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Rod Silva


A brilliant and unpredictable attacking player Rod can beat a defence from a standing start.  Capable of scoring a length of the field try at a moment's notice.  When playing with confidence, is a match-winner.  Came to Belmore from Sydney City in 95.

Date of birth: 10 December 1967
Place: Sydney, NSW
1st season at club: 1995
1st Grade games for 'Dogs: 89
Total games for 'Dogs: 110
Finals Games: 10 (8W, 2L)
Grand Finals: 2 (1W, 1L)
Preferred position: Inside Centre
Has also played: Fullback
Height: 183cm Weight: 84kg
PERSONAL DETAILS "Rocket"
Married: wife Deb
Kids: daughters, Marlee & Keely
High School attended: Shalvey Institue of Technology
Interests away from football: Wife and two daughters
FOOTBALL BACKGROUND
FROM TO CLUB POSITION COACH
1988 1995 Sydney City Fullback & Wing
REPRESENTATIVE HISTORY
FROM TO CLUB POSITION COACH
1988 1988 NSW U21s Fullback Jack Gibson
1989 1989 City 1sts Fullback John Peard
1993 1993 City 1sts Fullback Ron Hilditch
A DOG'S BREAKFAST OF TRIVIA
Position played in very first team: Front row
Top footballing moment: 1995 Grand Final, being graded in 1988
What I enjoy most in a game: Playing
Favourite past Bulldogs player: Geoff Robinson, Matthew Ryan
Fave Oz sports star (besides Greg Norman): Steve Waugh "the champion"
Sporting event I would most like to attend: NBA finals, USA
TV/movie character most like me: Axel Foley
If I set myself for the Olympics my sport would be: 100m sprint
Favourite toy: My bed and TV remote
Favourite Spice Girl: Old Spice
Person in the world I'd most like to crash tackle: Saddam Hussein
2 players I'd like to help me do it: Solomon Haumono & Jason Hetherington
Best sporting event attended: NFL playoff, Washington v San Francisco
My favourite way to spend a day off is: Relaxing
The household chore I do most is: tidying up
The last person I asked for an autograph was: Stephen Waugh (champion!)
The person who makes me laugh most is: Eddie Murphy or my father
If I made a movie with a cartoon character it'd be: Fat Albert
The thing I waste most money on is: unnecessary items
If I could have a product named after me I'd like it to be: women's 'G' string
If I could have lessons in anything I'd choose: swimming or making love
The computer game I play best is: Galaga
The last website I looked at was: "R" rated
My favourite golfer is: Jack Nicklaus
My favourite cricketer is: Stephen Waugh
My favourite basketballer is: Michael Jordan
Dog? no
Rod Silva - 1996 Action Shot
Photo from Canterbury Bulldogs Supporters' Site
Rod Silva - 1997 Portrait
Photo from the Bulldogs Backyard
Rod Silva - 1998 Portrait
Photo from the Bulldogs Backyard
Rod Silva - 1998 Action Shot
Photo courtesy of Big League
Rod Silva - 1998 Action Shot
Photography Action Photographics
Rod Silva - 1999 Action Shot
Photography Chris Kapetanellis
Rod Silva 2000 Portrait
Photo from the Bulldogs Backyard

Dog data (1988-1994 stats with Eastern Suburbs Roosters)
App. Int. Tries Goals Fld Goals Points Ave. Hit Ups Ave. Tackles Ave. Metres Eff. Tackles Line Breaks Offloads
2001 - - - - - - - - - - - -
2000 18 0 2 0 0 8 12.28 4.33 96 75.73% 8 12
1999 26 0 18 0 0 72
1998 13 0 11 0 0 44
1997 14 0 7 0 0 28
1996 12 0 9 0 0 36
1995 15 1 8 0 0 32
Bulldogs (1995-2000) 100 1 55 0 0 220
1994 21 1 13 0 0 52
1988-1993 69 0 21 0 0 84
Career (1988-2000) 190 1 89 0 0 356

Photos & Text from the Official Bulldogs website


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