Col Geelan

Coaching Career

Vital Statistics

Full Name
Stanley Colin Geelan
Friday, 11th March, 1927
Saturday, 11th May, 1996 (Aged 69 years and 62 days)
Place Of Birth
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Known Family Links

Allen Geelan


Newtown junior spent the 1949 season with Gunnedah before returning to the club a more mature player. The centre/pivot represented NSW against Great Britain in 1950 and made his Test debut against France as a centre in the Second Test in Brisbane the following year. In 1952, following an injury to Frank Stanmore, Geelan was called on to play five-eighth in all three Tests against NZ. Despite crossing for three tries in the Second Test, Australia lost the match 49-25 and ultimately the Trans Tasman series. Geelan earned his place on the 1952-53 Kangaroo tour and played in four Tests against Great Britain and France (as well as 16 other matches). In 1954 he captain-coached Newtown to the minor premiership but missed the grand final through injury. In 1955 he captain-coached Rockhampton before spending two seasons with C’bury in a similar role.

Coaching Career Statistics

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Competition   Games W L D Win %  
NRL 39 19 17 3 48.72% List
NRL Finals 3 1 2 0 33.33% List

Club Career


Team Season Games W L D Win %  
Newtown NSWRFL 1954 21 16 3 2 76.19% List
Canterbury NSWRFL 1957 18 3 14 1 16.67% List


Team Years Games W L D Win %  
Newtown 1954 21 16 3 2 76.19% List
Canterbury 1957 18 3 14 1 16.67% List
Overall1954-1957 39 19 17 3 48.72% List

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Contributions: Shawn Dollin, Andrew Ferguson, Gary Neale, Greg Fiveash, Rugby League Tables, Paul Carter, Bill Bates