John Whiteley

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Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Full Name
John William Whiteley
Thursday, 20th November, 1930
Current Age
89 years and 235 days

Career Statistics

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Test Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Great Britain 1957-62 15 2 -   - 6 9 5 1 60.00% Match list
Overall 1957-1962 15 2 0   0 6 9 5 1 60.00% Match list

International Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
England 1953 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% Match list
Rest Of The World 1957 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% Match list
Overall 1953-1957 2 0 0   0 1 1 0 50.00% Match list

World Cup Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Great Britain 1957, 1960 3 - -   - - 2 1 0 66.67% Match list
Overall 1957-1960 3 0 0   0 2 1 0 66.67% Match list

Your Say

Ian Glover says: John Whiteley was the most able loose or second row RL forward that I have seen. His handling was beyond brilliance. He had the pace of a very fast centre or fast winger and the creativity of a world class stand-off,. and incredible fitness and work rate, and phenomenal qualities of generalship and leadership on and off the pitch. He could make the most complicated and thoughtful and exhausting play look simple and easy. He was a complete gentleman who made nasty opponents look stupid by running rings round them with much superior skill and speed, while never saying a bad word about them, and indeed teaching and encouraging improve their abilities. Yet he was quietly tough as well. No-ne dreamed of calling him a pushover or big softy. His running was a delight to watch, original, stylish, combining the mazy and the direct very unprediictably. He gave former fans of his a yardstick to judge all other forwards by. I believed for 40 years after watching him that rugby league was a game of great intellectuality, delicacy, artistry and beauty - which in his capable hads it was! (07/06/2011)

Anonymous says: John Whiteley was the very best of some very good loose forwards in the 50/60s. He always brought the best out of team mates and was a great captain.
Where today in world rugby would you find two forwards in the same pack that scored over a hundred tries each? Whiteley and Bill Drake (10/01/2017)

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Last modified: Sun, 12 Jul 2020 02:13:37 +0000 (Sydney time)