Bill Farnsworth

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Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Full Name
Andrew William Farnsworth
Born
Friday, 14th January, 1887
Died
Sunday, 30th October, 1966 (Aged 79 years and 288 days)
Place Of Birth
Newtown, New South Wales, Australia

Known Family Links

Brother
Vivian Farnsworth
Grandnephew
Denis Fitzgerald
Brother
Roy Farnsworth

Biography

Newtown RU five-eighth was invited to be one of the original rebels who played against the NZ 'All Golds' in 1907 but refused and remained an amateur for two more years. Bill Farnsworth finally made the move to the professional code in 1909 but injury prevented him from being a guest player for the Wallabies against the Kangaroos (his replacement was his brother Viv). Joining Newtown, he made his Test debut against England in 1910 before touring with his brother Viv on the 1911-12 Kangaroo tour. Bill Farnsworth teamed brilliantly with legendary halfback Chris McKivat to secure the Ashes in the final two Tests but did not represent again. In 1912 he left Sydney for Brisbane and represented Queensland in two matches. In 1913, he joined his brother Viv at English club Oldham and when World War One broke out, enlisted for active duty. Coach of Newtown in 1924, he also became the first player to represent NSW in union, league and cricket. The great-uncle of Parramatta Chief Executive Denis Fitzgerald, Bill Farnsworth died in 1966.

- ALAN WHITICKER

Career Statistics

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International

Test Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Australia 1910-12 4 - -   - - 1 2 1 25.00% Match list
Overall 1910-1912 4 0 0   0 1 2 1 25.00% Match list

International Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Australasia 1910 2 - -   - - 1 0 1 50.00% Match list
Overall 1910 2 0 0   0 1 0 1 50.00% Match list


Representative

Australia - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Wallabies 1909 4 - -   - - 2 2 0 50.00% Match list
Metropolis 1910 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% Match list
NSW Firsts 1910-11 7 3 -   - 9 7 0 0 100.00% Match list
QLD Firsts 1912 3 - -   - - 0 3 0 0.00% Match list
Overall 1909-1912 15 3 0   0 9 9 6 0 60.00% Match list


Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Newtown NSWRFL 1910 11 5 -   - 15 8 2 1 72.73% Match list
Newtown NSWRFL 1911 8 2 -   - 6 5 1 2 62.50% Match list
Newtown NSWRFL 1912 3 - -   - - 2 1 0 66.67% Match list
Overall 1910-1912 22 7 0   0 21 15 4 3 68.18% Match list

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Newtown 1910-12 22 7 -   - 21 15 4 3 68.18% Match list
Overall 1910-1912 22 7 0   0 21 15 4 3 68.18% Match list

Australian Finals Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Newtown 1910 1 - -   - - 0 0 1 0.00% Match list
Overall 1910 1 0 0   0 0 0 1 0.00% Match list

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