Les Davidson

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Playing Career

Vital Statistics

Born
Wednesday, 3rd April, 1963
Current Age
60 years and 332 days
Place Of Birth
Dubbo, New South Wales, Australia

Biography

Fiery Dubbo forward made his mark with Souths before being chosen for the 1986 Kangaroo tour. Davidson played in 14 matches on tour, including the Third Test against Great Britain (as a reserve), as well as two Tests against France. In 1987 he played in all four State of Origin matches, was chosen in the one-off Test against NZ in Brisbane and was named ‘Dally M’ Player's Player of the Year. A consistent performer for Souths during the club's heady days in the late 1980s Davidson also played with English clubs Warrington and Wigan during this period. When Souths faltered in 1990 he moved to Cronulla but a contractual dispute prior to the 1992 season almost saw him leave the club. After serving a lengthy suspension for a tackle on Easts’ Rod Silva in 1992 he slowly recaptured his best form and was consistently one of the club’s best forwards during the mid-1990s.
- 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 246 18 -   - 72 123 112 11 50.00% List
NRL Finals 15 - -   - - 5 10 0 33.33% List
Tour Matches Australia 12 - -   - - 11 1 0 91.67% List
World Cup 2 - -   - - 2 0 0 100.00% List
Test Series 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% List
The Ashes 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% List
National Panasonic Cup 5 - -   - - 3 2 0 60.00% List
City vs Country 3 - -   - - 0 3 0 0.00% List
State of Origin 5 1 -   - 4 2 3 0 40.00% List
English Championship 22 3 -   - 12 12 10 0 54.55% List
Lancashire Cup 4 1 -   - 4 3 1 0 75.00% List
Regal Trophy 4 1 -   - 4 3 1 0 75.00% List
Challenge Cup 2 - -   - - 2 0 0 100.00% List
Tour Matches Wigan Warriors 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% List
Tooheys Challenge Cup 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 1986-87 4 - -   - - 3 1 0 75.00% List

World Cup Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Australia 1986 2 - -   - - 2 0 0 100.00% List


Representative

Australia - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Aus Presidents XIII 1985 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% List
NSW 1987-88 5 1 -   - 4 2 3 0 40.00% List
NSW Country 1987-88, 1990 3 - -   - - 0 3 0 0.00% List
Overall1985-1990 9 1 0   0 4 3 6 0 33.33% List


Club Career

NRL/NSWRL - By Year

Team Season App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Souths NSWRL 1984 10 - -   - - 4 6 0 40.00% List
Souths NSWRL 1985 8 1 -   - 4 4 4 0 50.00% List
Souths NSWRL 1986 26 - -   - - 15 9 2 57.69% List
Souths NSWRL 1987 19 - -   - - 9 9 1 47.37% List
Souths NSWRL 1988 18 1 -   - 4 10 7 1 55.56% List
Souths NSWRL 1989 13 1 -   - 4 8 4 1 61.54% List
Souths NSWRL 1990 19 2 -   - 8 2 17 0 10.53% List
Cronulla NSWRL 1991 21 4 -   - 16 7 11 3 33.33% List
Cronulla NSWRL 1992 16 2 -   - 8 6 10 0 37.50% List
Cronulla NSWRL 1993 16 3 -   - 12 8 8 0 50.00% List
Cronulla NSWRL 1994 17 1 -   - 4 10 7 0 58.82% List
Cronulla ARL 1995 20 2 -   - 8 13 7 0 65.00% List
Cronulla ARL 1996 24 - -   - - 16 6 2 66.67% List
Cronulla Super League 1997 14 1 -   - 4 10 4 0 71.43% List
Cronulla NRL 1998 5 - -   - - 1 3 1 20.00% List

NRL/NSWRL - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Souths 1984-90 113 5 -   - 20 52 56 5 46.02% List
Cronulla 1991-98 133 13 -   - 52 71 56 6 53.38% List
Overall1984-1998 246 18 0   0 72 123 112 11 50.00% List

English Career - By Year

Team Season App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Warrington 1988/89 22 4 -   - 16 12 10 0 54.55% List
Wigan 1989/90 10 1 -   - 4 8 2 0 80.00% List

English Career - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Warrington 1988 22 4 -   - 16 12 10 0 54.55% List
Wigan 1989 10 1 -   - 4 8 2 0 80.00% List
Overall1988-1990 32 5 0   0 20 20 12 0 62.50% List

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

Sources: ARL Rugby League Yearbook 1996, NRL Rugby League Yearbook 1998, ARL Rugby League Yearbook 1997, NRL Rugby League Yearbook 1999, NSWRL Rugby League Yearbook 1989-90, NSWRL Rugby League Yearbook 1987-88, NSWRL Rugby League Yearbook 1988-89, NSWRL Rugby League Yearbook 1990-91, NSWRL Rugby League Yearbook 1991-92, Newspapers, NSWRL Rugby League Yearbook 1992-93, NSWRL Rugby League Yearbook 1994, ARL Rugby League Yearbook 1995, Irvin Saxton's Record Keepers' Club, Rothmans Rugby League Yearbook 1989-90, Rothmans Rugby League Yearbook 1990-91