1997 Team Statistics

Debutants

Chris Latham v Waikato Chiefs (SFS)
Adam Leach v Waikato Chiefs (SFS)
Stu Pinkerton v Canterbury Crusaders (SFS)
Nathan Spooner v Canterbury Crusaders (SFS)
Chris Whitaker v Canterbury Crusaders (SFS)
Cameron Blades v Northern Transvaal (SFS)
Matt Tink v Orange Free State (SFS)
Christian Warner v Wellington Hurricanes (McLean Park)
Manuel Edmonds v Queensland (SFS)
Jason Jones-Hughes v Queensland (SFS)
Michael Cheika v Border Reivers (The Greenyards)
Wayne De Jonge v Border Reivers (The Greenyards)
Matt Dowling v Border Reivers (The Greenyards)
Keith Gleeson v Border Reivers (The Greenyards)
Nathan Grey v Border Reivers (The Greenyards)
Jon Hart v Border Reivers (The Greenyards)
Meli Nakauta v Border Reivers (The Greenyards)
Sikeli Qau Qau v Border Reivers (The Greenyards)
Scott Staniforth v Border Reivers (The Greenyards)
Chris Malone v Border Reivers (The Greenyards)
Jon Shelley v Border Reivers (The Greenyards)
Michael Choromanski v London Irish (The Avenue)
Duncan Gillies v London Irish (The Avenue)
Travis Hall v London Irish (The Avenue)
Senirusi Rauqe v London Irish (The Avenue)
Tim Tavalea v London Irish (The Avenue)
 
50 NSW Caps

Alistair Murdoch v Waikato Chiefs (SFS)
David Campese v Queensland (SFS)
Matt Burke v Wellington Hurricanes (McLean Park)
Sam Payne v Auckland Blues (SFS)
Phil Kearns v Queensland (Ballymore)
 
20 NSW Tries

Matt Burke v Northern Transvaal (SFS)
 
50 NSW Points

Jason Madz v London Irish (The Avenue)
Manuel Edmonds v Cardiff (Cardiff Arms Park)
 
50 NSW Conversions

Matt Burke v Gauteng Lions (Ellis Park)
 
100 NSW Points

David Campese v Natal (Kings Park)
 
400 NSW Points

Matt Burke v Northern Transvaal (SFS)
 
50 NSW Super Rugby Points

Alistair Murdoch v Orange Free State (SFS)
 
200 NSW Super Rugby Points

Matt Burke v Gauteng Lions (Ellis Park)
 
300 NSW Super Rugby Points

Matt Burke v Auckland Blues (SFS)
 
50 NSW Super Rugby Penalty Goals

Matt Burke v ACT Brumbies (Bruce Stadium)
 
Individual All-time Records set in 1997

Tim Gavin 2nd most NSW caps (83)
Richard Tombs 3rd most NSW caps (72)
Alistair Murdoch 5th most NSW caps (62)
Mark Hartill equal 10th most NSW caps (55)
Matt Burke most NSW points (493)
Alistair Murdoch 7th most NSW points (190)
Alistair Murdoch 2nd most NSW tries (39)
David Campese 6th most NSW tries (24)
Matt Burke equal 9th most NSW tries (21) with Owen Crossman
Matt Burke 2nd most NSW conversions (65)
Matt Burke most NSW penalty goals (85)
Matt Dowling equal most NSW tries on debut (4) v Border Reivers (The Greenyards) with Ted Raper (1882) & John Taylor (1971)
Steve Talbot 141st captain of NSW v London Irish (The Avenue)
Most NSW caps at Wing: Alistair Murdoch (59)
Most NSW caps at Flyhalf: Scott Bowen (41)
Most NSW caps at Scrumhalf: Sam Payne (51)
Most NSW caps at no.8: Tim Gavin (57)
Most Points in a Match: Matt Burke (33) v Northern Transvaal (3t, 3c, 4p) at SFS
 
