Brian Hambly

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Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Full Name
Brian Clinton Hambly
Nickname(s)
Grumpy
Born
Sunday, 31st October, 1937
Died
Saturday, 30th August, 2008 (Aged 70 years and 303 days)

Biography

Former Souths junior's 18 Test career commenced in 1959, the year he left the club to take on the captain-coaching role at Wagga. ‘Grumpy’ Hambly represented NSW that year and was selected as a reserve for the Test series against NZ. He was the preferred lock in the first two Tests on the 1959-60 Kangaroo tour but the great form of Johnny Raper saw Hambly move to the second row for the remainder of his Test career. After playing against France in 1960 and in the World Cup, he joined P’matta on the then record transfer fee of £2,500. Under Ken Kearney P’matta was very competitive in 1963-65 and Hambly made his second Kangaroo Tour (1963-64) and played in five Tests against Great Britain and France. Ironically, he injured a calf muscle doing private training and missed Australia’s 50-12 win at Swinton that secured the Ashes. His representative career ended after another series against France (1964) and the tour of NZ (1965) but he continued to give great service to the Eels. In 1967 Hambly was named captain-coach of P’matta but feeling the effects of a knee injury, he sacked himself in favour of young prop Bob O'Reilly. He left Sydney soon after and saw out his career in Lithgow.

- 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 1959-60, 1963-65 21 2 2   - 10 13 8 0 61.90% Match list
Overall 1959-1965 21 2 2   0 10 13 8 0 61.90% Match list

International Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Australia 1959-1960 2 - 1   - 2 2 0 0 100.00% Match list
Rest Of The World 1960 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% Match list
Overall 1960 3 0 1   0 2 2 1 0 66.67% Match list

World Cup Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Australia 1959-1960 3 - -   - - 2 1 0 66.67% Match list
Overall 1960 3 0 0   0 2 1 0 66.67% Match list


Representative

Australia - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
NSW Firsts 1959-60, 1963 7 2 -   - 6 4 3 0 57.14% Match list
NSW Country Firsts 1959 1 1 -   - 3 0 1 0 0.00% Match list
NSW City Firsts 1964 1 - 1   - 2 1 0 0 100.00% Match list
Overall 1959-1964 9 3 1   0 11 5 4 0 55.56% Match list


Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
South Sydney NSWRFL 1956 ? - -   - -  
South Sydney NSWRFL 1957 ? 5 -   - 15  
South Sydney NSWRFL 1958 ? 2 -   - 6  
Parramatta NSWRFL 1961 ? 1 -   - 3  
Parramatta NSWRFL 1962 ? 3 -   - 9  
Parramatta NSWRFL 1963 ? 1 -   - 3  
Parramatta NSWRFL 1964 ? - 41   - 82  
Parramatta NSWRFL 1965 ? - -   - -  
Parramatta NSWRFL 1966 ? 1 5   - 13  
Parramatta NSWRFL 1967 ? - -   - -  
Overall 1956-1967 ? 13 46   0 131 ? ? ? ?  

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
South Sydney 1956-58 ? 7 -   - 21 ? ? ? ?  
Parramatta 1961-67 ? 6 46   - 110 ? ? ? ?  
Overall 1956-1967 ? 13 46   0 131 ? ? ? ?  

All Australian Club Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
South Sydney 1956-58 ? 7 -   - 21 ? ? ? ?  
Parramatta 1961-67 ? 6 46   - 110 ? ? ? ?  
Parramatta 1962-65 6 1 41   - 85 1 5 0 16.67% Match list
Overall 1956-1967 ? 13 46   0 131 ? ? ? ?  

Your Say

Anonymous says: Brian Hambly did not play for Lithgow Workmans club but with rivals Lithgow Shamrocks along with Bruce Pollard. (03/12/2011)

Anonymous says: brian hambly played for lithgow shamrocks in the late 1960s,he moulded them into the team(group 10) that everyone feared due to their tough tackling,they had the nickname of the bonecrushers for a while,grumpy was a real good bloke who all the kids admired,i know as i was of that era,a time when rugby league had a real life exitement to it,maybe i too have got old (04/01/2012)

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