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A STIRLING RESUME

 

Career Stats

The story so far....
 
80* Tests for Wallabies - Equal 8th Most Capped Wallaby All-Time.

29 Tests as Captain - 4th Highest Test Captain behind Gregan, Eales & Farr-Jones.
 
489* Test Points - 4th Highest Wallaby Point Scorer All-Time behind Lynagh, Burke & Giteau.
 
29* Test Tries - 4th Highest Wallaby All-Time behind Campese, Latham & Roff.

138* Super Caps (ACT Brumbies & Melbourne Rebels)

1031* Super Points - (advanced past Andrew Mehrtens in 2009 as Leading All-Time Point Scorer) 

 

Career Milestones/Memorable Moments

2000 Wallaby Debut

2000 Fastest Wallaby to reach 50 & 100 Test points

2000 First Australian to score 20 points or more in four consecutive Tests

2000 Scored more Test points by any Australian in first Five Tests

2000 Kicked a last second penalty goal from sideline against South Africa to win the Wallabies first Tri-Nations Title
 
2000 Wallaby Rookie of the Year Award

2000 ACT Brumbies Best Back Award (backline included Gregan, Larkham, Howard & Roff)

2000 ACT Sportstar of the Year Award
 
2001 ACT Brumbies Super 12 Victory

2002 Super Rugby Player of the Year

2002 ACT Brumbies Best Player Award

2003 80m intercept try to down All Blacks in RWC Semi Final

2003 Rugby World Cup (Final)

2004 ACT Brumbies Captain (took over from George Gregan)

2004 ACT Brumbies Super 12 Victory

2005 ACT Brumbies Captain

2005 ACT Brumbies Best Back Award (backline included Gregan, Larkham & Giteau)

2006 Wallabies Captain (took over from George Gregan)

2006 Played 50th Wallaby Test

2006 Took Wallaby Career Tally past 350 points

2006 ACT Brumbies Best Back Award (backline included Gregan & Larkham)

2006 ACT Brumbies Captain

2007 Wallaby Captain (added 101 points from 8 Tests)

2007 Rugby World Cup (Captain)

2007 Became third highest Wallaby point scorer of all-time

2007 ACT Brumbies Captain

2007 Wallaby Try of the Year Award

2008 Played 100th game for ACT Brumbies

2008 Wallaby Captain. Captained Wallabies to first win on Sth African soil in eight years and first back-to-back away Test wins for Australia over England and France for a decade
 
2009 Scored 50th Try for ACT Brumbies - joined Joe Roff as only other Australian to achieve this
 
2009 Advanced beyond Andrew Merhtens to become All-Time Leading Super Point Scorer
 
2009 Wallaby Captain (Domestic Tests)

2010 Announced as Rebels Inaugral Captain

2011 Inaugural Melbourne Rebels Captain

2011 Rod Macqueen Pursuit of Excellence Award

2011 Inducted into Gordon Rugby Hall of Fame

2012 Melbourne Rebels Captain

2012 Member of the Order of Australia (AM)

2013 Joined TEN's expert Rugby Commentary Team - 2013 British and Irish Lions Rugby Tour and The   Castrol Edge Rugby Championship

2013 Accepted the role of Director on the Melbourne Rebels Board.

Highlights


Member of the Order of Australia (AM) - Australia Day 2012

Became the 73rd Wallaby Captain in 2006;

Wallaby 2007 Rugby World Cup Captain;

Playing in the 2003 & 2007 Rugby World Cup;

Kicking the last second penalty from the sideline against South Africa in Durban to clinch the Wallabies’ first ever Tri Nations Championship victory in 2000;
 
Man of the match performance against the All Blacks in the 2003 Rugby World Cup Semi Final in Sydney. No one will forget his match winning 80-metre intercept try;
 
A famous Bledisloe Cup Series win in 2000 playing with the likes of John Eales, George Gregan, Steve Larkham, & Joe Roff;
 
3rd on the all-time Australian Wallabies point scorers list;

Holds the record for becoming the fastest Australian player to reach 50 and 100 Test points and the first Australian to score 20 or more points in four consecutive Tests; and
 
Winning the Super 12 Competition in 2004 (as Captain) & 2001.