Billy Johnstone

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Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Place Of Birth
Cunnamulla, Queensland, Australia

Awards & Accolades

1983
Dally M Hooker Of The Year

Biography

Tough Cunnamulla hooker, a professional middleweight boxer, came to C’bury from Souths Brisbane in 1983 as a replacement for retired Test captain George Peponis. Johnstone, who was also a promising boxer, fought for both the Junior and Senior Australian Middleweight titles during his boxing career (he lost the latter title in 1983 after being disqualified for a head-butt). The 1983 'Dally M' Hooker of the Year he was beaten by Mark Bugden for selection in the 1984 grand final but bounced back to play in the club's victorious 1985 team. After a final season with St George Johnstone joined the G’Coast in the club’s inaugural year and became club conditioner after his retirement. He later rejoined the Bulldogs in that role under the coaching of Chris Anderson and Steve Folkes before linking with the North Queensland North Queensland. In 2004 Johnstone was part of Wayne Bennett’s coaching staff in Australia’s successful Tri Nations campaign. In 2007 he joined the coaching staff of the newly promoted G’Coast Titans.

- ALAN WHITICKER

Career Statistics

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Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Canterbury NSWRFL 1983 26 3 -   - 12 19 7 0 73.08% Match list
Canterbury NSWRL 1984 19 - -   - - 14 5 0 73.68% Match list
Canterbury NSWRL 1985 22 3 -   - 12 16 5 1 72.73% Match list
Canterbury NSWRL 1986 16 1 -   - 4 10 5 1 62.50% Match list
St George NSWRL 1987 22 - -   - - 10 10 2 45.45% Match list
Gold Coast NSWRL 1988 21 4 -   - 16 4 15 2 19.05% Match list
Gold Coast NSWRL 1989 21 2 -   - 8 7 13 1 33.33% Match list
Gold Coast NSWRL 1990 19 1 -   - 4 3 16 0 15.79% Match list
Overall 1983-1990 ? 14 0   0 56 ? ? ? ?  

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Canterbury 1983-86 83 7 -   - 28 59 22 2 71.08% Match list
St George 1987 22 - -   - - 10 10 2 45.45% Match list
Gold Coast 1988-90 61 7 -   - 28 14 44 3 22.95% Match list
Overall 1983-1990 ? 14 0   0 56 ? ? ? ?  

Australian Finals Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Canterbury 1983, 1985-86 9 2 -   - 8 5 4 0 55.56% Match list
Overall 1983-1986 9 2 0   0 8 5 4 0 55.56% Match list

All Australian Club Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Canterbury 1983-86 83 7 -   - 28 64 26 2 77.11% Match list
St George 1987 22 - -   - - 10 10 2 45.45% Match list
Gold Coast 1988-90 61 7 -   - 28 14 44 3 22.95% Match list
Overall 1983-1990 ? 14 0   0 56 ? ? ? ?  

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