George Carstairs

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Career Stats & Summary

Actually served in both World Wars. In the First World War he was ranked as Private in the 1st Battalion. In the Second World War he was ranked as Lance Sergeant. He was prematurely reported as KIA while fighting in the Middle East. He actually died in November 1966 on the same day as former Test Hooker Arthur Folwell.

Vital Statistics

Full Name
George James Carstairs
Born
Sunday, 25th March, 1900
Died
Friday, 14th October, 1966 (Aged 66 years and 202 days)
Place Of Birth
Rozelle, New South Wales, Australia

Biography

Marist Brothers (Kogarah) junior had the honour of scoring St George's first try in a competition match in 1921. By the end of the year Carstairs had become the club's first home-grown international player. A burly centre and talented goal-kicker, he played in 17 matches on the 1921-22 Kangaroo tour, including the final two Tests against England. In 1928 'Bluey' Carstairs was at the centre of an incident that led to the infamous 'Earl Park riot' during a match against Balmain (Carstairs was kicked by opposing forward Tony Russell, sparking a fight amongst rival supporters). Stints with Barmedman (1925) and Narrabri (1926) punctuated his career with the Dragons. A 'digger' in both World Wars (he served with the AIF in France in 1918), his ‘death’ was prematurely reported during World War II when he was fighting in the Middle East in 1940. Carstairs actually died on 14 October 1966, on the same day as former Test hooker Arthur Folwell.

- 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 1921-22 2 - -   - - 1 1 0 50.00% Match list
Overall 1921-1922 2 0 0   0 1 1 0 50.00% Match list


Representative

Australia - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
NSW Seconds 1921 1 1 -   - 3 0 1 0 0.00% Match list
Metropolis 1922-23 2 1 2   - 7 2 0 0 100.00% Match list
Kangaroos 1922 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% Match list
NSW Firsts 1922, 1924 2 - -   - - 1 1 0 50.00% Match list
Possibles (AU) 1924 1 - 1   - 2 0 1 0 0.00% Match list
Probables (AU) 1924 1 1 2   - 7 0 1 0 0.00% Match list
Overall 1921-1924 8 3 5   0 19 4 4 0 50.00% Match list


Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
St George NSWRFL 1921 8 2 -   - 6 2 6 0 25.00% Match list
St George NSWRFL 1922 14 3 15   - 39 2 12 0 14.29% Match list
St George NSWRFL 1923 11 - 17   - 34 3 8 0 27.27% Match list
St George NSWRFL 1924 8 2 15   - 36 3 3 2 37.50% Match list
St George NSWRFL 1925 8 - 13   - 26 2 5 1 25.00% Match list
St George NSWRFL 1926 5 - 4   - 8 1 4 0 20.00% Match list
St George NSWRFL 1927 15 3 8   - 25 11 4 0 73.33% Match list
St George NSWRFL 1928 9 1 6   - 15 7 2 0 77.78% Match list
St George NSWRFL 1929 3 - -   - - 2 1 0 66.67% Match list
Overall 1921-1929 81 11 78   0 189 33 45 3 40.74% Match list

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
St George 1921-29 81 11 78   - 189 33 45 3 40.74% Match list
Overall 1921-1929 81 11 78   0 189 33 45 3 40.74% Match list

Australian Finals Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
St George 1921-1928 3 1 2   - 7 1 2 0 33.33% Match list
Overall 1927-1928 3 1 2   0 7 1 2 0 33.33% Match list

All Australian Club Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
St George 1921-29 90 14 91   - 224 36 51 3 40.00% Match list
Overall 1921-1929 90 14 91   0 224 36 51 3 40.00% Match list

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