Steven Taubert

Date of Birth: 06/10/1953
Height: 193 cm ( 6-4 )
Weight: 85 kg ( 13-5 )
Guernsey: 9/31/47
Debut: 13/07/1974, Round15, Carlton
Last Game: 10/07/1976, Round 15, North Melbourne

Seasons: 1974-76
Total Games: 15
Total Goals: 14


Seasons: 1973-77
Total Games: 70
Total Goals: 135

Honours: Premiership 1973, Leading Goalkicker 1975 Goals 49.

Stephen came to Richmond as a forward-pocket ruckman and later played at full-forward. A strong mark he never shirked an issue and always made the ball his object. He was adaptable and could play at both ends of the ground but played his best football in the ruck. He was runner-up in the Reserves Best and Fairest in 1974 and 1975 and was a member of their 1973 Premiership side. HE played for Richmond in the 1974 Australian Championships against a combined Tasmanian Premiers team. Richmond kicked 34 goals for the game and Stephen finished up kicking 9. In Round 8 of 1975 he played at full-forward against North's David Dench. In an unusual outcome both players finished the game with 2 goals, Dench twice ran down field to kick goals. In 1976 he put together several consistent performances which showed a promise of things to come, however he was cleared to Essendon in 1977 and spent five seasons there before transferring to Sydney. His best year in senior football was 1984 when he ran fourth in the "Brownlow Medal" while playing with the Swans. A school teacher, he lives in Sydney and now assists the ACT Rams VSFL Under/18 team by coaching their Sydney based players.

Melbourne High School Old Boys 1970-72, Games 42, Goals 103 ( Honours - Victorian Amateur Representative Team 1972 ).

Essendon Seniors 1977-81, Games 64, Goals 30 ; Essendon Reserves 1977-81, Games 23, Goals 36 ; Sydney Swans Seniors 1982-85 , Games 44, Goals 26 ; Sydney Swans Reserves 1982-83, Games 7, Goals 5 ; St George Captain/Coach 1987-90.

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