Mark Edmondson

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROMDEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
03-11-1979
N/A
Date unknown.
Vale of Lune RU
07-03-1999 v Salford Reds
London Broncos
2005- Sydney Roosters
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
1999- 200
117 (86)
16
0
0
64

BIOGRAPHY

Mark Edmondson by Dave Dooley:

Mark was born on the third of November 1979 in Lancaster. The forward signed from Vale of Lune RU in 1997 and made his debut against Salford Reds on the 7th. of March 1999. Mark Scored his first points in his Saints career during the 2001 season on the ninth of March in the Challenge Cup tie against Huddersfield. His early performances for the Saints illustrated a thirst for hard work and a desire to do well in rugby league.

Edmondson scored 3 tries in 18 games in 2002 for the Saints which include a brace against Warrington in the away league victory. His performances that season were rewarded when he travelled to the South Pacific with the England A team.

Mark had a very impressive 2003 season and showed steady improvement. His hard work and dedication were rewarded with a 2 year contract extension and timely praise from coach Ian Millward. Mark performed with added strength and sound defence throughout the campaign and forced his way onto the Saints` team-sheet for most matches. His try against Batley Bulldogs in the fifth round of the Challenge Cup was well taken.

This popular player demonstrated a `marked` improvement in the 2004 campaign and forced his way into the starting line-up for many games. A superb try in the fourth round Challenge Cup at Odsal paved the way for a stunning run from Mark and the Saints in that competition. Mark was running in hard and tackling like a demon. His ultimate reward was a Challenge Cup winners medal as Saints prevailed over Wigan in the sun-drenched climes of Cardiff Bay. Mark played on 23 of the Saints` 28 league rounds in that campaign. Mark scored two well-taken tries against Leeds in these matches.

At the commencement of the 2005 campaign Mark needed to play in two more matches for his century of appearances for the Saints. This milestone was soon passed as `Edmo` seemed to mature into one of the most mobile front rowers in the league. Cup Finals notwithstanding Mark`s most memorable moment in a Saints jersey occurred on the 26th of June, 2005. That day Saints demolished Wigan by a record 75 points to nil. Mark distinguished himself by scoring a second half hat trick of tries including a scorcher when he backed up Paul Sculthorpe to power in from 40 metres. That display and other rave reviews persuaded Sydney Roosters to offer Mark a contract for the 2006 season. Mark moved with the best wishes of all Saints` supporters. Mark`s 117 matches for the Saints yielded 16 tries and a precious Challenge Cup Final winner`s medal!

Mark Edmondson update by Alex Service

Mark did not enjoy the best of luck whilst playing in Australia, both for Sydney Roosters and their feeder club Newtown Jets. He suffered a bad shoulder injury and returned home to play for Salford for the 2007 Super League campaign. The injury curse was to strike once more, however, when Edmo suffered further damage to his shoulder and ankle. He signed a one-year deal with Castleford Tigers on 30th October 2007, but failed the medical and was forced to call it a day. Saints fans will remember him for his total commitment to the cause, seemingly with disregard for his personal well-being, hence the high injury toll. He had terrific speed for a front-rower and his long distance try in the Challenge Cup tie at Odsal will long be remembered as the kick start to the campaign which ended with the demolition of Wigan at Cardiff several months later. He is now a personal trainer and has his own motivational company in Australia where he now lives. He remains highly regarded by players and fans alike.

In his Testimonial Brochure, former team mate Mike Bennett describes him as follows: “A real character! Edmo was a very brave player. Sometimes so brave you thought he must be daft! He is definitely one of the most eccentric lads who is up there with Nick Fozzard in that respect. If you went in his car he had these notes, Post Its and when he brought his sun visor down it would say something like today you are going to be the best. He would have another somewhere else and he would have these self help books on the back seat. If you asked someone what they had done the previous evening, they would probably say watched TV or something like that. Not Edmo. It would be something completely different and off the wall. Never in a bad mood and one of rugby’s characters, which every team needs to brighten their day up.”

