Paul Sait

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Paul Sait
Personal information
Full name Paul Joseph Sait
Born 1947
Playing information
Position Lock, Second Row
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1968–78 South Sydney Rabbitohs 160 31 0 0 93
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1969–74 New South Wales 5 2 0 0 6
1970–75 Australia 9 2 0 6


Paul Joseph Sait (born 1947) was an Australian rugby league footballer and coach. A versatile Centre or running forward of the 1970s for the South Sydney Rabbitohs. He made 7 Test appearances for the Australian national representative side and represented in 9 World Cup matches in two World Cups and in 10 Kangaroo tour matches.

Club career[edit]

He featured in the talented South Sydney sides of the early seventies. He played in the 1969 Grand Final loss to Balmain and then in the Premiership victories of 1970 and 1971.

He played 221 club games for South Sydney between 1969 and 1979 with 163 of those games in 1st Grade. He scored 44 tries for the club.

In 2004 he was named by Souths in their South Sydney Dream Team,[1] consisting of 17 players and a coach representing the club from 1908 through to 2004.

Representative career[edit]

He debuted for Australia in the centres in the 1970 World Cup in Britain though the remainder of his representative career was played at second-row forward. His first Test appearance was on the 1971 tour of New Zealand. He played in the 1972 World Cup in France and toured Great Britain with the Kangaroos in 1973 playing in four Tests and nine tour matches. He played lock on the 1973 tour of England and France including all the tests. Sait is listed on the Australian Players Register as Kangaroo No. 451.[2]

Coaching[edit]

Sait went on to coach at Souths in the 1980s.

Sources[edit]

  • Andrews, Malcolm (2006) The ABC of Rugby League, Austn Broadcasting Corpn, Sydney

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ South Sydney Dream Team from the official South Sydney website.
  2. ^ ARL Annual Report, 2005.