Michael Arthur "Mike" Cleary - South Sydney Player Report

Wing

FG Player - 488

Commonwealth Games sprint champion and Dual International. He had recorded 100 yards in 9.5 sec in the state championships. When he joined South Sydney in 1962 he signed as an amateur so that he could still compete in the Commonwealth Games.

Representative Qualification
NSW City

South Sydney First Grade Debut
1962 Pre04 v Canterbury-Bankstown (21y 326d)
1962 Rd01  v Parramatta (Premiership - 21y 342d)

Previous Clubs
Randwick Rugby Union
NSW Rugby Union (1960-61)
Wallabies Rugby Union (1961) 

Date of Birth
30th April 1940


First Grade
                           Premiership :         ANZ & Aust Championship :               State / Ampol Cup :                 Pre-Season Comp :                            Tour
         M   S   R   T   G/A   FG  Pts :   M   S   R   T   G/A   FG  Pts :   M   S   R   T   G/A   FG  Pts :   M   S   R   T   G/A   FG  Pts :   M   S   R   T   G/A   FG  Pts
1962     9   9   -  12   1/1    -   38 :                                 :                                 :   1   1   -   -   -      -    - :   -   -   -   -   -      -    -
1963    15  15   -   6   -      -   18 :                                 :   2   2   -   3   -      -    9 :   1   1   -   -   -      -    -
1964    17  17   -  14   -      -   42 :                                 :   1   1   -   1   -      -    3 :   1   1   -   1   -      -    3 :   2   2   -   6   2      -   22
1965    19  19   -  13   -      -   39 :                                 :   1   1   -   1   -      -    3 :   6   6   -   4   -      -   12 :   3   3   -  10   1      -   32
1966    16  16   -  11   -      -   33 :                                 :                                 :   5   5   -   2   -      -    6 :   1   1   -   2   -      -    6
1967    22  22   -   9   -      -   27 :                                 :                                 :   4   4   -   2   -      -    6 :   1   1   -   1   -      -    3
1968    17  17   -   9   -      -   27 :   1   1   -   2   -      -    6 :                                 :   4   4   -   3   -      -    9
1969    16  16   -   9   -      -   27 :                                 :                                 :   5   5   -   6   -      -   18
1970     9   7  (2)  5   -      -   15 :                                 :                                 :   5   5   -   3   -      -    9
 
TOTAL  140 138  (2) 88   1      -  266 :   1   1   -   2   -      -    6 :   4   4   -   5   -      -   15 :  32  32   -  21   -      -   63 :   7   7   -  19   2      -   63

SS FG  184 182  (2)125   4      -  413 

Lower Grades
                        Reserve  Grade :                     Third Grade : 
Year     M   S   R   T   G/A   FG  Pts :   M   S   R   T   G/A   FG  Pts : 
1962     -   -   -   -   -      -    - :   -   -   -   -   -      -    -
1963     -   -   -   -   -      -    - :   -   -   -   -   -      -    -
1964     -   -   -   -   -      -    - :   -   -   -   -   -      -    -
1965     -   -   -   -   -      -    - :   -   -   -   -   -      -    -
1966     -   -   -   -   -      -    - :   -   -   -   -   -      -    -
1967     -   -   -   -   -      -    - :   -   -   -   -   -      -    -
1968     1   1   -   1   -      -    3 :   -   -   -   -   -      -    -
1969     -   -   -   -   -      -    - :   -   -   -   -   -      -    -
1970     2   2   -   3   -      -    9 :   -   -   -   -   -      -    -

TOTAL    3   3   -   4   -      -   12 :   -   -   -   -   -      -    -

South Sydney Senior(FG/RG/3G) Grade Career
                           Premiership :                     All Matches
         M   S   R   T   G/A   FG  Pts :   M   S   R   T   G/A   FG  Pts
CAREER 143 141  (2) 92   1      -  278 : 187 185  (2)129   4      -  425

Captaincy Record

South Sydney First Grade Captaincy Debut
1964 StC01 v Newcastle

     First Grade
Year Premiership(  W- D-L      %) : Other(  W- D-L      %)
1964                              :     1(  0- 0-1     0%)

TOTAL                             :     1(  0- 0-1     0%)

SS FG          1(  0- 0-1     0%)

Suspensions

Year       Grade v           Wk CHARGE
1962 NSW   Rep   G Britain   1  Fighting
1963 AC-02 FG    Canterbury  0  Fighting
1966 PreSF FG    Balmain     1  Punching

Player Awards

Year  Award
1997 - Randwick Council Hall of Fame
1999 - Sport Australia Hall of Fame
2001 - SCG Trust Walk of Honour

Representative Honours at South Sydney

Domestic                                   CvC / Interstate :                       Tourists :                          Other
                              M   S   R   T   G/A   FG  Pts :  M   S   R   T   G/A   FG  Pts :  M   S   R   T   G/A   FG  Pts
Sydney City II       1962-67                                :                                :  4   4   -   2   -      -    6
New South Wales      1962-67 10  10   -  12   -      -   36 :  2   2   -   -   -      -    - : 
Sydney City          1962-65  3   3   -   3   -      -    9 :  3   3   -   6   -      -   18 :
NSW XIII             1963                                   :                                :  1   1   -   2   -      -    6

