|Date of birth||19 May 1976|
|Original team||Southport (QLD)|
|Debut||Round 3, 16 April 1995, Brisbane Bears
v. Sydney Swans, at Gabba
120 (60)13 (1)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 2003 season.
Debuting with the Brisbane Bears in 1995, Lawrence was a solid half back flanker who enjoyed a solid career. He came back strongly after two knee reconstructions, where he missed the entire 1996 season (and much of 1997). But he returned midway through 1997 to display incredible toughness in defence.
He was, however, criticised for being a bad influence on some players with his heavy drinking and partying lifestyle. He was criticised by Jason Akermanis on The Footy Show, who later said that it was "no coincidence" that after Lawrence left the club at the end of 2000, the Brisbane Lions won a premiership the next year.
St Kilda career
In 2003 Lawrence was involved in a car accident due to drink-driving and was immediately sacked by St Kilda. It was also around the time that coach Grant Thomas mentioned his "zero tolerance for mediocrity" policy, when Matthew Capuano was also sacked.
In 2006, he was signed by the Port Melbourne Borough as part of a major recruitment drive for the club.
- The Herald Sun (2011). Caulfield surge late to reach decider. Retrieved 3 March 2012.
- Steven Lawrence's profile on the official website of the St Kilda Football Club
- Steven Lawrence's statistics from AFL Tables
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