Mark Edmondson

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROM
03-11-1979
N/A
Date unknown.
Vale of Lune RU
DEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
07-03-1999 v Salford Reds
London Broncos
2005- Sydney Roosters
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)
1999- 200
117 (86)
TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
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
19990 0 0 17
20000 0 0 1
20012 0 0 15
2002 3 0 0 19
20031 0 0 22
2004 3 0 0 29
20057 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 VIEW
7th Mar 1999
W
15 Salford Reds SL 1999 A 30 12 VIEW
21st Mar 1999
W
15 Gateshead Thunder SL 1999 H 34 22 VIEW
2nd Apr 1999
W
12 Wigan Warriors SL 1999 A 14 12 VIEW
5th Apr 1999
W
16 Bradford Bulls SL 1999 H 58 14 VIEW
4th May 1999
W
16 Leeds Rhinos SL 1999 H 62 18 VIEW
7th May 1999
W
16 Huddersfield Giants SL 1999 A 11 0 VIEW
14th May 1999
L
16 Wakefield Wildcats SL 1999 A 22 23 VIEW
19th May 1999
W
16 Castleford Tigers SL 1999 A 33 14 VIEW
23rd May 1999
W
16 Warrington Wolves SL 1999 H 57 20 VIEW
30th May 1999
W
16 Halifax Blue sox SL 1999 A 28 22 VIEW
6th Jun 1999
W
15 Salford Reds SL 1999 H 48 0 VIEW
13th Jun 1999
L
15 Gateshead Thunder SL 1999 A 20 32 Y VIEW
20th Jun 1999
L
15 Wigan Warriors SL 1999 H 18 24 Y VIEW
25th Jun 1999
L
15 Bradford Bulls SL 1999 A 22 46 Y VIEW
30th Jun 1999
W
15 Halifax Blue sox SL 1999 H 46 10 VIEW
4th Jul 1999
L
15 London Broncos SL 1999 H 22 24 VIEW
25th Aug 1999
W
16 Castleford Tigers SL 1999 H 42 14 VIEW
26th Dec 1999
L
15 Wigan Warriors * Fr 1999 A 16 30 VIEW
9th Jan 2000
W
15 Halifax Blue Sox* Fr 2000 A 29 26 VIEW
28th Jan 2000
L
15 Huddersfield-Sheffield Giants* Fr 2000 H 10 20 VIEW
18th Jun 2000
L
16 Leeds Rhinos SL 2000 H 20 42 VIEW
26th Dec 2000
L
20 Wigan Warriors* Fr 2000 A 20 40 VIEW
5th Jan 2001
W
21 Salford City Reds* Fr 2001 H 46 20 VIEW
9th Mar 2001
W
15 Huddersfield Giants SCCC6 2001 H 54 16 1 VIEW
9th May 2001
W
10 Castleford Tigers SL 2001 H 36 16 VIEW
18th May 2001
W
10 Salford City Reds SL 2001 H 66 16 VIEW
28th May 2001
W
10 Huddersfield Giants SL 2001 A 44 26 1 VIEW
2nd Jun 2001
W
15 Bradford Bulls SL 2001 H 38 26 VIEW
8th Jun 2001
W
15 London Broncos SL 2001 H 22 14 VIEW
17th Jun 2001
W
15 Wakefield Trinity SL 2001 A 36 26 VIEW
22nd Jun 2001
L
15 Wigan Warriors SL 2001 H 28 29 VIEW
30th Jun 2001
L
15 Hull FC SL 2001 A 28 34 VIEW
7th Jul 2001
W
15 Warrington Wolves SL 2001 H 70 16 VIEW
13th Jul 2001
W
15 Leeds Rhinos SL 2001 H 46 24 VIEW
14th Sep 2001
L
10 Wigan Warriors SL 2001 A 6 40 VIEW
22nd Sep 2001
W
16 Leeds Rhinos SLEPO 2001 H 38 30 Y VIEW
28th Sep 2001
W
15 Hull FC SLESF 2001 A 24 20 VIEW
6th Oct 2001
L
15 Wigan Warriors SLEF 2001 A 10 44 VIEW
9th Jan 2002
L
10 Warrington Wolves* Fr 2002 A 4 48 VIEW
28th Jan 2002
W
18 Widnes Vikings* Fr 2002 H 24 10 VIEW
10th Feb 2002
W
