A dual International in both rugby league and rugby union, Ricky Stuart’s talents are clearly visible for the sports enthusiast. After captaining St. Edmunds 1st XV Rugby Union Waratah Shield winning team in 1984, Ricky then went on to represent the Wallabies on their 1987 tour to Argentina.
Following this, Ricky then went on to embark in one of the most successful rugby league careers in the history of the game.
The man they call “Sticky” played 203 first grade games for the Canberra Raiders in a career spanning 11 years. In his time at the Raiders, Ricky was instrumental in guiding the Raiders to Australian Rugby League Premiership victories in 1989, 1990 and 1994.
His talent and creative play was rewarded with a berth in the NSW State of Origin side in 1990 and eventually a Test spot with the Kangaroos in the same year. Ricky went on to play 14 matches for NSW and 9 Test matches for Australia
To top off an already amazing career, Ricky was awarded rugby league’s three most coveted medals, the Clive Churchill Medal in 1990, the Rothman’s medal in 1993 and the prestigious Dally M medal also in 1993.
An amazing athlete with undeniable talent, Ricky has made the ACT region proud and will forever be remembered in the hearts of Canberra residents.
Born: 7 January 1967