Tim Brasher

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Tim Brasher
Personal information
Full name Timothy Brasher
Born (1971-03-16) 16 March 1971 (age 46)[citation needed]
Australia
Playing information
Height 180 cm (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 86 kg (13 st 8 lb)
Position Fullback, Centre, Wing
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1989–97 Balmain Tigers 185 82 105 0 538
1998–99 South Sydney Rabbitohs 40 14 0 0 56
2000–02 North Queensland Cowboys 19 4 0 0 16
Total 244 100 105 0 610
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1992–97 City Origin 6 1 2 0 8
1992–00 New South Wales 21 3 9 0 30
1992–98 Australia 16 8 0 0 32

Tim Brasher is an Australian former rugby league footballer of the 1990s and 2000s who played primarily as fullback. He began his career for Balmain Tigers, where he played the majority of his career. He then moved to the South Sydney Rabbitohs for two seasons, before finishing his career with a season at the North Queensland Cowboys. During his career he also represented New South Wales on 21 occasions and Australia on 16 occasions.

Balmain[edit]

While attending Grantham High School in Seven Hills, Sydney, Brasher played for the Australian Schoolboys team in 1988.[1] In 1989 Balmain Tigers coach Warren Ryan called up Brasher, still in high school, to make his first grade debut in place of the equally brilliant but injury prone Tim "Woodsy" Woods. Balmain reached the Grand Final that year, Brasher played in the centres, but they lost to the Canberra Raiders 19–14. Joey "Macca" McCarthy said at the time that it was the most brilliant display of football by Brasher.

In the post season he was selected at fullback in Australia's 1992 Rugby League World Cup Final victory over Great Britain in front of the world record attendance for an international rugby league match of 73,631 at Wembley Stadium.[2]

This was followed with selection for the 1995 World Cup, with again only ARL players selected. After losing the opening game of the tournament against England at Wembley, Australia reached the final, again playing England, after a 30-20 Semi-final win over New Zealand that went into overtime after the scores were locked up at 20-all after 80 minutes. On 28 October 1995 at Wembley Stadium, Australia won their 4th straight World Cup with a 16–8 win, with Brasher contributing the winning try in front of 66,540 fans.[3]

South Sydney[edit]

North Queensland[edit]

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