Phil Sigsworth

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Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Born
Saturday, 31st January, 1959
Current Age
61 years and 271 days

Awards & Accolades

RLW Player of the Year
1983

Biography

Graded as a 16-year-old in 1976, Sigsworth went back to the Newtown juniors for two seasons before returning to the club's U’23s team. A capable utility player, Sigsworth was originally a five-eighth who settled into the fullback role. Coming back from a broken jaw injury in 1980 he had a memorable 1981 season debuting for NSW, making his sole Test appearance as a reserve against France and playing in the club’s grand final loss against P’matta. The following year Sigsworth was involved in an infamous in-goal bungle with winger Phillip Duke which resulted in Wally Lewis scoring the winning try in the second State of Origin match. At Manly in 1983, Sigsworth was the club's sole try-scorer in the grand final loss to P’matta (as a centre) and finished second runner up in 'Dally M' Player of the Year polling. He battled knee injuries during the remainder of his career but linked with former coach Warren Ryan at C’bury in the mid 1980s. In the 1986 grand final he became the first player in 24 years to be sent off when he caught Brett Kenny in a high, reflex tackle in the club's 4-2 loss to P’matta. Sigsworth was the assistant coach to Tom Raudonikis at Wests in the late 1990s and continued in this role under Wayne Pearce with the merged W’Tigers in 2000 until replaced by in-coming coach Terry Lamb.

- ALAN WHITICKER

Career Statistics

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International

Test Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Australia 1981 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% Match list
Overall 1981 1 0 0   0 - 1 0 0 100.00% Match list


Representative

Australia - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
New South Wales 1981-83 3 - 2   - 4 0 3 0 0.00% Match list
NSW Firsts 1981 2 - -   - - 2 0 0 100.00% Match list
Overall 1981-1983 5 0 2   0 4 2 3 0 40.00% Match list


Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Newtown NSWRFL 1977 15 4 10   - 32 1 14 0 6.67% Match list
Newtown NSWRFL 1978 21 5 10   - 35 2 18 1 9.52% Match list
Newtown NSWRFL 1979 17 6 -   - 18 5 12 0 29.41% Match list
Newtown NSWRFL 1980 9 4 3   - 18 5 4 0 55.56% Match list
Newtown NSWRFL 1981 25 6 9   2 38 16 7 2 64.00% Match list
Newtown NSWRFL 1982 21 7 7   - 35 10 9 2 47.62% Match list
Manly Warringah NSWRFL 1983 28 9 8   - 52 23 5 0 82.14% Match list
Manly Warringah NSWRL 1984 6 3 -   - 12 3 3 0 50.00% Match list
Canterbury NSWRL 1985 7 3 -   - 12 6 1 0 85.71% Match list
Canterbury NSWRL 1986 16 1 2 / 4 50.00% - 8 10 6 0 62.50% Match list
Balmain NSWRL 1987 9 2 -   - 8 5 4 0 55.56% Match list
Overall 1977-1987 174 50 49   2 268 86 83 5 49.43% Match list

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Newtown 1977-82 108 32 39   2 176 39 64 5 36.11% Match list
Manly Warringah 1983-84 34 12 8   - 64 26 8 0 76.47% Match list
Canterbury 1985-86 23 4 2   - 20 16 7 0 69.57% Match list
Balmain 1987 9 2 -   - 8 5 4 0 55.56% Match list
Overall 1977-1987 174 50 49   2 268 86 83 5 49.43% Match list

Australian Finals Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Newtown 1977-1981 4 1 2   - 7 2 2 0 50.00% Match list
Manly Warringah 1983 2 1 -   - 4 1 1 0 50.00% Match list
Canterbury 1985-86 5 - -   - - 3 2 0 60.00% Match list
Overall 1981-1986 11 2 2   0 11 6 5 0 54.55% Match list

Your Say

Polymath says: Nickname was "What's-a-packet-of" (possibly inspired by one of the various tobacco manufacturers who provided financial backing for NSWRL during Sigsworth's era). (17/05/2012)

Paul Carter says: In 1983 Sigsworth was the Rugby League Week player of the year. (09/08/2012)

Anonymous says: Nic name given to him by H.G and Roy ,also coached HULL to a English tile (11/08/2016)

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