Wally Messenger

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Career Stats & Summary

Known Family Links

Brother
Herbert Messenger

Biography

Younger brother of the immortal Dally Messenger was a member of the Easts' teams that won premierships in 1912-13 (with his brother as captain). At rep level, Wally Messenger appeared in only one match for NSW against Queensland (1913) before playing for the Blues against the visiting England team the following year. He then represented Australia in the final two Tests of the 1914 Ashes series against England. A fine goal-kicker, he landed three goals in Australia’s 12-7 win in the Second Test and scored one of Australia's two tries against a team reduced to ten men in the Lions’ famous ‘Rorke’s Drift’ 14-6 victory in the deciding Test of the series.

- 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 1914 2 1 3   - 9 1 1 0 50.00% Match list
Overall 1914 2 1 3   0 9 1 1 0 50.00% Match list


Representative

Australia - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Metropolis 1913-15 3 1 15   - 33 3 0 0 100.00% Match list
NSW Firsts 1913-14 4 - 2   - 4 4 0 0 100.00% Match list
Overall 1913-1915 7 1 17   0 37 7 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 %  
Eastern Suburbs NSWRFL 1912 7 4 10   - 32 7 0 0 100.00% Match list
Eastern Suburbs NSWRFL 1913 12 10 15   - 60 11 1 0 91.67% Match list
Eastern Suburbs NSWRFL 1914 12 7 29   - 79 7 5 0 58.33% Match list
Eastern Suburbs NSWRFL 1915 13 5 29   - 73 6 7 0 46.15% Match list
Eastern Suburbs NSWRFL 1916 11 3 35   1 81 5 4 2 45.45% Match list
Eastern Suburbs NSWRFL 1917 11 4 23   - 58 5 6 0 45.45% Match list
Eastern Suburbs NSWRFL 1918 10 7 23   - 67 6 4 0 60.00% Match list
Eastern Suburbs NSWRFL 1919 13 2 41   - 88 8 3 2 61.54% Match list
Eastern Suburbs NSWRFL 1920 ? 8 31   - 86  
Overall 1912-1920 ? 50 236   1 624 ? ? ? ?  

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Eastern Suburbs 1912-19 89 50 236   1 624 55 30 4 61.80% Match list
Overall 1912-1920 ? 50 236   1 624 ? ? ? ?  

All Australian Club Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Eastern Suburbs 1912-19 101 55 269   1 705 64 33 4 63.37% Match list
Overall 1912-1920 ? 55 269   1 705 ? ? ? ?  

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Last modified: Tue, 21 Oct 2014 10:13:57 +1100 (Sydney time)