Dave Bolton

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Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Born
Tuesday, 27th April, 1937
Current Age
81 years and 145 days

Biography

Creative Great Britain Test half (1958 and 1962 Lions tours) joined Balmain in the mid-1960s. Bolton played in the Balmain side that defeated Great Britain in 1966 but after returning to England on loan to the struggling Blackpool Borough club, he was injured and almost didn't return for the 1969 season. His guile in that year's grand final led the way in Balmain's shock 11-2 win over Souths. Bolton's two field goals kept the Rabbitohs at bay while he continued to direct play around the rucks. Bolton retired from football when dropped to reserve grade the following year but coached P’matta in 1973-74. He was assistant coach to Tim Sheens at Penrith in the mid-1980s but despite several attempts, could not crack it back into the competitive first grade coaching scene.

- 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 %  
Great Britain 1957-63 23 9 -   - 27 13 9 1 56.52% Match list
Overall 1957-1963 23 9 0   0 27 13 9 1 56.52% Match list


Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Balmain NSWRFL 1965 ? - 2   - 4  
Balmain NSWRFL 1966 ? 2 -   - 6  
Balmain NSWRFL 1967 ? - -   2 4  
Balmain NSWRFL 1968 ? 1 -   5 13  
Balmain NSWRFL 1969 ? 1 1   8 21  
Balmain NSWRFL 1970 ? 1 4   4 19  
Overall 1965-1970 ? 5 7   19 67 ? ? ? ?  

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Balmain 1965-70 ? 5 7   19 67 ? ? ? ?  
Overall 1965-1970 ? 5 7   19 67 ? ? ? ?  

All Australian Club Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Balmain 1965-70 ? 5 7   20 69 ? ? ? ?  
Balmain 1966, 1969 5 2 1   16 40 2 3 0 40.00% Match list
Overall 1965-1970 ? 5 7   20 69 ? ? ? ?  

Your Say

Anonymous says: left wigan far too early (26/12/2011)

Ray Ryan says: I was such a fan of this player. He was, fast elusive, smart and tough. (26/07/2012)

Frank Cleary says: Dave was as good a man as he was a fantastic league player. He could tell funny stories and jokes all night, he was humble in his achievements at the international level in league and enjoyed good company. A gentleman, except on the league field when he was not necessarily so gentle. He knew how to shake hands. And still does, all the best Dave, Frank Cleary, Gosford NSW (28/08/2014)

Paul Douglas Curtis. says: I was at scg. When Balmain played st. George in a semi or final , when the the saints where on their golden years. Poppa clay absolutely floored him in one of his tipicle tackles. It put Bolton out of the game & was an obvious tactic. SUCH WAS THE IMPORTENCE of BOLTON. A very skilful & important player to his team & the game, WHEN REPLACEMENTS WHERE NOT ALLOWED. (14/04/2017)

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Last modified: Tue, 18 Sep 2018 14:42:56 +0000 (Sydney time)