Dick Thornett

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Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Full Name
Richard Norman Thornett
Born
Monday, 23rd September, 1940
Died
Wednesday, 12th October, 2011 (Aged 71 years and 18 days)
Place Of Birth
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Known Family Links

Brother
Ken Thornett

Biography

Former Randwick forward played in 11 RU Tests in his two seasons of senior rugby before changing codes to join his brother Ken at P’matta. The youngest of three brothers Dick Thornett represented Australia in water polo at the Rome Olympics in 1960 before touring South Africa with the Wallabies (and with eldest brother John) the following year. Turning to League in 1963 he joined an elite band of sportsmen to represent Australia in three sports when he made his Test debut against South Africa. With Ken Thornett also selected in the match they became the first set of brothers to play together in an Australia Test team since Viv and Bill Farnsworth in 1912. Dick Thornett, a robust second row forward, toured with his brother on the Ashes-winning 1963-64 Kangaroo tour, played in all three Tests against Great Britain and scored a try in the record-breaking 50-12 win over England in the Second Test at Swinton. Thornett went on to play in Tests against France (1964) and Great Britain (1966) before making his final appearance for Australia in the 1968 World Cup. A master ball-player who equalled the P’matta club record when he scored four tries in a match against C’bury in 1968, a bout of hepatitis affected his final seasons with the Eels and he saw out the final year of his career with Easts.

- 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 1963-64, 1966, 1968 14 1 -   - 3 12 2 0 85.71% Match list
Overall 1963-1968 14 1 0   0 3 12 2 0 85.71% Match list

World Cup Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Australia 1963-1968 3 - -   - - 3 0 0 100.00% Match list
Overall 1968 3 0 0   0 3 0 0 100.00% Match list


Representative

Australia - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
NSW Firsts 1963-66, 1968-69 12 7 -   - 21 11 1 0 91.67% Match list
NSW City Firsts 1964-65, 1967-68 4 1 -   - 3 3 1 0 75.00% Match list
Overall 1963-1969 16 8 0   0 24 14 2 0 87.50% Match list


Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Parramatta NSWRFL 1963 ? 5 4   - 23  
Parramatta NSWRFL 1964 ? 5 6   - 27  
Parramatta NSWRFL 1965 ? 7 -   - 21  
Parramatta NSWRFL 1966 ? - 5   - 10  
Parramatta NSWRFL 1967 ? 3 -   6 21  
Parramatta NSWRFL 1968 ? 6 -   4 26  
Parramatta NSWRFL 1969 ? 4 -   8 28  
Parramatta NSWRFL 1970 ? 1 -   1 5  
Parramatta NSWRFL 1971 ? 4 -   - 12  
Eastern Suburbs NSWRFL 1972 ? 1 -   - 3  
Overall 1963-1972 ? 36 15   19 176 ? ? ? ?  

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Parramatta 1963-71 ? 35 15   19 173 ? ? ? ?  
Eastern Suburbs 1972 ? - -   - - ? ? ? ?  
Overall 1963-1972 ? 36 15   19 176 ? ? ? ?  

All Australian Club Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Parramatta 1963-65, 1971 5 35 15   19 173 1 4 0 20.00% Match list
Eastern Suburbs 1972 ? - -   - - ? ? ? ?  
Overall 1963-1972 ? 36 15   19 176 ? ? ? ?  

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