Robert Graves

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Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Full Name
Robert Henderson Graves
Born
Saturday, 1st September, 1883
Died
Saturday, 15th February, 1958 (Aged 74 years and 166 days)
Place Of Birth
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Biography

Balmain RU forward made his amateur Test debut in 1907 against NZ but was then a member of the rebel NSW side that took on the NZ ‘All Golds’. Graves joined Balmain's newly formed ‘professional’ club the following year and had the honour of captain-coaching the Tigers during their first six seasons. The hardy forward became the first clubman to represent Australia when he played against NZ in 1908 and was also a pioneer Kangaroo tourist in 1908-09. Graves played in the second row in the Third Test at Birmingham as well as in 20 other matches on tour. One of the founding fathers of the Balmain Club, Graves’ final two Test appearances were against NZ in 1909. In the Third Test in Sydney, Graves became the club's first Test captain when he led Australia to a 25-5 win to wrap up our first series win against the Kiwis. Incredibly he did not play in another representative match during his career.

- 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 1908-09 6 1 -   - 3 2 4 0 33.33% Match list
Overall 1908-1909 6 1 0   0 3 2 4 0 33.33% Match list


Representative

Australia - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
NSW Firsts 1907-09 11 - -   - - 6 5 0 54.55% Match list
Metropolis 1908 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% Match list
Kangaroos 1909 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% Match list
Overall 1907-1909 13 0 0   0 6 7 0 46.15% Match list


Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Balmain NSWRFL 1908 9 4 -   - 12 3 5 1 33.33% Match list
Balmain NSWRFL 1909 8 3 -   - 9 8 0 0 100.00% Match list
Balmain NSWRFL 1910 12 2 1   - 8 7 5 0 58.33% Match list
Balmain NSWRFL 1911 10 3 -   - 9 1 9 0 10.00% Match list
Balmain NSWRFL 1912 2 - -   - - 0 2 0 0.00% Match list
Balmain NSWRFL 1913 13 - -   - - 4 8 1 30.77% Match list
Annandale NSWRFL 1919 7 1 -   - 3 0 7 0 0.00% Match list
Overall 1908-1919 61 13 1   0 41 23 36 2 37.70% Match list

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Balmain 1908-13 54 12 1   - 38 23 29 2 42.59% Match list
Annandale 1919 7 1 -   - 3 0 7 0 0.00% Match list
Overall 1908-1919 61 13 1   0 41 23 36 2 37.70% Match list

Australian Finals Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Balmain 1908-1909 1 1 -   - 3 1 0 0 100.00% Match list
Overall 1909 1 1 0   0 3 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 1908-13 57 12 1   - 38 24 31 2 42.11% Match list
Annandale 1919 8 1 -   - 3 0 8 0 0.00% Match list
Overall 1908-1919 65 13 1   0 41 24 39 2 36.92% Match list

Your Say

Cec Quinnell says: Bob Graves was my Great Uncle, my Grand Mothers brother. My dad never spoke of him even though he knew I loved "The Tigers". I had no idea he existed. I must have walked past his home in Rozelle so often without knowing who lived within. Shame. I would have loved to talk to him. He must have had some great stories to tell. I have been fortunate in meeting his Grand Daughter & she was able to show me his wonderful memorablia. Amazing. This included Balmain's first ever Best & Fairest award. A solid gold minature football, engraved. Simply beautiful. (09/08/2011)

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Last modified: Tue, 17 Sep 2019 02:54:03 +0000 (Sydney time)