Graeme O'Grady

Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Born
Friday, 14th August, 1953
Current Age
69 years and 179 days

Biography

Talented Wests five-eighth/lock spent the 1975 season with I’warra Wests before returning to the Magpies. O’Grady was the Amco Cup’s ‘Player of the Series’ following Wests’ 6-5 win over Easts in the 1977 final. A tough, nuggetty player with a good step and effective kicking game, he joined team-mate and former captain Tom Raudonikis at Newtown in 1980. O’Grady was a reserve in 1981’s sole State of Origin match and also scored the first try in the club’s grand final loss to P’matta that year. He moved to St George in 1983 but quit Sydney following the club’s narrow loss to C’bury in the 1985 grand final. O’Grady retired as captain-coach of Cudgen Headland after wins in the Group 18 competition in 1986-87.

- ALAN WHITICKER

Career Statistics

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Competitions

Competition   App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
NRL 218 39 10   3 145 124 84 10 56.88% List
NRL Finals 14 1 -   - 3 6 8 0 42.86% List
National Panasonic Cup 2 - -   - - 2 0 0 100.00% List


Club Career

NRL/NSWRL - By Year

Team Season App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Western Suburbs NSWRFL 1974 6 - -   - - 1 5 0 16.67% List
Western Suburbs NSWRFL 1976 22 10 3   - 36 11 9 2 50.00% List
Western Suburbs NSWRFL 1977 16 1 -   - 3 5 11 0 31.25% List
Western Suburbs NSWRFL 1978 24 7 -   2 23 16 7 1 66.67% List
Western Suburbs NSWRFL 1979 21 3 -   1 10 13 8 0 61.90% List
Newtown NSWRFL 1980 20 4 -   - 12 11 9 0 55.00% List
Newtown NSWRFL 1981 26 2 4   - 14 16 8 2 61.54% List
Newtown NSWRFL 1982 22 7 3   - 27 13 7 2 59.09% List
St George NSWRFL 1983 16 - -   - - 8 7 1 50.00% List
St George NSWRL 1984 22 2 -   - 8 14 8 0 63.64% List
St George NSWRL 1985 23 3 -   - 12 16 5 2 69.57% List
Overall 1974-1985 218 39 10   3 145 124 84 10 56.88% List

NRL/NSWRL - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Western Suburbs 1974, 1976-79 89 21 3   3 72 46 40 3 51.69% List
Newtown 1980-82 68 13 7   - 53 40 24 4 58.82% List
St George 1983-85 61 5 -   - 20 38 20 3 62.30% List
Overall 1974-1985 218 39 10   3 145 124 84 10 56.88% List

Your Say

Paul says: There was a great photo of Graeme (about 5 foot 8) tackling Parramatta fullback Phil Mann (6 foot 4 plus) around the head in Rugby League week about 1981. Graemes feet were about 12 inches off the ground as he leapt to take Mann out. A hard man in hard times at a hard club (Newtown). (08/06/2019)

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