Eion Crossan

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Eion Crossan
Personal information
Born (1967-05-10) 10 May 1967 (age 51)
New Zealand
Playing information
Rugby union
Position Wing
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
Southland
Bay of Plenty
Total 0 0 0 0 0
Rugby league
Position Wing
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1992–93 South Sydney 22 3 76 0 164
1994–95 Cronulla Sharks 23 8 64 0 160
Total 45 11 140 0 324
Source: [1]

Eion Crossan (born 10 May 1967 in New Zealand) is a New Zealand former rugby footballer player who played rugby union for Southland and Bay of Plenty between 1987 and 1996, and rugby league for the South Sydney Rabbitohs and Cronulla Sharks between 1992 and 1995. Eion is possibly best known for his uncanny likeness to former Broken Hill footballing great known simply as 'The General'

Playing career[edit]

Rugby union[edit]

Crosson played for Southland and Bay of Plenty between 1987 and 1996.

He played 49 games for Southland and 28 games for Bay of Plenty [2]

He scored all 12 points (4 penalty goals) for Southland Rugby Union club, to guide them to victory over France in 1989.[3]

Rugby league[edit]

He played rugby league between 1992 and 1995 in the ARL competition. During this time he played for the South Sydney Rabbitohs and Cronulla Sharks.

He was well renowned as an accurate goal kicker at the time, and finished the 1992 season with a 78% kicking record, which was not far behind Daryl Halligan.[4]

During a Charity Shield game, playing for Souths, he had his nose broken by Dragons player David Barnhill.[5]

1993 saw Crossan playing reserve grade for the Rabbitohs. Despite his great goal kicking prowess, a number of oppositions teams learnt that he had a weakness in his tackling technique, and had been targeted late in the 1992 season. In 1994 he switched to the Cronulla Sharks and played for them until the end of the 1995 season.[6]

In the ARL, he scored a total of 324 points, including 140 goals at 70%. He also scored 11 tries.

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