NSWRL 1988

Stats

Premiers
Canterbury 
Minor Premiers
Cronulla 
No. Of Teams
16
No. Of Games
189
No. Of Players
537
Top Tryscorer
John Ferguson (20)
Top Pointscorer
Gary Belcher (218)

Ladder

 HomeAwayOverall
TeamPWLDFAPD PWLDFAPD PWLDFAPtsPD
1. Cronulla11911280138+14211731227192+3522164250733034+177
2. Canterbury1073-182147+351293-230121+10922166-41226832+144
3. Canberra1174-288163+1251183-308183+12522157-59634630+250
  Manly1183-292176+1161174-246171+7522157-53834730+191
  Balmain11101-205145+601156-197196+122157-402341* 30+61
  Penrith1183-202120+821174-192138+5422157-394258* 30+136
7. Brisbane1183-262195+671165-212173+3922148-47436828+106
8. South Sydney11551189194-511731236189+47221282425383* 24+42
9. North Sydney11551207187+2011461159237-7822911236642420-58
10. St George1248-170299-1291055-182194-1222913-35249318-141
11. Parramatta1156-192229-371138-167183-1622814-35941216-53
12. Eastern Suburbs11461178232-5411272209211-222613338744315-56
13. Illawarra11461182215-331129-171295-12422615135351013-157
14. Newcastle11371133174-411129-137286-14922516127046011-190
15. Gold Coast1138-141230-891118297254-15722416223848410-246
16. Western Suburbs11281157256-991129-130237-1072241712874939-206

* Balmain, Penrith were involved in playoffs to determine their final position.
* South Sydney deducted 2 competition points for breach of the replacement rule in round 8 against Manly

  • Total games played: 177
  • Total points scored: 6,396
  • Average points per game: 36.14
  • Best attack: Canberra Raiders (27.09 ppg - 149.92%)
  • Best defense: Penrith Panthers (11.73 ppg - 64.91%)
  • Worst attack: Gold Coast/Tweed Heads Giants (10.82 ppg - 59.88%)
  • Worst defense: Illawarra Steelers (23.18 ppg - 128.28%)

Team Stats (includes Cup/Tour matches)

Team Name Position W L D Pts For Pts Ag. Coach Top Tryscorer(s) Top Pointscorer(s) Home Venue(s) Home Crowd Avg Extra Info
Balmain Tigers 5th 22 9 0 538 425 Warren RYAN 9 - Ben ELIAS 168 -Ross CONLON Leichhardt (11)
Parramatta (1)
9,054 Runners Up
Brisbane Broncos 7th 14 8 0 474 368 Wayne BENNETT 15 - Walter LEWIS 150 -Terry MATTERSON Lang Park 16,111
Canberra Raiders 3rd 15 11 0 644 412 Tim SHEENS 20 - John FERGUSON 218 -Gary BELCHER Seiffert 9,988 Minor Semi
Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs 2nd 22 6 0 550 344 Philip GOULD 10 - Tony CURRIE 177 -Terry LAMB Belmore 7,941 Premiers
Cronulla Sutherland Sharks 1st 16 8 2 527 400 Allan FITZGIBBON 17 - Andrew ETTINGSHAUSEN 171 -Alan WILSON Caltex 9,789 Prelim Final
Eastern Suburbs Roosters 12th 6 13 3 387 443 Arthur BEETSON 9 - Gary WURTH 155 -David SMITH SFS 8,307
Gold Coast/Tweed Heads Giants 15th 4 16 2 238 484 Robert McCARTHY 8 - Scott MIENI 79 -Mike EDEN Seagulls 5,640
Illawarra Steelers 13th 6 15 1 353 510 Terrence FEARNLEY 9 - Alan McINDOE 88 -Steve LARDER Wollongong 8,386
Manly Warringah Sea Eagles 4th 15 9 0 550 385 Robert FULTON 17 - Michael O'CONNOR 198 -Michael O'CONNOR Brookvale 11,758 Minor Prelim Semi
Newcastle Knights 14th 5 16 1 270 460 Allan McMAHON 6 - Steve FULMER
Brian QUINTON
Jeff DOYLE
50 -Jeff DOYLE Newcastle 20,617
North Sydney Bears 9th 9 11 2 366 424 Frank STANTON 11 - Andrew SIMONS 109 -John DORAHY North Sydney 9,227
Parramatta Eels 11th 8 14 0 359 412 John MONIE 7 - Paul TAYLOR 98 -Stephen ELLA Parramatta 13,140
Penrith Panthers 6th 15 8 0 402 286 Ronald WILLEY 12 - David GREENE 141 -Neil BAKER Penrith 9,079 Playoff
St George Dragons 10th 9 13 0 352 493 Edwin GLOSSOP 15 - Ricky WALFORD 164 -Ricky WALFORD Belmore 6,080
South Sydney Rabbitohs 8th 12 8 2 425 383 George PIGGINS 14 - Phil BLAKE 134 -Mark ELLISON SFS 11,326
Western Suburbs Magpies 16th 4 17 1 287 493 Laurie FREIER
John BAILEY
9 - Jason STAFFORD 57 -Ian SCHUBERT Orana 5,639 League Wooden Spoon

Finals Results

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Aug 20th Balmain 19 Manly 6 M. Stone SFS 25,327 View
Aug 21st Canterbury 19 Canberra 18 G. Annesley SFS 19,259 View
Aug 27th Balmain 14 Canberra 6 M. Stone SFS 28,879 View
Aug 28th Canterbury 26 Cronulla 8 G. Annesley SFS 31,684 View
Sep 4th Balmain 9 Cronulla 2 M. Stone SFS 34,848 View
Sep 11th Canterbury 24 Balmain 12 M. Stone SFS 40,000 View