|Born||22 December 1959|
|Height||179 cm (5 ft 10 in)|
|Weight||89 kg (14 st 0 lb)|
Source: NRL Stats
Nathan Gibbs (born 22 December 1959) is an Australian sports physician and former professional rugby league footballer. He played for the South Sydney Rabbitohs and Parramatta Eels in the New South Wales Rugby League (NSWRL) competition.
Early life and sports career
Gibbs was a South Sydney junior but was graded by Eastern Suburbs during his final year at school. He returned to South Sydney and made his first-grade debut in 1978. Gibbs went on to captain the club and was the Dally M Second Rower of the Year in 1980.
Medical education and training
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In 1987, Gibbs graduated from the University of Sydney's Cumberland College with a Grad. Dip. Sports Sci.
During the 1990s, he was team doctor for Manly Warringah, New South Wales and the Australian Kangaroos. In 1990, it was Gibbs that made the decision, controversial at the time, to rule Wally Lewis unfit to play for the Kangaroos. Following the appointment of Chris Anderson as coach of the Kangaroos in 1999, Gibbs was replaced by then Canterbury doctor, Hugh Hazard.
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