Paul Dunn

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Playing Career

Vital Statistics

Full Name
Paul Anthony Dunn
Born
Wednesday, 7th August, 1963
Current Age
60 years and 319 days
Place Of Birth
Molong, New South Wales, Australia

Honours & Awards

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World Cup
1985/1988
The Ashes
1986
NSWRL Premiership (NRL)
1988, 1991
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   Comp Wins App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
The Ashes 1 2 - -   - - 2 0 0 100.00% List
World Cup 1 5 - -   - - 5 0 0 100.00% List
Tour Matches Australia - 11 - -   - - 11 0 0 100.00% List
Test Series 1 2 - -   - - 2 0 0 100.00% List
State of Origin - 3 - -   - - 0 3 0 0.00% List
City vs Country - 3 - -   - - 0 3 0 0.00% List
City vs Country Firsts - 2 - -   - - 2 0 0 100.00% List
NSWRL/ARL Premiership (NRL) 2 255 8 -   - 32 133 115 7 52.16% List
NSWRL/ARL Finals - 11 - -   - - 7 4 0 63.64% List
World Club Challenge - 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% List
Midweek Cup - 10 1 -   - 4 5 4 1 50.00% List
Challenge Cup AU - 9 - -   - - 3 6 0 33.33% 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
Overall1985-1991   9 0 0   0 - 3 6 0 33.33% List


Club Career

NSWRL/ARL Premiership (NRL) - By Year

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

NSWRL/ARL Premiership (NRL) - 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
Overall1984-1996   255 8 0   0 32 133 115 7 52.16% List

Your Say

  • Anonymous
    06/05/2012

    Paul wasnt sacked by Souths he resigned

  • Leigh Howlett
    25/01/2015

    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.

  • Richard
    11/10/2021

    Bathurst railway won the premiership in 1981:

    https://www.westernadvocate.com.au/story/7167989/bathurst-railway-to-celebrate-40-years-since-1981-premiership/

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

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