Jason Stevens

Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Born
Monday, 8th January, 1973
Current Age
48 years and 285 days
Place Of Birth
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Awards & Accolades

Ken Stephen Memorial Award
2005

Biography

Uncompromising forward has developed into one of the new breed of ball-playing props. A St George junior, Stevens was in the Dragons' starting line-up in the 1993 grand final but his thumb was badly dislocated in the first tackle of the match. He was in superlative form early in the 1994 season and it was no coincidence that St George's downward slide corresponded with Stevens' time on the sidelines with injury. He sat out the early part of the 1996 season in anticipation of the start of the Super League competition but reluctantly returned to St George when the News Ltd had to appeal the court’s original decision. Injury again sidelined him during the Dragons’ unheralded charge to the grand final but in a novel contract, Stevens combined with his brother Paul to sign a joint deal with Cronulla. After playing for the Sharks in the Tesltra Cup grand final, Stevens made four Test appearances for Australia at the end of 1997’s Super League season. Injury restricted him to just 7 matches in 1998 but he returned to his best form in the early part of the 1999 season before receiving an eight-match suspension for a reckless high tackle in a club game against Newcastle. Stevens made his State of Origin and Australian Test debuts that year (he was called into October’s Tri-series competition when Shane Webcke was ruled out) and has since become a mainstay of the Australian Test team. In 2000 Stevens played against NZ and Papua New Guinea before going to England for the World Cup. Coming off the interchange bench in the 40-14 win over NZ, he played in all three matches of the 2001 State of Origin series and was one of the first forwards chosen for the one-off Test against NZ in July. While the Sharks were denied a grand final spot by eventual premiers Newcastle at the end of 2001, Stevens’ form never wavered. Chosen to tour with the Kangaroos, he was chosen as prop in the warm-up Test against Papua New Guinea before being cited and controversially suspended for ‘reckless striking’ in the First Test of the shorted Ashes Series in England. Stevens served his one match suspension while Australia claimed the Second Test before forcing his way back into the starting line-up for the vital, Ashes-winning victory at Huddersfield. Stevens made one more rep appearance before his retirement in 2005 – one match for NSW in 2004 but his actual game time reduced his part in the match to a mere cameo. A born-again Christian with definite views on life, love and celibacy, Stevens’ self-published book, Worth the Wait: True Love and Why the Sex is Better hit bookshops in early 2002.

- 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 (SL) 1997 4 - -   - - 2 2 0 50.00% List
Australia 1999-02 14 - -   - - 12 2 0 85.71% List
Overall 1997-2002 18 0 0   0 - 14 4 0 77.78% List

World Cup Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Australia 1999-2000 4 - -   - - 4 0 0 100.00% List
Overall 2000 4 0 0   0 - 4 0 0 100.00% List


Representative

Australia - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
New South Wales 1999-01, 2004 8 - -   - - 4 4 0 50.00% List
NSW City 2003-05 3 - -   - - 2 1 0 66.67% List
Overall 1999-2005 11 0 0   0 - 6 5 0 54.55% List


Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
St George NSWRL 1992 2 - -   - - 2 0 0 100.00% List
St George NSWRL 1993 20 - -   - - 15 5 0 75.00% List
St George NSWRL 1994 17 1 -   - 4 9 8 0 52.94% List
St George ARL 1995 19 2 -   - 8 12 7 0 63.16% List
St George ARL 1996 6 - -   - - 1 5 0 16.67% List
Cronulla Super League 1997 15 - -   - - 10 5 0 66.67% List
Cronulla NRL 1998 12 1 -   - 4 6 6 0 50.00% List
Cronulla NRL 1999 17 2 -   - 8 14 3 0 82.35% List
Sharks NRL 2000 20 - -   - - 8 12 0 40.00% List
Sharks NRL 2001 28 2 -   - 8 16 10 2 57.14% List
Sharks NRL 2002 20 1 -   - 4 14 6 0 70.00% List
Cronulla NRL 2003 17 2 -   - 8 6 11 0 35.29% List
Cronulla NRL 2004 22 1 -   - 4 10 12 0 45.45% List
Cronulla NRL 2005 16 1 -   - 4 8 8 0 50.00% List
Overall 1992-2005 231 13 0   0 52 131 98 2 56.71% List

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
St George 1992-96 64 3 -   - 12 39 25 0 60.94% List
Cronulla 1997-05 167 10 -   - 40 92 73 2 55.09% List
Overall 1992-2005 231 13 0   0 52 131 98 2 56.71% List

Australian Finals Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
St George 1992-1996 5 - -   - - 3 2 0 60.00% List
Cronulla 1997, 1999-02 13 1 -   - 4 6 7 0 46.15% List
Overall 1993-2002 18 1 0   0 4 9 9 0 50.00% List

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