Cec Blinkhorn

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Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Full Name
Cyril Rhodes Blinkhorn
Born
Monday, 18th April, 1892
Died
Friday, 8th April, 1977 (Aged 84 years and 354 days)
Place Of Birth
Redfern, New South Wales, Australia

Awards & Accolades

Australian Hall Of Fame
2008

Known Family Links

Nephew
Harold Blinkhorn
Nephew
Douglas Blinkhorn
Nephew
Jack Blinkhorn

Biography

Superlative winger who, with teammate Harold Horder, was part of the most effective wing partnership Australian rugby league has seen. Blinkhorn was born in Abercrombie Street, in the heart of Rabbitohs territory, but became a Norths junior after moving to Chatswood as a child. Graded in 1914, the brilliant speedster was Norths’ leading try-scorer for five seasons before being lured to Souths where he teamed with Horder. In 1920 the pair ventured back to Norths (Blinkhorn’ contract was reportedly £20 and a new suit!). Blinkhorn was a member of great Norths teams that won the City Cup (1920) and consecutive premierships (1921-22). In 1920 he scored a club record five tries in a match against Annandale. Chosen on the 1921-22 Kangaroo Tour Blinkhorn scored a record 39 tries in 29 matches, which included three Test appearances against England. He left Norths to return to Souths with Horder in 1924, signalling the end of Norths' short reign as champion club. Blinkhorn played his final Test match against England in 1924 before announcing his retirement. The champion winger passed away at age 86 in 1978.

- 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 1921-22, 1924 4 3 -   - 9 1 3 0 25.00% Match list
Overall 1921-1924 4 3 0   0 9 1 3 0 25.00% Match list

International Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Australia 1921 1 1 -   - 3 1 0 0 100.00% Match list
Overall 1921 1 1 0   0 3 1 0 0 100.00% Match list


Representative

Australia - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Metropolis 1915, 1922 3 2 -   - 6 3 0 0 100.00% Match list
Rest of NSW Firsts 1917 1 1 -   - 3 1 0 0 100.00% Match list
NSW Firsts 1921-24 8 6 -   - 18 3 5 0 37.50% Match list
Kangaroos 1922 1 1 -   - 3 1 0 0 100.00% Match list
Overall 1915-1924 13 10 0   0 30 8 5 0 61.54% Match list


Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
North Sydney NSWRFL 1914 2 2 -   - 6 0 2 0 0.00% Match list
North Sydney NSWRFL 1915 11 7 3   - 27 2 9 0 18.18% Match list
North Sydney NSWRFL 1916 13 7 1   - 23 5 8 0 38.46% Match list
North Sydney NSWRFL 1917 10 7 -   - 21 1 9 0 10.00% Match list
North Sydney NSWRFL 1918 14 11 1   - 35 3 9 2 21.43% Match list
South Sydney NSWRFL 1919 7 1 -   - 3 2 4 1 28.57% Match list
North Sydney NSWRFL 1920 9 14 -   - 42 4 5 0 44.44% Match list
North Sydney NSWRFL 1921 7 6 -   - 18 6 0 1 85.71% Match list
North Sydney NSWRFL 1922 15 20 -   - 60 12 3 0 80.00% Match list
North Sydney NSWRFL 1923 10 5 -   - 15 5 5 0 50.00% Match list
South Sydney NSWRFL 1924 9 6 -   - 18 6 2 1 66.67% Match list
Overall 1914-1924 107 86 5   0 268 46 56 5 42.99% Match list

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
North Sydney 1914-18, 1920-23 91 79 5   - 247 38 50 3 41.76% Match list
South Sydney 1919, 1924 16 7 -   - 21 8 6 2 50.00% Match list
Overall 1914-1924 107 86 5   0 268 46 56 5 42.99% Match list

Australian Finals Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
North Sydney 1914-1922 1 2 -   - 6 1 0 0 100.00% Match list
South Sydney 1919-1924 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% Match list
Overall 1922-1924 2 2 0   0 6 1 1 0 50.00% Match list

All Australian Club Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
North Sydney 1914-18, 1920-23 106 93 8   - 295 46 57 3 43.40% Match list
South Sydney 1919, 1924 17 7 -   - 21 8 7 2 47.06% Match list
Overall 1914-1924 123 100 8   0 316 54 64 5 43.90% Match list

Your Say

graham mcdonald jnr says: Hi there i am the god son of blink he lived with us in north st marys and died in blacktown hospital which was a sad day for me personal he was the one that started up the colyton colts in the penrith comp his record for the most trys scored in one game was 9 on the kangroo tour 21/22 was agaisnt blamey played in the only grand final norths every one in 21/22 is miss him badly he was like a father to me if you want more info please feel free to give me a call on 0413814147 take care hope to here from you soon (09/04/2012)

Anonymous says: My uncle saw him play and said he had a triple sidestep (01/11/2017)

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Last modified: Fri, 13 Dec 2019 14:05:17 +0000 (Sydney time)