Gerard played for Hull in 1986-87 and the advent of the fresh reserve rule undoubtedly prolonged his career. In July 1989 Gerard surpassed Bob O'Reilly's first grade record to become the first player to pass the 300 mark (most lists credit him with 303 games but the number is actually much greater because the Penrith club did not count his matches as a replacement player). Awarded a 'Dally M' for services to the game, he spent two seasons as Penrith's lower grade coach after his retirement (1990-91) and following a stint in the Second Division competition, linked with P’matta's coaching staff in 1994. Gerard joined the NSW selection panel in 1998.

- 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 1978, 1983 6 1 -   - 3 3 3 0 50.00% List
Overall 1978-1983 6 1 0   0 3 3 3 0 50.00% List


Representative

Australia - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
NSW Firsts 1979 1 2 -   - 6 0 1 0 0.00% List
New South Wales 1983 2 - -   - - 1 1 0 50.00% List
NSW City Firsts 1983 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% List
Overall 1979-1983 4 2 0   0 6 2 2 0 50.00% List


Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Parramatta NSWRFL 1974 18 5 2   - 19 4 14 0 22.22% List
Parramatta NSWRFL 1975 17 6 15   - 48 8 8 1 47.06% List
Parramatta NSWRFL 1976 17 2 -   - 6 10 7 0 58.82% List
Parramatta NSWRFL 1977 20 - -   - - 14 5 1 70.00% List
Parramatta NSWRFL 1978 25 8 -   - 24 15 9 1 60.00% List
Parramatta NSWRFL 1979 22 6 -   - 18 15 7 0 68.18% List
Parramatta NSWRFL 1980 21 4 1   - 14 11 8 2 52.38% List
Manly NSWRFL 1981 24 3 -   - 9 13 9 2 54.17% List
Manly NSWRFL 1982 23 - -   - - 14 9 0 60.87% List
Manly NSWRFL 1983 17 - -   - - 14 3 0 82.35% List
Manly NSWRL 1984 21 1 -   - 4 12 9 0 57.14% List
Penrith NSWRL 1985 25 - -   - - 14 10 1 56.00% List
Penrith NSWRL 1986 18 1 -   - 4 6 11 1 33.33% List
Penrith NSWRL 1987 13 1 -   - 4 5 7 1 38.46% List
Penrith NSWRL 1988 22 - -   - - 14 8 0 63.64% List
Penrith NSWRL 1989 24 1 -   - 4 16 8 0 66.67% List
Overall 1974-1989 327 38 18   0 154 185 132 10 56.57% List

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Parramatta 1974-80 140 31 18   - 129 77 58 5 55.00% List
Manly 1981-84 85 4 -   - 13 53 30 2 62.35% List
Penrith 1985-89 102 3 -   - 12 55 44 3 53.92% List
Overall 1974-1989 327 38 18   0 154 185 132 10 56.57% List

Australian Finals Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Parramatta 1974-1979 15 4 -   - 12 6 7 2 40.00% List
Manly 1981-84 8 - -   - - 4 4 0 50.00% List
Penrith 1985, 1989 3 - -   - - 0 3 0 0.00% List
Overall 1975-1989 26 4 0   0 12 10 14 2 38.46% List

English League Career - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Hull FC Championship 1985/86 23 6 -   - 24 11 10 2 47.83% List
Overall 1985-1986 23 6 0   0 24 11 10 2 47.83% List

English League Career - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Hull FC 1985 23 6 -   - 24 11 10 2 47.83% List
Overall 1985-1986 23 6 0   0 24 11 10 2 47.83% List

Your Say

Escapegoat says: In the second part of his long NSWRL career, Gerard also plied his trade as a journalist with the Sydney dallies. (05/06/2012)

Paul Carter says: In 1978 Gerard was the Rugby League Week player of the year. (09/08/2012)

Anonymous says: A great club man & player, solid as a rock.Which is the reason he played so many rep games. (17/03/2016)

Anonymous says: He is a great man and very passionate about his beloved Eels (18/05/2016)

Mal says: Geoff will always be remembered as a tenacious player who never waivered in his determination.
An excellent team player and deserved Australian rep. (07/09/2017)

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