Andy Norval

Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Full Name
Andrew McLaren Norval
Born
Friday, 26th April, 1912
Died
Sunday, 16th May, 1999 (Aged 87 years and 19 days)
Place Of Birth
Hindmarsh, South Australia, Australia

Awards & Accolades

Australian Hall Of Fame
2008

Biography

Brilliant Easts lock during the club's ‘golden era’ in the 1930s started his career in Newcastle after playing Australian Rules football in South Australia. Norval played in Easts’ final victories in 1935-36 before showing his versatility on the 1937-38 Kangaroo Tour. Incredibly, he made his Test debut on the wing in the Third Test against England before playing in the first two Tests staged in France. Norval took his place in Easts’ ‘international’ pack (Stehr, Pearce and Pierce) and played in one more premiership success in 1940. He represented NSW between 1938-41 but did not play in another Test because of the advent of World War II.

- 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 1937-38 3 3 -   - 9 3 0 0 100.00% List
Overall 1937-1938 3 3 0   0 9 3 0 0 100.00% List


Representative

Australia - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
NSW City Seconds 1934-37, 1939 5 2 -   - 6 3 2 0 60.00% List
NSW City Possibles 1935 1 - -   - - 0 0 1 0.00% List
Possibles (AU) 1936-37 2 1 -   - 3 0 1 1 0.00% List
NSW City Firsts 1937-38, 1940-41 4 5 -   - 15 3 1 0 75.00% List
Sydney Firsts 1938, 1940-41 3 2 -   - 6 1 1 1 33.33% List
NSW Firsts 1938, 1940-41 7 3 -   - 9 4 3 0 57.14% List
Thompson's Team 1940 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% List
Overall 1934-1941 23 13 0   0 39 12 8 3 52.17% List


Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Eastern Suburbs NSWRFL 1934 16 8 -   - 24 12 4 0 75.00% List
Eastern Suburbs NSWRFL 1935 14 9 -   - 27 13 1 0 92.86% List
Eastern Suburbs NSWRFL 1936 13 2 -   - 6 11 0 2 84.62% List
Eastern Suburbs NSWRFL 1937 8 4 1   - 14 6 0 2 75.00% List
Eastern Suburbs NSWRFL 1938 15 8 -   - 24 6 6 3 40.00% List
Eastern Suburbs NSWRFL 1939 12 5 -   - 15 7 5 0 58.33% List
Eastern Suburbs NSWRFL 1940 15 5 -   - 15 11 3 1 73.33% List
Eastern Suburbs NSWRFL 1941 13 1 -   - 3 8 5 0 61.54% List
Overall 1934-1941 106 42 1   0 128 74 24 8 69.81% List

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Eastern Suburbs 1934-41 106 42 1   - 128 74 24 8 69.81% List
Overall 1934-1941 106 42 1   0 128 74 24 8 69.81% List

Australian Finals Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Eastern Suburbs 1934-36, 1938, 1940 9 5 -   - 15 7 2 0 77.78% List
Overall 1934-1940 9 5 0   0 15 7 2 0 77.78% List

All Australian Club Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Eastern Suburbs 1934-41 110 43 1   - 131 77 25 8 70.00% List
Overall 1934-1941 110 43 1   0 131 77 25 8 70.00% List

Your Say

Andy Norval says: Andy Norval was a humble and gifted player of the 1930s who enjoyed the game and was a Eastern Suburbs club player always. Andy had great admiration for his team mates.
He played the game at all levels and retired without ever playing in lower grades.
He was a wonderful husband and father and passed away in 1999. (04/05/2009)

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