Fred Griffiths

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Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Died
Tuesday, 18th April, 2000
Place Of Birth
Rhodesia

Biography

South African-born RU player spent five seasons with Wigan (scoring over 1500pts in 161 games and winning the 1959 Challenge Cup) when Norths took the unprecedented step of relocating his entire family to Australia in 1963. Cool under pressure and a good defensive fullback, Griffiths was a thorough professional in his four seasons as captain-coach and a prolific point-scorer to boot. He played for Sth Africa in the Test series against Australia in 1963 and captained Other Nationalities v. NSW Colts in 1964. Griffiths was the season's leading point-scorer in three consecutive years - 1963 (136pts), 1964 (154pts) and 1965 (177pts) - the last haul setting a new club record. Under his leadership Norths made the preliminary final in 1965 (beaten by Souths) but Griffiths left the club in 1967 to captain-coach Griffith (what else?) in the Wagga competition. In 1970, Griffith won the Group 20 competition under his guidance before he moved on to Nowra. Griffiths passed away in Perth in 2000, aged 65.

- ALAN WHITICKER

Career Statistics

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International

Test Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
South Africa 1963 1 - 3   - 6 0 1 0 0.00% Match list
Overall 1963 1 0 3   0 6 0 1 0 0.00% Match list


Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
North Sydney NSWRFL 1963 ? 2 65   - 136  
North Sydney NSWRFL 1964 ? 2 77   - 160  
North Sydney NSWRFL 1965 ? 1 89   - 181  
North Sydney NSWRFL 1966 ? 3 52   - 113  
Overall 1963-1966 ? 8 283   0 590 ? ? ? ?  

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
North Sydney 1963-66 ? 8 283   - 590 ? ? ? ?  
Overall 1963-1966 ? 8 283   0 590 ? ? ? ?  

All Australian Club Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
North Sydney 1963-66 ? 8 283   - 590 ? ? ? ?  
North Sydney 1964-65 2 1 92   - 187 0 2 0 0.00% Match list
Overall 1963-1966 ? 8 283   0 590 ? ? ? ?  

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