Phil Bergman

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Phil Bergman
Personal information
Born (1971-02-12) 12 February 1971 (age 43)
New Zealand
Playing information
Position Stand-off
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1995 Christchurch City 5 0 0 0 0
1997 Paris Saint-Germain 21 14 0 0 56
Total 26 14 0 0 56
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1992–19?? Canterbury
1998 New Zealand Māori
Source: RLP [1]

Phil Bergman (born 12 February 1971) is a New Zealand former rugby league footballer who represented New Zealand Māori and played professionally for Paris Saint-Germain in the Super League.

Playing career[edit]

Bergman signed with the Auckland Warriors in 1995 and played three games for the Auckland Warriors Colts team in the 1995 Lion Red Cup. He also played five matches for the Christchurch City Shiners.

Bergman also had a stint with the Sydney Roosters reserve grade.[2]

In 1996 he moved to France and played for Paris Saint-Germain in the Super League.[3]

After returning to New Zealand, Bergman played for the Riccarton-Lincoln club and represented Canterbury.[4]

In 2000 he represented the Tasman Orcas and was named in the Mainland Super 10 dreamteam.[5] Tasman were coached by his brother, Paul Bergman.[6] He was later called up to the 2000 Bartercard Cup, joining the Porirua Pumas.[7]

Representative career[edit]

Bergman was a New Zealand Residents player in 1995.

Bergman represented New Zealand in the 1998 Oceania Sevens tournament. He also toured the Cook Islands with the 1998 New Zealand Māori squad.

Later years[edit]

After retiring Bergman worked as a player agent for the Sydney Roosters.[8]

He currently coaches the Tasman Titans in the 2011 South Island zone competition.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tim Butcher; Daniel Spencer. Gillette Rugby League Yearbook 2011-12. League Publications Limited. ISBN 978-1-901347-24-1. 
  2. ^ One step up, and an eye on the next one New Zealand Herald, 24 November 2012
  3. ^ Club-by-Club guide to the Super League The Independent, 13 March 1997
  4. ^ Big guns return to Canty The Press, 8 July 1998
  5. ^ Tasman has slight edge for final The Press, 30 September 2000
  6. ^ Sponsorship sought for Orcas Nelson Mail, 5 June 2001
  7. ^ Bergman may prove bugbear for Bulls The Press, 24 June 2000
  8. ^ Bergman on the lookout for talent The Nelson Mail, 28 August 2001
  9. ^ Martin, Wayne (29 August 2011). "Titans make perfect start". The Nelson Mail. Retrieved 3 November 2011.