George Peponis

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Player No. 402
Nickname
Position Hooker
Contract 1982
Height 179cm (5' 11")
Weight 80kg (176lbs)
DOB 3rd Sep 1953
Origin Tripoli, Greece
Debut Vs St George - 22nd Jun 1974
Dog Years (11) 1972 , 1973 , 1974 , 1975 , 1976 , 1977 , 1978 , 1979 , 1980 , 1981 , 1982
Captain Years (5) 1978 , 1979 , 1980 , 1981 , 1982
Captain Record 71 games, 45 won(63%), 23 lost(32%), 3 drew(4%)
Rep Caps NSW(7) , Australia(8)
Other Clubs
Junior Club St George Dragons

Biography George Peponis joined Canterbury in 1972 as a hooker.

In 1973, George became a regular member of the Under 23s team and played in the Preliminary Final against Balmain.

In 1974, George started the season in reserve grade and received the opportunity to play first grade against South Sydney when Barry Phillis was injured.

George was promoted to first grade in time for the finals and played in the Grand Final against Easts (Roosters).

George started the 1975 season in first grade before a long stint on the sidelines with a broken leg. He returned before the finals and played in the reserve grade Preliminary Semi-Final against Cronulla.
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Career Stats
Grade Year Games Tries Goals F Goals Points
1 1974 8 1 0 0 3
1 1975 16 2 0 0 6
1 1976 23 6 0 0 18
1 1977 13 1 0 0 3
1 1978 15 9 0 0 27
1 1979 21 3 0 0 9
1 1980 23 3 0 0 9
1 1981 5 1 0 0 3
1 1982 8 1 0 0 3
Total: 132 27 0 0 81
Average (per year): 14.7 3 0 0 9
Average (per game): 0.2 0 0 0.6

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Total - All Grades
  Years Games Tries Goals F Goals Points
Total: 11 153 30 0 0 90
Average (per year): 13.9 2.7 0 0 8.2
Average (per game): 0.2 0 0 0.6

Data provided by Clint Crofts