|Name Daryl Halligan|
Date joined 1991
Weight 98 kg
|Height 1.92 m|
Role Rugby Player
|Awards Dally M Award Top Pointscorer, Dally M Award Best Winger|
Brad clyde try daryl halligan goal 1999 semi final bulldogs v roosters
Daryl John Halligan (born 25 July 1966) is a rugby league commentator and former professional player. A New Zealand international winger, he was the pre-eminent goal-kicker of his era, retiring as the highest point scorer in Australian premiership history. Halligan played club football in Australia for the North Sydney Bears and Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs, winning the 1995 ARL Premiership with the latter. Before switching to the professional code of rugby league, Halligan played amateur rugby union for Waikato. He played on the wing for the Canterbury Bulldogs in their loss in the 1998 NRL grand final to the Brisbane Broncos.
- Brad clyde try daryl halligan goal 1999 semi final bulldogs v roosters
- Daryl halligan try 1994 canterbury v manly
In rugby league, Halligan was renowned as a fine goalkicker, his 855 first grade goals coming at an impressive 80% success rate. Halligan is noted for revolutionising goal-kicking by using a plastic tee from which to kick, instead of the old method where kickers would set the ball upon a mound of sand or earth. He has since worked to design the popular "Supertee" line of kicking tees, used by top kickers in both codes of rugby across the world.
In 2000 Halligan became the first person to score 2,000 points in the NRL. That same year he overtook Mick Cronin's record for the most points scored in an NSWRFL career (1,971) - a record which had stood since 1986; Halligan's eventual total of 2,034 was bettered by Jason Taylor in 2001. Halligan also scored 80 tries, and kicked 4 field goals to amass that total.
Halligan is currently a commentator with Sky Network Television in New Zealand.