Season Review: Terry Campese
Terry Campese will look to fight his way back into Canberra’s top 17 in 2015 after a disappointing finish to the year resulted in him being relegated to the VB NSW Cup.
Nobody loves the Raiders more than Terry Campese. It is a fact disputed by few, if any.
Given this, nobody would have been hurting more than Campese when his form waned and he was forced to pull on the Mounties jersey in reserve grade to recapture his best.
In his 19 appearances before being consigned to the VB NSW Cup, Campese, whilst admittedly down on his best, still managed to produce several impressive statistics whilst leading his team mates with the renowned passion he has for the lime green jersey.
Campese led the way in kick metres for the entire team and produced the second most try assists and second most line break assists in the team behind Anthony Milford.
He also averaged just under 20 tackles per match, which is a significant feat for a team’s chief playmaker.
Away from the field, you would be hard pressed to find a better ambassador for the club, the game and the wider ACT community than Campese.
He fully comprehends the positive impact he can have on all individuals that he encounters from his team mates, sponsors, junior league players or those simply in need of some charitable assistance.
The reigning Ken Stephen Medallist is a shining example of the type of role models the NRL is aiming to continue to develop into the future.
2015 is the final year on Campese’s contract with the Raiders and he will be thoroughly motivated to return to the type of form that has allowed him to be the club’s main playmaker since 2008, to ensure that he does not finish his career with Mounties in the VB NSW Cup.
Average Minutes: 78.4
Try Assists: 11
Try Saves: 1
Line Breaks: 1
Line Break Assists: 5
Tackle Breaks: 16
Average Metres: 17.6
Average Tackles: 19.7
Kick Metres: 147 kicks for 4408 metres