Viv Farnsworth

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Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Born
1891
Died
1953

Known Family Links

Brother
William Farnsworth
Brother
Roy Farnsworth

Biography

With his brother Bill, Viv Farnsworth formed the first set of brothers to play rugby league for Australia. Viv was an outstanding centre with Newtown after coming from Petersham's RU ranks. He represented NSW in 1910-11 before joining his brother on the 1911-12 ‘Australasian’ Kangaroo tour. Equally brilliant in attack and defence he made his Test debut against England in the First Test against England and scored two tries (he had to wait for the final two Tests to play in the same side as Bill). Due to the advent of World War I Viv Farnsworth did not play in another Test series until almost a decade later in the Ashes-winning series in Australia in 1920. He died in 1953, aged 64.

- ALAN WHITICKER

Career Statistics

All statistics shown in this section are based only on data available in the RLP database, and are not necessarily a complete and/or 100% accurate representation of a player's career. This information should be used as a guide only. If you see a question mark (?), it denotes that the figure is not available.

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International

Test Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Australia 1911-12, 1920 6 4 -   - 12 4 1 1 66.67% Match list
Overall 1911-1920 6 4 0   0 12 4 1 1 66.67% Match list

International Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Australasia 1910 2 1 -   - 3 1 0 1 50.00% Match list
Overall 1910 2 1 0   0 3 1 0 1 50.00% Match list


Representative

Australia - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
NSW Firsts 1910 3 1 -   - 3 3 0 0 100.00% Match list
Metropolis 1912 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% Match list
Overall 1910-1912 4 1 0   0 3 4 0 0 100.00% Match list


Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Newtown NSWRFL 1910 13 8 -   - 24 10 2 1 76.92% Match list
Newtown NSWRFL 1911 10 6 -   - 18 5 2 3 50.00% Match list
Newtown NSWRFL 1912 9 6 -   - 18 6 3 0 66.67% Match list
Newtown NSWRFL 1919 2 1 -   - 3 1 0 1 50.00% Match list
Western Suburbs NSWRFL 1920 ? 5 -   - 15  
Western Suburbs NSWRFL 1921 ? 1 -   - 3  
Overall 1910-1921 ? 27 0   0 81 ? ? ? ?  

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Newtown 1910-12, 1919 34 21 -   - 63 22 7 5 64.71% Match list
Western Suburbs 1920-21 ? 6 -   - 18 ? ? ? ?  
Overall 1910-1921 ? 27 0   0 81 ? ? ? ?  

Australian Finals Matches - By Team

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

All Australian Club Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Newtown 1910-12, 1919 34 22 -   - 66 22 7 6 64.71% Match list
Western Suburbs 1920-21 ? 6 -   - 18 ? ? ? ?  
Overall 1910-1921 ? 28 0   0 84 ? ? ? ?  

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Last modified: Fri, 12 Sep 2014 05:02:36 +1000 (Sydney time)