Eddie Root

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Career Stats & Summary

Biography

Eddie Root enlisted in World War I at age 16 before forging a brilliant career as a League forward. Root played in seven of South's premiership titles (1925-29 and 1930-31) but despite playing in 14 matches for NSW between 1927-32, did not play in a Test. A tough prop, he was sent off in the 1926 final against University but Souths held on, 11-5. Root achieved his highest rep honour when chosen to tour with the 1929-30 Kangaroos, playing in 15 matches. On his return he was forced to play for Newtown because the NSWRL changed the club boundaries while he was away (players had to play for a club according to the district in which they lived.) Root changed his address and continued his great association with the Rabbitohs before seeing out his career as St George captain-coach in 1936.

- ALAN WHITICKER

Career Statistics

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Representative

Australia - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Metropolis 1923, 1926-27, 1930 4 5 1   - 17 4 0 0 100.00% Match list
NSW Firsts 1927-30, 1932 25 8 3   - 30 16 8 1 64.00% Match list
NSW City Firsts 1928-30, 1932 4 3 -   - 9 2 2 0 50.00% Match list
NSW City Probables 1932 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% Match list
Overall 1923-1932 34 16 4   0 56 23 10 1 67.65% Match list


Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
South Sydney NSWRFL 1923 5 2 -   - 6 5 0 0 100.00% Match list
South Sydney NSWRFL 1924 7 1 -   - 3 5 2 0 71.43% Match list
South Sydney NSWRFL 1925 2 - -   - - 2 0 0 100.00% Match list
South Sydney NSWRFL 1926 18 10 -   - 30 16 2 0 88.89% Match list
South Sydney NSWRFL 1927 14 6 -   - 18 12 2 0 85.71% Match list
South Sydney NSWRFL 1928 15 6 -   - 18 10 5 0 66.67% Match list
South Sydney NSWRFL 1929 7 4 1   - 14 7 0 0 100.00% Match list
Newtown NSWRFL 1930 12 7 1   - 23 5 6 1 41.67% Match list
South Sydney NSWRFL 1931 12 1 -   - 3 9 3 0 75.00% Match list
South Sydney NSWRFL 1932 13 4 -   - 12 12 1 0 92.31% Match list
South Sydney NSWRFL 1933 6 - -   - - 5 1 0 83.33% Match list
St George NSWRFL 1935 15 3 -   - 9 7 8 0 46.67% Match list
St George NSWRFL 1936 9 - -   - - 2 7 0 22.22% Match list
Overall 1923-1936 135 44 2   0 136 97 37 1 71.85% Match list

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
South Sydney 1923-29, 1931-33 99 34 1   - 104 83 16 0 83.84% Match list
Newtown 1930 12 7 1   - 23 5 6 1 41.67% Match list
St George 1935-36 24 3 -   - 9 9 15 0 37.50% Match list
Overall 1923-1936 135 44 2   0 136 97 37 1 71.85% Match list

Australian Finals Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
South Sydney 1923-1932 12 4 -   - 12 11 1 0 91.67% Match list
Overall 1924-1932 12 4 0   0 12 11 1 0 91.67% Match list

All Australian Club Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
South Sydney 1923-29, 1931-33 101 39 1   - 119 83 17 1 82.18% Match list
Newtown 1930 12 8 1   - 26 5 6 1 41.67% Match list
St George 1935-36 24 3 -   - 9 9 15 0 37.50% Match list
Overall 1923-1936 137 50 2   0 154 97 38 2 70.80% Match list

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Last modified: Sat, 17 Nov 2018 06:57:05 +0000 (Sydney time)