Barry 'Garbo' Muir

Playing Career

Vital Statistics

Full Name
Barry Atkins Muir
Nickname(s)
Garbo
Born
Saturday, 18th September, 1937
Died
Friday, 2nd September, 2022 (Aged 84 years and 349 days)
Place Of Birth
Tweed Heads, New South Wales, Australia

Awards & Accolades

National Rugby League Hall Of Fame
2008

Playing Career Statistics

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Competitions

Competition   App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Tour Matches Brisbane Firsts 3 - -   - - 0 3 0 0.00% List
Interstate Matches 23 3 2   - 13 6 16 1 26.09% List
Tour Matches Australia 32 7 2   - 25 22 9 1 68.75% List
Test Series 22 3 -   - 9 13 8 1 59.09% List
Tour Matches Queensland Firsts 5 - -   - - 2 3 0 40.00% List
The Ashes 7 - -   - - 3 4 0 42.86% List
World Cup 3 - -   - - 2 1 0 66.67% List


International

Test Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Australia 1959-64 26 3 -   - 9 16 9 1 61.54% List

International Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Australia 1959-1961 2 - -   - - 2 0 0 100.00% List
Rest Of The World 1960 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% List
Overall1960-1961 3 0 0   0 - 2 1 0 66.67% List

World Cup Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Australia 1959-1960 3 - -   - - 2 1 0 66.67% List


Representative

Australia - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Brisbane Firsts 1958-59, 1962 3 - -   - - 0 3 0 0.00% List
QLD Firsts 1959-64, 1966 28 3 2   - 13 8 19 1 28.57% List
Overall1958-1966 31 3 2   0 13 8 22 1 25.81% List

Your Say

  • Alan Minto
    03/08/2013

    Barry was quite simply the best half back of his era. He was a courageous half back at a time when foul play happened in almost every game. Big forwards would be out to get him each time he took to the field. He was very good in all areas of his game but his fast accurate long passes from the scrum base, were as smooth as silk, and he was tremendous in cover defence. I saw a club game at Lang Park one Sunday afternoon, Wests playing Norths. The big Norths winger Fonda Metassa broke into the clear and with no one in front of him, set sail for the line down the Hale Street side. Barry Muir came across in cover defence and hit Metassa with the most beautifully timed and exquistely executed cover defending tackle I have ever seen, even to this day. Muir dived, flew through the air, hit Metassa, carrying him through the air about 15 yards, which was close to fence. The entire crowd including the Norths supporters, rose to their feet and applauded a once in a lifetime tackle. A moment I will never forget. Barry Muir was a small man with a heart as big as Phar Lap.

  • Brian
    16/12/2013

    Is a legend!!!

  • Norm roy
    20/10/2016

    Best halfback that has been seen. Very rugged and fast

  • Lee
    19/10/2019

    Invented the term "cockroaches" for the biased, unobjective, narcisstic turds south of the border who think they own the game. Barry is an inspiration of standing up to bullies and mentally diseased crooks. Love your work Garbo.

  • Bronwyn
    22/05/2021

    I have to say, that apart from being a Champion Footballer, Barry is one of the nicest gentlemen I have ever known. Both Barry and his lovely wife are so kind and giving, and I think the world of them.

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Contributions: Shawn Dollin, Andrew Ferguson, Greg Fiveash, Alan Katzmann, Paul Carter, Bill Bates