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Tony Obst

Updated: Nov 2, 2023

Tony Obst joined the Dolphins in 1969.

He had started his A grade career when he was only 15 years old back in his home town of Longreach in Western Queensland.

He played about 230 first grade games for Redcliffe and represented Queensland against New South Wales in 1972, 1973, 1975 and 1976 before State of Origin started.

He also played for a season in England in 1974.

Tony played a number of positions for the Dolphins before moving to the second row under the then Australian Coach Frank Stanton in 1980.

He produced his best season in top grade football, winning every major award in the Brisbane Rugby League competition.

He won the Rothmans medal in 1980.

He played in four first grade grand finals for the Dolphins 1973, 1975, 1977 & 1981 unfortunately losing all four.

Bob Jones and Tony Obst

He played for the Redcliffe Dolphins until 1982 before going on to play for Brothers under Wayne Bennett. He returned to the Dolphins to finish his career in 1983.

Dolphins Chairman Bob Jones rates Tony the best player ever to play for the Dolphins.

First grade games: 230

Represented QLD: 1972, 1975, 1976.

Represented Brisbane: 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1980.

Rothmans Gold Medal: 1980.

Dolphins Player of the Year: 1980.

Courier Mail Player of the Year: 1980.

Rugby League Week Player of the Year: 1980.

4BC Player of the Year: 1980.

Dolphins leading try-scorer: 1972, 1980.


Tony Obst is listed on the wall of the Redcliffe Wall of Fame:

A collection of portrait and information honouring the achievements of individuals who have influenced and shaped Redcliffe. The collection is in the Jetty Arcade at 139-141 Redcliffe Parade.

For a complete list of people who appear on the wall click on the following blog post:

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