Neville Smith

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Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Full Name
Neville Bussey Smith
Born
Monday, 13th December, 1915
Died
Tuesday, 5th August, 1997 (Aged 81 years and 236 days)
Place Of Birth
Orange, New South Wales, Australia

Biography

At age 22 Neville Smith was appointed the youngest captain-coach in the history of the St George club. Two years later, in 1941, the Dragons won their first premiership under his leadership. Smith came to the club after three seasons with Brisbane Valleys from where he represented Queensland in 1938. He went on to play for NSW in six matches during 1940-41 (captain in 1940) but did not play for Australia because of the outbreak of war. In the 1941 grand final against Easts, he was knocked unconscious in a heavy tackle but recovered to score l3pts (1t, 5g) in the 31-14 win. Smith sat out the 1942 season before returning to the club as captain-coach in 1943.

- ALAN WHITICKER

Career Statistics

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Representative

Australia - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
QLD Firsts 1938 2 - -   - - 1 1 0 50.00% Match list
NSW Firsts 1940-41 6 6 9   - 36 2 4 0 33.33% Match list
NSW City Firsts 1940-41 2 2 7   - 20 2 0 0 100.00% Match list
Overall 1938-1941 10 8 16   0 56 5 5 0 50.00% Match list


Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
St George NSWRFL 1939 ? 3 44   - 97  
St George NSWRFL 1940 ? 1 32   - 67  
St George NSWRFL 1941 ? 10 27   - 84  
St George NSWRFL 1943 ? 1 15   - 33  
South Sydney NSWRFL 1947 ? 3 -   - 9  
Overall 1939-1947 ? 18 118   0 290 ? ? ? ?  

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
St George 1939-41, 1943 ? 15 118   - 281 ? ? ? ?  
South Sydney 1947 ? - -   - - ? ? ? ?  
Overall 1939-1947 ? 18 118   0 290 ? ? ? ?  

All Australian Club Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
St George 1939-41, 1943 ? 15 118   - 281 ? ? ? ?  
St George 1940-41 3 10 27   - 84 2 1 0 66.67% Match list
South Sydney 1947 ? - -   - - ? ? ? ?  
Overall 1939-1947 ? 18 118   0 290 ? ? ? ?  

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Last modified: Fri, 14 Dec 2018 06:18:53 +0000 (Sydney time)