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Paul Langmack (born (1965-05-10)10 May 1965) is an Australian former rugby league coach and representative and premiership-winning player. Langmack won three premierships with the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs in the mid-eighties.[1] He later joined the Western Suburbs Magpies to become just the fifth player to play 100 games with two different teams.[3]

Paul Langmack
Paul Langmack.jpg
Personal information
Born (1965-05-10) 10 May 1965 (age 54)
Australia
Playing information
PositionLock, Second-row, Five-eighth
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1983–90 Canterbury Bulldogs 169 25 0 0 100
Halifax
1991–98 Western Suburbs 137 18 0 0 72
1999 Sydney City 3 0 0 0 0
Total 309 43 0 0 172
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1987 City Origin 1 0 0 0 0
1987–88 New South Wales 4 0 0 0 0
Coaching information
Club
Years Team Gms W D L W%
2003–04 South Sydney 35 5 1 29 14
Source: [1][2]

Playing careerEdit

While attending Fairfield Patrician Brothers, Langmack captained the Australian Schoolboys team in 1982.[4]

Langmack won three premierships as a member of the Canterbury Bulldogs in 1984, 1985 and 1988, and later played for and captained the Western Suburbs Magpies. In 1987, he became the youngest player in history to register 100 top-grade games at the age of 22 years 26 days. Langmack was named Rugby League Week's player of the year in 1992. In 1999 former teammate Phil Gould brought Langmack to the Sydney City club, he played one final season - a season that didn't reach any great heights, only appearing in three 1st grade matches.

Coaching careerEdit

In 2002 he was a contender to replace Terry Lamb as the coach of the Wests Tigers and was reportedly the preferred candidate of senior players, including Terry Hill and Darren Senter. After the signing of Tim Sheens to the position, Langmack became assistant coach to Craig Coleman at the South Sydney Rabbitohs.

After Coleman was dramatically sacked immediately prior to the 2003 season, Langmack was installed as coach, but was unable to avoid the wooden spoon, winning just three games. After an unsuccessful start to the 2004 season, he was sacked and replaced by assistant Arthur Kitinas. Langmack's last season in charge of Souths was also marred by claims that Langmack was a racist by Souths player Owen Craigie.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Paul Langmack Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org". rugbyleagueproject.org. 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  2. ^ "Paul Langmack Coach Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org". rugbyleagueproject.org. 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  3. ^ David Middleton (editor) (2013). "2013 Official Rugby League Annual". Alexandria NSW, 2015: NewsLifeMedia for the National Rugby League: 199. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
  4. ^ "SportingPulse Homepage for Australian Secondary Schools Rugby League". SportingPulse. Retrieved 10 October 2008.
  5. ^ https://www.theage.com.au/articles/2004/06/01/1086058855884.html

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Preceded by
Craig Coleman
2002
Coach
South Sydney Rabbitohs

2003-2004
Succeeded by
Arthur Kitinas
2004