Vic Hey

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Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Full Name
Vic John Hey
Born
Monday, 18th November, 1912
Died
Tuesday, 11th April, 1995 (Aged 82 years and 143 days)
Place Of Birth
Liverpool, New South Wales, Australia

Awards & Accolades

Australian Hall Of Fame
2004

Biography

Rated one of the game's greatest pivots - smart in attack and a ferocious defender - Hey was selected for NSW in his first season in grade. A late selection on the 1933-34 Kangaroo tour when Test pivot Ernie Norman failed a fitness test, Hey appeared in all three Tests against England partnering his Wests' teammate Les Mead at the scrumbase. He returned to win a premiership with Wests in 1934 but later ventured to Toowoomba in 1936. After playing for Queensland, he was selected in three Tests against England and was in the peak of his career when he signed a contract with English club Leeds. In his time in England Hey took the club to consecutive Challenge Cup wins (1941-42) before playing with Dewsbury and Hunslet. In 1948 he returned to Australia to captain-coach P’matta during the club's formative years. Coach of P’matta (1948-53), C’bury (1955-56) and Wests (1958-59), he coached Australia in 1950 when the Ashes were captured for the first time in thirty years. The following year his Australian team was beaten by the ‘Flying Frenchmen’ in a three-Test series at home. Hey was again at the helm when Australia recaptured the Ashes in1954 but ended his tenure as Australian captain with a further loss to the visiting French team the following year. Hey passed away in April 1995, aged 82.

- 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 1933, 1936 6 2 -   - 6 1 5 0 16.67% Match list
Overall 1933-1936 6 2 0   0 6 1 5 0 16.67% Match list

International Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Australia 1933 1 1 -   - 3 1 0 0 100.00% Match list
British Empire 1937 1 1 -   - 3 1 0 0 100.00% Match list
Overall 1933-1937 2 2 0   0 6 2 0 0 100.00% Match list


Representative

Australia - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
NSW Firsts 1933-35 16 11 -   - 33 12 3 1 75.00% Match list
NSW City Firsts 1933-35 4 1 -   - 3 4 0 0 100.00% Match list
NSW City Probables 1933 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% Match list
Toowoomba 1936 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% Match list
QLD Firsts 1936 6 2 -   - 6 2 4 0 33.33% Match list
Overall 1933-1936 28 14 0   0 42 19 8 1 67.86% Match list


Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Western Suburbs NSWRFL 1929 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% Match list
Western Suburbs NSWRFL 1933 5 2 -   - 6 4 1 0 80.00% Match list
Western Suburbs NSWRFL 1934 15 11 -   - 33 13 2 0 86.67% Match list
Western Suburbs NSWRFL 1935 7 5 1   - 17 5 2 0 71.43% Match list
Parramatta NSWRFL 1948 ? 2 -   - 6  
Parramatta NSWRFL 1949 ? 1 -   - 3  
Overall 1929-1949 ? 21 1   0 65 ? ? ? ?  

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Western Suburbs 1929, 1933-35 28 18 1   - 56 22 6 0 78.57% Match list
Parramatta 1948-49 ? 3 -   - 9 ? ? ? ?  
Overall 1929-1949 ? 21 1   0 65 ? ? ? ?  

Australian Finals Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Western Suburbs 1929, 1934 3 1 -   - 3 2 1 0 66.67% Match list
Overall 1929-1934 3 1 0   0 3 2 1 0 66.67% Match list

Your Say

John says: My father saw old Vic play for Parramatta towards the end of his career. A young player punched Vic. Next time the young player got the ball Vic hit him with a tackle that nearly buried the kid. Dad said Vic was boring his shoulder into the kid an inch from the ground. Hard but fair tackler. (15/03/2011)

john hey says: Vic Hey was also coach for Dewsbury 1944-1947 (30/10/2015)

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