Darcy Henry

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Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Full Name
Benjamin Darcy Henry
Born
Tuesday, 8th March, 1932
Died
Saturday, 27th November, 2004 (Aged 72 years and 264 days)
Place Of Birth
Tamworth, New South Wales, Australia

Biography

Tamworth five-eighth played with Temora in the 1953 season after two seasons as a teenage prodigy with the Easts club. Henry’s good country form with Forbes in 1955 won him a spot in the NSW team and he was selected in Australia's First Test team against France. Australia won the match 20-8 but Henry missed the return clash because of injury. With the series poised at one Test-all following France's Second Test victory in Brisbane, Henry was recalled to play the decider in the centres but found himself as the focus of a startling selection controversy. After passing a last-minute fitness Test, he was dropped from the side as the team prepared to take the field because selectors feared that he was carrying a back injury. (Henry was replaced by Dick Poole but Australia ultimately lost the match, 8-5, and the series.) Henry's only other Test appearance was in the Third Test against NZ after joining Wests in 1956. In 1958 the lightweight backline player took his place in the centres in Wests' grand final loss to St George.

- 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 1955-56 2 1 -   - 3 2 0 0 100.00% Match list
Overall 1955-1956 2 1 0   0 3 2 0 0 100.00% Match list


Representative

Australia - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
NSW Firsts 1955-56 5 4 -   1 14 3 2 0 60.00% Match list
NSW Country Firsts 1955 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% Match list
NSW City Firsts 1956 1 1 -   - 3 1 0 0 100.00% Match list
Overall 1955-1956 7 5 0   1 17 4 3 0 57.14% Match list


Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Eastern Suburbs NSWRFL 1951 ? 10 -   - 30  
Eastern Suburbs NSWRFL 1952 ? 4 -   - 12  
Western Suburbs NSWRFL 1956 ? 1 -   - 3  
Western Suburbs NSWRFL 1957 ? 9 -   - 27  
Western Suburbs NSWRFL 1958 ? 12 -   - 36  
Western Suburbs NSWRFL 1959 ? 15 -   - 45  
Overall 1951-1959 ? 51 0   0 153 ? ? ? ?  

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Eastern Suburbs 1951-52 ? 14 -   - 42 ? ? ? ?  
Western Suburbs 1956-59 ? 37 -   - 111 ? ? ? ?  
Overall 1951-1959 ? 51 0   0 153 ? ? ? ?  

All Australian Club Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Eastern Suburbs 1951-52 ? 14 -   - 42 ? ? ? ?  
Western Suburbs 1956-59 ? 37 -   - 111 ? ? ? ?  
Western Suburbs 1957-59 4 29 -   - 87 1 3 0 25.00% Match list
Overall 1951-1959 ? 51 0   0 153 ? ? ? ?  

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