Andy Norval

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Playing Career

Vital Statistics

Full Name
Andrew McLaren Norval
Born
Friday, 26th April, 1912
Died
Sunday, 16th May, 1999 (Aged 87 years and 20 days)
Place Of Birth
Hindmarsh, South Australia, Australia

Honours & Awards

Based only on data available in the RLP database. This information should be used as a guide only.

Test Series
1938/39 France vs. Australia
Interstate Series
1938, 1941
NSWRFL Premiership (NRL)
1935, 1936, 1937, 1940
National Rugby League Hall Of Fame
2008

Known Family Links

Brother
Bob Norval

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

Playing Career Statistics

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Competitions

Competition   Comp Wins App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
The Ashes - 1 1 -   - 6 1 0 0 100.00% List
Tour Matches Australia - 15 9 -   - 27 10 4 1 66.67% List
Tour Matches New South Wales Firsts - 2 - -   - - 1 1 0 50.00% List
Tour Matches Sydney Firsts - 1 1 -   - 3 0 0 1 0.00% List
Test Series 1 3 3 -   - 6 3 0 0 100.00% List
Interstate Series 2 5 3 -   - 9 3 2 0 60.00% List
City vs Country Firsts - 4 5 -   - 15 3 1 0 75.00% List
NSWRFL Premiership (NRL) 4 106 42 1   - 128 74 24 8 69.81% List
NSWRFL Finals - 9 5 -   - 15 7 2 0 77.78% List
City Cup - 4 1 -   - 3 3 1 0 75.00% List


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


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
Overall1934-1941   23 13 0   0 39 12 8 3 52.17% List


Club Career

NSWRFL Premiership (NRL) - By Year

Team Season   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

NSWRFL Premiership (NRL) - 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

Your Say

  • Andy Norval
    04/05/2009

    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.

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Contributions: Shawn Dollin, Andrew Ferguson, Max Turner, Greg Fiveash, Rugby League Tables, Alan Katzmann, Paul Carter, Bill Bates

Sources: Newspapers, 2006 Official Rugby League Annual