(1964-03-13) 13 March 1964 (age 52)
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
178 cm (5 ft 10 in)
89 kg (14 st 0 lb)
Second-row, Prop, Hooker
South Queensland Crushers
Source: NRL Stats, RLP,Yesterday’s Hero & Players card details
Trevor Gillmeister (born 13 March 1964 in Brisbane, Queensland) is an Australian former rugby league player who is currently employed as a Rugby League analyst at Channel 7 Brisbane. During his playing days Gillmeister played for the Eastern Suburbs Roosters, Brisbane Broncos, Penrith Panthers and the South Queensland Crushers as well as representing Queensland and Australia.
He played mostly in the Second-row, though he also spent time at Prop and Hooker and was known as The Axe to fans of the game because of his punishing tackles, though he is Gilly to his mates. “The Axe” was also the name of the column he wrote for The Sunday Mail in Brisbane.
Today, Gillmeister also works as the Asbestos Awareness Ambassador for the Queensland Government and works alongside Accent Benchtops. He has also been the Queensland Maroons Defensive Coach since 2006.
2 Playing career
2.1 Sydney Roosters
2.2 Brisbane Broncos
2.3 Penrith Panthers
2.4 South Queensland Crushers
3 Representative career
4 Coaching career
6 External links
Growing up, Gillmeister played football with the Gladstone club in Queensland.
Gillmeister’s first grade debut in the Brisbane Rugby League premiership was for North Suburbs at eighteen years of age.
In 1986, Gillmeister moved to Sydney, joining the Arthur Beetson-coached, Eastern Suburbs Roosters. Early on in his career, he forged a reputation for being a tough, fearless and hard-hitting tackler, earning him the nickname ‘The Axe’. After spending 5 years at the Roosters, Gillmeister signed with his hometown club, the Brisbane Broncos.
In 1991, his first year at the Broncos, he won the club’s