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Encyclopedia > Tim Brasher
Tim Brasher
Personal information
Full name Timothy Brasher
Position Fullback
Professional clubs*
Years Club Apps (points)
1989-97
1998-99
2000
Balmain
South Sydney
North Queensland
185 (538)
40 (56)
16 (16)
Representative teams**
1992-2000
1992-98
New South Wales
Australia
21 (30)
16 (36)

* Professional club appearances and points
counted for domestic first grade only and
correct as of 25 August 2006.
** Representative team caps and points correct
as of 25 August 2006.

Tim Brasher was an Australian rugby league player who played primarily as fullback or centre. He began his career for Balmain Tigers, where he played the majority of his career. He then moved to the South Sydney Rabbitohs for two seasons, before finishing his career with a season at the North Queensland Cowboys. During his career he also represented New South Wales on 21 occasions and Australia on 16 occasions. Rugby league is a team sport played by two teams of 17 players, with 13 on the field at any one time and 4 on the bench (reserves). ... A rugby league team consists of thirteen players plus four substitutes. ... A rugby league team consists of thirteen players plus four substitutes. ... The Balmain Tigers is one of the founding clubs of the New South Wales Rugby League (NSWRL). ... The South Sydney Rabbitohs (commonly nicknamed Souths, the Bunnies or the Pride of the League) are a team in the National Rugby League (NRL), the premier rugby league competition in Australia. ... The North Queensland Cowboys are a rugby league team based in Townsville, Queensland Australia. ... The New South Wales Rugby League team represent New South Wales annually in the Rugby League State of Origin competition. ...

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Balmain

In 1989 coach Warren Ryan called up Brasher, still in high school, to make his first grade debut. Balmain reached the Grand Final that year, Brasher played in the centres, but they lost to the Canberra Raiders 19-14. During the 1992 season, Brasher played most of the season on the wing, and he was the joint top try-scorer in the premiership (along with Wests' Mark Bell) with 16 tries. After the Super League had become defunct and the reunification of the game had occurred in 1998, Brasher's hesitation over his future with the Tigers resulted in the club terminating negotiation, and he was forced to find a new club. Brasher was in talks with the Canberra Raiders, but after talks with the club stalled, it was announced that Brasher had signed for the South Sydney Rabbitohs. In his time with the club, Brasher enjoyed a successful stint with the Tigers playing in 185 games, which included 182 starts and 3 replacement appearances, and scoring 538 points, which included 82 tries and 105 goals. Brasher was named on the bench in the official Balmain Tigers Team of the Century. Warren Ryan was one of the best coaches in the history of the Canterbury Bulldogs, coaching the team in the 1980s. ... The Canberra Raiders are a National Rugby League team based in Canberra, Australia. ... The Western Suburbs Magpies are a Rugby League club in Sydney, Australia. ... Super League was a rugby league competition that was held in Australia in 1997. ...


South Sydney

In total he played two seasons for the Rabbitohs where he made 40 appearances and scored 14 tries, toalling 56 points. After the club was excluded from the 2000 season, Brasher was forced to find another club, and decided join the North Queensland Cowboys. The South Sydney Rabbitohs (commonly nicknamed Souths, the Bunnies or the Pride of the League) are a team in the National Rugby League (NRL), the premier rugby league competition in Australia. ...


North Queensland

Brasher moved to the North Queensland Cowboys in 2000, and was appointed captain in his first season with the club, in which he made 16 appearances, scoring four tries, and being voted Players Player of the Year. However, after the 2000 season had ended he was injured during the off-season, which ruled him out of the entire 2001 season. He decided to retire due to the injury. In his only season with the Cowboys he made 16 appearances and scored four tries, totalling 16 points. The North Queensland Cowboys are a rugby league team based in Townsville, Queensland Australia. ...


Representative career

New South Wales

In 1992, he was called up for the New South Wales State of Origin squad. His impressive display in the second half of the third and deciding game of the series, where he pulled off two try saving tackles on Mark Coyne and Mal Meninga, impressed the national selectors enough for him to earn a call-up to the Australian squad for the first time. In the 1993-94 season, he was again called up to the New South Wales squad. After moving to South Sydney, his impressive form in a struggling Rabbitohs squad again earned him a call-up to the State of Origin side in 1998. After signing for the North Queensland Cowboys, Brasher was again selected for the New South Wales side in 2000. In all he represented New South Wales in 21 appearances, which included 20 starts and one replacement appearance. In his 21 appearances he scored three tries and nine goals, with a total of 30 points. The New South Wales Rugby League team represent New South Wales annually in the Rugby League State of Origin competition. ... The Rugby League State of Origin is an annual series of three interstate rugby league matches between the Queensland Maroons and the New South Wales Blues. ... Mark Coyne in the 1980s Mark Coyne is an american musician and one of the original members of the rock band, The Flaming Lips. ... Big Mal Meninga was a legendary Australian Rugby League centre, born in Bundaberg, Queensland, on July 8, 1960. ...


Australia

After his impressive State of Origin performance in 1992, he was selected in the Australian World Cup squad. Australia reached the final at Wembley Stadium on 24 October, 1992. Australia defeated Great Britain 10-6 with Brasher playing in the match at fullback. The great form of Canberra fullback Brett Mullins meant that Brasher could only make a place on the bench for his full international debut against France in 1994. He was selected for the Kangaroo Tour at the end of the year, where he enjoyed a steady tour as the reserve fullback against Great Britain and France. The original World Cup, first lifted in 1954 by Great Britain The Rugby League World Cup, is a tournament in which a number of the strongest rugby league nations participate in, to determine which nation is supreme in the sport. ... Wembley Stadium is a football stadium located in Wembley, London. ... The Canberra Raiders are a National Rugby League team based in Canberra, Australia. ... Brett Mullins was an Australian rugby league player who played for the Canberra Raiders between the years 1990 and 2000. ... The 1994 Kangaroo Tour was the last played in the conventional format, where the Australian side plays a number of matches against British provincial outfits, in additions to the Test matches. ...


In 1995, Brasher made three Test appearances against New Zealand, before being selected for the 1995 World Cup. Australia against reached the final against England. On October 28, 1995 at Wembley Stadium, Australia triumphed against by 16-8 with Brasher contributing a try. The eleventh Rugby League World Cup was badged the Centenary World Cup, reflecting the fact that 1995 was marked the 100th birthday of the sport. ... England lines up against New Zealand in Warrington, 2005. ...


Between 1996 and 1998, Brasher was selected a further five times, agaisnt Fiji, Papua New Guinea (both 1996), Rest of the World (1997) and two Tests against New Zealand (1998). In total he represented his country on 16 occasions, scoring nine tries, totalling to 36 points.


 
 

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