Wally Messenger

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Career Stats & Summary

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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Representative

Australia - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
NSW Firsts 1913 1 - 1   - 2 1 0 0 100.00% Match list
Overall 1913 1 0 1   0 2 1 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 ? 4 10   - 32  
Eastern Suburbs NSWRFL 1913 ? 10 15   - 60  
Eastern Suburbs NSWRFL 1914 ? 7 29   - 79  
Eastern Suburbs NSWRFL 1915 ? 5 29   - 73  
Eastern Suburbs NSWRFL 1916 ? 3 36   - 81  
Eastern Suburbs NSWRFL 1917 ? 4 23   - 58  
Eastern Suburbs NSWRFL 1918 ? 7 23   - 67  
Eastern Suburbs NSWRFL 1919 ? 2 41   - 88  
Eastern Suburbs NSWRFL 1920 ? 8 31   - 86  
Overall 1912-1920 ? 50 237   0 624 ? ? ? ?  

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Eastern Suburbs 1912-20 ? 50 237   - 624 ? ? ? ?  
Overall 1912-1920 ? 50 237   0 624 ? ? ? ?  

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Last modified: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:12:56 +1000 (Sydney time)