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1999 0 0 0 17
20000 0 0 1
20012 0 0 15
2002 3 0 0 19
20031 0 0 22
20043 0 0 29
2005 7 0 0 19
TOTALS:16 0 0 122
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
19990002
20000003
20010001
20020002
20030002
20041003
20053003
TOTALS:40016

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
24th Jan 1999 W 15 Swinton Lions* Fr 1999 H 48 4 V
7th Mar 1999 W 15 Salford Reds SL 1999 A 30 12 V
21st Mar 1999 W 15 Gateshead Thunder SL 1999 H 34 22 V
2nd Apr 1999 W 12 Wigan Warriors SL 1999 A 14 12 V
5th Apr 1999 W 16 Bradford Bulls SL 1999 H 58 14 V
4th May 1999 W 16 Leeds Rhinos SL 1999 H 62 18 V
7th May 1999 W 16 Huddersfield Giants SL 1999 A 11 0 V
14th May 1999 L 16 Wakefield Wildcats SL 1999 A 22 23 V
19th May 1999 W 16 Castleford Tigers SL 1999 A 33 14 V
23rd May 1999 W 16 Warrington Wolves SL 1999 H 57 20 V
30th May 1999 W 16 Halifax Blue sox SL 1999 A 28 22 V
6th Jun 1999 W 15 Salford Reds SL 1999 H 48 0 V
13th Jun 1999 L 15 Gateshead Thunder SL 1999 A 20 32 Y V
20th Jun 1999 L 15 Wigan Warriors SL 1999 H 18 24 Y V
25th Jun 1999 L 15 Bradford Bulls SL 1999 A 22 46 Y V
30th Jun 1999 W 15 Halifax Blue sox SL 1999 H 46 10 V
4th Jul 1999 L 15 London Broncos SL 1999 H 22 24 V
25th Aug 1999 W 16 Castleford Tigers SL 1999 H 42 14 V
26th Dec 1999 L 15 Wigan Warriors * Fr 1999 A 16 30 V
9th Jan 2000 W 15 Halifax Blue Sox* Fr 2000 A 29 26 V
28th Jan 2000 L 15 Huddersfield-Sheffield Giants* Fr 2000 H 10 20 V
18th Jun 2000 L 16 Leeds Rhinos SL 2000 H 20 42 V
26th Dec 2000 L 20 Wigan Warriors* Fr 2000 A 20 40 V
5th Jan 2001 W 21 Salford City Reds* Fr 2001 H 46 20 V
9th Mar 2001 W 15 Huddersfield Giants SCCC6 2001 H 54 16 1 V
9th May 2001 W 10 Castleford Tigers SL 2001 H 36 16 V
18th May 2001 W 10 Salford City Reds SL 2001 H 66 16 V
28th May 2001 W 10 Huddersfield Giants SL 2001 A 44 26 1 V
2nd Jun 2001 W 15 Bradford Bulls SL 2001 H 38 26 V
8th Jun 2001 W 15 London Broncos SL 2001 H 22 14 V
17th Jun 2001 W 15 Wakefield Trinity SL 2001 A 36 26 V
22nd Jun 2001 L 15 Wigan Warriors SL 2001 H 28 29 V
30th Jun 2001 L 15 Hull FC SL 2001 A 28 34 V
7th Jul 2001 W 15 Warrington Wolves SL 2001 H 70 16 V
13th Jul 2001 W 15 Leeds Rhinos SL 2001 H 46 24 V
14th Sep 2001 L 10 Wigan Warriors SL 2001 A 6 40 V
22nd Sep 2001 W 16 Leeds Rhinos SLEPO 2001 H 38 30 Y V
28th Sep 2001 W 15 Hull FC SLESF 2001 A 24 20 V
6th Oct 2001 L 15 Wigan Warriors SLEF 2001 A 10 44 V
9th Jan 2002 L 10 Warrington Wolves* Fr 2002 A 4 48 V
28th Jan 2002 W 18 Widnes Vikings* Fr 2002 H 24 10 V
10th Feb 2002 W 16 Oldham KNGCC4 2002 A 40 6 V
23rd Feb 2002 W 16 Warrington Wolves KNGCC5 2002 A 36 14 V
2nd Mar 2002 W 10 Widnes Vikings SL 2002 A 15 14 V
