Terry Fahey

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Terry Fahey
Personal information
Nickname Redfern Express
Born (1954-01-20) 20 January 1954 (age 63)
Wellington, New South Wales
Playing information
Height 185 cm (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 95 kg (14 st 13 lb)
Position Wing
Years Team Pld T G FG P
197?–75 Wellington Roosters
1976–80 South Sydney Rabbitohs 89 47 28 0 197
1981–82 Eastern Suburbs 47 23 0 0 69
1983–87 Canberra Raiders 54 28 0 0 112
Total 190 98 28 0 378
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1975–84 NSW Country 2 0 0 0 0
1976–82 New South Wales 8 4 0 0 12
1975–81 Australia 3 3 0 0 9
Source: NRL Stats, RLP

Terry Fahey (born 20 January 1954[1] in Wellington, New South Wales) is an Australian former professional rugby league player for the South Sydney Rabbitohs, Eastern Suburbs Roosters and Canberra Raiders clubs. He was a powerful, hard-running wing-threequarter.

Playing career[edit]

Nicknamed the "Redfern Express", Fahey started his football career in the New South Wales country, playing in Western Division's win in the 1974 Amco Cup final over Penrith.[2] In 1975, he was selected to represent Country against City but with drew for family reasons. He was also selected to play for Australia in the 1975 World Championship series. His is listed on the Australian Players Register as Kangaroo No. 481.[3] He left his club Wellington to move to the Sydney competition in 1975 to play for Souths. He went on to play 90 first grade matches for the Rabbitohs in the years 1976-1980 scoring 46 tries and 28 goals for a total of 194 points. In 1981 he joined Easts where he would stay for two seasons. He was the season's leading try scorer in 1981 with fifteen tries. Fahey signed with Canberra in 1983 but damaged bone in his neck caused him to sit out the entire 1985 season. He was playing again in 1986 and remained with the Raiders until the end of the 1987 season, when he retired.

Fahey played three tests for Australia between 1975 and 1981 (scoring three tries) and a total of eight internationals.[4] He also played eight games for New South Wales, two being State of Origin matches in 1981 and 1982.

Post playing[edit]

Fahey was named on the wing in the NRL's Team of the 1970s when it was announced in 2005.[5]

He became involved in breeding and training greyhounds and has since moved on to racehorse training.


  1. ^ Gary Lester (editor) (1983). The Sun Book of Rugby League - 1983. Sydney, New South Wales: John Fairfax Marketing. p. 16. ISBN 0-909558-83-3. 
  2. ^ HILDEBRANDT, Barry (2008-05-06). "Terry Fahey hoping to add to list of sporting achievements". Daily Liberal. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 2009-07-09. 
  3. ^ ARL Annual Report 2005, page 55
  4. ^ "Legends of League". Wellington Times. Fairfax Media. 2008-04-24. Retrieved 2009-07-09. 
  5. ^ "1970s team boasts three Immortals" (fee required). AAP Sports News (Australia). 2005-08-18. Retrieved 2008-10-05.