Sam Thaiday

Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Born
Wednesday, 12th June, 1985
Current Age
36 years and 342 days
Place Of Birth
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Awards & Accolades

Dally M Second Rower Of The Year
2010, 2011
Ron McAuliffe Medal
2010
Ken Stephen Memorial Award
2011
RLIF Second Rower Of The Year
2011

Known Family Links

Cousin
Milton Thaiday

Biography

NSW-born (Sydney) Townsville junior (Brothers) made his first grade debut for the Broncos in 2003. It took Sam Thaiday, a big, mobile, bullocking style of prop, several seasons to cement a first grade position but in 2006 he regularly started games in the back row. That year he represented Queensland in three matches as an interchange player and following Brisbane’s grand final win against Melbourne (in which he played second row) Thaiday made his Test debut in Australia’s 20-15 win over NZ in Melbourne – again from the interchange bench. His only other Test appearance in Australia’s successful Tri-Nations campaign was in Australia’s 23-12 loss to Great Britain in Sydney.

- ALAN WHITICKER

Career Statistics

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Competitions

Competition   App T G   FG Pts W L D Win %  
NRL 304 40 1   - 162 179 123 2 58.88% List
NRL Finals 25 1 -   - 4 10 15 0 40.00% List
State of Origin 29 3 -   - 12 20 9 0 68.97% List
Tri-Nations 2 - -   - - 1 1 0 50.00% List
World Club Challenge 4 - -   - - 2 2 0 50.00% List
Four Nations 18 1 -   - 4 14 3 1 77.78% List
All Stars 3 - -   - - 1 2 0 33.33% List
Anzac Tests 7 1 -   - 4 6 1 0 85.71% List
World Cup 5 - -   - - 5 0 0 100.00% List


International

Test Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Australia 2006, 2009-17 34 2 -   - 8 28 5 1 82.35% List
Overall 2006-2017 34 2 0   0 8 28 5 1 82.35% List

World Cup Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Australia 2006-2013 5 - -   - - 5 0 0 100.00% List
Overall 2013 5 0 0   0 - 5 0 0 100.00% List


Representative

Australia - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Queensland 2006, 2008-17 29 3 -   - 12 20 9 0 68.97% List
Indigenous 2010, 2012, 2016 3 - -   - - 1 2 0 33.33% List
Overall 2006-2017 32 3 0   0 12 21 11 0 65.63% List


Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Brisbane NRL 2003 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% List
Brisbane NRL 2004 8 - -   - - 4 3 1 50.00% List
Brisbane NRL 2005 14 1 -   - 4 7 7 0 50.00% List
Brisbane NRL 2006 20 2 -   - 8 14 6 0 70.00% List
Brisbane NRL 2007 16 1 1 / 2 50.00% - 6 5 11 0 31.25% List
Brisbane NRL 2008 22 8 -   - 32 15 7 0 68.18% List
Brisbane NRL 2009 23 3 -   - 12 16 7 0 69.57% List
Brisbane NRL 2010 22 2 -   - 8 10 12 0 45.45% List
Brisbane NRL 2011 21 3 -   - 12 16 5 0 76.19% List
Brisbane NRL 2012 21 4 -   - 16 11 10 0 52.38% List
Brisbane NRL 2013 21 2 -   - 8 9 11 1 42.86% List
Brisbane NRL 2014 19 4 -   - 16 9 10 0 47.37% List
Brisbane NRL 2015 23 2 -   - 8 15 8 0 65.22% List
Brisbane NRL 2016 22 4 -   - 16 16 6 0 72.73% List
Brisbane NRL 2017 26 3 -   - 12 17 9 0 65.38% List
Brisbane NRL 2018 25 1 -   - 4 15 10 0 60.00% List
Overall 2003-2018 304 40 1 / 2 50.00% 0 162 179 123 2 58.88% List

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Brisbane 2003-18 304 40 1 / 2 50.00% - 162 179 123 2 58.88% List
Overall 2003-2018 304 40 1 / 2 50.00% 0 162 179 123 2 58.88% List

Australian Finals Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Brisbane 2003-2018 25 1 -   - 4 10 15 0 40.00% List
Overall 2004-2018 25 1 0   0 4 10 15 0 40.00% List

All Australian Club Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Brisbane 2003-18 308 40 1   - 162 181 125 2 58.77% List
Overall 2003-2018 308 40 1   0 162 181 125 2 58.77% List

English League Career - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Brisbane NRL 2007 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% List
Overall 2007 1 0 0   0 - 0 1 0 0.00% List

English League Career - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Brisbane 2003-2007 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% List
Brisbane 2007 ? - -   - - ? ? ? ?  
Overall 2007 ? 0 0   0 - ? ? ? ?  

Your Say

Yvonne clark says: Sam is my favourite player, out of all the teams in the competition. Even though we support our local team - the Dragons, Sam is my pin-up boy, and I am old enough to be his mother. He tackles so well around the legs, gives 100% effort every game, and has a pleasant disposition.
Keep up the good work Sam. (16/09/2016)

Dale Deem says: Sam thaiday is the best (12/06/2017)

Ben says: Sam thiady os The next forward/ second row in the games history. Will be sad to see Slammin Sam leave the broncos in 2019 (26/10/2017)

Ian Brown says: Sam is a player I have admired from his early days with the Broncos. I believe this will be his last season in the NRL and as I am a ve ry old man who might not be alive at seasons end, I would like to wish him all the very best in his retirement years. I wish that all NR L players could be as fair as Sam. I understand he is a good family man,and hope that all of them have a happy future together. (23/03/2018)

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