Lincoln Raudonikis

Lincoln Raudonikis is an Australian former professional rugby league footballer who played in the 1990s. He played for the Western Suburbs Magpies in the NRL.

Lincoln Raudonikis
Personal information
Full nameLincoln Raudonikis
Born (1977-03-21) 21 March 1977 (age 42)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Playing information
PositionSecond-row, Prop
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1998–99 Western Suburbs 24 2 0 0 8
As of 31 May 2019
Source: [1]

BackgroundEdit

Raudonikis is the son of Western Suburbs legend and team of the century member Tommy Raudonikis.

Playing careerEdit

Raudonikis made his first grade debut for Western Suburbs in Round 6 against South Sydney at the Sydney Football Stadium which ended in a 41-10 loss. Western Suburbs would go on to finish the 1998 season in last place winning only 4 games for the entire year but were handed the wooden spoon as the Gold Coast Chargers who had also finished bottom avoided last position due to a better for and against.

In 1999, Raudonikis played 8 games for the club in what proved to be their last season in the top grade as a stand-alone entity. Raudonikis played in the club's last game before their merger with fellow foundation club Balmain. Raudonikis played at prop as Wests were defeated 60-16 by the Auckland Warriors at Campbelltown Stadium. Western Suburbs would also finish last in 1999 winning only 3 games and conceded 944 points throughout the season which was an average of 39.33 per game, the most in league history.

Following the 1999 season, Raudonikis was not offered a contract to play with the newly formed Wests Tigers.[2][3][4][5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Lincoln Raudonikis - Career Stats & Summary - Rugby League Project". www.rugbyleagueproject.org. Retrieved 31 May 2019.
  2. ^ "Rugby League: 'A good kicking' promises coach". NZ Herald.
  3. ^ "Western Suburbs Magpies First Grade Players". Wests Magpies.
  4. ^ "The day the Warriors put the once mighty Western Suburbs Magpies out of their final misery". 81st minute.
  5. ^ "Who were the worst NRL teams of all time?". Daily Telegraph.