Jim Morgan

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Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Full Name
David James Morgan
Born
Sunday, 13th June, 1943
Died
Wednesday, 19th October, 2005 (Aged 62 years and 128 days)
Place Of Birth
Maitland, New South Wales, Australia

Biography

Fiery Maitland prop first came to the notice of Sydney scouts after playing in Newcastle's win in the 1964 State Cup final. Joining Souths in 1965, Morgan represented NSW in two matches and was a member of the young Rabbitohs team that played in front of 78,065 fans in the grand final against St George. A non-playing reserve in the Test series against Great Britain in 1966, Morgan would have to wait another four years for his Test jersey. After playing in Souths' victorious grand final team in 1968, Morgan found it difficult to cement a regular first grade spot in a champion forward pack and Easts bought out the final three years of his contract. In 1970 he played for NSW and was selected for the First Test against Great Britain in Brisbane. In a courageous Test debut, Morgan scored two tries despite being kicked to the ground and having his nose smashed by a Cliff Watson head-butt. Not surprisingly, he missed the next Test through injury but played in the deciding Third Test that saw the Ashes lost. After playing in Easts' 1972 grand final loss to Manly, Morgan joined former Roosters coach Don Furner at Queanbeyan. In 1974 he toured NZ with Combined Country and represented NSW again. The following year he captained Country to a win against City in what was a major boil-over at the time. Morgan returned to Easts in 1986 and coached the club's reserve grade team to a grand final win over P’matta.

- 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 %  
Australia 1970 2 2 -   - 6 1 1 0 50.00% Match list
Overall 1970 2 2 0   0 6 1 1 0 50.00% Match list


Representative

Australia - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
NSW Country Firsts 1964, 1974-75 3 - -   - - 1 2 0 33.33% Match list
NSW Firsts 1965, 1970, 1974 8 - -   - - 6 1 1 75.00% Match list
Overall 1964-1975 11 0 0   0 7 3 1 63.64% Match list


Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
South Sydney NSWRFL 1965 ? - -   - -  
South Sydney NSWRFL 1966 ? - -   - -  
South Sydney NSWRFL 1967 ? - -   1 2  
South Sydney NSWRFL 1968 ? 2 -   - 6  
South Sydney NSWRFL 1969 ? 1 -   - 3  
Eastern Suburbs NSWRFL 1970 ? 2 -   - 6  
Eastern Suburbs NSWRFL 1971 ? 2 -   - 6  
Eastern Suburbs NSWRFL 1972 ? 3 -   - 9  
Overall 1965-1972 ? 10 0   1 32 ? ? ? ?  

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
South Sydney 1965-69 ? 3 -   1 11 ? ? ? ?  
Eastern Suburbs 1970-72 ? 7 -   - 21 ? ? ? ?  
Overall 1965-1972 ? 10 0   1 32 ? ? ? ?  

All Australian Club Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
South Sydney 1965, 1968 4 3 -   1 11 3 1 0 75.00% Match list
Eastern Suburbs 1970-72 ? 7 -   - 21 ? ? ? ?  
Eastern Suburbs 1972 1 1 -   - 3 0 1 0 0.00% Match list
Overall 1965-1972 ? 10 0   1 32 ? ? ? ?  

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