Jim Dymock born 4 April 1972 is a former professional rugby league international footballer who played for the Western Suburbs Magpies, Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs, Parramatta Eels and the London Broncos His preferred playing positions were lock and five-eighth
He is currently the assistant coach of the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks
- 1 Background
- 2 Playing career
- 3 Representative career
- 4 Post-playing career
- 5 References
- 6 External links
Dymock was born in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia He is of Tongan descent
Dymock began playing rugby league as an Eastern Suburbs junior with Woolloomooloo Warriors and then Paddington Colts He then switched to the South Sydney juniors competition He played for Zetland Magpies alongside players such as Jim Serdaris and Terry Hill who went on to make First Grade also He represented South Sydney in their SG Ball and Jersey Flegg teams
Dymock began his first-grade club career in 1991 at Western Suburbs, opposing Wally Lewis and scoring two tries in his debut He played 31 times for the club, but was "glad to go" after troubles with his manager while at Wests4
In 1993, Dymock joined Canterbury Bulldogs During the 1995 season, Dymock, along with Dean Pay, Jason Smith and Jarrod McCracken reneged on their Australian Super League contracts, giving 'unfair inducement' as their reason which was later supported in the courts Although Dymock chose to sign with the Australian Rugby League ARL competition, he remained with the Bulldogs for the 1995 season and contributed to the club's grand final win over Manly Dymock won the Clive Churchill Medal for man-of-the-match
Dymock joined the ARL-aligned Parramatta for the start of the 1996 season He played for the Eels during the rest of the Super League war and the unification of the Super League and ARL into the current National Rugby League competition He played 112 games for Parramatta between 1996-2000
Dymock left the Eels and Australia at the end of 2000 season, he joined English Super League club London Broncos in time for the 2001 season He enjoyed 4 seasons at the Broncos He ended his playing career at the end of the 2004 season after playing 95 games for London
Dymock represented Tonga at the 1994 Pacific Cup and in 19955
Dymock was selected to represent New South Wales as an interchange for all three games of the 1996 State of Origin series In 1997, he was selected at five-eighth for games I and II of the 1997 series, scoring a try in game II and he was chosen to play at lock in game III of the 1998 State of Origin
Dymock also played six times between 1995-1996 for Australia He was part of the successful Australian squad that won the 1995 Rugby League World Cup in England
Dymock assisted head coach Ricky Stuart at the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks He later returned to the Bulldogs Dymock is also the head coach of the Tongan national rugby league team that has qualified for the 2008 Rugby League World Cup On 14 July 2011, Jim Dymock was announced as the Bulldogs new head coach, after Kevin Moore stood down from the position6 However, on 14 November 2011, Dymock was replaced by Des Hasler7
- ^ Rugby League Project
- ^ Rugby League Project Coaches
- ^ Yesterday's Hero
- ^ Daniel Ramus "Legend Q&A" Rugby League Week Sydney, NSW: PBLMedia 1 July 2009: pgs 30–31 |access-date= requires |url= help
- ^ John Coffey, Bernie Wood 2008 100 years: Māori rugby league, 1908-2008 Huia Publishers p 282 ISBN 978-1-86969-331-2 ISBN 1-86969-331-0
- ^ "Tug-of-war over Mason" Sky Sports 2008-08-05 Retrieved 2008-08-06
- ^ McDonald, Margie 14 November 2011 "Des Hasler never contemplated a clean-out at the Bulldogs" The Australian
- Canterbury Bulldogs profile
- Whiticker, Alan; Hudson, Glen 2007 The Encyclopedia of Rugby League Players Wetherill Park, New South Wales: Gary Allen Pty Ltd p 609 ISBN 978-1-877082-93-1
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