Peter Diversi

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Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Born
Tuesday, 5th April, 1932
Died
Monday, 22nd January, 2018 (Aged 85 years and 292 days)

Known Family Links

Nephew
Raymond Price
Nephew
Don Price
Brother-in-law
Kevin Price

Biography

Hardened lock's League career started in Wollongong before he earned a contract with Norths in 1952. A raw-boned teenager when he came to Sydney in 1952 Diversi established a reputation as a feared defender and his bone-crushing tackling became a feature of his game. Diversi's natural strength and pace complemented his cover defence and he was a tireless worker at the base of the scrum. He made his NSW debut in his debut year and, two years later, was called into Australia's Third Test team that secured the Ashes. Diversi also played in the inaugural World Cup competition in France that year but his only other Test appearance was against France in 1955. He left Norths to captain-coach Gundagai in 1956 but returned to play for Manly for five seasons - the highlight being his grand final appearance against St George in 1959. Diversi, who is the uncle of Australian Test lock Ray Price, retired in 1965 after two seasons with Kurri Kurri in the Newcastle competition.

- 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 1954-55 5 2 -   - 6 3 2 0 60.00% Match list
Overall 1954-1955 5 2 0   0 6 3 2 0 60.00% Match list

International Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Australia 1954 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% Match list
Overall 1954 1 0 0   0 1 0 0 100.00% Match list

World Cup Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Australia 1954 3 1 -   - 3 1 2 0 33.33% Match list
Overall 1954 3 1 0   0 3 1 2 0 33.33% Match list


Representative

Australia - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
NSW Firsts 1952-56 9 - 2   - 4 8 1 0 88.89% Match list
NSW City Firsts 1952-53 2 - -   - - 1 1 0 50.00% Match list
NSW Country Firsts 1956 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% Match list
Overall 1952-1956 12 0 2   0 4 9 3 0 75.00% Match list


Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
North Sydney NSWRFL 1952 ? 5 33   - 81  
North Sydney NSWRFL 1953 ? 2 -   - 6  
North Sydney NSWRFL 1954 ? - -   - -  
North Sydney NSWRFL 1955 ? 2 1   - 8  
Manly Warringah NSWRFL 1958 ? 2 1   - 8  
Manly Warringah NSWRFL 1959 ? 3 3   - 15  
Manly Warringah NSWRFL 1960 ? 1 -   - 3  
Manly Warringah NSWRFL 1961 ? 2 -   - 6  
Manly Warringah NSWRFL 1962 ? - -   - -  
Overall 1952-1962 ? 17 38   0 127 ? ? ? ?  

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
North Sydney 1952-55 ? 9 34   - 95 ? ? ? ?  
Manly Warringah 1958-62 ? 8 4   - 32 ? ? ? ?  
Overall 1952-1962 ? 17 38   0 127 ? ? ? ?  

All Australian Club Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
North Sydney 1952-53 3 9 34   - 95 1 2 0 33.33% Match list
Manly Warringah 1958-62 ? 8 4   - 32 ? ? ? ?  
Manly Warringah 1959 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% Match list
Overall 1952-1962 ? 17 38   0 127 ? ? ? ?  

Your Say

Col the Bear says: Peter Diversi is also a member of the North Sydney Team of the Century (lock). (05/02/2011)

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Last modified: Wed, 21 Nov 2018 20:46:00 +0000 (Sydney time)