Tony Kemp

Playing Career

Vital Statistics

Full Name
Anthony Edward Ellis Kemp
Born
Thursday, 18th January, 1968
Current Age
56 years and 37 days

Biography

A Junior Kiwi rep while playing for the Randwick club in NZ Tony Kemp played with English club Doncaster in 1986-87 and 1989-90. The talented centre (who was equally adept in a number of backline positions) had to take the NZRL to court in order to join Newcastle in 1989. NZ officials continued to block Kemp's move, which delayed his start to the season to the end of April, but his aggressive running style and large frame made him a valuable player with the Knights over the following six seasons. His last hurrah with Newcastle was as the club's try-scorer in the 5-4 loss to Norths in the 1993 reserve grade grand final before joining English club Castleford. After two seasons with Castleford (1993-94 & 1994-95) Kemp moved to Leeds (1995-98) and then Wakefield Trinity (1999-2000). A veteran of 25 Tests Kemp took over from David Anderson as Warriors’ coach during the club’s tumultuous 2004 season. In 2005 he was replaced by former clubman Ivan Cleary.
- ALAN WHITICKER

Playing Career Statistics

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Competitions

Competition   App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
UK Second Division 25 22 -   - 88 20 3 2 80.00% List
Regal Trophy 13 4 -   1 17 11 2 0 84.62% List
Challenge Cup 15 7 -   - 28 8 7 0 53.33% List
NRL 95 22 15   1 119 38 51 6 40.00% List
National Panasonic Cup 3 4 -   - 16 2 1 0 66.67% List
Tour Matches Newcastle Knights 1 1 -   - 4 0 1 0 0.00% List
Tour Matches New Zealand 17 4 0   - 16 7 10 0 41.18% List
Test Series 20 4 0   - 16 7 12 1 35.00% List
World Cup 8 4 -   - 16 5 3 0 62.50% List
Yorkshire Cup 1 1 -   1 5 1 0 0 100.00% List
Tooheys Challenge Cup 1 1 -   - 4 0 1 0 0.00% List
English Championship 59 23 4   2 102 41 15 3 69.49% List
Tour Matches Castleford Tigers 2 - -   - - 1 1 0 50.00% List
Premiership Trophy 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% List
Charity Shield - UK 1 1 -   - 4 0 1 0 0.00% List
Super League 45 7 -   3 31 25 20 0 55.56% List


International

Test Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
New Zealand 1989-93, 1995 25 6 -   - 24 11 13 1 44.00% List

World Cup Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
New Zealand 1989-90, 1992, 1995 8 4 -   - 16 5 3 0 62.50% List


Club Career

NRL/NSWRL - By Year

Team Season App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Newcastle NSWRL 1988 19 5 -   1 21 4 14 1 21.05% List
Newcastle NSWRL 1989 12 3 0 / 1 0.00% - 12 6 6 0 50.00% List
Newcastle NSWRL 1990 15 2 -   - 8 9 5 1 60.00% List
Newcastle NSWRL 1991 18 5 -   - 20 5 10 3 27.78% List
Newcastle NSWRL 1992 12 2 -   - 8 7 4 1 58.33% List
Newcastle NSWRL 1993 11 3 -   - 12 4 7 0 36.36% List
South Queensland ARL 1995 8 2 15 / 28 53.57% - 38 3 5 0 37.50% List

NRL/NSWRL - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Newcastle 1988-93 87 20 - / 1 0.00% 1 81 35 46 6 40.23% List
South Queensland 1995 8 2 15 / 28 53.57% - 38 3 5 0 37.50% List
Overall1988-1995 95 22 15 / 29 51.72% 1 119 38 51 6 40.00% List

English Career - By Year

Team Season App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Doncaster 1986/87 20 15 -   - 60 15 4 1 75.00% List
Doncaster 1989/90 10 11 -   1 45 7 2 1 70.00% List
Castleford 1993/94 26 9 -   1 37 20 5 1 76.92% List
Castleford 1994/95 35 18 4   2 82 23 10 2 65.71% List
Leeds 1995/96 15 2 -   - 8 11 4 0 73.33% List
Leeds 1996 9 3 -   - 12 5 4 0 55.56% List
Leeds 1997 5 1 -   - 4 4 1 0 80.00% List
Leeds 1998 17 3 -   2 14 14 3 0 82.35% List
Wakefield Trinity 1999 20 2 -   1 9 6 14 0 30.00% List
Wakefield Trinity 2000 2 - -   - - 1 1 0 50.00% List

English Career - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Doncaster 1986, 1989 30 26 -   1 105 22 6 2 73.33% List
Castleford 1993-94 61 27 4   3 119 43 15 3 70.49% List
Leeds 1995-98 46 9 -   2 38 34 12 0 73.91% List
Wakefield Trinity 1999-00 22 2 -   1 9 7 15 0 31.82% List
Overall1986-2000 159 64 4   7 271 106 48 5 66.67% List

Your Say

  • Kev
    16/07/2015

    Was good for the Crushers in their debut year

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Contributions: Rugby League Tables, Shawn Dollin, Alan Katzmann, AJ Lucantonio, Andrew Ferguson, Paul Carter, Greg Fiveash, Steven Russo, Bill Bates

Sources: ARL Rugby League Yearbook 1996, Richard Bailey's Rugby League World, Rothmans Rugby League Yearbook 1999, NSWRL Rugby League Yearbook 1989-90, NSWRL Rugby League Yearbook 1988-89, NSWRL Rugby League Yearbook 1990-91, NSWRL Rugby League Yearbook 1991-92, NSWRL Rugby League Yearbook 1992-93, NSWRL Rugby League Yearbook 1994, Rothmans Rugby League Yearbook 1997, Rothmans Rugby League Yearbook 1998, Irvin Saxton's Record Keepers' Club, Rothmans Rugby League Yearbook 1994-95, Rothmans Rugby League Yearbook 1995-96, Rothmans Rugby League Yearbook 1996, Rothmans Rugby League Yearbook 1987-88, Rothmans Rugby League Yearbook 1990-91