22nd Mar 2002 W 16 Hull SL 2002 H 33 14 V
28th Mar 2002 L 10 London Broncos SL 2002 A 6 40 V
6th Apr 2002 W 10 Leeds Rhinos SL 2002 H 30 26 V
20th Apr 2002 L 12 Bradford Bulls SL 2002 A 22 54 V
3rd May 2002 W 16 Halifax Blue Sox SL 2002 H 38 6 V
7th May 2002 L 16 Castleford Tigers SL 2002 A 22 36 V
12th May 2002 W 16 Warrington Wolves SL 2002 A 44 36 2 V
1st Jun 2002 W 16 Salford Reds SL 2002 A 28 24 V
21st Jun 2002 W 16 Castleford Tigers SL 2002 H 26 16 V
26th Jul 2002 W 15 Halifax Blue Sox SL 2002 A 21 18 V
9th Aug 2002 W 16 Wakefield Trinity SL 2002 H 34 2 V
23rd Aug 2002 W 15 Halifax Blue Sox SL 2002 H 64 0 V
30th Aug 2002 W 15 Leeds Rhinos SL 2002 H 38 18 V
13th Sep 2002 W 16 Hull SL 2002 H 64 10 1 V
22nd Sep 2002 W 15 London Broncos SL 2002 A 18 16 Y V
25th Oct 2002 L 12 New Zealand Tour 2002 H 26 38 V
12th Jan 2003 L 8 Barrow* Fr 2003 A 16 18 V
4th Feb 2003 L 8 Widnes Vikings* Fr 2003 A 6 24 V
8th Feb 2003 W 17 Union Treiziste Catalane PCC4 2003 A 70 6 V
14th Feb 2003 L 17 Sydney City Roosters WCC 2003 N 0 38 V
28th Feb 2003 W 11 Batley Bulldogs PCC5 2003 H 38 12 1 V
8th Mar 2003 W 17 Widnes Vikings SL 2003 A 22 4 V
16th Mar 2003 W 17 Salford City Reds PCC6 2003 A 54 6 V
21st Mar 2003 W 17 Castleford Tigers SL 2003 H 54 12 V
5th Apr 2003 L 10 Leeds Rhinos SL 2003 H 16 24 V
12th Apr 2003 L 17 Leeds Rhinos PCCSF ** 2003 N 26 33 V
18th Apr 2003 L 17 Wigan Warriors SL 2003 A 22 24 V
21st Apr 2003 W 10 Warrington Wolves SL 2003 H 56 6 V
2nd May 2003 W 10 Halifax SL 2003 A 38 0 V
9th May 2003 L 10 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats SL 2003 H 10 16 V
26th May 2003 L 17 Hull FC SL 2003 A 6 30 V
4th Jul 2003 W 17 Widnes Vikings SL 2003 H 32 18 V
11th Jul 2003 W 17 Castleford Tigers SL 2003 A 46 32 V
18th Jul 2003 W 17 Huddersfield Giants SL 2003 H 22 18 V
27th Jul 2003 W 17 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats SL 2003 A 36 15 V
3rd Aug 2003 W 10 London Broncos SL 2003 A 30 18 V
9th Aug 2003 W 17 Hull FC SL 2003 H 28 18 V
19th Sep 2003 L 17 Bradford Bulls SL 2003 H 18 22 V
26th Sep 2003 W 17 London Broncos SLEPO 2003 H 24 6 V
3rd Oct 2003 L 10 Wigan Warriors SLESF 2003 A 24 40 V
11th Jan 2004 W 10 Barrow* Fr 2004 A 38 20 1 V
6th Feb 2004 W 10 Salford City Reds* Fr 2004 H 20 10 V
12th Feb 2004 W 20 Widnes Vikings* Fr 2004 H 36 14 V
20th Feb 2004 W 10 Hull FC SL 2004 H 30 16 V
29th Feb 2004 W 10 Bradford Bulls PCC4 2004 A 30 10 1 V
6th Mar 2004 W 16 London Broncos SL 2004 A 26 12 V
13th Mar 2004 W 16 Leeds Rhinos PCC5 2004 H 24 14 V
19th Mar 2004 W 16 Widnes Vikings SL 2004 H 38 20 V
28th Mar 2004 W 11 Hull FC PCC6 2004 H 31 26 V
2nd Apr 2004 W 17 Castleford Tigers SL 2004 A 22 14 V
