Elton Rasmussen

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Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Born
Monday, 27th July, 1936
Died
Tuesday, 28th November, 1978 (Aged 42 years and 123 days)
Place Of Birth
Maryborough, Queensland, Australia

Biography

Former Mackay forward first represented Queensland in 1959 while playing in Toowoomba. A bulky second row forward who later joined the champion St George club in the 1960s, Rasmussen toured with the 1959-60 Kangaroos and made his Test debut against Great Britain. After playing against France in 1960 he was lured to St George and went on to play in five successive grand final wins (1962-66, the first at lock). Rasmussen played against Great Britain in two Tests in 1962 and while he was a frequent selection for NSW between 1962-68, he had to wait another five years to play for Australia again. Selected for his second Kangaroo tour in 1967, he played in all six Tests against Great Britain and France. His final appearance for Australia was in the successful 1968 World Cup series. After St George's reign as premiership champions ended, Rasmussen returned to Queensland to captain-coach Souths Brisbane – and again played for his state some ten years after his rep career began. League fans were saddened by his premature death from a heart attack at Greenmount near Toowoomba, in 1978, aged 51.

- 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 1959-62, 1967-68 19 - -   - - 9 8 2 47.37% Match list
Overall 1959-1968 19 0 0   0 9 8 2 47.37% Match list

International Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Australia 1959-1960 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% Match list
Overall 1960 1 0 0   0 1 0 0 100.00% Match list

World Cup Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Australia 1959-1968 4 - -   - - 3 1 0 75.00% Match list
Overall 1960-1968 4 0 0   0 3 1 0 75.00% Match list


Representative

Australia - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
QLD Firsts 1959-61, 1969 13 2 1   - 8 7 6 0 53.85% Match list
NSW Firsts 1962-63, 1967-68 7 - -   - - 4 2 1 57.14% Match list
NSW City Firsts 1962-63, 1967 3 - -   - - 2 1 0 66.67% Match list
Overall 1959-1969 23 2 1   0 8 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 %  
St George NSWRFL 1962 ? 7 1   - 23  
St George NSWRFL 1963 ? 2 32   - 70  
St George NSWRFL 1964 ? 1 -   - 3  
St George NSWRFL 1965 ? 3 14   - 37  
St George NSWRFL 1966 ? 3 2   - 13  
St George NSWRFL 1967 ? 4 -   - 12  
St George NSWRFL 1968 ? 1 -   - 3  
Overall 1962-1968 ? 21 49   0 161 ? ? ? ?  

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
St George 1962-68 ? 21 49   - 161 ? ? ? ?  
Overall 1962-1968 ? 21 49   0 161 ? ? ? ?  

All Australian Club Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
St George 1962-68 14 21 49   - 161 10 4 0 71.43% Match list
Overall 1962-1968 14 21 49   0 161 10 4 0 71.43% Match list

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