Col Maxwell

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Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Born
Saturday, 23rd June, 1917
Died
Tuesday, 19th June, 2001 (Aged 83 years and 361 days)
Place Of Birth
Lismore, New South Wales, Australia

Biography

Col Maxwell was involved in the most bitter selection controversy in the history of the code. A fine attacking player, he started his career at Bowraville on the North Coast. He first represented Country in 1937 and spent several seasons with Wests Newcastle before moving to St George in 1940 while serving with the RAAF during World War II. After a season with Wests (1945) he returned to the Newcastle competition. Maxwell represented Newcastle against England in 1946 before venturing back to Wests in 1948. After representing NSW that year he was selected as a non-playing reserve in the First Test against NZ. His club form quickly fell away and he did not figure in another representative match that year. Wests’ considered dropping Maxwell to reserve grade before he was used as a political pawn by Australian selectors to oust incumbent Australian captain-coach Len Smith. The Wests’ centre was selected to captain-coach the 1948-49 Kangaroos while Smith was left out of the squad altogether (When the team was announced Maxwell was back in Newcastle visiting family and weighing up his playing future). Maxwell had an unhappy tour with injuries restricting him to only one Test – Australia’s Second Test loss against Great Britain that saw the Ashes lost. On his return to Australia Maxwell captain-coached Wests before returning to Newcastle as captain-coach of Maitland in 1950-51.

- 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 1948 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% Match list
Overall 1948 1 0 0   0 0 1 0 0.00% Match list


Representative

Australia - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Northern Div/N.Coast 1937 1 1 -   - 3 0 1 0 0.00% Match list
Probables (AU) 1937 1 - -   - - 0 0 1 0.00% Match list
NSW Country Seconds 1937 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% Match list
NSW Country Firsts 1937 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% Match list
NSW Firsts 1948 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% Match list
NSW City Firsts 1948 2 1 -   - 3 2 0 0 100.00% Match list
Overall 1937-1948 7 2 0   0 6 4 2 1 57.14% Match list


Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
St George NSWRFL 1940 9 4 -   - 12 4 4 1 44.44% Match list
Western Suburbs NSWRFL 1945 10 2 -   - 6 5 4 1 50.00% Match list
Western Suburbs NSWRFL 1948 ? 2 -   - 6  
Western Suburbs NSWRFL 1949 ? 1 -   - 3  
Overall 1940-1949 ? 9 0   0 27 ? ? ? ?  

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
St George 1940 9 4 -   - 12 4 4 1 44.44% Match list
Western Suburbs 1945 10 5 -   - 15 5 4 1 50.00% Match list
Overall 1940-1949 ? 9 0   0 27 ? ? ? ?  

Australian Finals Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Western Suburbs 1945 1 1 -   - 3 0 1 0 0.00% Match list
Overall 1945 1 1 0   0 3 0 1 0 0.00% Match list

All Australian Club Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
St George 1940 9 4 -   - 12 4 4 1 44.44% Match list
Western Suburbs 1945, 1949 11 5 -   - 15 5 5 1 45.45% Match list
Overall 1940-1949 20 9 0   0 27 9 9 2 45.00% Match list

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