Russel Gartner

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Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Born
Friday, 16th September, 1955
Current Age
65 years and 36 days

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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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% Match list
Overall 1977 2 1 0   0 3 2 0 0 100.00% Match 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% Match list
Overall 1977 2 1 0   0 3 2 0 0 100.00% Match list


Representative

Australia - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
NSW Firsts 1977 2 - -   - - 2 0 0 100.00% Match list
Overall 1977 2 0 0   0 - 2 0 0 100.00% Match list


Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

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

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Manly Warringah 1975-81 ? 40 -   - 120 ? ? ? ?  
Manly Warringah 1976-81 103 39 -   - 117 61 39 3 59.22% Match list
Eastern Suburbs 1982-83 31 6 -   - 21 15 16 0 48.39% Match list
Balmain 1985-89 89 29 -   - 116 56 33 0 62.92% Match list
Overall 1975-1989 ? 75 0   0 257 ? ? ? ?  

Australian Finals Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Manly Warringah 1976-78 10 6 -   - 18 5 3 2 50.00% Match list
Balmain 1985-88 10 - -   - - 5 5 0 50.00% Match list
Overall 1976-1988 20 6 0   0 18 10 8 2 50.00% Match list

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Last modified: Sun, 18 Oct 2020 01:18:41 +1100 (Sydney time)