9th Apr 2004 D 10 Wigan Warriors SL 2004 H 21 21 V
16th Apr 2004 W 11 Salford City Reds SL 2004 H 40 4 V
25th Apr 2004 W 17 Huddersfield Giants PCCSF 2004 N 46 6 V
30th Apr 2004 W 17 Leeds Rhinos SL 2004 H 56 10 1 V
7th May 2004 W 11 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats SL 2004 H 26 20 V
15th May 2004 W 17 Wigan Warriors PCCF 2004 N 32 16 V
22nd May 2004 W 17 Warrington Wolves SL 2004 A 50 20 V
29th May 2004 W 17 Bradford Bulls SL 2004 H 35 30 V
4th Jun 2004 L 10 Wigan Warriors SL 2004 A 14 30 V
11th Jun 2004 W 17 Castleford Tigers SL 2004 H 52 8 V
18th Jun 2004 W 17 Widnes Vikings SL 2004 A 40 12 V
26th Jun 2004 W 8 Warrington Wolves SL 2004 H 28 8 V
2nd Jul 2004 L 12 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats SL 2004 A 22 41 V
7th Jul 2004 W 10 Huddersfield Giants SL 2004 A 50 8 V
10th Jul 2004 W 17 London Broncos SL 2004 H 30 10 V
17th Jul 2004 L 17 Hull FC SL 2004 A 6 34 V
23rd Jul 2004 L 11 Leeds Rhinos SL 2004 A 0 70 V
30th Jul 2004 W 10 Huddersfield Giants SL 2004 H 50 10 V
8th Aug 2004 L 10 Salford City Reds SL 2004 A 20 30 V
27th Aug 2004 W 17 Huddersfield Giants SL 2004 H 48 12 V
10th Sep 2004 L 17 Leeds Rhinos SL 2004 H 19 25 1 V
25th Sep 2004 L 17 Wigan Warriors SLEPO 2004 A 12 18 V
26th Dec 2004 W 20 Leigh Centurions * Fr 2005 H 17 16 V
20th Jan 2005 W 10 Widnes Vikings* Fr 2005 A 22 16 3 V
2nd Feb 2005 W 18 Hull FC* Fr 2005 H 28 18 V
11th Feb 2005 W 17 Widnes Vikings SL 2005 H 40 18 1 V
18th Feb 2005 L 17 Leeds Rhinos SL 2005 A 18 30 V
25th Feb 2005 W 17 Huddersfield Giants SL 2005 H 34 24 V
4th Mar 2005 W 17 Warrington Wolves SL 2005 A 18 16 V
19th Mar 2005 W 17 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats SL 2005 H 64 16 1 V
25th Mar 2005 L 17 Wigan Warriors SL 2005 A 20 22 V
16th Apr 2005 W 17 London Broncos SL 2005 A 30 20 1 V
29th Apr 2005 W 17 Warrington Wolves SL 2005 H 31 30 V
6th May 2005 W 17 York City Knights PCC5 2005 H 62 0 V
13th May 2005 L 17 Hull FC SL 2005 A 6 44 V
4th Jun 2005 W 17 Bradford Bulls SL 2005 A 66 4 V
10th Jun 2005 W 17 Salford City Reds SL 2005 A 33 22 V
17th Jun 2005 D 17 London Broncos SL 2005 H 28 28 V
26th Jun 2005 W 17 Wigan Warriors PCC6 2005 H 75 0 3 V
3rd Jul 2005 W 17 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats SL 2005 A 38 26 V
8th Jul 2005 W 11 Hull FC SL 2005 H 18 10 V
15th Jul 2005 W 17 Wigan Warriors SL 2005 H 40 18 1 V
5th Aug 2005 W 17 Warrington Wolves SL 2005 A 30 10 V
20th Aug 2005 W 17 London Broncos SL 2005 H 50 4 V
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
CALCULATED APPEARANCES : OFFICIAL 101 OTHER 16 = 122
ACTUAL APPEARANCES (inc 86 Subs) = 117

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