Chris McKivat

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Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Full Name
Christopher Hobart McKivat
Born
Thursday, 27th November, 1879
Died
Sunday, 4th May, 1941 (Aged 61 years and 158 days)
Place Of Birth
Cumnock, New South Wales, Australia

Awards & Accolades

Australian Hall Of Fame
2005

Biography

While it is always difficult to compare players from different eras, the career of Chris McKivat in two codes at the beginning of the last century rates him as one of the greatest captains and halfbacks Australia has seen. A member of Glebe's RU club, he first resisted calls to the newly-formed professional code to tour England with the Wallabies in 1908-09. Although he was not the official tour captain, McKivat led Australia to a gold medal victory over England in the London Olympics and in Test wins over Wales and England. On his return to Australia, he severed ties with the amateur game to take part in promotional matches that pitted the Kangaroos against the Wallabies. Turning professional with the Glebe RL club, McKivat brought all his shrewdness and tactical brilliance to the new code. He represented NSW in 1910 and made his Test debut in the Ashes series against England that year. In 1911-12 he led the 'Australasian' Kangaroos on the tour of England, and led Australia in an undefeated Test series to capture the Ashes for the first time. While his playing career ended soon after, he had assured his place in the history of the game. McKivat later coached Norths in the club’s only premiership successes (1921-22) as well as Wests in 1928. He died suddenly in 1941, at the age of 61.

- 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 1910-12 5 4 -   - 12 2 2 1 40.00% Match list
Overall 1910-1912 5 4 0   0 12 2 2 1 40.00% Match list

International Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Australasia 1910 2 3 -   - 9 1 0 1 50.00% Match list
Overall 1910 2 3 0   0 9 1 0 1 50.00% Match list


Representative

Australia - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
NSW Firsts 1910-12 14 5 -   - 15 12 2 0 85.71% Match list
Metropolis 1912 1 1 -   - 3 1 0 0 100.00% Match list
Kangaroos 1917 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% Match list
Overall 1910-1917 16 6 0   0 18 13 3 0 81.25% Match list


Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Glebe NSWRFL 1910 12 - -   - - 6 6 0 50.00% Match list
Glebe NSWRFL 1911 10 2 -   - 6 8 2 0 80.00% Match list
Glebe NSWRFL 1912 14 3 -   - 9 11 3 0 78.57% Match list
Glebe NSWRFL 1913 11 - -   - - 6 5 0 54.55% Match list
Glebe NSWRFL 1914 7 - -   - - 4 3 0 57.14% Match list
Overall 1910-1914 54 5 0   0 15 35 19 0 64.81% Match list

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Glebe 1910-14 54 5 -   - 15 35 19 0 64.81% Match list
Overall 1910-1914 54 5 0   0 15 35 19 0 64.81% Match list

All Australian Club Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Glebe 1910-14 60 7 -   - 21 40 20 0 66.67% Match list
Overall 1910-1914 60 7 0   0 21 40 20 0 66.67% Match list

Your Say

Col the Bear says: Chris McKivat is also a member of the North Sydney Team of the Century (coach). (05/02/2011)

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