TOTAL                        23  23   -  25   -      -   75

Internationals                                        Tests :                          Other
                              M   S   R   T   G/A   FG  Pts :  M   S   R   T   G/A   FG  Pts
Australia            1962-65  8   8   -   5   -      -   15 : 23  22  (1) 15   -      -   45

TOTAL                        31  30  (1) 20   -      -   60

ALL REPS                     54  53  (1) 45   -      -  135

Year Pos  Team                 Versus               Match         T  G/A  FG

1962 Wing Sydney City II       v NSW Country II                   -  -     -
1962 Wing New South Wales      v Queensland         2nd Match     2  -     -
1962 Wing Sydney City          v Great Britian                    2  -     -
1962 Wing New South Wales      v Great Britian      1st Match     -  -     -       (sent off suspended to 5th June)
1962 Wing Australia            v Great Britian      1st Test      -  -     -

1963 Wing Sydney City II       v NSW Country II                   2  -     -
1963 Wing New South Wales      v Queensland         2nd Match     2  -     -
1963 Wing Sydney City          v South Africa                     2  -     -
1963 Wing Australia            v New Zealand        2nd Test      1  -     -
1963 Wing NSW XIII             v Syd Metropolitan                 2  -     -
1963 Wing New South Wales      v Queensland         4th Match                      (withdrew due to injury)
1963 Wing Sydney City          v NSW Country        2nd Match     -  -     -
1963      Australia            (Kangaroo Tour Squad)    
1963 Wing Australia            v Yorkshire          Tour Match    -  -     -
1963 Wing Australia            v Leeds              Tour Match    1  -     -
1963 Wing Australia            v Lancashire         Tour Match    1  -     -
1963 Wing Australia            v St Helens          Tour Match    -  -     -
1963 Wing Australia            v Featherstone       Tour Match    1  -     -
1963 Wing Australia            v Leigh              Tour Match    -  -     -
1963 Wing Australia            v Hull               Tour Match    -  -     -
1963 Wing Australia            v Rochdale           Tour Match    -  -     -
1963 Wing Australia            v Hunslet            Tour Match    -  -     -
1963 Wing Australia            v Wakefield          Tour Match    -  -     -
1963 Wing Australia            v Cumberland         Tour Match    2  -     -
1963 Wing Australia            v Widnes             Tour Match    1  -     -
1963 Wing Australia            v Swinton            Tour Match    -  -     -
1963 Wing Australia            v Paris              Tour Match    1  -     -
1963 Wing Australia            v France             1st Test      -  -     -
1963 Wing Australia            v Bayonne            Tour Match    1  -     -
1963 Wing Australia            v South West France  Tour Match    2  -     -
1963 Wing Australia            v Pyrenees           Tour Match    1  -     -
1963 Wing Australia            v Rouergue           Tour Match    1  -     -
1963 Wing Australia            v Languedoc          Tour Match    -  -     -
1964 Wing Australia            v Les Espoirs(Colts) Tour Match    2  -     -

1964 Wing Sydney City          v NSW Country                      1  -     -
1964 Wing Sydney City          v France             Tour Match    2  -     -
1964 Wing New South Wales      v Queensland         1st Match     1  -     -
1964 Wing New South Wales      v Queensland         2nd Match     2  -     -
1964 Wing New South Wales      v France             Tour Match                   (Selected but DNP)
1964 Wing Australia            v France             1st Test      1  -     -
1964      New South Wales      (Queensland Tour Squad)                           (Withdrew due to injury)
1964 Wing Australia            v France             2nd Test      1  -     -
1964 Wing Australia            v France             3rd Test      2  -     -

1965 Wing Sydney City          v NSW Country                      2  -     -
1965 Wing New South Wales      v Queensland         1st Match                    (Withdrew due to illness)
1965 Wing New South Wales      v Queensland         2nd Match     -  -     -
1965      Australia            (New Zealand Tour Squad) 
1965 Res  Australia            v West Coast NZ      Tour Match    -  -     -
1965 Wing Australia            v New Zealand        1st Test      -  -     -
1965 Wing Australia            v Waikato            Tour Match    1  -     -
1965 Wing Australia            v New Zealand        2nd Test      -  -     -
1965 Wing Australia            v Auckland           Tour Match    -  -     -     (cautioned)

1966 Wing Sydney City II       v NSW Country II                   -  -     -
1966 Wing New South Wales      v Queensland         2nd Match     2  -     -
1966 Wing New South Wales      v Great Britain      Tour Match    -  -     -
1966 Wing New South Wales      v Queensland         3rd Match     1  -     -
1966 Wing New South Wales      v Queensland         4th Match     -  -     - 

1967 Wing Sydney City II       v NSW Country II                   -  -     -
1967 Wing New South Wales      v Queensland         2nd Match     2  -     -


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