Nathan Cayless

Playing Career

Vital Statistics

Full Name
Nathan Frederick Cayless
Born
Tuesday, 28th March, 1978
Current Age
46 years and 25 days
Place Of Birth
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Known Family Links

Brother
Jason Cayless

Biography

NZ-born P’matta junior chose to represent the birthplace of his parents when he started his international career. An Australian schoolboy representative in 1995-96, Cayless earned his first Kiwi Test jersey in 1998 in his second season in the Eels’ top grade. The rugged prop was named P’matta captain in 2000, at 21 the youngest captain in the club’s history, and following NZ’s loss to Australia in the World Cup (in which he came off the interchange bench) he assumed the NZ Test captaincy for the match against France. By the end of the year, Cayless had played in 19 Tests but nothing could take the sting out of the Eels’ 30-24 grand final loss in which his team was summarily out-played by Newcastle. Off-season surgery for a knee injury ruled him out of the Kiwis’ tour of Great Britain and France in 2002. Cayless, the older brother of Jason Cayless, again played against Australia in October 2004 before taking part in the Kiwis unsuccessful Tri Nations campaign in England. In the one-off Test against Australia in May 2006 Cayless partnered his brother in the front row in the Kiwis 50-12 loss before coming off the interchange bench in the Kiwis’ 16-12 loss in extra-time in the Tri-Nations final in November.
- ALAN WHITICKER

Playing Career Statistics

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Competitions

Competition   App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
NRL 259 28 -   1 113 144 110 5 55.60% List
NRL Finals 21 2 -   - 8 13 8 0 61.90% List
Test Series 3 - -   - - 2 0 1 66.67% List
Anzac Tests 6 - -   - - 0 6 0 0.00% List
Tri-Nations 13 2 -   - 8 5 7 1 38.46% List
Tour Matches New Zealand 2 - -   - - 2 0 0 100.00% List
World Cup 10 1 -   - 4 8 2 0 80.00% List


International

Test Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
New Zealand 1998-01, 2003-08 39 3 -   - 12 19 18 2 48.72% List

World Cup Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
New Zealand 1998-2008 10 1 -   - 4 8 2 0 80.00% List


Club Career

NRL/NSWRL - By Year

Team Season App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Parramatta ARL 1997 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% List
Parramatta NRL 1998 19 3 -   - 12 13 5 1 68.42% List
Parramatta NRL 1999 15 3 -   - 12 10 5 0 66.67% List
Parramatta NRL 2000 17 3 -   - 12 10 6 1 58.82% List
Parramatta NRL 2001 27 4 -   - 16 20 5 2 74.07% List
Parramatta NRL 2002 19 1 -   - 4 7 11 1 36.84% List
Parramatta NRL 2003 9 2 -   - 8 4 5 0 44.44% List
Parramatta NRL 2004 10 2 -   - 8 4 6 0 40.00% List
Parramatta NRL 2005 26 5 -   - 20 17 9 0 65.38% List
Parramatta NRL 2006 21 1 -   - 4 11 10 0 52.38% List
Parramatta NRL 2007 22 3 -   - 12 12 10 0 54.55% List
Parramatta NRL 2008 23 - -   1 1 11 12 0 47.83% List
Parramatta NRL 2009 26 - -   - - 14 12 0 53.85% List
Parramatta NRL 2010 24 1 -   - 4 10 14 0 41.67% List

NRL/NSWRL - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Parramatta 1997-10 259 28 -   1 113 144 110 5 55.60% List

Your Say

  • JOHN
    22/06/2018

    Nathan Cayless was not born in New Zealand, he was born in Wentworthville. He lived in the Parramatta District during his playing career and was educated by the Marist Brothers at Parramatta. He played for New Zealand because his mother was a Kiwi.

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Contributions: Rugby League Tables, Shawn Dollin, Andrew Ferguson, Paul Carter, Greg Fiveash, Alan Katzmann, AJ Lucantonio, Cymru RL

Sources: NRL Rugby League Yearbook 1999, NRL Rugby League Yearbook 2002, NRL Rugby League Yearbook 2003, NRL 2004 Official Rugby League Annual, NRL Rugby League Yearbook 2001, NRL Rugby League Yearbook 1998, NRL Rugby League Yearbook 2000, NRL Rugby League Yearbook 2004, 2006 Official Rugby League Annual