Dick Vest

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Career Stats & Summary

Son of an Austrian immigrant, was sent to a Westmead boys home with his 2 brothers after his father died in a mine accident.

Vital Statistics

Full Name
Gregoria Richard Veserema
Born
Friday, 19th February, 1897
Died
Tuesday, 11th June, 1974 (Aged 77 years and 111 days)

Biography

The son of an Austrian immigrant, born Richard Veserema in Barmedman NSW, was sent to Westmead Boys home with his two elder brothers upon the death of his father in a mine accident. ‘Dick Vest’ thus became a P’matta junior and made his first grade debut for parent club, Western Suburbs, as a teenage winger in 1914. Vest represented NSW in 1919 and made his Test debut on the tour of NZ that year, scoring two tries in Australia's Fourth Test victory. Vest played in three Tests in Australia's Ashes victory over England in 1920 and toured with the ‘Australasian’ Kangaroos the following year. On tour he played in all three Tests against England and in 23 other matches. Vest was offered a £1200 contract to stay in England and play with Leeds but according to author Gary Lester (Clouds of Dust, Buckets of Blood, 1996) Vest’s mother wouldn’t allow him to stay in England. Vest also made two tours of NZ with a NSW rep side (1920 & 1922) but later returned to the Riverina area and captain-coached Barmedman in the Maher Cup. He was later a club selector and lower grade coach at Wests during the 1930s.

- 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 1919-22 7 4 -   - 12 4 3 0 57.14% Match list
Overall 1919-1922 7 4 0   0 12 4 3 0 57.14% Match list

International Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Australia 1919-1921 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% Match list
Overall 1921 1 0 0   0 1 0 0 100.00% Match list


Representative

Australia - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
NSW Firsts 1919-22 9 10 -   - 30 9 0 0 100.00% Match list
Metropolis 1920, 1922 2 4 1   - 14 2 0 0 100.00% Match list
Cootamundra 1924 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% Match list
Overall 1919-1924 12 14 1   0 44 11 1 0 91.67% Match list


Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Western Suburbs NSWRFL 1914 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% Match list
Western Suburbs NSWRFL 1915 9 - -   - - 1 8 0 11.11% Match list
Western Suburbs NSWRFL 1916 10 3 -   - 9 1 9 0 10.00% Match list
Western Suburbs NSWRFL 1917 11 1 -   - 3 5 5 1 45.45% Match list
Western Suburbs NSWRFL 1918 13 1 -   - 3 11 2 0 84.62% Match list
Western Suburbs NSWRFL 1919 11 7 -   - 21 6 5 0 54.55% Match list
Western Suburbs NSWRFL 1920 11 8 1   - 26 6 4 1 54.55% Match list
Western Suburbs NSWRFL 1921 8 1 7   - 17 2 6 0 25.00% Match list
Western Suburbs NSWRFL 1922 10 1 -   - 3 3 7 0 30.00% Match list
Western Suburbs NSWRFL 1923 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% Match list
Overall 1914-1923 85 22 8   0 82 35 48 2 41.18% Match list

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Western Suburbs 1914-23 85 22 8   - 82 35 48 2 41.18% Match list
Overall 1914-1923 85 22 8   0 82 35 48 2 41.18% Match list

All Australian Club Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Western Suburbs 1914-23 97 25 11   - 97 41 54 2 42.27% Match list
Overall 1914-1923 97 25 11   0 97 41 54 2 42.27% Match list

Your Say

Anonymous says: A great player who should have been born 70 years later to receive the recognition for the player that he was. He is sadly missed. (05/02/2011)

jackson meredith (grandson of brian says: my third cousin. proud to acknowledge his great football career. (06/07/2011)

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