Kevin Walters

Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Full Name
Kevin David Walters
Born
Friday, 20th October, 1967
Current Age
54 years and 214 days
Place Of Birth
Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia

Awards & Accolades

Dally M Captain Of The Year
2000

Known Family Links

Brother
Steve Walters
Brother
Kerrod Walters
Son
Billy Walters

Biography

Five-eighth Kevin Walters followed older brother Steve to Canberra in 1987 after playing for Brisbane Norths in 1985-86. A reserve back in the club’s grand final appearances in 1987 and 1989 he made his State of Origin debut in the latter year (again as a reserve) before returning to Brisbane to play with the Broncos. Walters’ darting runs and deft passing saw Bronco coach Wayne Bennett shift Wally Lewis to lock and his utility value ultimately led to selection on the 1990 Kangaroo Tour. Walters did not make his Test debut until a year later on the tour of Papua New Guinea. 1992 was a vintage year for the Walters family and for Kevin in particular. A hard-working reserve in the Ashes series against Great Britain he sparked the Australian attack into action when he came onto the field. After playing in the Broncos’ grand final win against St George he played in Australia’s World Cup final victory (giving the final pass for Steve Renouf’s try that wrapped up the 10-6 win) before rounding off a great year with victory in the World Club Championship against Wigan. Following his three-Test appearances as a reserve in Australia's Trans-Tasman victory and Brisbane's win in the 1993 grand final, Kevin Walters proved to be an ideal utility back in making his second Kangaroo Tour the following year. While he was a consistent visitor to the State of Origin arena, he did not play for Australia for another four years. In 1998, following the end of the Super League split, Walters overcame the personal tragedy of the death of his wife from cancer to play in Queensland’s State of Origin success and Brisbane’s grand final win. He was then called into the Second Test of the Trans-Tasman series, scoring a try in Australia’s 30-12 win, but had to withdraw before the Third Test when he was injured in training. In 1999 he captained Queensland in the second State of Origin match before crowning his career by captaining the Broncos to a grand final win over the Roosters in 2000. After originally joining Warrington in 2001, Walters returned to Australia and was called out of retirement by Wayne Bennett late in the season to play a cameo role in the Broncos’ run to the semi-finals.

- ALAN WHITICKER

Career Statistics

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Competitions

Competition   App T G   FG Pts W L D Win %  
NRL 291 73 -   - 292 198 86 7 68.04% List
NRL Finals 34 8 -   - 32 21 13 0 61.76% List
State of Origin 20 3 -   - 12 9 11 0 45.00% List
Tour Matches Australia 32 9 -   - 36 31 1 0 96.88% List
World Cup 4 - -   - - 4 0 0 100.00% List
Test Series 6 - -   - - 4 1 1 66.67% List
The Ashes 3 - -   - - 2 1 0 66.67% List
World Club Challenge 2 - -   - - 1 1 0 50.00% List
Challenge Cup 3 1 -   - 4 3 0 0 100.00% List
Super League 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% List


International

Test Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Australia 1991-94, 1998 12 1 -   - 4 10 1 1 83.33% List
Overall 1991-1998 12 1 0   0 4 10 1 1 83.33% List

World Cup Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Australia 1991-92 4 - -   - - 4 0 0 100.00% List
Overall 1991-1992 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 %  
Queensland 1989-94, 1996, 1998-99 20 3 -   - 12 9 11 0 45.00% List
Queensland (SL) 1997 3 1 -   - 4 1 2 0 33.33% List
Overall 1989-1999 23 4 0   0 16 10 13 0 43.48% List


Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Canberra NSWRL 1987 23 3 -   - 12 14 9 0 60.87% List
Canberra NSWRL 1988 13 3 -   - 12 9 4 0 69.23% List
Canberra NSWRL 1989 14 3 -   - 12 10 4 0 71.43% List
Brisbane NSWRL 1990 25 5 -   - 20 17 7 1 68.00% List
Brisbane NSWRL 1991 21 3 -   - 12 13 8 0 61.90% List
Brisbane NSWRL 1992 23 11 -   - 44 19 4 0 82.61% List
Brisbane NSWRL 1993 24 6 -   - 24 19 5 0 79.17% List
Brisbane NSWRL 1994 18 5 -   - 20 9 8 1 50.00% List
Brisbane ARL 1995 21 7 -   - 28 15 6 0 71.43% List
Brisbane ARL 1996 19 10 -   - 40 16 3 0 84.21% List
Brisbane Super League 1997 20 7 -   - 28 16 3 1 80.00% List
Brisbane NRL 1998 26 4 -   - 16 19 6 1 73.08% List
Brisbane NRL 1999 19 1 -   - 4 7 10 2 36.84% List
Brisbane NRL 2000 20 4 -   - 16 14 5 1 70.00% List
Brisbane NRL 2001 5 1 -   - 4 1 4 0 20.00% List
Overall 1987-2001 291 73 0   0 292 198 86 7 68.04% List

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Canberra 1987-89 50 9 -   - 36 33 17 0 66.00% List
Brisbane 1990-01 241 64 -   - 256 165 69 7 68.46% List
Overall 1987-2001 291 73 0   0 292 198 86 7 68.04% List

Australian Finals Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Canberra 1987-89 9 1 -   - 4 5 4 0 55.56% List
Brisbane 1990, 1992-00 25 7 -   - 28 16 9 0 64.00% List
Overall 1987-2000 34 8 0   0 32 21 13 0 61.76% List

All Australian Club Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Canberra 1987-89 50 9 -   - 36 33 17 0 66.00% List
Brisbane 1990-01 243 71 -   - 284 166 70 7 68.31% List
Overall 1987-2001 293 80 0   0 320 199 87 7 67.92% List

English League Career - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Brisbane NSWRL 1992 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% List
Brisbane NSWRL 1994 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% List
Brisbane Super League 1997 0 - -   - - nan% List
Warrington Super League VI 2001 4 1 -   - 4 3 1 0 75.00% List
Overall 1992-2001 6 1 0   0 4 4 2 0 66.67% List

English League Career - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Brisbane 1990-1994 2 - -   - - 1 1 0 50.00% List
Brisbane 1992, 1994 ? - -   - - ? ? ? ?  
Warrington 2001 4 1 -   - 4 3 1 0 75.00% List
Overall 1992-2001 ? 1 0   0 4 ? ? ? ?  

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