Paul Dunn

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Playing Career

Summary

Vital Statistics

Full Name
Paul Anthony Dunn
Born
Wednesday, 7th August, 1963
Current Age
59 years and 303 days
Place Of Birth
Molong, New South Wales, Australia

Awards & Accolades

Clive Churchill Medal
1988

Biography

Paul Dunn came into Easts' President's Cup team from Bathurst in 1983 but joined C’bury as part of the Bulldogs' build-up to defend its premiership in 1986. The tall prop played in all 27 matches that year, including the historic 4-2 grand final loss to P’matta, and was selected on the 1986 Kangaroo Tour. Dunn made his Test debut as a second rower in the one-off Test against Papua New Guinea and a dislocated elbow injury to Steve Roach resulted in Dunn's selection in the final two Tests against Great Britain. He was man of the match in Australia's Third Test win and went on to play against France in two further Tests. Dunn made his State of Origin debut as a reserve in the second match in 1988 and was a standout performer in Cantebury's grand final win over Balmain, which resulted in his winning the Clive Churchill Medal. In 1991 he followed former coach Phil Gould to Penrith and his experience was seen to good effect in the Panthers' grand final success that year. The following year, though, was personally disappointing and he signed with battlers P’matta in 1993. The introduction of the interchange rule prolonged Dunn’s career for one more season – ironically, with Easts, where it all started 14 years before. Appointed the Chief Executive of the reinstituted Souths club Dunn was sacked after the club’s disappointing 2002 season.

- ALAN WHITICKER

Playing Career Statistics

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Competitions

Competition   App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
NRL 255 8 -   - 32 133 115 7 52.16% List
City vs Country Firsts 2 - -   - - 2 0 0 100.00% List
NRL Finals 11 - -   - - 7 4 0 63.64% List
Tour Matches Australia 11 - -   - - 11 0 0 100.00% List
World Cup 5 - -   - - 5 0 0 100.00% List
Test Series 2 - -   - - 2 0 0 100.00% List
The Ashes 2 - -   - - 2 0 0 100.00% List
City vs Country 3 - -   - - 0 3 0 0.00% List
State of Origin 3 - -   - - 0 3 0 0.00% List
World Club Challenge 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, 1988 7 - -   - - 7 0 0 100.00% List

World Cup Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Australia 1986, 1988 5 - -   - - 5 0 0 100.00% List


Representative

Australia - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
NSW City Firsts 1985-86 2 - -   - - 2 0 0 100.00% List
Aus Presidents XIII 1985 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% List
NSW 1988-89 3 - -   - - 0 3 0 0.00% List
NSW Country 1988-89, 1991 3 - -   - - 0 3 0 0.00% List
Overall 1985-1991 9 0 0   0 - 3 6 0 33.33% List


Club Career

NRL/NSWRL - By Year

Team Season App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Eastern Suburbs NSWRL 1984 15 - -   - - 4 10 1 26.67% List
Eastern Suburbs NSWRL 1985 22 2 -   - 8 10 10 2 45.45% List
Canterbury NSWRL 1986 27 - -   - - 17 9 1 62.96% List
Canterbury NSWRL 1987 19 - -   - - 9 10 0 47.37% List
Canterbury NSWRL 1988 25 3 -   - 12 19 6 0 76.00% List
Canterbury NSWRL 1989 18 - -   - - 10 8 0 55.56% List
Canterbury NSWRL 1990 11 1 -   - 4 7 3 1 63.64% List
Penrith NSWRL 1991 20 - -   - - 17 3 0 85.00% List
Penrith NSWRL 1992 14 - -   - - 7 7 0 50.00% List
Parramatta NSWRL 1993 16 - -   - - 8 8 0 50.00% List
Parramatta NSWRL 1994 22 1 -   - 4 7 14 1 31.82% List
Parramatta ARL 1995 22 - -   - - 3 19 0 13.64% List
Sydney City ARL 1996 24 1 -   - 4 15 8 1 62.50% List
Overall 1984-1996 255 8 0   0 32 133 115 7 52.16% List

NRL/NSWRL - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Eastern Suburbs 1984-85, 1996 61 3 -   - 12 29 28 4 47.54% List
Canterbury 1986-90 100 4 -   - 16 62 36 2 62.00% List
Penrith 1991-92 34 - -   - - 24 10 0 70.59% List
Parramatta 1993-95 60 1 -   - 4 18 41 1 30.00% List
Overall 1984-1996 255 8 0   0 32 133 115 7 52.16% List

Your Say

Anonymous says: Paul wasnt sacked by Souths he resigned (06/05/2012)

Leigh Howlett says: The Bathurst club mentioned was Bathurst Railway, Paul played in the 1981 Group 10 Grand Final for Railway in a losing side and then made his First Grade debut in 1982. (25/01/2015)

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