Canberra Raider Bradley Clyde began his football career playing in the local ACT competition. He received his first Australian cap in 1986, playing in the Australian Schoolboys Rugby League team. Full
Just two years later, Bradley played his first game for the Raiders, and quickly established himself as an indispensable player.
Spanning a decade with the Raiders, Bradley scored 39 tries in a total of 178 games. He played in three grand finals, being the recipient of the prestigious Clive Churchill medal for the Best Player in the grand final twice. What is most remarkable is that one of these was in the final where Canberra lost to the Penrith Panthers. In a tribute to Bradley’s exceptional skill and commitment to the Raiders, he was named in the Greatest Ever Raiders team in 2001.
Bradley played 12 games and scored two tries for the NSW Blues in the State of Origin competition from 1989 to 1994, and was named one of the 25 greatest players for NSW in 2005. He then played two games for NSW in the Tri-Series in 1997.
Bradley was also a representative for Australia, for five years, in 18 tests, scoring six tries. Bradley vice-captained the team for the tour of Papua New Guinea in 1991, and was named Man of the Series. In the 1992 Ashes series against Great Britain, Bradley was awarded with the Harry Sunderland Medal for the Player of the Series.
Bradley moved from the Raiders to the Bulldogs in 1999, playing with the team until 2001, scoring eight tries. He then moved to England to finish his playing career in 2002.
Bradley was a brilliant defender with a non-stop work rate in attack, and has been an outstanding ambassador for his clubs and his country.
Born: 27 January 1970