Robert Craig

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Career Stats & Summary

Was a member of the Australian Rugby Union team which won Gold at the 1908 London Olympics.

Vital Statistics

Full Name
Robert Robertson Craig
Born
Thursday, 1st September, 1881
Died
Tuesday, 5th March, 1935 (Aged 53 years and 184 days)
Place Of Birth
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Biography

Robert Robertson Craig is regarded as one of the most gifted sportsmen Australia has produced. A champion swimmer and later coach, Craig represented NSW in soccer before concentrating on a career in Rugby Union with inner city club Balmain. After first playing for NSW in 1907, the back row forward toured Great Britain and America with the 1908-09 Wallabies. Craig's only RU Test appearance was against Wales on that tour and after winning a gold medal at the London Olympics he turned professional in 1910. A 'heady' second row forward with a fine kicking game Craig represented NSW in consecutive years before appearing in all three Tests on the Ashes-winning 'Australasian' Kangaroo tour of 1911-12. Craig retired at the end of 1918 to take on the secretary role with Balmain but returned to the playing field for the last three matches of the 1919 season when many of the club’s stars were touring NZ with the Australian team. Craig was secretary of the Balmain Club until 1922, was the club’s delegate to the NSWRL in 1923-24 and was also a State selector

- 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 1910-12, 1914 7 1 -   - 3 3 3 1 42.86% Match list
Overall 1910-1914 7 1 0   0 3 3 3 1 42.86% Match list

International Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Australasia 1910 1 - -   - - 0 0 1 0.00% Match list
Overall 1910 1 0 0   0 0 0 1 0.00% Match list


Representative

Australia - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Metropolis 1910 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% Match list
NSW Firsts 1910-11, 1913-14 6 5 1   - 17 5 1 0 83.33% Match list
Kangaroos 1917 1 1 -   - 3 0 1 0 0.00% Match list
Overall 1910-1917 8 6 1   0 20 5 3 0 62.50% Match list


Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Balmain NSWRFL 1910 9 2 -   - 6 5 4 0 55.56% Match list
Balmain NSWRFL 1911 6 2 -   - 6 0 6 0 0.00% Match list
Balmain NSWRFL 1912 7 1 -   - 3 4 3 0 57.14% Match list
Balmain NSWRFL 1913 12 1 1   - 5 4 7 1 33.33% Match list
Balmain NSWRFL 1914 13 1 -   - 3 5 4 4 38.46% Match list
Balmain NSWRFL 1915 12 1 -   - 3 10 0 2 83.33% Match list
Balmain NSWRFL 1916 14 - 1   - 2 11 3 0 78.57% Match list
Balmain NSWRFL 1917 14 4 -   - 12 13 1 0 92.86% Match list
Balmain NSWRFL 1918 2 1 -   - 3 0 2 0 0.00% Match list
Balmain NSWRFL 1919 3 1 -   - 3 2 1 0 66.67% Match list
Overall 1910-1919 92 14 2   0 46 54 31 7 58.70% Match list

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Balmain 1910-19 92 14 2   - 46 54 31 7 58.70% Match list
Overall 1910-1919 92 14 2   0 46 54 31 7 58.70% Match list

Australian Finals Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Balmain 1910-1916 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% Match list
Overall 1916 1 0 0   0 1 0 0 100.00% Match list

All Australian Club Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Balmain 1910-19 101 15 2   - 49 59 35 7 58.42% Match list
Overall 1910-1919 101 15 2   0 49 59 35 7 58.42% Match list

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