Jim Serdaris

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Playing Career

Vital Statistics

Born
Friday, 1st October, 1971
Current Age
52 years and 151 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

Playing 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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Competitions

Competition   App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
NRL 208 33 -   1 133 102 100 6 49.04% List
National Panasonic Cup 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% List
NRL Finals 10 - -   - - 5 5 0 50.00% List
Tooheys Challenge Cup 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% List
Tour Matches Australia 8 3 -   - 12 8 0 0 100.00% List
City vs Country 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% List
State of Origin 3 1 -   - 4 0 3 0 0.00% List
Test Series 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% List


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


Representative

Australia - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
NSW 1995 3 1 -   - 4 0 3 0 0.00% List
NSW City 1995 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% List
Overall1995 4 1 0   0 4 1 3 0 25.00% List


Club Career

NRL/NSWRL - By Year

Team Season App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Souths NSWRL 1989 16 1 -   - 4 11 4 1 68.75% List
Souths NSWRL 1990 14 1 -   - 4 2 12 0 14.29% List
Souths NSWRL 1991 22 5 -   - 20 7 15 0 31.82% List
Souths 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

NRL/NSWRL - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Souths 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
Overall1989-1999 208 33 0   1 133 102 100 6 49.04% List

Your Say

  • noel
    06/08/2016

    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

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Contributions: Rugby League Tables, Andrew Ferguson, Shawn Dollin, AJ Lucantonio, Paul Carter, Greg Fiveash, Alan Katzmann, Steven Russo, Bill Bates

Sources: ARL Rugby League Yearbook 1997, NRL Rugby League Yearbook 2000, ARL Rugby League Yearbook 1996, NRL Rugby League Yearbook 1998, NRL Rugby League Yearbook 1999, NSWRL Rugby League Yearbook 1989-90, NSWRL Rugby League Yearbook 1990-91, NSWRL Rugby League Yearbook 1991-92, NSWRL Rugby League Yearbook 1992-93, NSWRL Rugby League Yearbook 1994, ARL Rugby League Yearbook 1995