Nathan Hindmarsh

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Playing Career

Vital Statistics

Born
Friday, 7th September, 1979
Current Age
44 years and 258 days
Place Of Birth
Bowral, New South Wales, Australia

Awards & Accolades

Dally M Second Rower Of The Year
2000, 2001, 2004, 2005, 2006
RLW Player of the Year
2004, 2005
Provan Summons Medal
2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2011
Ken Stephen Medal
2009

Known Family Links

Uncle
Jim Hindmarsh
Brother
Ian Hindmarsh

Biography

The nephew of RU international Jim Hindmarsh, Nathan Hindmarsh was recruited by P’matta lower grade coach (future Warriors coach) Daniel Anderson as a 16-year-old playing for Moss Vale in the Southern Highlands competition. Starting in the Eels’ SG Ball team he was soon joined at the club by older brother Ian who had been playing for their local Roberston club. Nathan Hindmarsh made his first grade debut as an eighteen-year-old in 1998 and the hard-running second rower was regularly joined by his brother during the 2000 season as P’matta charged into the finals. Nathan’s prowess as an attacking forward, with the pace of a centre, brought him to the attention of representative selectors. His selection in Australia’s World Cup squad was welcomed by most League followers and after playing in lead up games against Fiji, Russia and Wales, he was used as an interchange player in Australia’s 40-12 win over NZ the final. Hindmarsh was one of the many star players that took the Eels to the minor premiership in 2001 but following the club’s loss to Newcastle in the grand final, a wrist injury suffered in a motorcycle accident on his family’s farm ruled him out of the Kangaroo Tour. After moderate 2002-03 seasons, Hindmarsh was easily the club’s best player during the disappointing 2004 season and played a vital role in NSW’s State of Origin success and appeared in all 6 Tests against NZ and Great Britain at the end of the year.
- 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 Premiership 330 60 1   - 242 171 152 7 51.82% List
NRL Finals 19 - -   - - 11 8 0 57.89% List
Tour Matches Australia 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% List
World Cup 4 4 -   - 16 4 0 0 100.00% List
State of Origin 17 1 -   - 4 7 9 1 41.18% List
Anzac Tests 4 2 -   - 8 4 0 0 100.00% List
Tri-Nations 10 - -   - - 7 2 1 70.00% List
City vs Country 1 - -   - - 0 0 1 0.00% List
Australia PM XIII Annual 2 1 1   - 6 2 0 0 100.00% List
Four Nations 3 - -   - - 3 0 0 100.00% List
All Stars 2 - -   - - 2 0 0 100.00% List


International

Test Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Australia 2000, 2004-07, 2009 22 6 -   - 24 19 2 1 86.36% List

International Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Australia 2000-2004 2 - -   - - 2 0 0 100.00% List

World Cup Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Australia 2000 4 4 -   - 16 4 0 0 100.00% List


Representative

Australia - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
NSW 2001-02, 2004-07, 2010 17 1 -   - 4 7 9 1 41.18% List
NSW Country 2008 1 - -   - - 0 0 1 0.00% List
NRL 2011-12 2 - -   - - 2 0 0 100.00% List
Overall2001-2012 20 1 0   0 4 9 9 2 45.00% List


Club Career

NRL Premiership - By Year

Team Season App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Parramatta NRL 1998 17 1 -   - 4 12 4 1 70.59% List
Parramatta NRL 1999 21 6 -   - 24 15 6 0 71.43% List
Parramatta NRL 2000 29 5 -   - 20 16 12 1 55.17% List
Parramatta NRL 2001 27 7 -   - 28 20 5 2 74.07% List
Parramatta NRL 2002 21 7 -   - 28 8 12 1 38.10% List
Parramatta NRL 2003 11 4 0 / 1 0.00% - 16 7 4 0 63.64% List
Parramatta NRL 2004 21 5 -   - 20 8 13 0 38.10% List
Parramatta NRL 2005 21 3 -   - 12 13 8 0 61.90% List
Parramatta NRL 2006 22 5 -   - 20 11 11 0 50.00% List
Parramatta NRL 2007 22 7 -   - 28 14 8 0 63.64% List
Parramatta NRL 2008 23 6 -   - 24 11 12 0 47.83% List
Parramatta NRL 2009 25 1 -   - 4 14 10 1 56.00% List
Parramatta NRL 2010 23 1 -   - 4 10 13 0 43.48% List
Parramatta NRL 2011 24 - -   - - 6 17 1 25.00% List
Parramatta NRL 2012 23 2 1 / 1 100.00% - 10 6 17 0 26.09% List

NRL Premiership - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Parramatta 1998-12 330 60 1 / 2 50.00% - 242 171 152 7 51.82% List

Your Say

  • Anonymous
    11/12/2011

    Deserves a premiership for all the stuff he's done for Parramatta, and that's coming from a Brisbane fan.

  • Nomenclature
    22/05/2012

    Hindmarsh is an old-fashioned, honest, "take the ball up", high work-rate sort of forward. Tireless on the field, does not know how to change down to cruising speed.

  • Anonymous
    02/06/2012

    Legend. Sadly, one of those who won't end with a premiership.

  • Royeel
    28/08/2012

    Rates with the legends. Thornett, Cronin, Price and Sterling. A pity he wasn't around in those glory 1980 years!! A pity those great players weren't available in 2012.

  • Paul Carter
    14/02/2014

    Was the player of the tournament at the World Sevens in 2003.

  • Anonymous
    19/08/2016

    This man had the biggest heart and motor in the game. Phenomenal work rate

  • Waz
    08/03/2017

    Absolute tackling machine... would love to know what his state of origin tackle count stats are - would have to be some kind of record! Hardest working forward ever.

  • Di
    24/03/2019

    Legend.. just watched him play.. felt like Eels had won every game.. win, lose or draw he never gave up from kickoff to the dying seconds of every game he played.. Massive fan

  • TREVOR POWER
    20/02/2020

    I STILL THINK HE IS 1 OF THE GREATEST PLAYERS I HAVE EVER SEEN AND I LVE IN TOWNSVILLE - CANE TOAD COUNTRY

  • Anonymous
    28/03/2020

    One of the best forwards never to win a premiership

  • Anonymous
    22/04/2021

    A real legend - should be very proud of his career with Eels, NSW & Australia . Select few that play in GF’s , State of Origin & Tests and Nathan is one of them ????

  • Anonymous
    15/10/2021

    Hindmarsh is definitely one of the greatest players in rugby league never to win a premiership

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

Sources: David Middleton's Rugby League Yearbook (1987-88 to present), 2006 Official Rugby League Annual