Greg Brentnall

Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Born
Wednesday, 5th December, 1956
Current Age
65 years and 214 days
Place Of Birth
Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia

Awards & Accolades

Dally M Fullback Of The Year
1981, 1982
Rothmans Medal
1982

Biography

Wagga (Turvey Park) fullback played for Country in 1975-76 before signing with the Bulldogs. With a grounding in Australian Rules, Brentnall possessed a massive kick in general play but his early Sydney career was punctuated by injury. It took several seasons for him to produce his best with the 1980 season proving the turning point in his career. A strong player, safe under pressure and with a good turn of pace in attack, Brentnall broke into Test football that year with two Test appearances against NZ and capped a memorable season with the Bulldogs’ grand final win over Easts. It was Brentnall's towering punt that resulted in Steve Gearin's fabulous try in that match. While C’bury faltered in the early 1980s, Brentnall won the Rothmans Medal in 1982 before touring with the Kangaroos. After an injury-plagued year in 1983, he retired from football at age 26, taking up the position of RL development officer in the Riverina area. In 1998, Brentnall joined former team-mate Chris Anderson as assistant coach of the Melbourne Storm.

- ALAN WHITICKER

Career Statistics

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Competitions

Competition   App T G   FG Pts W L D Win %  
City vs Country Firsts 6 5 -   - 16 4 2 0 66.67% List
NRL 107 27 -   2 86 58 45 4 54.21% List
NRL Finals 8 2 -   - 7 5 3 0 62.50% List
Interstate Matches 3 1 -   - 3 3 0 0 100.00% List
Tour Matches Australia 18 3 -   - 9 18 0 0 100.00% List
Test Series 12 2 -   - 6 12 0 0 100.00% List
State of Origin 4 1 -   - 3 1 3 0 25.00% List
The Ashes 3 - -   - - 3 0 0 100.00% List


International

Test Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Australia 1980-83 13 4 -   - 12 13 0 0 100.00% List
Overall 1980-1983 13 4 0   0 12 13 0 0 100.00% List


Representative

Australia - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
NSW Country Firsts 1975-76, 1983 3 1 -   - 4 1 2 0 33.33% List
New South Wales 1980, 1982-83 4 1 -   - 3 1 3 0 25.00% List
NSW Firsts 1980-81 3 1 -   - 3 3 0 0 100.00% List
NSW City Firsts 1980-82 3 4 -   - 12 3 0 0 100.00% List
Overall 1975-1983 13 7 0   0 22 8 5 0 61.54% List


Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Canterbury NSWRFL 1977 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% List
Canterbury NSWRFL 1978 12 1 -   - 3 6 5 1 50.00% List
Canterbury NSWRFL 1979 22 4 -   - 12 13 9 0 59.09% List
Canterbury NSWRFL 1980 22 5 -   - 15 16 6 0 72.73% List
Canterbury NSWRFL 1981 14 1 -   - 3 6 8 0 42.86% List
Canterbury NSWRFL 1982 24 13 -   1 40 10 11 3 41.67% List
Canterbury NSWRFL 1983 12 3 -   1 13 6 6 0 50.00% List
Overall 1977-1983 107 27 0   2 86 58 45 4 54.21% List

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Canterbury 1977-83 107 27 -   2 86 58 45 4 54.21% List
Overall 1977-1983 107 27 0   2 86 58 45 4 54.21% List

Australian Finals Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Canterbury 1977-1983 8 2 -   - 7 5 3 0 62.50% List
Overall 1978-1983 8 2 0   0 7 5 3 0 62.50% List

Your Say

Paul Carter says: In an illustrious career which first came to prominence after playing in Country Firsts surprise 19-9 win over City Firsts in 1975. Brentnall was Canterbury's first ever Rothmans Medal winner in 1982. He also scored the first ever try in State of Origin match in 1980. Brentnall is also the only player to get a 10 in a losing side in Rugby League Week, which he got during Canterbury's 25-20 loss to Manly at Brookvale Oval in 1982. He also is still the only Canterbury player to ever get a 10 in Rugby League Week as well. (07/01/2010)

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