Len Killeen

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Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Born
Saturday, 19th November, 1938
Died
Friday, 28th October, 2011 (Aged 72 years and 343 days)

Awards & Accolades

Lance Todd Trophy
1966

Biography

South African RU winger and goal-kicker extraordinaire shifted from Rugby’s amateur ranks to play for St Helens in 1965. Killeen got a first-hand view of the 1967-68 Kangaroos in England and decided that Australia was the place to play rugby league. Signing with Balmain he established a club record 207 points (9t, 84g, 6fg) during the club's premiership winning season in 1969 - surpassing the great Keith Barnes. Killeen's kicking style - placing the ball upright with an ultra-quick walk-up - was seen to good effect in the Tigers’ shock, 11-2 win over Souths in the infamous 1969 grand final. He saw out his career at Penrith in 1972 before returning to South Africa.

- ALAN WHITICKER

Career Statistics

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Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Balmain NSWRFL 1967 ? 5 38   1 93  
Balmain NSWRFL 1968 ? 8 64   - 152  
Balmain NSWRFL 1969 ? 9 84   6 207  
Balmain NSWRFL 1970 ? 11 48   1 131  
Balmain NSWRFL 1971 ? 3 36   - 81  
Penrith NSWRFL 1972 ? 2 15   - 36  
Overall 1967-1972 ? 38 285   8 700 ? ? ? ?  

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Balmain 1967-71 ? 36 270   8 664 ? ? ? ?  
Penrith 1972 ? - -   - - ? ? ? ?  
Overall 1967-1972 ? 38 285   8 700 ? ? ? ?  

All Australian Club Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Balmain 1967-71 ? 36 270   8 664 ? ? ? ?  
Balmain 1969 1 - 2   - 4 1 0 0 100.00% Match list
Penrith 1972 ? - -   - - ? ? ? ?  
Overall 1967-1972 ? 38 285   8 700 ? ? ? ?  

Your Say

MALCOLM REID (QLD) says: THE MOST IMPRESSIVE GOAL KICKER I HAVE SEEN. ONE STEP FROM HALFWAY BALL UPRIGHT. FEBRUARY 1968 REDFERN OVAL.. I THINK (09/06/2012)

John Stagg says: I saw Len Killeens fist match for Balmain at the old Sydney
Sports Ground,he was standing on the Balmain 25 yard line right next to the sideline.South Sydney kicked off and the ball was caught by Killeen,he calmly kicked a field goal much to the amazement of the South Sydney players their was a hurried conference and the ball was kept well away from Killeen for the rest of the game.
John Stagg. (19/09/2018)

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