Herb Gilbert

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Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Full Name
Herbert R Gilbert
Born
Tuesday, 18th September, 1888
Died
Wednesday, 5th January, 1972 (Aged 83 years and 107 days)
Place Of Birth
Gulgong, New South Wales, Australia

Known Family Links

Brother-in-law
Michael Frawley
Son
Jack Gilbert
Son
Herbert Gilbert Jnr

Biography

Champion winger/centre, a product of Souths RU club, played in three amateur Tests against the All Blacks in 1910. A big player with a liking for getting over the top of the opposition, Gilbert turned to League to play with Souths in 1911. He represented NSW in his first season and toured with the 1911-12 ‘Australasian’ Kangaroos, playing in 29 matches on tour including all three Tests in the historic Ashes series win. Gilbert topped the try-scoring list on tour (20 tries) and joined English club Hull on the then record signing-on fee of £450. Gilbert became the first overseas player to lead a club to victory in the prestigious Challenge Cup when Hull defeated Wakefield Trinity in the 1914 final. On his return to Australia in 1915, he played with Souths, Easts and Wests in successive years before ending his remarkable Test career on a high note when he linked with Viv Farnsworth in the centres in two Tests in NZ (1919) and then captained Australia in the Ashes-winning series against England in 1920. After a brief career with the newly-promoted St George club, he became a coach (1921-24) and selector with the club. His three sons, Herb Jnr, Jack and Bob Gilbert all played grade with St George but Herb resigned as a selector over a conflict of interests over the selection of his son Herb in first grade. The former NSW and Australian selector (1925-37) died in 1972, age 84.

- 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 1911-12, 1919-20 7 2 1   - 8 4 2 1 57.14% Match list
Overall 1911-1920 7 2 1   0 8 4 2 1 57.14% Match list


Representative

Australia - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
NSW Firsts 1911-12, 1919-20 8 4 -   - 12 7 1 0 87.50% Match list
Metropolis 1912 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% Match list
Kangaroos 1917 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% Match list
NSW Seconds 1919 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% Match list
Sydney Firsts 1920 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% Match list
Overall 1911-1920 12 4 0   0 12 9 3 0 75.00% Match list


Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
South Sydney NSWRFL 1911 10 4 2   2 20 7 1 2 70.00% Match list
South Sydney NSWRFL 1912 7 2 -   - 6 5 2 0 71.43% Match list
South Sydney NSWRFL 1915 6 - -   - - 2 3 1 33.33% Match list
Eastern Suburbs NSWRFL 1916 14 6 -   - 18 7 5 2 50.00% Match list
Western Suburbs NSWRFL 1917 14 9 -   - 27 7 6 1 50.00% Match list
Western Suburbs NSWRFL 1918 14 4 -   - 12 11 3 0 78.57% Match list
Western Suburbs NSWRFL 1919 10 1 -   - 3 5 5 0 50.00% Match list
Western Suburbs NSWRFL 1920 13 9 -   - 27 8 4 1 61.54% Match list
St George NSWRFL 1921 8 1 -   - 3 2 6 0 25.00% Match list
Overall 1911-1921 96 36 2   2 116 54 35 7 56.25% Match list

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
South Sydney 1911-12, 1915 23 6 2   2 26 14 6 3 60.87% Match list
Eastern Suburbs 1916 14 6 -   - 18 7 5 2 50.00% Match list
Western Suburbs 1917-20 51 23 -   - 69 31 18 2 60.78% Match list
St George 1921 8 1 -   - 3 2 6 0 25.00% Match list
Overall 1911-1921 96 36 2   2 116 54 35 7 56.25% Match list

All Australian Club Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
South Sydney 1911-12, 1915 24 6 2   2 26 14 7 3 58.33% Match list
Eastern Suburbs 1916 17 6 -   - 18 10 5 2 58.82% Match list
Western Suburbs 1917-20 59 25 -   - 75 37 20 2 62.71% Match list
St George 1921 16 4 -   - 12 3 13 0 18.75% Match list
Overall 1911-1921 116 41 2   2 131 64 45 7 55.17% Match list

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