16 Oldham KNGCC4 2002 A 40 6 VIEW
23rd Feb 2002
W
16 Warrington Wolves KNGCC5 2002 A 36 14 VIEW
2nd Mar 2002
W
10 Widnes Vikings SL 2002 A 15 14 VIEW
22nd Mar 2002
W
16 Hull SL 2002 H 33 14 VIEW
28th Mar 2002
L
10 London Broncos SL 2002 A 6 40 VIEW
6th Apr 2002
W
10 Leeds Rhinos SL 2002 H 30 26 VIEW
20th Apr 2002
L
12 Bradford Bulls SL 2002 A 22 54 VIEW
3rd May 2002
W
16 Halifax Blue Sox SL 2002 H 38 6 VIEW
7th May 2002
L
16 Castleford Tigers SL 2002 A 22 36 VIEW
12th May 2002
W
16 Warrington Wolves SL 2002 A 44 36 2 VIEW
1st Jun 2002
W
16 Salford Reds SL 2002 A 28 24 VIEW
21st Jun 2002
W
16 Castleford Tigers SL 2002 H 26 16 VIEW
26th Jul 2002
W
15 Halifax Blue Sox SL 2002 A 21 18 VIEW
9th Aug 2002
W
16 Wakefield Trinity SL 2002 H 34 2 VIEW
23rd Aug 2002
W
15 Halifax Blue Sox SL 2002 H 64 0 VIEW
30th Aug 2002
W
15 Leeds Rhinos SL 2002 H 38 18 VIEW
13th Sep 2002
W
16 Hull SL 2002 H 64 10 1 VIEW
22nd Sep 2002
W
15 London Broncos SL 2002 A 18 16 Y VIEW
25th Oct 2002
L
12 New Zealand Tour 2002 H 26 38 VIEW
12th Jan 2003
L
8 Barrow* Fr 2003 A 16 18 VIEW
4th Feb 2003
L
8 Widnes Vikings* Fr 2003 A 6 24 VIEW
8th Feb 2003
W
17 Union Treiziste Catalane PCC4 2003 A 70 6 VIEW
14th Feb 2003
L
17 Sydney City Roosters WCC 2003 N 0 38 VIEW
28th Feb 2003
W
11 Batley Bulldogs PCC5 2003 H 38 12 1 VIEW
8th Mar 2003
W
17 Widnes Vikings SL 2003 A 22 4 VIEW
16th Mar 2003
W
17 Salford City Reds PCC6 2003 A 54 6 VIEW
21st Mar 2003
W
17 Castleford Tigers SL 2003 H 54 12 VIEW
5th Apr 2003
L
10 Leeds Rhinos SL 2003 H 16 24 VIEW
12th Apr 2003
L
17 Leeds Rhinos PCCSF ** 2003 N 26 33 VIEW
18th Apr 2003
L
17 Wigan Warriors SL 2003 A 22 24 VIEW
21st Apr 2003
W
10 Warrington Wolves SL 2003 H 56 6 VIEW
2nd May 2003
W
10 Halifax SL 2003 A 38 0 VIEW
9th May 2003
L
10 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats SL 2003 H 10 16 VIEW
26th May 2003
L
17 Hull FC SL 2003 A 6 30 VIEW
4th Jul 2003
W
17 Widnes Vikings SL 2003 H 32 18 VIEW
11th Jul 2003
W
17 Castleford Tigers SL 2003 A 46 32 VIEW
18th Jul 2003
W
17 Huddersfield Giants SL 2003 H 22 18 VIEW
27th Jul 2003
W
17 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats SL 2003 A 36 15 VIEW
3rd Aug 2003
W
10 London Broncos SL 2003 A 30 18 VIEW
9th Aug 2003
W
17 Hull FC SL 2003 H 28 18 VIEW
19th Sep 2003
L
17 Bradford Bulls SL 2003 H 18 22 VIEW
26th Sep 2003
W
17 London Broncos SLEPO 2003 H 24 6 VIEW
3rd Oct 2003
L
10 Wigan Warriors SLESF 2003 A 24 40 VIEW
11th Jan 2004
W
10 Barrow* Fr 2004 A 38 20 1 VIEW
6th Feb 2004
W
10 Salford City Reds* Fr 2004 H 20 10 VIEW
12th Feb 2004
W
20 Widnes Vikings* Fr 2004 H 36 14 VIEW
20th Feb 2004
W
10 Hull FC SL 2004 H 30 16 VIEW
29th Feb 2004
W
10 Bradford Bulls PCC4 2004 A 30 10 1 VIEW
6th Mar 2004
W
16 London Broncos SL 2004 A 26 12 VIEW
13th Mar 2004
W
16 Leeds Rhinos PCC5 2004 H 24 14 VIEW
19th Mar 2004
W
16 Widnes Vikings SL 2004 H 38 20 VIEW
28th Mar 2004
