Chris Walsh (rugby league)

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Chris Walsh
Personal information
Born (1962-06-05) 5 June 1962 (age 55)[1]
Playing information
Height 188 cm (6 ft 2 in)[1]
Weight 101 kg (15 st 13 lb)[1]
Position Second-row
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1982–86 St. George Dragons 88 12 0 0 45
1987–92 Illawarra Steelers 79 0 0 0 0
Total 167 12 0 0 45
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1984 New South Wales 1 0 0 0 0
Source: NRL Stats

Chris Walsh (born 5 June 1962) is an Australian former professional rugby league footballer of the 1980s and 90s. A New South Wales State of Origin forward, he played club football for the St. George Dragons and Illawarra Steelers.

Playing career[edit]

As a 19-year-old, Walsh moved from Port Kembla to Kogarah and played five seasons at the St. George Dragons between 1982-1986. He was selected to represent New South Wales as a second-rower for game III of the 1984 State of Origin series.[2]

Walsh returned to Illawarra in 1987 and became captain of the Steelers. Despite injuring two vertebrae in his neck during a game in 1987, Walsh played on and was named Clubman of the Year in 1988 and 1989. He captained the Steelers to their first trophy in 1992 - the pre-season Toohey's Challenge Cup. A knee ligament injury eventually led to his retirement early in the 1992 season.


  1. ^ a b c Gary Lester (editor) (1986). Rugby League Action '85. Sydney, New South Wales: John Fairfax Marketing. p. 57. ISBN 0-909558-29-9. 
  2. ^ "State Of Origin - Game 3, 1984". Rugby League Stats. Retrieved 2007-12-30. 


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