Barry 'Gunna' Jensen

Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Nickname(s)
Gunna
Born
Tuesday, 24th April, 1956
Current Age
66 years and 109 days
Place Of Birth
Balmain, New South Wales, Australia

Biography

Rugged Balmain junior spent three seasons in Queensland playing for Ayr and Brisbane Brothers before joining Newtown in 1978. Jensen was the NSW hooker in the only State of Origin match in 1981 and later played in the Jets’ grand final loss against P’matta. (He is also credited with being the first player sin-binned in a premiership match following the introduction of the rule that year). Jensen joined the newly promoted I’warra club in 1982 but was forced to retire because of a neck injury midway through the season.

- ALAN WHITICKER

Career Statistics

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Competitions

Competition   App T G   FG Pts W L D Win %  
NRL 91 7 -   - 21 29 60 2 31.87% List
National Panasonic Cup 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% List
State of Origin 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% List
NRL Finals 4 - -   - - 2 2 0 50.00% List


Representative

Australia - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
New South Wales 1981 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% List
Overall 1981 1 0 0   0 - 0 1 0 0.00% List


Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Newtown NSWRFL 1978 22 1 -   - 3 2 19 1 9.09% List
Newtown NSWRFL 1979 22 3 -   - 9 6 16 0 27.27% List
Newtown NSWRFL 1980 16 1 -   - 3 7 9 0 43.75% List
Newtown NSWRFL 1981 21 2 -   - 6 13 7 1 61.90% List
Illawarra NSWRFL 1982 10 - -   - - 1 9 0 10.00% List
Overall 1978-1982 91 7 0   0 21 29 60 2 31.87% List

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Newtown 1978-81 81 7 -   - 21 28 51 2 34.57% List
Illawarra 1982 10 - -   - - 1 9 0 10.00% List
Overall 1978-1982 91 7 0   0 21 29 60 2 31.87% List

Australian Finals Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Newtown 1978-1981 4 - -   - - 2 2 0 50.00% List
Overall 1981 4 0 0   0 - 2 2 0 50.00% List

Your Say

Paul Carter says: Barry Jensen was the first ever player to be sent to the sin bin in a first grade match. He was sin-binned for 5 minutes by Referee Kevin Roberts playing for Newtown against Parramatta at Cumberland Oval in Round 1 1981. (16/11/2009)

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