Les Davidson

Les Davidson is an Australian former professional rugby league footballer who played in the 1980s and 1990s. He played for the South Sydney Rabbitohs and Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks and represented at both the State and national levels. His position of choice on the field was second-row or prop.[2]

Les Davidson
Personal information
Full nameLes Davidson
Born (1963-04-03) 3 April 1963 (age 58)
Playing information
Height188 cm (6 ft 2 in)
Weight94 kg (14 st 11 lb)
PositionProp, Second-row
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1984–90 South Sydney 113 5 0 0 20
1988–89 Warrington 22 4 0 0 16
1989–90 Wigan 11 2 0 0 8
1991–98 Cronulla-Sutherland 133 13 0 0 52
Total 279 24 0 0 96
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1986–87 Australia 4 0 0 0 0
1987–88 New South Wales 5 1 0 0 4
Source: [1][2]

Playing careerEdit

Davidson made his first grade début for the South Sydney Rabbitohs in 1985. At the end of the 1986 NSWRL season, he became the first South Sydney player in over a decade to be selected for Australia when he went on the 1986 Kangaroo tour of Great Britain and France. He played five State of Origin matches for New South Wales and was named Man of the match in Game 1, 1987.

Davidson was a member of the New South Wales Origin squad which played Queensland at Veterans Stadium, Long Beach, California on 6 August 1987. Davidson also represented Australia in a number of Test Matches. He is listed on the Australian Players Register as Kangaroo No. 577.[3]

In the Australian off-season of 1988 and 1989, Davidson had two stints in England playing for the Warrington Wolves and Wigan Warriors.[4]

After very nearly joining the Brisbane Broncos, Davidson signed with Cronulla-Sutherland. He made 133 appearances in first grade for the Sharks, adding hardened representative experience to the Cronulla pack during the 1990s, and became a Sharkies favourite.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Profile at yesterdayshero.com.au". yesterdayshero.com.au. 24 July 2008. Archived from the original on 24 July 2008. Retrieved 1 January 2009.
  2. ^ a b "Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org". rugbyleagueproject.org. 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  3. ^ ARL Annual Report 2005
  4. ^ "Wigan RL History - 1989-90 Season". Archived from the original on 25 August 2006. Retrieved 8 July 2007.
  5. ^ "A history of heartbreak: Cronulla Sharks' tale of woe in NRL finals". The Sydney Morning Herald.

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