A ruckman, and son of John Somerville, he shared rucking duties with Paul Salmon for much of his career. He was a premiership player with Essendon and represented Victoria in 1991 and was well known for his amazing high leaping marks.
After a successful career spanning over a decade, Somerville owned and operated his own plumbing business until 2002. He then ventured to the Sunshine Coast in Queensland to teach plumbing at TAFE.
- Peter Somerville's playing statistics from AFL Tables