Gary Dowling

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Player No. 377
Nickname
Position Fullback
Contract 1978
Height
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DOB
Origin
Debut Vs Penrith - 11th Jul 1971
Dog Years (8) 1971 , 1972 , 1973 , 1974 , 1975 , 1976 , 1977 , 1978
Rep Caps NSW(2)
Other Clubs Parramatta, Western Suburbs
Junior Club Oakdale

Biography Gary Dowling joined Canterbury in 1971 as a fullback.

Gary represented Country II in 1971 playing with Oakdale and was recruited mid-season.

After only a short spell in reserve grade, Gary received the opportunity to play first grade against Penrith when Les Johns was injured.

In 1972, Gary started the season in first grade but was relegated to reserve grade for Chris Anderson. He then played in the Premiership winning team against St George.

In 1973, Gary returned to first grade and played in the City II team before playing in the 1974 Grand Final against Easts (Roosters).

In 1975, Gary was selected to play two games for NSW and played in the Preliminary Semi-Final against Parramatta.
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Career Stats
Grade Year Games Tries Goals F Goals Points
1 1971 7 0 19 0 38
1 1972 9 1 0 0 3
1 1973 21 8 2 0 28
1 1974 23 12 0 1 37
1 1975 16 11 1 0 35
1 1976 17 4 0 0 12
1 1977 15 3 0 0 9
1 1978 5 0 0 0 0
Total: 113 39 22 1 162
Average (per year): 14.1 4.9 2.8 0.1 20.3
Average (per game): 0.3 0.2 0 1.4

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Total - All Grades
  Years Games Tries Goals F Goals Points
Total: 8 144 53 33 1 226
Average (per year): 18 6.6 4.1 0.1 28.3
Average (per game): 0.4 0.2 0 1.6

Data provided by Clint Crofts