Jason Hetherington

Playing Career

Vital Statistics

Born
Thursday, 23rd August, 1973
Current Age
50 years and 190 days
Place Of Birth
Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia

Awards & Accolades

Dally M Hooker Of The Year
1998
Ron McAuliffe Medal
1999

Biography

Former Ipswich halfback, a University of Queensland RU product, was signed by the G’Coast as an understudy to Wally Lewis in 1992. Hetherington came to C’bury with the view of being a viable replacement for Terry Lamb but moved to hooker at the instigation of coach Chris Anderson. A try-scorer in the club's grand final loss to Canberra in 1994, he went on to play a sterling role in C’bury’s 17-4 win over Manly in the 1995 grand final. While the good form of Penrith’s Craig Gower kept him out of Super League’s representative teams in 1997, Hetherington got his chance at State level in Queensland’s State of Origin series win in 1998. An injury to Brisbane’s Kevin Walters on the eve of the Third Test against NZ in October, which required hooker Andrew Johns to move to five-eighth, resulted in Hetherington getting his chance at Test level. He didn’t disappoint, scoring a try on debut in the 36-16 win, but a one-match suspension in April 1999 for a dangerous tackle robbed him of the chance to retain his Test spot for the ANZac Test. Hetherington was named Queensland’s Player of the Series in the historic tied State of Origin series in 1999 but missed Australia’s Tri-series win at the end of the year because of injury. He made his second Test appearance in the 52-0 thrashing of NZ in the 2000 ANZac Test and was a member of the Queensland State of Origin team that was soundly thrashed by NSW in the 2000 interstate series. At the end of the season Hetherington went to go to England and play with the London Broncos when the Bulldogs could not fit him under their salary cap.
- ALAN WHITICKER

Playing Career Statistics

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Competitions

Competition   App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
NRL 133 16 -   - 64 66 66 1 49.62% List
NRL Finals 12 2 -   - 8 9 3 0 75.00% List
State of Origin 8 - -   - - 2 5 1 25.00% List
Anzac Tests 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% List
Challenge Cup 3 - -   - - 2 1 0 66.67% List
Super League 37 9 -   - 36 18 18 1 48.65% List


International

Test Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Australia 1998, 2000 2 1 -   - 4 2 0 0 100.00% List


Representative

Australia - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
QLD 1998-00 8 - -   - - 2 5 1 25.00% List


Club Career

NRL/NSWRL - By Year

Team Season App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Gold Coast NSWRL 1993 15 3 -   - 12 0 15 0 0.00% List
Canterbury NSWRL 1994 13 1 -   - 4 10 3 0 76.92% List
Sydney Bulldogs ARL 1995 23 4 -   - 16 15 8 0 65.22% List
Canterbury ARL 1996 15 1 -   - 4 6 9 0 40.00% List
Canterbury Super League 1997 11 3 -   - 12 5 6 0 45.45% List
Canterbury NRL 1998 27 3 -   - 12 16 11 0 59.26% List
Canterbury NRL 1999 12 - -   - - 8 4 0 66.67% List
Bulldogs NRL 2000 17 1 -   - 4 6 10 1 35.29% List

NRL/NSWRL - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Gold Coast 1993 15 3 -   - 12 0 15 0 0.00% List
Canterbury 1994-00 118 13 -   - 52 66 51 1 55.93% List
Overall1993-2000 133 16 0   0 64 66 66 1 49.62% List

English Career - By Year

Team Season App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
London 2001 19 3 -   - 12 10 9 0 52.63% List
London 2002 21 6 -   - 24 10 10 1 47.62% List

English Career - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
London 2001-02 40 9 -   - 36 20 19 1 50.00% List

Your Say

  • Lachlan Cole
    31/12/2013

    You always would give your best and you were a massive figure for Canterbury reaching the 1998 grand final and good luck coaching the Capras in 2014.

  • Graeme
    09/11/2017

    What a great guy
    Just met him on a worksite in central Queensland
    What a great knowledge of the game !

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Contributions: Rugby League Tables, Shawn Dollin, Andrew Ferguson, AJ Lucantonio, Greg Fiveash, Alan Katzmann, Terry Liberopoulos, Paul Carter, Bill Bates, Michael Borg

Sources: ARL Rugby League Yearbook 1996, NRL Rugby League Yearbook 1998, NRL Rugby League Yearbook 2001, NRL Rugby League Yearbook 1999, ARL Rugby League Yearbook 1997, NRL Rugby League Yearbook 2000, Richard Bailey's Rugby League World, NSWRL Rugby League Yearbook 1994, ARL Rugby League Yearbook 1995