Jerry Brien

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Career Stats & Summary

Biography

Halfback Jerry Brien looked set for a great career when he was plucked from Wests' reserve grade to play for NSW in 1925. He represented NSW again in 1928 and was selected for the Second Test against the visiting England team but injured his shoulder in a subsequent club match and was replaced by Eric Weissel. Brien never again got the opportunity to represent his country. After a season with St George he retired as a player but later coached C’bury in 1939 and became an Australian selector. In 1948 Brien became embroiled in the infamous selection controversy surrounding the dumping of incumbent Australian captain-coach Len Smith from that year's Kangaroo Tour.

- 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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Representative

Australia - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
NSW Firsts 1925, 1927-28 9 - -   - - 6 3 0 66.67% Match list
NSW XII 1927 1 - -   - - 0 0 1 0.00% Match list
Metropolis 1927 2 - 1   - 2 2 0 0 100.00% Match list
NSW City Firsts 1928 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% Match list
Overall 1925-1928 13 0 1   0 2 8 4 1 61.54% Match list


Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Western Suburbs NSWRFL 1923 2 - -   - - 1 1 0 50.00% Match list
Western Suburbs NSWRFL 1924 1 1 -   - 3 0 1 0 0.00% Match list
Western Suburbs NSWRFL 1925 9 - -   - - 4 5 0 44.44% Match list
Western Suburbs NSWRFL 1926 15 6 -   - 18 7 8 0 46.67% Match list
Western Suburbs NSWRFL 1927 6 1 1   - 5 3 3 0 50.00% Match list
Western Suburbs NSWRFL 1928 5 - -   - - 4 1 0 80.00% Match list
St George NSWRFL 1929 4 - -   - - 3 1 0 75.00% Match list
Overall 1923-1929 42 8 1   0 26 22 20 0 52.38% Match list

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Western Suburbs 1923-28 38 8 1   - 26 19 19 0 50.00% Match list
St George 1929 4 - -   - - 3 1 0 75.00% Match list
Overall 1923-1929 42 8 1   0 26 22 20 0 52.38% Match list

All Australian Club Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Western Suburbs 1923-28 40 8 1   - 26 19 21 0 47.50% Match list
St George 1929 4 - -   - - 3 1 0 75.00% Match list
Overall 1923-1929 44 8 1   0 26 22 22 0 50.00% Match list

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Last modified: Fri, 10 Jul 2020 16:56:18 +0000 (Sydney time)