Phil Sigsworth

Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Born
Saturday, 31st January, 1959
Current Age
64 years and 2 days

Awards & Accolades

RLW Player of the Year
1983

Known Family Links

Brother
Ron Sigsworth

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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Competitions

Competition   App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
NRL 175 50 49   2 268 87 83 5 49.71% List
National Panasonic Cup 2 1 -   - 3 2 0 0 100.00% List
Interstate Matches 2 - -   - - 2 0 0 100.00% List
Tour Matches Australia 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% List
Test Series 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% List
State of Origin 3 - 2   - 4 0 3 0 0.00% List
NRL Finals 11 2 2   - 11 6 5 0 54.55% List


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% List


Representative

Australia - By Team

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


Club Career

NRL/NSWRL - By Year

Team Season App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Newtown NSWRFL 1977 15 4 10   - 32 1 14 0 6.67% List
Newtown NSWRFL 1978 21 5 10   - 35 2 18 1 9.52% List
Newtown NSWRFL 1979 17 6 -   - 18 5 12 0 29.41% List
Newtown NSWRFL 1980 9 4 3   - 18 5 4 0 55.56% List
Newtown NSWRFL 1981 25 6 9   2 38 16 7 2 64.00% List
Newtown NSWRFL 1982 21 7 7   - 35 10 9 2 47.62% List
Manly NSWRFL 1983 28 9 8   - 52 23 5 0 82.14% List
Manly NSWRL 1984 6 3 -   - 12 3 3 0 50.00% List
Canterbury NSWRL 1985 8 3 -   - 12 7 1 0 87.50% List
Canterbury NSWRL 1986 16 1 2 / 4 50.00% - 8 10 6 0 62.50% List
Balmain NSWRL 1987 9 2 -   - 8 5 4 0 55.56% List
Overall 1977-1987 175 50 49   2 268 87 83 5 49.71% List

NRL/NSWRL - 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% List
Newtown 1980-82 ? 32 39   2 176 ? ? ? ?  
Manly 1983-84 34 12 8   - 64 26 8 0 76.47% List
Canterbury 1985-86 24 4 2   - 20 17 7 0 70.83% List
Balmain 1987 9 2 -   - 8 5 4 0 55.56% List
Overall 1977-1987 ? 50 49   2 268 ? ? ? ?  

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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