Barry Beath

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Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Full Name
Barry Francis Beath
Born
Saturday, 1st January, 1944
Current Age
75 years and 171 days
Place Of Birth
Eugowra, New South Wales, Australia

Biography

Eugowra forward toured NZ with the Australian squad in 1965 before joining another 'Eugowra International', Ian Walsh, at St George. Beath was quick, robust and a tough competitor in his decade with the Dragons. In 1971, he made another tour of NZ but was fated not play in a Test during his rep career. After suffering defeats in both the 1971 (where he was a try-scorer) and 1975 grand finals, Beath retired on a high note when he came on as a reserve player in the club's win in the historic 1977 grand final replay against P’matta. Two decades after his retirement, Beath demonstrated his passion for the St George jersey when he was involved in a highly-publicised incident with Sharks’ CEO Peter Gow in a Cronulla Leagues Club restaurant in April 1999. Gow was subsequently forced to resign after publicly defacing a Dragon supporter’s jersey – an act that enraged bystander Barry Beath.

- ALAN WHITICKER

Career Statistics

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Representative

Australia - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
NSW Firsts 1965, 1967, 1971 3 1 -   - 3 3 0 0 100.00% Match list
NSW Country Firsts 1965 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% Match list
NSW City Firsts 1967 1 1 -   - 3 1 0 0 100.00% Match list
Overall 1965-1971 5 2 0   0 6 4 1 0 80.00% Match list


Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
St George NSWRFL 1966 ? 1 -   - 3  
St George NSWRFL 1967 ? 9 -   - 27  
St George NSWRFL 1968 ? 2 -   - 6  
St George NSWRFL 1969 ? 10 -   - 30  
St George NSWRFL 1970 ? 6 -   - 18  
St George NSWRFL 1971 ? 10 -   - 30  
St George NSWRFL 1972 ? 11 -   - 33  
St George NSWRFL 1973 ? 4 -   - 12  
St George NSWRFL 1974 ? 4 -   - 12  
St George NSWRFL 1975 ? 4 -   - 12  
St George NSWRFL 1976 ? - -   - -  
St George NSWRFL 1977 3 - -   - - 3 0 0 100.00% Match list
Overall 1966-1977 ? 61 0   0 183 ? ? ? ?  

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
St George 1966-77 ? 61 -   - 183 ? ? ? ?  
St George 1977 3 - -   - - 3 0 0 100.00% Match list
Overall 1966-1977 ? 61 0   0 183 ? ? ? ?  

Australian Finals Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
St George 1977 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% Match list
Overall 1977 1 0 0   0 1 0 0 100.00% Match list

All Australian Club Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
St George 1966-77 ? 62 -   - 186 ? ? ? ?  
St George 1977 10 - -   - - 6 4 0 60.00% Match list
Overall 1966-1977 ? 62 0   0 186 ? ? ? ?  

Your Say

Polyhistor says: Running off Billy Smith from inside the opposition 20m line, he scored many tries with his rapid pace over a shorter distance. Injuries played their part in hampering his career but definitely considerably worse forwards managed to play a test for Australia. (01/05/2012)

Yvette Lee Bastin says: Growing up in Miranda as a child I went to every match that Barry Beath played & was fortunate enough to know this great man on & off the field. He was my next door neighbour, I was there when he had his accident with the lawn mower, something you can never forget. Love you Uncle Barry. Xxx (21/03/2014)

John Pocklington says: Many great memories of that StGeorge era in rugby league. I went to school there at Hurstville at the same time as Billy Smith, although I played cricket & not league. Barry was a dynamic player who made many breaks off the backs.
I think that through the 11 premiership wins they only had 5 pr 6 tries scored against them. ,,,
Thanks Barry & all those great St George players. (10/10/2015)

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