W
11 Hull FC PCC6 2004 H 31 26 VIEW
2nd Apr 2004
W
17 Castleford Tigers SL 2004 A 22 14 VIEW
9th Apr 2004
D
10 Wigan Warriors SL 2004 H 21 21 VIEW
16th Apr 2004
W
11 Salford City Reds SL 2004 H 40 4 VIEW
25th Apr 2004
W
17 Huddersfield Giants PCCSF 2004 N 46 6 VIEW
30th Apr 2004
W
17 Leeds Rhinos SL 2004 H 56 10 1 VIEW
7th May 2004
W
11 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats SL 2004 H 26 20 VIEW
15th May 2004
W
17 Wigan Warriors PCCF 2004 N 32 16 VIEW
22nd May 2004
W
17 Warrington Wolves SL 2004 A 50 20 VIEW
29th May 2004
W
17 Bradford Bulls SL 2004 H 35 30 VIEW
4th Jun 2004
L
10 Wigan Warriors SL 2004 A 14 30 VIEW
11th Jun 2004
W
17 Castleford Tigers SL 2004 H 52 8 VIEW
18th Jun 2004
W
17 Widnes Vikings SL 2004 A 40 12 VIEW
26th Jun 2004
W
8 Warrington Wolves SL 2004 H 28 8 VIEW
2nd Jul 2004
L
12 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats SL 2004 A 22 41 VIEW
7th Jul 2004
W
10 Huddersfield Giants SL 2004 A 50 8 VIEW
10th Jul 2004
W
17 London Broncos SL 2004 H 30 10 VIEW
17th Jul 2004
L
17 Hull FC SL 2004 A 6 34 VIEW
23rd Jul 2004
L
11 Leeds Rhinos SL 2004 A 0 70 VIEW
30th Jul 2004
W
10 Huddersfield Giants SL 2004 H 50 10 VIEW
8th Aug 2004
L
10 Salford City Reds SL 2004 A 20 30 VIEW
27th Aug 2004
W
17 Huddersfield Giants SL 2004 H 48 12 VIEW
10th Sep 2004
L
17 Leeds Rhinos SL 2004 H 19 25 1 VIEW
25th Sep 2004
L
17 Wigan Warriors SLEPO 2004 A 12 18 VIEW
26th Dec 2004
W
20 Leigh Centurions * Fr 2005 H 17 16 VIEW
20th Jan 2005
W
10 Widnes Vikings* Fr 2005 A 22 16 3 VIEW
2nd Feb 2005
W
18 Hull FC* Fr 2005 H 28 18 VIEW
11th Feb 2005
W
17 Widnes Vikings SL 2005 H 40 18 1 VIEW
18th Feb 2005
L
17 Leeds Rhinos SL 2005 A 18 30 VIEW
25th Feb 2005
W
17 Huddersfield Giants SL 2005 H 34 24 VIEW
4th Mar 2005
W
17 Warrington Wolves SL 2005 A 18 16 VIEW
19th Mar 2005
W
17 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats SL 2005 H 64 16 1 VIEW
25th Mar 2005
L
17 Wigan Warriors SL 2005 A 20 22 VIEW
16th Apr 2005
W
17 London Broncos SL 2005 A 30 20 1 VIEW
29th Apr 2005
W
17 Warrington Wolves SL 2005 H 31 30 VIEW
6th May 2005
W
17 York City Knights PCC5 2005 H 62 0 VIEW
13th May 2005
L
17 Hull FC SL 2005 A 6 44 VIEW
4th Jun 2005
W
17 Bradford Bulls SL 2005 A 66 4 VIEW
10th Jun 2005
W
17 Salford City Reds SL 2005 A 33 22 VIEW
17th Jun 2005
D
17 London Broncos SL 2005 H 28 28 VIEW
26th Jun 2005
W
17 Wigan Warriors PCC6 2005 H 75 0 3 VIEW
3rd Jul 2005
W
17 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats SL 2005 A 38 26 VIEW
8th Jul 2005
W
11 Hull FC SL 2005 H 18 10 VIEW
15th Jul 2005
W
17 Wigan Warriors SL 2005 H 40 18 1 VIEW
5th Aug 2005
W
17 Warrington Wolves SL 2005 A 30 10 VIEW
20th Aug 2005
W
17 London Broncos SL 2005 H 50 4 VIEW
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
WINS : 98 | LOSSES : 38 | DRAWS : 2

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