Paul Gallen

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Playing Career

Vital Statistics

Born
Friday, 14th August, 1981
Current Age
42 years and 193 days
Place Of Birth
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Awards & Accolades

RLIF Lock Of The Year
2008, 2011, 2012
Harry Sunderland Medal
2010, 2011
RLW Player of the Year
2010
Brad Fittler Medal
2011
Dally M Lock Of The Year
2011, 2012, 2017
Peter Frilingos Memorial - Headline Moment of the Year
2011
Wally Lewis Medal
2014

Known Family Links

Cousin
Matt Eisenhuth

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 348 63 2   1 257 173 174 1 49.71% List
NRL Finals 16 1 -   - 4 7 9 0 43.75% List
City vs Country 2 - 1   - 2 1 1 0 50.00% List
State of Origin 24 1 1   - 6 9 15 0 37.50% List
Australia PM XIII Annual 2 - -   - - 1 0 1 50.00% List
Anzac Tests 8 1 -   - 4 8 0 0 100.00% List
World Cup 11 1 -   - 4 10 1 0 90.91% List
Four Nations 11 1 -   - 4 9 1 1 81.82% List
All Stars 3 1 -   - 4 2 1 0 66.67% 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 2008-14, 2016 32 3 -   - 12 29 2 1 90.63% List

World Cup Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Australia 2008, 2013 11 1 -   - 4 10 1 0 90.91% List


Representative

Australia - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
NSW 2006-16 24 1 1   - 6 9 15 0 37.50% List
NSW City 2006, 2017 2 - 1   - 2 1 1 0 50.00% List
NRL 2011-12, 2015 3 1 -   - 4 2 1 0 66.67% List
Overall2006-2017 29 2 2   0 12 12 17 0 41.38% List


Club Career

NRL/NSWRL - By Year

Team Season App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Sharks NRL 2001 2 - -   - - 1 1 0 50.00% List
Sharks NRL 2002 21 1 -   - 4 16 5 0 76.19% List
Cronulla NRL 2003 17 5 -   - 20 6 11 0 35.29% List
Cronulla NRL 2004 19 5 -   - 20 8 11 0 42.11% List
Cronulla NRL 2005 25 6 -   - 24 12 13 0 48.00% List
Cronulla NRL 2006 18 7 -   - 28 8 10 0 44.44% List
Cronulla NRL 2007 19 2 -   - 8 9 10 0 47.37% List
Cronulla NRL 2008 20 4 -   - 16 13 7 0 65.00% List
Cronulla NRL 2009 16 7 -   - 28 2 14 0 12.50% List
Cronulla NRL 2010 23 3 -   - 12 7 16 0 30.43% List
Cronulla NRL 2011 20 6 -   - 24 6 14 0 30.00% List
Cronulla NRL 2012 16 3 -   - 12 8 8 0 50.00% List
Cronulla NRL 2013 16 2 -   - 8 8 8 0 50.00% List
Cronulla NRL 2014 9 2 -   - 8 2 7 0 22.22% List
Cronulla NRL 2015 18 1 -   - 4 11 7 0 61.11% List
Cronulla NRL 2016 20 4 -   - 16 16 3 1 80.00% List
Cronulla NRL 2017 25 3 -   - 12 15 10 0 60.00% List
Cronulla NRL 2018 22 1 -   - 4 13 9 0 59.09% List
Cronulla NRL 2019 22 1 2 / 2 100.00% 1 9 12 10 0 54.55% List

NRL/NSWRL - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Sharks 2001-19 348 63 2 / 2 100.00% 1 257 173 174 1 49.71% List

Your Say

  • Paul Carter
    22/06/2011

    In 2011 Gallen became the First ever player to get a 10 in Rugby League Week in a State Of Origin Game.He got a 10 after he captained New South Wales to an 18-8 win over Queensland at ANZ Stadium in Game 2 of the State Of Origin Series on June 15.

  • Paul Carter
    28/03/2012

    Just for good measure.Gallen has since become the Third player to get a 10 on Two occasions in Rugby League Week.He got a 10 after his performance for Cronulla in their 20-14 over North Queensland at the Willows on March 24 2012.

  • Warrick Ford
    09/07/2015

    Paul Gallen became the oldest forward to play an Origin game for NSW at 33 years 307 days when he captained NSW to win Game 2 2015 at MCG before 91,513. He was also the oldest to captain the Blues. The previous oldest forward to play for the Blues in Origin was Steve Menzies at 33 years 231 days in 2006.

    Gallen extended both records by 3 weeks when he played in Game 3 of the 2015 Series at Suncorp

  • Andrew
    28/02/2017

    What an incredible player for Cronulla nsw and Australia. He has all the skills plus he is tough uncompromising and loyal. These are rare skills a once in a lifetime champion.

  • Liam
    20/05/2019

    May 19th 2019, Paul Gallen officially has the most losses in the history of the NRL. 167 games lost and counting. At this stage a win % of 48%.

  • Anonymous
    20/05/2019

    On the 19th of May 2019 with a loss to the Manly Sea Eagles, gave Paul Gallen his well deserved most lost games as a player of all time record.

  • Anonymous
    10/10/2021

    Should be a immortal

  • Anonymous
    15/10/2021

    What a tough player gallen should be on the list to become a immortal

  • Anonymous
    18/09/2022

    He is the best forward of all time and he is a role model to everyone

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

Sources: NRL Rugby League Yearbook 2003, NRL 2004 Official Rugby League Annual, NRL Rugby League Yearbook 2002, NRL Rugby League Yearbook 2004, 2006 Official Rugby League Annual