Phil Hawthorne

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Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Full Name
Phillip Francis Hawthorne
Born
Sunday, 24th October, 1943
Died
Sunday, 18th September, 1994 (Aged 50 years and 329 days)
Place Of Birth
Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia

Known Family Links

Father
Frank Hawthorne

Biography

Champion pivot, the son of Newcastle’s 1928 State rep Frank Hawthorne, had a brilliant RU career before signing with St George in 1968. Phil Hawthorne was just 18 years of age when he made his debut for NSW and the Wallabies in 1962. Possessing superior ball skills and a match-winner with the boot, the quick-thinking five-eighth toured overseas on six occasions and played in 21 Tests for Australia. At rep level, Hawthorne formed a brilliant partnership with the great Ken Catchpole but it was not until 1967 that he left his native Newcastle to join Catchpole at Randwick. The following year he switched codes on a $30,000 contract and became a dual international just two years later. Hawthorne landed two field goals in Australia's 37-15 thrashing of Great Britain in the First Test of the 1970 Ashes series and with Graeme Langlands and John Sattler both unavailable for the deciding Third Test, he was named captain. Australia lost the match 21-17 (and the Ashes) and Hawthorne did not play rep football again. He found himself starting the 1971 season in reserve grade (where, in the opening match of the season against Balmain, he potted the first one-point field goal in a premiership match) and did not play in a first grade game in 1972. Hawthorne left Sydney and captain-coached the Coffs Harbour ‘Comets’ but later fought a courageous battle against leukemia. An inspiration to other sufferers of the disease because of his self-depreciating modesty and good humour Hawthorne passed away in September 1994, aged 51.

- ALAN WHITICKER

Career Statistics

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International

Test Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Australia 1970 3 - -   3 6 1 2 0 33.33% Match list
Overall 1970 3 0 0   3 6 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 1970 2 - -   - - 1 1 0 50.00% Match list
Overall 1970 2 0 0   0 1 1 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 1968 ? 4 -   18 48  
St George NSWRFL 1969 ? - -   12 24  
St George NSWRFL 1970 ? 1 1   25 55  
St George NSWRFL 1971 ? - -   1 1  
Eastern Suburbs NSWRFL 1972 ? - -   - -  
Overall 1968-1972 ? 5 1   56 128 ? ? ? ?  

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
St George 1968-71 ? 5 1   56 128 ? ? ? ?  
Eastern Suburbs 1972 ? - -   - - ? ? ? ?  
Overall 1968-1972 ? 5 1   56 128 ? ? ? ?  

Your Say

Anonymous says: Phil was a great player and a great man. A terrible shame he left us all so young. (24/09/2013)

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Last modified: Mon, 12 Nov 2018 21:12:42 +0000 (Sydney time)