Michael Potter

Playing Career

Vital Statistics

Born
Tuesday, 24th September, 1963
Current Age
60 years and 266 days
Place Of Birth
Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia

Honours & Awards

Based only on data available in the RLP database. This information should be used as a guide only.

NSWRL Premiership (NRL)
1984, 1985, 1988
Dally M Fullback Of The Year
1984, 1991, 1992
Dally M Player Of The Year
1984, 1991
Dally M Captain Of The Year
1993

Biography

C’bury showed their astuteness by signing Potter while he was still a schoolboy fullback at St Gregory's Campbelltown. In 1984 he burst from relative obscurity to win the 'Dally M' Player of the Year award after a brilliant season. The 19-year-old ran the ball with the confidence of a veteran and was supremely safe under pressure. Potter won premierships with C’bury in 1984-85 but a broken leg in 1986 halted his career in mid-stream. He battled to regain his best form before signing with St George in 1989. Potter showed his maturity with a young Dragon side in 1991 and was a surprise winner of his second gold 'Dally M' award. He was on the fringe of World Cup selection in 1992 but Brisbane’s easy win over St George in the grand final may have cost him his place. Potter retired as a player after leading St George in the 14-6 loss to Brisbane in the 1993 grand final but returned to play for the Western Reds in their debut season in 1995.
- ALAN WHITICKER

Playing Career Statistics

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Competitions

Competition   Comp Wins App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
State of Origin - 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% List
City vs Country - 3 - -   - - 1 2 0 33.33% List
City vs Country Firsts - 1 1 -   - 4 1 0 0 100.00% List
NSWRFL/NSWRL/ARL Premiership (NRL) 3 201 29 -   - 116 121 74 6 60.20% List
NSWRFL/NSWRL/ARL Finals - 13 2 -   - 8 9 4 0 69.23% List
Midweek Cup - 9 - -   - - 5 4 0 55.56% List
Challenge Cup AU - 9 1 -   - 4 4 4 1 44.44% List


Representative

Australia - By Team

Team Years   App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
NSW 1984   1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% List
NSW City Firsts 1986   1 1 -   - 4 1 0 0 100.00% List
NSW Country 1990-92   3 - -   - - 1 2 0 33.33% List
Overall1984-1992   5 1 0   0 4 3 2 0 60.00% List


Club Career

NSWRFL/NSWRL/ARL Premiership (NRL) - By Year

Team Season   App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Canterbury NSWRFL 1983 Winfield Cup   1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% List
Canterbury NSWRL 1984 Winfield Cup   24 6 -   - 24 20 4 0 83.33% List
Canterbury NSWRL 1985 Winfield Cup   26 5 -   - 20 18 6 2 69.23% List
Canterbury NSWRL 1986 Winfield Cup   13 1 -   - 4 8 4 1 61.54% List
Canterbury NSWRL 1987 Winfield Cup   14 2 -   - 8 8 6 0 57.14% List
Canterbury NSWRL 1988 Winfield Cup   2 - -   - - 1 1 0 50.00% List
St George NSWRL 1989 Winfield Cup   11 1 -   - 4 5 6 0 45.45% List
St George NSWRL 1990 Winfield Cup   19 4 -   - 16 6 13 0 31.58% List
St George NSWRL 1991 Winfield Cup   22 4 -   - 16 11 8 3 50.00% List
St George NSWRL 1992 Winfield Cup   23 2 -   - 8 16 7 0 69.57% List
St George NSWRL 1993 Winfield Cup   25 3 -   - 12 19 6 0 76.00% List
Western Reds ARL 1995 Winfield Cup   10 1 -   - 4 4 6 0 40.00% List
Western Reds ARL 1996 Optus Cup   11 - -   - - 4 7 0 36.36% List

NSWRFL/NSWRL/ARL Premiership (NRL) - By Team

Team Years   App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Canterbury 1983-88   80 14 -   - 56 56 21 3 70.00% List
St George 1989-93   100 14 -   - 56 57 40 3 57.00% List
Western Reds 1995-96   21 1 -   - 4 8 13 0 38.10% List
Overall1983-1996   201 29 0   0 116 121 74 6 60.20% List

Your Say

  • barrystein
    05/09/2011

    I have been trying to get in contact with mick, Ihave known him since he was 11 and went to his wedding. I live in thailand now and would like to get his e-mail address.

  • Anonymous
    21/12/2011

    I met Mick Potter back in the 80's when he played for the Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs he was my hero then and still is to this very day would love to know where he is these days and if he has any plans of coaching in the NRL at some point also if he is on facebook so i can keep in contact.

  • Anonymous
    03/07/2023

    Mick is married with 3 children & now has 5 grandchildren 4 girls 1 boy lives on south coast of NSW

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

Sources: David Middleton's Rugby League Yearbook (1987-88 to present)