Arthur Collinson

Playing Career

Vital Statistics

Full Name
Arthur Leonard Collinson
Born
Tuesday, 11th September, 1928
Died
Monday, 5th January, 1987 (Aged 58 years and 116 days)
Place Of Birth
Werris Creek, New South Wales, Australia

Honours & Awards

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NSWRFL Premiership (NRL)
1952

Biography

Newcastle lock represented Country whilst playing for Norths Newcastle in 1950 before coming to Wests. Collinson was selected on the 1952-53 Kangaroo Tour despite having not yet represented NSW – his good form as the club charged into the semi-final earned his selection (ironically Collinson missed Wests’ grand final win over Souths that year because the squad had already set sail for England.) The tall back-rower appeared in three Tests against Great Britain and France on the tour as well as 17 other matches. Collinson took on the captain-coach role at Thirroul in the Wollongong competition in 1954 and later moved to Kempsey.
- 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 - 2 - -   - - 1 1 0 50.00% List
Tour Matches Australia - 20 9 -   - 27 17 3 0 85.00% List
Tour Matches Sydney Firsts - 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% List
Tour Matches Northern Division - 1 1 -   - 3 0 1 0 0.00% List
Tour Matches NSW North Coast - 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% List
Test Series - 3 - -   - - 2 1 0 66.67% List
Interstate Series - 3 2 -   - 6 2 1 0 66.67% List
City vs Country Firsts - 4 2 -   - 6 0 4 0 0.00% List
Country Carnival - 4 6 -   - 18 2 2 0 50.00% List
NSWRFL Premiership (NRL) 1 40 20 -   - 60 23 17 0 57.50% List


International

Test Matches - By Team

Team Years   App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Australia 1952   3 - -   - - 2 1 0 66.67% List


Representative

Australia - By Team

Team Years   App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
NSW Country Firsts 1950, 1954, 1956   3 1 -   - 3 0 3 0 0.00% List
Probables (AU) 1952   1 1 -   - 3 0 1 0 0.00% List
NSW City Seconds 1952   1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% List
Sydney Firsts 1953   1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% List
Kangaroos 1953   1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% List
NSW Firsts 1953   3 2 -   - 6 2 1 0 66.67% List
NSW City Firsts 1953   1 1 -   - 3 0 1 0 0.00% List
Southern Division 1954   1 1 -   - 3 0 1 0 0.00% List
North Coast 1956   1 1 -   - 3 0 1 0 0.00% List
Northern Division 1956   1 1 -   - 3 0 1 0 0.00% List
NSW North Coast 1956   1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% List
Overall1950-1956   15 8 0   0 24 5 10 0 33.33% List


Club Career

NSWRFL Premiership (NRL) - By Year

Team Season   App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Western Suburbs NSWRFL 1951   18 9 -   - 27 10 8 0 55.56% List
Western Suburbs NSWRFL 1952   11 8 -   - 24 9 2 0 81.82% List
Western Suburbs NSWRFL 1953   11 3 -   - 9 4 7 0 36.36% List

NSWRFL Premiership (NRL) - By Team

Team Years   App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Western Suburbs 1951-53   40 20 -   - 60 23 17 0 57.50% List

Your Say

  • Steve
    04/08/2011

    Is Arthur still alive and, if so, does he reside in the Hunter region?

  • Patrick Martin
    28/05/2012

    Arthur played for North Newcastle a club that turned out forwards assembly line production wise e.g. Charlie Gill Jack Hutchinson & himself,& I was a South Newcastle suportere!
    All the above played for Australia.

  • Deencitytiger
    18/12/2014

    Arthur coached Murrurundi in group 21 - 1967 I think, he was awesome against the local blokes. Had thighs and calves like ironbarks.

  • Doug Nye
    06/08/2016

    Arthur coached the Newcastle team to a win over the Great Britain team in 1962.This G.B. side included such players as David Bolton Alex Murphy Eric Ashton Dick Huddart and other test match players.To quote Colin Hutton their manager,'the finest G.B.R.L touring side 'Arthur mentored and coached his players to a brilliant win.This was Les Johns step onto the big stage.Les had some doubts about his tackling but Arthur reassured him after some physical tackling drills. Who could forget this.

  • Taralga Tigers
    01/07/2018

    Arthur Collinson also Captain/Coached the Taralga Tigers to a Premiership in 1965.

  • William kelly
    04/01/2019

    Arthur Collinson coached kurri kurri in early sixtys

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