Graeme Olling

Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Born
Monday, 19th July, 1948
Current Age
73 years and 193 days

Biography

Tough prop, a P’matta junior who won a Second Division premiership with Wentworthville in 1971, spent three seasons with Easts before his career took off in the mid 1970s. Moving to P’matta Olling played in the club’s maiden grand final appearance in 1976 and was selected for NSW the following year. In 1977 he represented Australia in the World Cup competition and took part in the historic grand final draw and replay against St George. Olling admitted to taking steroids during his career but this was when the code was still naive about the value of performance-enhancing drugs and his disclosure caused only a minor ripple of controversy. He was certainly a good enough prop on his own merits, appearing in four Tests during 1978. After playing in two Tests against NZ, Olling toured with the 1978 Kangaroos and was selected in the first two Tests against Great Britain. A knee injury signalled the end of his Sydney career although he later captain-coached Temora in 1981.

- ALAN WHITICKER

Career Statistics

All statistics shown in this section are based only on data available in the RLP database, and are not necessarily a complete and/or 100% accurate representation of a player's career. This information should be used as a guide only. If you see a question mark (?), it denotes that the figure is not available.

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International

Test Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Australia 1978 6 - -   - - 4 2 0 66.67% List
Overall 1978 6 0 0   0 - 4 2 0 66.67% List


Representative

Australia - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
NSW Firsts 1977-78 3 1 -   - 3 3 0 0 100.00% List
NSW Country Firsts 1981 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% List
Overall 1977-1981 4 1 0   0 3 3 1 0 75.00% List


Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Eastern Suburbs NSWRFL 1972 ? - -   - -  
Eastern Suburbs NSWRFL 1973 ? - -   - -  
Eastern Suburbs NSWRFL 1974 9 3 -   - 9 8 1 0 88.89% List
Parramatta NSWRFL 1975 14 1 -   - 3 8 6 0 57.14% List
Parramatta NSWRFL 1976 22 3 -   - 9 13 7 2 59.09% List
Parramatta NSWRFL 1977 20 3 -   - 9 15 4 1 75.00% List
Parramatta NSWRFL 1978 18 1 -   - 3 12 5 1 66.67% List
Parramatta NSWRFL 1979 12 3 -   - 9 8 4 0 66.67% List
Parramatta NSWRFL 1980 2 - -   - - 1 1 0 50.00% List
Overall 1972-1980 ? 14 0   0 42 ? ? ? ?  

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Eastern Suburbs 1972-74 ? 3 -   - 9 ? ? ? ?  
Eastern Suburbs 1974 9 3 -   - 9 8 1 0 88.89% List
Parramatta 1975-80 88 11 -   - 33 57 27 4 64.77% List
Overall 1972-1980 ? 14 0   0 42 ? ? ? ?  

Australian Finals Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Parramatta 1975-1978 10 1 -   - 3 4 4 2 40.00% List
Overall 1976-1978 10 1 0   0 3 4 4 2 40.00% List

Your Say

Matt says: Graham Olling - "Shovels" from Wenty - was there ever a tougher Parra player? Who can forget the blood he spilt in the Grand Final of 1977 (Mk 1). A true Parramatta man and a legend of the game! (11/03/2010)

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