John Ballesty

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Career Stats & Summary

Played in 9 Rugby Union tests for the Wallabies between 1968 and 1969.

Vital Statistics

Born
Sunday, 20th May, 1945
Current Age
74 years and 146 days
Place Of Birth
Strathfield, New South Wales, Australia

Awards & Accolades

RLW Player of the Year
1972

Biography

RU international five-eighth (9 Tests) assumed Phil Hawthorne's role in the Wallaby side after the latter had defected to rugby league. Ballesty's hidden talent as a goal-kicker emerged on the 1969 tour of South Africa but this skill was rarely utilised after joining former team-mates John Brass and Alan Cardy at Easts. Strictly a back-up goal-kicker to Test fullback Allan McKean and Brass, Ballesty was a try-scorer in the grand final loss to Manly in 1972 and was named RLW's Player of the Year. Ballesty joined former Easts coach Don Furner in Queanbeyan in 1974 and captained NSW Country in 1976. He spent two years as Secretary-Manager of Eastwood Rugby Club before pursuing a management career with C’bury Leagues Club.

- ALAN WHITICKER

Career Statistics

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Representative

Australia - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
NSW Country Firsts 1975-77 3 1 -   - 3 1 2 0 33.33% Match list
Overall 1975-1977 3 1 0   0 3 1 2 0 33.33% Match list


Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Eastern Suburbs NSWRFL 1970 ? - 1   1 4  
Eastern Suburbs NSWRFL 1971 ? - 17   - 34  
Eastern Suburbs NSWRFL 1972 ? 10 4   - 38  
Eastern Suburbs NSWRFL 1973 ? 1 -   - 3  
Overall 1970-1973 ? 11 22   1 79 ? ? ? ?  

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Eastern Suburbs 1970-73 ? 11 22   1 79 ? ? ? ?  
Overall 1970-1973 ? 11 22   1 79 ? ? ? ?  

All Australian Club Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Eastern Suburbs 1970-73 ? 11 22   1 79 ? ? ? ?  
Eastern Suburbs 1972 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% Match list
Overall 1970-1973 ? 11 22   1 79 ? ? ? ?  

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Last modified: Thu, 10 Oct 2019 14:17:38 +0000 (Sydney time)