Russel Gartner

Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Born
Friday, 16th September, 1955
Current Age
67 years and 140 days

Known Family Links

Cousin
Daniel Gartner
Grandfather
Joe Gartner
Uncle
Clive Gartner
Father
Jim Gartner
Uncle
Keith Gartner

Biography

Durable centre/winger, the son of former C’bury player Jim Gartner, partnered Bob Fulton in Manly's 1976 grand final win over P’matta. Gartner achieved the high-point of his career with selection in the Australian World Series squad in 1977. He scored a spectacular 65m try in the final against Great Britain and was the season's leading try-scorer that year with 17 tries. Gartner's double in the 1978 grand final replay gave Manly its fourth title in seven years but his rep career faded in the early 1980s. After a period with Easts, his club career was resurrected at Balmain where the ‘Gartner’ magic of old resurfaced. He played in the 1988 grand final on the wing and retired the following year - a non-playing reserve in the Tigers' grand final loss in extra-time to Canberra.

- ALAN WHITICKER

Career Statistics

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Competitions

Competition   App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
NRL 226 75 -   - 257 134 89 3 59.29% List
NRL Finals 20 6 -   - 18 10 8 2 50.00% List
Interstate Matches 2 - -   - - 2 0 0 100.00% List
World Cup 2 1 -   - 3 2 0 0 100.00% List
Tour Matches New South Wales Firsts 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% List
National Panasonic Cup 1 1 -   - 4 1 0 0 100.00% List


International

Test Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Australia 1977 2 1 -   - 3 2 0 0 100.00% List

World Cup Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Australia 1977 2 1 -   - 3 2 0 0 100.00% List


Representative

Australia - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
NSW Firsts 1977 3 - -   - - 3 0 0 100.00% List


Club Career

NRL/NSWRL - By Year

Team Season App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Manly NSWRFL 1975 3 1 -   - 3 2 1 0 66.67% List
Manly NSWRFL 1976 13 5 -   - 15 8 5 0 61.54% List
Manly NSWRFL 1977 20 17 -   - 51 13 7 0 65.00% List
Manly NSWRFL 1978 24 10 -   - 30 16 6 2 66.67% List
Manly NSWRFL 1979 20 6 -   - 18 11 8 1 55.00% List
Manly NSWRFL 1980 17 - -   - - 10 7 0 58.82% List
Manly NSWRFL 1981 9 1 -   - 3 3 6 0 33.33% List
Eastern Suburbs NSWRFL 1982 10 3 -   - 9 5 5 0 50.00% List
Eastern Suburbs NSWRFL 1983 21 3 -   - 12 10 11 0 47.62% List
Balmain NSWRL 1985 22 9 -   - 36 15 7 0 68.18% List
Balmain NSWRL 1986 23 5 -   - 20 13 10 0 56.52% List
Balmain NSWRL 1987 18 10 -   - 40 10 8 0 55.56% List
Balmain NSWRL 1988 16 5 -   - 20 12 4 0 75.00% List
Balmain NSWRL 1989 10 - -   - - 6 4 0 60.00% List
Overall 1975-1989 226 75 0   0 257 134 89 3 59.29% List

NRL/NSWRL - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Manly 1975-81 106 40 -   - 120 63 40 3 59.43% List
Manly 1980-81 ? 40 -   - 120 ? ? ? ?  
Eastern Suburbs 1982-83 31 6 -   - 21 15 16 0 48.39% List
Balmain 1985-89 89 29 -   - 116 56 33 0 62.92% List
Balmain 1989 ? 29 -   - 116 ? ? ? ?  
Overall 1975-1989 ? 75 0   0 257 ? ? ? ?  

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