Jim Serdaris

Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Born
Friday, 1st October, 1971
Current Age
50 years and 62 days
Place Of Birth
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Awards & Accolades

Dally M Rookie Of The Year
1989
Dally M Hooker Of The Year
1994, 1996

Biography

Boom Souths junior, the 'Dally M' Rookie of the Year in 1989 - the year the Rabbitohs won the minor premiership - took a further three seasons to reach his potential. After a falling out with the Souths club, Serdaris joined C’bury in 1993 and set about displaying his considerable talents as a creative hooker. The Bulldogs took the minor premiership that year and made it all the way to the final but Serdaris then appeared to have cut his own throat when he accepted his manager's advice to sign a huge contract with the struggling Wests club. Promoted to captain, Serdaris consistently won praise in a losing side but despite a concerted media push, he had to cool his heels while veteran rake Ben Elias retained his place in NSW's State of Origin team. Serdaris' selection as second string hooker on the 1994 Kangaroo tour was clearly a look to the future by selectors and he did not disappoint with a series of solid, workman-like displays in the minor tour matches. The following year he made his Test debut in controversial circumstances after Australian Test coach Bob Fulton used his considerable influence to press Serdaris’ case for selection in the Second Test of the Trans-Tasman series. Although a broken thumb ruled him out of Australia’s victorious World Cup team at the end of the year, Serdaris had already signed a contract to play with Manly in 1996. After a slow start to the season, which saw him overlooked for rep duty, Serdaris regained something like his old form and starred in Manly’s 20-8 grand final win over St George. In the following two seasons he struggled to regain his best form and, even allowing for the Super League split, he was not able to consolidate his rep career with the ARL. Overlooked by the newly-merged N’Eagles club, his Sydney career abruptly came to a close. Then, in 2002, he joined French club Pia late in 2002 and made his comeback in the French Elite League.

- 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 1995 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% List
Overall 1995 1 0 0   0 - 1 0 0 100.00% List


Representative

Australia - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
New South Wales 1995 3 1 -   - 4 0 3 0 0.00% List
NSW City 1995 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% List
Overall 1995 4 1 0   0 4 1 3 0 25.00% List


Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
South Sydney NSWRL 1989 16 1 -   - 4 11 4 1 68.75% List
South Sydney NSWRL 1990 14 1 -   - 4 2 12 0 14.29% List
South Sydney NSWRL 1991 22 5 -   - 20 7 15 0 31.82% List
South Sydney NSWRL 1992 17 4 -   - 16 5 12 0 29.41% List
Canterbury NSWRL 1993 22 3 -   - 12 15 7 0 68.18% List
Western Suburbs NSWRL 1994 22 10 -   1 41 6 14 2 27.27% List
Western Suburbs ARL 1995 15 1 -   - 4 7 8 0 46.67% List
Manly ARL 1996 19 - -   - - 17 2 0 89.47% List
Manly ARL 1997 19 4 -   - 16 13 4 2 68.42% List
Manly NRL 1998 23 2 -   - 8 11 12 0 47.83% List
Manly NRL 1999 19 2 -   - 8 8 10 1 42.11% List
Overall 1989-1999 208 33 0   1 133 102 100 6 49.04% List

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
South Sydney 1989-92 69 11 -   - 44 25 43 1 36.23% List
Canterbury 1993 22 3 -   - 12 15 7 0 68.18% List
Western Suburbs 1994-95 37 11 -   1 45 13 22 2 35.14% List
Manly 1996-99 80 8 -   - 32 49 28 3 61.25% List
Overall 1989-1999 208 33 0   1 133 102 100 6 49.04% List

Australian Finals Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
South Sydney 1989 2 - -   - - 0 2 0 0.00% List
Canterbury 1993 2 - -   - - 0 2 0 0.00% List
Manly 1996-98 6 - -   - - 5 1 0 83.33% List
Overall 1989-1998 10 0 0   0 - 5 5 0 50.00% List

Your Say

noel says: Jimmy started his Junior career at Western Suburbs and with Timmy Brasher he played in the 1987 S.G.Ball semi final to be defeated by Canberra (06/08/2016)

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