David Grant

Like us on Facebook Like us on Facebook

Follow us on Twitter Follow us on Twitter

Join us on our forums Jump on the forums

Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Nickname(s)
Nana
Born
Wednesday, 11th January, 1956
Died
Saturday, 20th August, 1994 (Aged 38 years and 221 days)

Biography

Talented prop, the cousin of Arthur Beetson, came to Souths from Forbes in 1976. Grant toured NZ with a Combined Sydney side that year but after a successful period with Balmain moved to the newly promoted Canberra club in 1982. The Raiders' first captain, League fans were shocked by the news of his death in Kyogle from a heart attack in 1994, age 38.

- 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.

To view a list of corresponding matches, click on the Match list icon.

Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
South Sydney NSWRFL 1976 ? 1 -   - 3  
Eastern Suburbs NSWRFL 1977 ? - -   - -  
Balmain NSWRFL 1978 14 2 -   - 6 6 7 1 42.86% Match list
Balmain NSWRFL 1979 17 5 -   - 15 10 6 1 58.82% Match list
Balmain NSWRFL 1980 12 1 -   - 3 4 8 0 33.33% Match list
Balmain NSWRFL 1981 7 - -   - - 2 5 0 28.57% Match list
Canberra NSWRFL 1982 23 4 -   - 12 4 19 0 17.39% Match list
Canberra NSWRFL 1983 25 3 -   - 12 9 16 0 36.00% Match list
Canberra NSWRL 1984 17 1 -   - 4 9 8 0 52.94% Match list
Canberra NSWRL 1985 12 1 -   - 4 2 8 2 16.67% Match list
Overall 1976-1985 ? 18 0   0 59 ? ? ? ?  

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
South Sydney 1976 ? - -   - - ? ? ? ?  
Eastern Suburbs 1977 ? - -   - - ? ? ? ?  
Balmain 1978-81 50 8 -   - 24 22 26 2 44.00% Match list
Canberra 1982-85 77 9 -   - 32 24 51 2 31.17% Match list
Overall 1976-1985 ? 18 0   0 59 ? ? ? ?  

Your Say

Arthur Graham says: After leaving the Canberra Raiders, David moved to Kyogle in Northern NSW where he was the Captain/Coach of the Kyogle Turkeys RLFC. After retiring from rugby league David remained in Kyogle with his family until his sudden death in 1994 at the age of 38.
David was the first player in the NSWRL to be cited on video evidence. Ironically he was the first player in the then Group 1 RL to be cited on video evidence. (20/04/2014)

Collo says: MASSIVE hitter, big Nana.. (05/06/2015)

Anonymous says: David Grant played for Dubbo CYMS. (01/09/2016)

David Edwards says: As I recall David was a Brewery driver in 1977 and whilst delivering at Darling Harbour shunting yard, he and his offsider (who was another Leage player) was hit by a moving shunting train travelling into B shed. As the boys were both forwards they were burly fellows which made it hard to removed from their truck.

however I am pleased to say they both made a speedy recovery and I was pleased to say David had a good career with the Tigers. (19/03/2017)

Anonymous says: I was in Canberra when the Raiders started in the comp I was with the armed forces and all 3 services stood on the hill at Queenbyan football field and watched the boys play we nicknamed him hands on hips Grant every time we saw him he had his hands on his hips it was a definite shock when I heard he died so young (02/04/2017)

Want to have your say about this player? Add a comment.

 

Last modified: Thu, 15 Nov 2018 15:02:10 +0000 (Sydney time)