Tony Chalmers

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Tony Chalmers
Tony Chalmers (10 August 2008).jpg
Tony Chalmers working for Channel Nine in 2008
Personal information
Full nameTony Chalmers
Born (1964-12-09) 9 December 1964 (age 54)
Playing information
PositionWing
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1985–88 Parramatta Eels 54 15 0 0 60
1989–90 Balmain Tigers 16 3 0 0 12
Total 70 18 0 0 72
Source: [1]

Tony Chalmers (born 9 December 1964)[2] is an Australian former professional rugby league footballer who played in the 1980s and 1990s.

Playing career[edit]

Chalmers made his first grade debut at the age of 20 with the Parramatta Eels in Round 7 of the 1985 NSWRL season,[1] becoming the 439th player to do so. Playing on the wing, he scored a try on debut.

In his second year with the club, he won a premiership when Parramatta defeated Canterbury-Bankstown in the 1986 Grand Final.[3][4]

In 1987, Chalmers found himself regularly in the run-on squad. He scored 7 tries that season, a career best. In his final year with the Eels, he scored 3 tries.

In 1989, Chalmers began playing with the Balmain Tigers. An injury sustained in the early part of the season saw him sidelined for 5 weeks. Returning in Round 10, he was part of squad that took Balmain to the grand final. Balmain went down to the Canberra Raiders 19-14 in extra time. Chalmers played in the semi final victory over South Sydney but did not play in the grand final itself.

In his final season in the NSWRL, Chalmers only played three first grade games. His final game was played against the Illawarra Steelers in round 15. He scored a try in Balmain's 32-8 victory.

Post playing[edit]

Chalmers is now employed as floor manager for the Nine Network.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Tony Chalmers stats". stats.rleague.com. Retrieved 8 April 2012.
  2. ^ "Tony Chalmers career stats & summary". rugbyleagueproject.org. Retrieved 8 April 2012.
  3. ^ "Official Player Numbers". Parramatta Eels.
  4. ^ "Emotional reunion of 1986 Parramatta Eels side brings tough men to tears". Sydney Morning Herald.
  5. ^ "Mick Delroy finally remembers Parramatta's 1986 premiership win". Daily Telegraph.