Playing Career

Rugby Career (1982 – 1996)

  • Australia’s first player to reach 101 Tests
  • World record try-scorer with 64
  • Leading try scorer at 1991 World Cup with six from six games
  • Voted Player of Tournament at 1991 World Cup
  • Test debut at age 19 against New Zealand in Christchurch in 1982
  • Scored tries in first two Tests
  • Equaled Australian try-scoring record for single Test with four against USA in 1983
  • Member of 1984 Grand Slam winning Wallabies
  • Member of 1986 Bledisloe Cup winning Wallabies
  • Broke try-scoring world record in 1987 World Cup semi-final against France
  • Named in Team of the Decade by Rothmans Rugby Union Yearbook in 1989
  • Member of 1991 World Cup winning Wallabies
  • Member of 1992 Bledisloe Cup winning Wallabies
  • Scored 50th Test try against South Africa in Cape Town in 1992
  • Member of 1994 Bledisloe Cup winning Wallabies
  • Played in first three World Cups in 1987, 1991 and 1995
  • Made 100th Test appearance against Italy in Padua in 1996
  • Played last Test against Wales in Cardiff in 1996
  • Captained Australian Sevens team to Commonwealth Games bronze in 1998