Jack Beaton

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Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Full Name
John James Beaton
Born
1914
Died
Wednesday, 5th June, 1996
Place Of Birth
Yass, New South Wales, Australia

Biography

Brilliant fullback/centre, originally from Yass, played RU for St Joseph’s College Hunter's Hill before going to Lismore to play league in 1933. Beaton was discovered guesting for University in a night-time league competition at the end of 1933 and joined Easts the following year after the cricket season finished. That year he was selected as a fullback for ‘Rest of NSW’ against the Kangaroos before gaining state selection. Beaton played in Easts' 15-12 final loss to Wests that year and went on to play in the champion ‘Tri-colour’ teams that won premierships in 1935-37. Beaton was a fine attacking player at centre, winger or fullback, and a capable back-up goal-kicker to Dave Brown. He represented NSW on 12 occasions between 1934-39 and made his Test debut against England in 1936 before touring with the 1937-38 Kangaroos. Beaton proved himself to be the premier centre in Australia with 7 Test appearances on tour against NZ, England and France as well as top-scoring with 124pts (6t, 53g). Although former English Test captain Jonty Parkin rated Beaton as the best centre he had seen for many years, Beaton retired at the height of his career at age 24 to take up a position with his father’s brewery business.

- 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 1936-38 10 1 14   - 31 5 5 0 50.00% Match list
Overall 1936-1938 10 1 14   0 31 5 5 0 50.00% Match list


Representative

Australia - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
NSW Firsts 1934-37 12 13 2   - 43 9 2 1 75.00% Match list
NSW City Firsts 1934-37 4 3 5   - 19 3 1 0 75.00% Match list
Overall 1934-1937 16 16 7   0 62 12 3 1 75.00% Match list


Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Eastern Suburbs NSWRFL 1934 ? 9 12   - 51  
Eastern Suburbs NSWRFL 1935 ? 6 20   - 58  
Eastern Suburbs NSWRFL 1936 ? 1 3   - 9  
Eastern Suburbs NSWRFL 1937 ? 2 25   - 56  
Eastern Suburbs NSWRFL 1938 ? - 5   - 10  
Overall 1934-1938 ? 18 65   0 184 ? ? ? ?  

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Eastern Suburbs 1934-38 ? 18 65   - 184 ? ? ? ?  
Overall 1934-1938 ? 18 65   0 184 ? ? ? ?  

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Last modified: Mon, 09 Dec 2013 22:40:55 +1100 (Sydney time)