We are pleased to announce that Stirling Mortlock will continue his role as patron of Gordon Junior Rugby Club for 2017.
We know that Stirling’s Rugby resume hardly needs repeating – but just try and stop us…
Growing up on the North Shore of Sydney, Stirling played his Junior rugby with Lindfield and represented Gordon Juniors and Seniors before joining the ACT Brumbies in 1998. He was part of the Brumbies Super Rugby Championship team in 2001. In 2004, he succeeded George Gregan as Captain of the Brumbies.
Stirling toured Argentina with the Wallabies in 1997, at the age of 20. He earned his first Wallabies Cap against Argentina in 2000. In that same year, Stirling set Australian records for fastest and highest test points scored and was instrumental in the legendary Bledisloe and Tri-Series victories of 2000. His 80th-minute intercept in the 2003 World Cup semi-final against the All Blacks not only earned him Man of the Match and Australia their third World Cup Final berth, it has become the stuff of legend. In 2006, Stirling became the 73rd captain of the Wallabies.
In 2010, Stirling signed with new Super Rugby franchise Melbourne Rebels and was their inaugural captain in 2011, eventually retiring from Super Rugby in 2013.
2002 saw Stirling named Super Rugby Player of the Year. In 2009 he was listed third on the all-time list of Australian Test point scorers with 498 points. In may 2009, he became the highest point scorer in Super Rugby history. He currently sits on 1031 Super Rugby Points.
On Australia Day 2012, Stirling received the Order of Australia Medal for Service to Rugby.