Arthur Collinson

Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Full Name
Arthur Leonard Collinson
Born
1930
Died
Monday, 5th January, 1987
Place Of Birth
Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia

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

Career Statistics

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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
Overall 1952 3 0 0   0 - 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
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
Overall 1950-1956 9 5 0   0 15 3 6 0 33.33% List


Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years 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 7 3 -   - 9 4 3 0 57.14% List
Overall 1951-1953 36 20 0   0 60 23 13 0 63.89% List

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Western Suburbs 1951-53 36 20 -   - 60 23 13 0 63.89% List
Overall 1951-1953 36 20 0   0 60 23 13 0 63.89% List

Your Say

Steve says: Is Arthur still alive and, if so, does he reside in the Hunter region? (04/08/2011)

Patrick Martin says: 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. (28/05/2012)

Deencitytiger says: Arthur coached Murrurundi in group 21 - 1967 I think, he was awesome against the local blokes. Had thighs and calves like ironbarks. (18/12/2014)

Doug Nye says: 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. (06/08/2016)

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