Sandy Pearce

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Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Full Name
Sid Pearce
Born
Thursday, 31st May, 1883
Died
Friday, 14th November, 1930 (Aged 47 years and 166 days)

Awards & Accolades

Australian Hall Of Fame
2006

Known Family Links

Son
Sidney Pearce Jnr

Biography

Pioneer league forward had one of the most durable career in Test football - representing Australia in 1921 at age 38, some thirteen years after making his Test debut. ‘Sandy’ Pearce defected from Easts RU ranks to play against the NZ 'All Golds' in 1907. An immensely strong and resourceful hooker he was a foundation member of the Easts club and went on to be the first player to surpass 150 first grade games during his career. Pearce played in two Tests against NZ in 1908 and was regarded as the 'iron-man' of the pioneer Kangaroos in 1908-09. He played in 32 matches in England including all three Tests. He went on to play in another Test series against NZ, in 1909, but declined to tour with the 'Australasian' Kangaroos in 1911-12. Pearce returned to the Test arena against England in the 1914 and 1920 Ashes series and made his second Kangaroo Tour in 1921-22. He represented NSW in 1921 (and played for his State against every visiting rugby league nation) some became the oldest Australian Test player in the history of the game (38 years 158 days) when he played in the Second Test against England on the 1921-22 Kangaroo Tour. Known as the ‘Prince of Hookers’ Pearce died prematurely in 1930 less than 10 years after his career ended. In 1932 his son 'Joe' Pearce played for Australia, thus becoming the first father-son combination to represent Australia.

- 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, 1914, 1920-21 14 - -   - - 6 7 1 42.86% Match list
Overall 1908-1921 14 0 0   0 6 7 1 42.86% Match list

International Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Australia 1908-1921 2 - -   - - 1 1 0 50.00% Match list
Australasia 1910 2 - -   - - 1 0 1 50.00% Match list
Overall 1909-1921 4 0 0   0 2 1 1 50.00% Match list


Representative

Australia - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
NSW Firsts 1907-14, 1920-21 32 6 -   - 18 22 10 0 68.75% Match list
Metropolis 1911-12, 1914-15 4 - -   - - 2 2 0 50.00% Match list
Sydney Firsts 1920 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% Match list
Overall 1907-1921 37 6 0   0 18 24 13 0 64.86% Match list


Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Eastern Suburbs NSWRFL 1908 7 2 -   - 6 7 0 0 100.00% Match list
Eastern Suburbs NSWRFL 1909 7 1 1   - 5 2 5 0 28.57% Match list
Eastern Suburbs NSWRFL 1910 9 - -   - - 6 2 1 66.67% Match list
Eastern Suburbs NSWRFL 1911 14 - -   - - 11 3 0 78.57% Match list
Eastern Suburbs NSWRFL 1912 14 - -   - - 13 1 0 92.86% Match list
Eastern Suburbs NSWRFL 1913 14 - -   - - 12 2 0 85.71% Match list
Eastern Suburbs NSWRFL 1914 13 1 -   - 3 8 5 0 61.54% Match list
Eastern Suburbs NSWRFL 1915 14 - -   - - 6 8 0 42.86% Match list
Eastern Suburbs NSWRFL 1916 12 1 -   - 3 5 5 2 41.67% Match list
Eastern Suburbs NSWRFL 1917 14 - -   - - 7 7 0 50.00% Match list
Eastern Suburbs NSWRFL 1918 12 - -   - - 6 6 0 50.00% Match list
Eastern Suburbs NSWRFL 1919 9 - -   - - 5 2 2 55.56% Match list
Eastern Suburbs NSWRFL 1920 11 - -   - - 6 5 0 54.55% Match list
Eastern Suburbs NSWRFL 1921 8 - -   - - 6 1 1 75.00% Match list
Overall 1908-1921 158 5 1   0 17 100 52 6 63.29% Match list

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Sydney 1908-21 158 5 1   - 17 100 52 6 63.29% Match list
Overall 1908-1921 158 5 1   0 17 100 52 6 63.29% Match list

Australian Finals Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Sydney 1908-1911 3 - -   - - 2 1 0 66.67% Match list
Overall 1909-1911 3 0 0   0 2 1 0 66.67% Match list

All Australian Club Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Sydney 1908-22 176 5 1   - 17 112 58 6 63.64% Match list
Overall 1908-1922 176 5 1   0 17 112 58 6 63.64% Match list

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