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Bradley Clyde

Lock, Second row

Player Bio

Inducted:
2008
Birthplace:
Culcairn, NSW
Date of Birth:
27 January 1970
Nickname:
-
Debut Team:
Canberra Raiders
Opposition:
South Sydney Rabbitohs
Date:
02 March 1988
Venue:
Parramatta Stadium, Sydney
Representative:
Country, New South Wales, Australia
Clubs:
Canberra Raiders, Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs, Leeds

Career

Milestones
  • Premierships: 1989, 1994
  • Clive Churchill Medal: 1989, 1991
  • Dally M Lock of the Year: 1989-90
  • Harry Sunderland Medal: 1992
  • NSW Country Team of the Century: 2008
  • Kangaroo Tour: 1994
  • Rated No. 33 in Rugby League Week’s Top 100 players: 1992
  • Named in NRL Team of the 1990s: 2003
First Class Games
290
Points
296
Tries
75

Biography

Bradley Clyde emerged from the ACT competition with the Belconnen United Panthers to become a dominating lock forward in world rugby league.

With local ties, it was probably inevitable that Canberra would grade the three-time Australian schoolboy representative (1985, 1986 and 1987).

Clyde had an innate ability to bust an opposition's defensive line, creating space for a classy Canberra backline that included Ricky Stuart, Laurie Daley, Mal Meninga, Gary Belcher and John Ferguson.

Apart from his powerful attacking bursts, Clyde was ever reliable. Upon receipt of an opposition kick, invariably Clyde would be the man to take the first hit-up in a new set of six.

In 11 seasons with the Raiders, Clyde played 178 games, which included the 1989 and 1994 grand final wins. He was subsequently named in the 1990's ''Team Of The Decade'' and one of Rugby League Week's 25 greatest-ever NSW Origin players.

After three seasons with the Bulldogs, Clyde finished his career in England.

Clyde was a man for the big occasion. In three grand finals, he was twice a recipient of the Clive Churchill Medal. (Clyde and Brad Mackay are the only two players to win the Churchill award despite playing on the losing side.)

He was also named player of the series on the 1989 New Zealand tour and in the 1992 home series against Great Britain.

"Clyde is like Peter Sterling. He performs to his best in every game of league he plays."

John Raper Immortal

Career Stats

Club Career

Club
Team Name Competition Year Start Year End Played Tries Goals Field Goals Points
Canberra Raiders Premiership 1988 1998 178 38 - - 152
Canberra Raiders World Club Challenge 1989 1989 1 - - - -
Canberra Raiders Mid-week competitions 1988 1989 2 - - - -
Canberra Raiders Official Pre-season
1990
1992
1990
1992
5 4 - - 12
Canberra Raiders Super League World Club Challenge 1997 1997 5 3 - - 12
Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs Premiership 1999 2000 36 8 - - 32
Leeds England First Class Games 2001 2001 15 4 - - 16

Representative Career

City - Country

City - Country
Team Name Opponent Year Start Year End Played Tries Goals Field Goals Points
City Origin Country Origin 1989 1990 2 - - - -
Country Origin City Origin
1992
1994
1992
1994
2 1 - - 4

State

State
Team Name Competition Opponent Year Start Year End Played Tries Goals Field Goals Points
New South Wales State of Origin Queensland
1989
1994
1992
1994
12 2 - - 8
New South Wales Super League Tri-Series Queensland 1997 1997 2 - - - -

International

International
Team Name Competition Year Start Year End Played Tries Goals Field Goals Points
Australia Tests and World Cup
1989
1991
1989
1994
19 6 - - 24
Australia Super League Tests 1997 1997 2 - - - -
Australia Tour matches
1989
1991
1994
1989
1992
1994
9 9 - - 36

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