Danny Buderus

Hooker

Player Bio

Inducted:
2019
Birthplace:
Taree, NSW
Date of Birth:
06 February 1978
Nickname:
-
Debut Team:
Newcastle Knights
Opposition:
South Queensland Crushers
Date:
23 March 1997
Venue:
Marathon Stadium, Newcastle
Representative:
Country, New South Wales, Australia
Club:
Newcastle Knights, Leeds Rhinos

Career

Milestones

  • Premiership: 2001
  • Kangaroo Tours: 2001, 2003
  • Captained New South Wales in 15 State of Origin matches: 2004-08
  • Dally M Player of the Year: 2004
  • Dally M Hooker of the Year: 2002, 2004, 2005
  • Brad Fittler Medal winner: 2008

Playing

First Class Games
394
Points
338
Tries
85

Biography

Danny Buderus was a central figure in the Knights’ golden era alongside the eighth Immortal Andrew Johns, Paul Harragon and Matthew Johns.

He played one first-grade game as a 19-year-old in the club’s premiership year of 1997 and would go on to play a club record 257 matches for the Knights.

Between 1998 and 2003 the Knights played finals every year and savoured premiership glory in 2001 when they blew Parramatta away with a stunning first-half blitz.

Blessed with brilliant vision and speed out of dummy half, Buderus earned 24 Test caps for the Kangaroos and is one of only three Newcastle players to have captained Australia, along with Harragon and Johns.

He played 21 Origins for NSW and his electric work at hooker was a decisive factor in the Blues’ Origin three-peat in 2003-05.

At the peak of his powers in 2004, Buderus captained NSW to an Origin series win, took home the Dally M Medal and won the Tri-Nations series with the Kangaroos.

"In a position that continues to evolve, Danny Buderus has set a new standard in the way a hooker is expected to play."

Matthew Johns From The Sheds

Career Stats

Club Career

Club
Team Name Competition Year Start Year End Played Tries Goals Field Goals Points
Newcastle Knights Premiership
1997
2012
2008
2013
257 61 1 - 246
Newcastle Knights World Club Challenge 2002 2002 1 1 - - 4
Leeds Rhinos England First Class Games 2009 2011 71 14 1 - 56
Leeds Rhinos Challenge Cup 2009 2011 11 1 - - 6
Leeds Rhinos World Club Challenge 2010 2010 1 - - - -

Representative Career

City - Country

City - Country
Team Name Opponent Year Start Year End Played Tries Goals Field Goals Points
Country Origin City Origin
2001
2003
2005
2007
2001
2003
2005
2008
5 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 2002 2008 21 2 - - 8

International

International
Team Name Competition Year Start Year End Played Tries Goals Field Goals Points
Australia Tests 2001 2006 24 2 - - 8
Australia Tour Matches 2003 2003 2 3 - - 12

Other Representative

Other Representative
Team Name Opponent Year Start Year End Played Tries Goals Field Goals Points
Exiles England 2011 2011 1 - - - -

Hall of Fame Members