Marcus Bai

Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Born
Saturday, 14th October, 1972
Current Age
49 years and 8 days
Place Of Birth
Ulamona, West New Britain, Papua New Guinea

Awards & Accolades

Dally M Winger Of The Year
1998

Biography

Papua New Guinea (1995 World Cup) and former Gold Coast winger joined Melbourne following the demise of the Chargers at the end of 1997. Bai, who played for his country in the 1995 World Cup before earning a contract with Hull, quickly gained the respect of the newly converted Melbourne fans. His darting runs, and an ability to act as an extra forward saw him finish the Storm’s debut season as one of the finds of the 1998 season. After starring in Melbourne’s premiership-winning season in 1999, Bai was injured when he severed a tendon in his arm - the result of his collision with sideline advertising at Melbourne’s Olympic Stadium. Representing Papua New Guinea in the 2000 World Cup, he maintained his position as the Storm’s leading try-scorer before returning to England at the end of 2003 (his club record has since been bettered by Matt Geyer). Bai was a member of the Leeds team that won the English Super League Grand Final in 2004, and the team that defeated the Bulldogs 39-32 in the World Club Challenge, but transferred to Bradford in 2006 before announcing his retirement at the end of the season.

- 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 %  
Papua New Guinea 1995-96, 2000-01, 2007 12 2 -   - 8 3 8 1 25.00% List
Overall 1995-2007 12 2 0   0 8 3 8 1 25.00% List

International Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Rest Of The World 1997 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% List
Overall 1997 1 0 0   0 - 0 1 0 0.00% List

World Cup Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Papua New Guinea 1995, 2000 6 2 -   - 8 3 2 1 50.00% List
Overall 1995-2000 6 2 0   0 8 3 2 1 50.00% List


Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Gold Coast ARL 1997 18 5 -   - 20 8 9 1 44.44% List
Melbourne NRL 1998 27 14 -   - 56 18 8 1 66.67% List
Melbourne NRL 1999 28 12 -   - 48 19 9 0 67.86% List
Melbourne NRL 2000 18 13 -   - 52 9 9 0 50.00% List
Melbourne NRL 2001 21 11 -   - 44 8 13 0 38.10% List
Melbourne NRL 2002 24 9 -   - 36 9 14 1 37.50% List
Melbourne NRL 2003 26 11 1 / 1 100.00% - 46 16 10 0 61.54% List
Overall 1997-2003 162 75 1 / 1 100.00% 0 302 87 72 3 53.70% List

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Gold Coast 1997 18 5 -   - 20 8 9 1 44.44% List
Melbourne 1998-03 144 70 1 / 1 100.00% - 282 79 63 2 54.86% List
Overall 1997-2003 162 75 1 / 1 100.00% 0 302 87 72 3 53.70% List

Australian Finals Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Gold Coast 1997 2 - -   - - 1 1 0 50.00% List
Melbourne 1998-00, 2003 10 5 -   - 20 5 5 0 50.00% List
Overall 1997-2003 12 5 0   0 20 6 6 0 50.00% List

All Australian Club Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Gold Coast 1997 18 5 -   - 20 8 9 1 44.44% List
Melbourne 1998-03 145 71 1   - 286 80 63 2 55.17% List
Overall 1997-2003 163 76 1   0 306 88 72 3 53.99% List

English League Career - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Leeds Super League IX 2004 30 26 -   - 104 24 4 2 80.00% List
Leeds Super League X 2005 32 19 -   - 76 24 8 0 75.00% List
Bradford Super League XI 2006 25 10 -   - 40 16 8 1 64.00% List
Overall 2004-2006 87 55 0   0 220 64 20 3 73.56% List

English League Career - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Leeds 2004-05 62 26 -   - 104 48 12 2 77.42% List
Bradford 2006 25 10 -   - 40 16 8 1 64.00% List
Overall 2004-2006 87 55 0   0 220 64 20 3 73.56% List

Your Say

Steven says: He is by-far the best ever local talent from Papua New Guinea to have played in the English Super League and the National Rugby League in Australia. He is also one of the few Rugby League players to have won a premiership in two of the toughest league competitions in the world. (09/02/2012)

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