John Brass

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Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Born
Monday, 7th October, 1946
Current Age
73 years and 69 days
Place Of Birth
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Biography

Regarded as one of the most successful converts from the amateur code during the modern era John Brass was a classy centre renown for his great handling skills and brick-wall defence. A Randwick centre with 12 RU Tests to his credit, Brass switched codes on a record $30,000 contract to play with Easts in 1969. The following year he captained both his club and state before becoming a dual international when he played in all three Tests against the Ashes-winning Great Britain side. Brass declined to tour with Australia's victorious World Cup squad in 1970 due to business and family reasons but was a mainstay of the Roosters' great sides of the 1970s. Although missing the 1972 grand final loss to Manly because of injury, Brass played in both 1974-75 grand final successes with Easts. An accomplished inside centre and prolific goal-kicker, he scored 213pts during the 1974 season. After making himself available for rep duty in 1975, he captained Australia to victory against the Kiwis in a World Series match before touring Great Britain for the latter half of the short-lived competition. After leaving Sydney in 1976, Brass represented Country while captain-coach of the Tweed Heads ‘Seagulls’ in 1977-78. In 1998 Brass was appointed as a News Ltd representative on the NRL Board.

- 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 1970, 1975 6 - -   - - 3 3 0 50.00% Match list
Overall 1970-1975 6 0 0   0 3 3 0 50.00% Match list

World Cup Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Australia 1970-1975 3 - -   - - 2 1 0 66.67% Match list
Overall 1975 3 0 0   0 2 1 0 66.67% Match list


Representative

Australia - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
NSW Firsts 1970 2 2 -   - 6 1 1 0 50.00% Match list
NSW City Firsts 1974 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% Match list
NSW Country Firsts 1977 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% Match list
Overall 1970-1977 4 2 0   0 6 2 2 0 50.00% Match list


Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Eastern Suburbs NSWRFL 1969 ? 3 2   1 15  
Eastern Suburbs NSWRFL 1970 ? 4 -   8 28  
Eastern Suburbs NSWRFL 1971 ? 1 -   - 3  
Eastern Suburbs NSWRFL 1972 ? 1 -   1 4  
Eastern Suburbs NSWRFL 1973 ? 4 44   5 105  
Eastern Suburbs NSWRFL 1974 ? 8 94   1 213  
Eastern Suburbs NSWRFL 1975 ? 6 86   1 191  
Eastern Suburbs NSWRFL 1976 ? 6 69   - 156  
Overall 1969-1976 ? 33 295   17 715 ? ? ? ?  

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Eastern Suburbs 1969-76 ? 33 295   17 715 ? ? ? ?  
Overall 1969-1976 ? 33 295   17 715 ? ? ? ?  

All Australian Club Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Eastern Suburbs 1969-76 ? 33 303   17 731 ? ? ? ?  
Eastern Suburbs 1974, 1976 4 13 167   1 374 3 1 0 75.00% Match list
Overall 1969-1976 ? 33 303   17 731 ? ? ? ?  

Your Say

Anonymous says: John was a great player he was a player that I looked up to when I was only 14 he was an insperation.
He played the game hard but very fair, great career John thanks for the memories. Peter (22/08/2013)

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Last modified: Wed, 11 Dec 2019 02:59:45 +0000 (Sydney time)