Arthur Clues

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Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Born
Friday, 2nd May, 1924
Died
Saturday, 3rd October, 1998 (Aged 74 years and 153 days)

Awards & Accolades

Australian Hall Of Fame
2008

Biography

A product of P’matta RU club and a capable grade cricketer, Arthur Clues joined Wests RL Club in 1943 and within three years, had established a reputation as a tough but creative second row forward. A NSW rep in 1945-46, Clues played in all three Tests against Great Britain in 1946 before becoming one of the first post-war Australian players snapped up by the wealthy English clubs. Tall for a second row forward, Clues signed with Leeds and played eight seasons (including the 1947 Challenge Cup final) before seeing out his career with Hunslet (1954-57). In the early 1950s, he was regarded as the finest forward in England - a powerful runner with a fine mid-field sidestep – who represented Other Nationalities 14 times during his English Club career.

- ALAN WHITICKER

Career Statistics

All statistics shown in this section are based only on data available in the RLP database, and are not necessarily a complete and/or 100% accurate representation of a player's career. This information should be used as a guide only. If you see a question mark (?), it denotes that the figure is not available.

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International

Test Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Australia 1946 3 - -   - - 0 2 1 0.00% Match list
Overall 1946 3 0 0   0 0 2 1 0.00% Match list

International Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Other 1949-53, 1955 14 2 3   - 12 9 5 0 64.29% Match list
Australasia 1951 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% Match list
British Empire 1952 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% Match list
Overall 1949-1955 16 2 3   0 12 11 5 0 68.75% Match list


Representative

Australia - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
NSW City Seconds 1943 1 1 -   - 3 1 0 0 100.00% Match list
Metropolis 1944 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% Match list
Rest of NSW Firsts 1944 1 1 -   - 3 1 0 0 100.00% Match list
NSW City Firsts 1944-46 3 2 -   - 6 3 0 0 100.00% Match list
NSW Firsts 1945-46 5 - -   - - 5 0 0 100.00% Match list
Overall 1943-1946 11 4 0   0 12 11 0 0 100.00% Match list


Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Western Suburbs NSWRFL 1943 12 3 -   - 9 3 9 0 25.00% Match list
Western Suburbs NSWRFL 1944 14 3 -   - 9 4 8 2 28.57% Match list
Western Suburbs NSWRFL 1945 ? 6 2   - 22  
Western Suburbs NSWRFL 1946 ? 5 -   - 15  
Overall 1943-1946 ? 17 2   0 55 ? ? ? ?  

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Western Suburbs 1943-44 26 17 2   - 55 7 17 2 26.92% Match list
Overall 1943-1946 ? 17 2   0 55 ? ? ? ?  

All Australian Club Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Western Suburbs 1943-45 27 18 2   - 58 7 18 2 25.93% Match list
Overall 1943-1946 27 18 2   0 58 7 18 2 25.93% Match list

Your Say

E Curb Nottus says: Arthur Clues was one on a number of top expat Australian players who migrated post-war to Britain to earn their livelihood through professional league (along with Lionel Cooper, Trevor Allan, Harry Bath and others). These stars sacrified their chances to represent Australia (or to play a substantial number of tests
for their country). Instead, whilst resident in England they were usually the first picked to represent 'Other Nationalities' in unofficial tests against Great Britain. (08/05/2012)

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