David Gillespie

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Player No. 485
Nickname Cement
Position Second Row, Prop
Contract 1990
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Origin Sydney, NSW, Australia
Debut Vs Western Suburbs - 20th May 1984
Dog Years (8) 1983 , 1984 , 1985 , 1986 , 1987 , 1988 , 1989 , 1990
Rep Caps NSW(6) , Australia(4)
Other Clubs Western Suburbs, Manly
Junior Club Narromine

Biography David Gillespie joined Canterbury in 1983 as a second row forward.

David became a regular member of the reserve grade team and played in the Semi-Final against St George.

In 1984, David received the opportunity to play first grade against Western Suburbs as a replacement.

In 1985, David started the season in reserve grade but became a regular member of the first grade team when Peter Tunks was injured. He was to remain in first grade for six seasons.

David played in the Premiership winning team against St George as a replacement.

In 1986, David played his first game for NSW but late in the season, lost a finger in a work accident and missed the final series and the Kangaroo tour.
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Career Stats
Grade Year Games Tries Goals F Goals Points
1 1984 8 2 0 0 8
1 1985 21 4 0 0 16
1 1986 18 1 0 0 4
1 1987 14 1 0 0 4
1 1988 22 5 0 0 20
1 1989 17 0 0 0 0
1 1990 21 0 0 0 0
Total: 121 13 0 0 52
Average (per year): 17.3 1.9 0 0 7.4
Average (per game): 0.1 0 0 0.4

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Total - All Grades
  Years Games Tries Goals F Goals Points
Total: 8 174 18 0 0 72
Average (per year): 21.8 2.3 0 0 9
Average (per game): 0.1 0 0 0.4

Data provided by Clint Crofts