Peter Provan

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Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Born
Thursday, 13th August, 1936
Died
Thursday, 13th May, 2010 (Aged 73 years and 273 days)

Awards & Accolades

Clive Churchill Medal
1959

Known Family Links

Brother
Norm Provan

Biography

The younger brother of St George legend Norm Provan captained Balmain to win the premiership in 1969. A rangy lock, Peter Provan started his career with the Dragons and played in the 1958-59 grand final wins with the club. His performance in the latter match was a standout and Balmain signed him in 1960 when he felt he had a better chance there to further his career. Provan was unfortunate in that he blossomed at the time when Johnny Raper was at the peak of his career, but he grabbed his chances when he could and made his sole Test appearance against NZ in Sydney in 1963. He played for Balmain in two losing grand finals (1964 & 1966) before he defied injury to lead the Tigers to a courageous win over Souths in the 1969 premiership decider. Provan retired after the match and he and Norm Provan remain the only set of brothers to lead teams on victory laps of the SCG at grand final time.

- 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 1963 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% Match list
Overall 1963 1 0 0   0 1 0 0 100.00% Match list


Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
St George NSWRFL 1956 ? 1 -   - 3  
St George NSWRFL 1958 ? - -   - -  
St George NSWRFL 1959 ? 1 -   - 3  
St George NSWRFL 1960 ? - -   - -  
Balmain NSWRFL 1961 ? 2 -   - 6  
Balmain NSWRFL 1962 ? 1 -   - 3  
Balmain NSWRFL 1963 ? - -   - -  
Balmain NSWRFL 1964 ? - -   - -  
Balmain NSWRFL 1965 ? - -   - -  
Balmain NSWRFL 1966 ? 2 -   - 6  
Balmain NSWRFL 1967 ? 2 -   - 6  
Balmain NSWRFL 1968 ? 2 -   - 6  
Balmain NSWRFL 1969 ? 3 -   - 9  
Overall 1956-1969 ? 14 0   0 42 ? ? ? ?  

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
St George 1956, 1958-60 ? 2 -   - 6 ? ? ? ?  
Balmain 1961-69 ? 12 -   - 36 ? ? ? ?  
Overall 1956-1969 ? 14 0   0 42 ? ? ? ?  

All Australian Club Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
St George 1956, 1958-60 ? 2 -   - 6 ? ? ? ?  
Balmain 1961, 1964, 1969 5 12 -   - 36 3 2 0 60.00% Match list
Overall 1956-1969 ? 14 0   0 42 ? ? ? ?  

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Anonymous says: Peter Provan one of the greatest Balmain Tigers sadly passed away early 2012. (09/07/2012)

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