Gary Stevens (rugby league)

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Gary Stevens
Playing information
Position Second-row
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1965–1976 South Sydney 163 12 36
1977–1978 Canterbury-Bankstown 26
Total 189 12 0 0 36
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1972–1975 Australia 5 0

Gary Stevens is an Australian former rugby league player, a hard tackling second-row forward of the 1960s and 1970s for the South Sydney Rabbitohs, the Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs and Australian national representative side. He is the grandson of Souths club great Arthur Oxford.

Club career[edit]

Stevens played 163 games with South Sydney between 1965 and 1976, scoring 12 tries. He played in the 1970 and 1971 victorious Rabbitohs Grand Final teams. A Souths junior, he was promoted to grade in 1964. He eventually captained Souths in 1976.

At the end of the 1976 season Stevens joined Canterbury-Bankstown with whom he played 26 games in 1977 and 1978.

Representative career[edit]

Stevens represented for Australia in five Test matches (1972–1975) and appeared six times for New South Wales (1972–1975). Stevens went on to play in the 1972 Australian World Cup campaign before touring Great Britain with the victorious 1973 Australian Kangaroos. He played against France in 1973 before representing Australia in two tests against the touring Great Britain side in 1974. The following year he was also selected in Australia's World Cup squad.

Sources[edit]

  • The Encyclopaedia of Rugby League Players - South Sydney Rabbitohs, Alan Whiticker & Glen Hudson, Bas Publishing, 2005.