MICHAEL’S MEM­O­RIES

Rugby League Week - - Legend Q&a: Michael O'connor -

BORN

Novem­ber 30, 1960 in Nowra, NSW

CLUB FOOTY

St Ge­orge 1983-86 78 games, 33 tries, 130 goals, 9 field goals, 401 points Manly 1987-92 115 games, 54 tries, 180 goals, 2 field goals, 578 points St He­lens 1988-89 18 games, 7 tries, 7 goals, 42 points

REP FOOTY

City-Coun­try City Sec­onds 1984, 1 try, 2 goals, 8 points; City Firsts 1985-86, 2 games, 1 try, 10 goals, 24 points; City Ori­gin 1987-88, 1990-91, 4 games, 3 tries, 9 goals, 30 points NSW 1985-91 19 Ori­gins, 11 tries, 42 goals, 1 field goal, 129 points Aus­tralia 1985-90 18 Tests 1986-90, 17 tries, 65 goals, 198 points; 16 tour matches 1985-89, 9 tries, 61 goals, 158 points Rest of the World 1988 1 match against Great Bri­tain, 1 try, 4 goals, 12 points

GRAND TO­TAL

272 games, 137 tries, 510 goals, 12 field goals, 1580 points

O’Con­nor played 13 rugby union Tests for the Wal­la­bies be­fore switch­ing to league in 1983. Made his first-grade de­but for St Ge­orge against Wests at Kog­a­rah Oval in Rd 3, 1983 Toured with the Kan­ga­roos in 1986, and to New Zealand in 1985 and ’89. Played in Manly’s win­ning 1987 pre­mier­ship side, in the 1985 grand fi­nal for St Ge­orge and in the 1989 Chal­lenge Cup fi­nal for St He­lens. (League In­for­ma­tion Ser­vices)

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