Team All-time Records set in 1997

Most Players took the field in a Calendar Year: 56
 
Individual Super Rugby Records set in 1997

Most Caps: Matt Burke (22)
Most Career Tries: Alistair Murdoch (13)
Most Career Conversions: Matt Burke (47)
Most Career Penalty Goals: Matt Burke (56)
Most Career Points: Matt Burke (307)
Equal Most Tries in a Match: Matt Burke (3) v Northern Transvaal (SFS) with Alistair Murdoch v Wellington Hurricanes (SFS) in 1996
Equal Most Conversions in a Match: Matt Burke (4) v Orange Free State (SFS) with ACT Brumbies (SFS), Auckland Blues (Eden Park) & Wellington Hurricanes (SFS) in 1996
Equal Most Penalty Goals in a Match: Matt Burke (5) v Canterbury Crusaders (SFS) with Northern Transvaal (Loftus Versfeld) in 1996
Most Points in a Match: Matt Burke (33) v Northern Transvaal (3t, 3c, 4p) at SFS
Most Penalty Goals in a Season: Matt Burke (30)
 
Team Super Rugby Records set in 1997

Equal Most Conversions in a Match: 4 v Orange Free State (SFS) with ACT Brumbies (SFS), Auckland Blues (Eden Park) & Wellington Hurricanes (SFS) in 1996
Equal Most Penalty Goals in a Match: 5 v Canterbury Crusaders (SFS) with Northern Transvaal (Loftus Versfeld) in 1996
Most Penalty Goals in a Season: 30
Equal Most Consecutive Wins: 2 from 6/4/97 to 12/4/97 with 1/3/96 to 9/3/96
 

 
Player Appearance and Scoring Statistics

Player Caps Run On Tries Cons Pens DGs Pts
Andrew Apps 1       1   3
Mark Bell 11 8          
Andrew Blades 6 6          
Cameron Blades 9 6          
Graeme Bond 8 8 1       5
Scott Bowen 12 9 1 1     7
Tom Bowman 1 1          
Michael Brial 10 10 2       10
Matt Burke 12 12 5 20 32   161
David Campese 10 9 3       15
Michael Cheika 3 3 1       5
Michael Choromanski 1 1          
Tony Daly 3 3          
Wayne De Jonge 2 2          
Matt Dixon 5 5          
Sam Domoni 11 10 1       5
Matt Dowling 4 4 6       30
Manuel Edmonds 4 4 6 13 4   68
Fili Finau 11 9 3       15
Tim Gavin 13 13          
Mark Giacheri 1 1          
Duncan Gillies 2 1          
Keith Gleeson 3 3 2       10
Nathan Grey 3 3 2       10
Travis Hall 1 1          
Richard Harry 8 8 1       5
Jon Hart 4 3          
Mark Hartill 1 1          
Andrew Heath 9 5          
Jason Jones-Hughes 1 1          
Phil Kearns 13 8 1       5
Simon Kerr 2            
Chris Latham 11 5          
Adam Leach 1 1          
Jason Madz 13 7 3       15
Chris Malone 2 1   6     12
Daniel Manu 12 4 2       10
Alistair Murdoch 13 12 5       25
Meli Nakauta 4 4 2       10
Willie Ofahengaue 2 1          
Sam Payne 12 12 1       5
Stu Pinkerton 12 12 1       5
Cameron Pither 4 4 2       10
Sikeli Qau Qau 3 3 1       5
Senirusi Rauqe 2 1          
Jon Shelley 4 2          
Nathan Spooner 3 2          
Scott Staniforth 3 3 1       5
Steve Talbot 4 3          
Semi Taupeaafe 4 3 2       10
Tim Tavalea 2 1          
Matt Tink 2            
Richard Tombs 7 6 2       10
Christian Warner 4 1          
John Welborn 5 5          
Chris Whitaker 10 4          
Penalty Try     1       5
               
               

NSW Waratahs 1997 Season Statistics

Played: 17
Won: 8
Lost: 9
Drawn: 0
Points For: 481
Points Against: 435
Team Tries: 58
Team Conversions: 40
Team Penalty Goals: 37
Team Drop Goals: 0
Players Took The Field: 56
   
Coach: Matt Williams