Benny Wearing

Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Full Name
Benjamin Francis Wearing
Born
Tuesday, 11th June, 1901
Died
Tuesday, 9th April, 1968 (Aged 66 years and 302 days)

Awards & Accolades

Australian Hall Of Fame
2008

Biography

The tragedy of great winger Benny Wearing's career was that while he was a record-maker at Souths, and the ‘people's champion’ in the Sydney premiership, he only made the one Test appearance. A great goal-kicker with a good short kicking game, Wearing played for NSW between 1924-28 and won seven premiership titles with Souths (1925-29 & 1931-32) but was constantly overlooked for Test duty. After the Australian Board of Control did not go ahead with the 1926-27 Kangaroo Tour Wearing was expected to be one of the first players selected in the Test series against England in 1928. He was not chosen for the first two Tests but he was just too good to leave out of the Third Test. Wearing scored the then individual points record (12pts - 2t, 3g) in Australia's only win of the series but was again omitted when the Kangaroos squad was selected the following year. He retired in 1933 with a club record 144 tries to his credit – a record that still stands.

- ALAN WHITICKER

Career Statistics

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Competitions

Competition   App T G   FG Pts W L D Win %  
NRL 172 144 202   - 836 133 37 2 77.33% List
City Cup 37 26 6   - 90 29 6 2 78.38% List
Tour Matches New South Wales Seconds 1 1 -   - 3 1 0 0 100.00% List
NRL Finals 15 9 16   - 59 11 4 0 73.33% List
Interstate Matches 13 10 23   - 76 6 7 0 46.15% List
Tour Matches New South Wales Firsts 9 6 14   - 46 3 6 0 33.33% List
City vs Country Firsts 2 2 7   - 20 0 2 0 0.00% List
Tour Matches Australia 1 2 3   - 12 1 0 0 100.00% List
Test Series 1 2 3   - - 1 0 0 100.00% List
The Ashes 1 2 3   - 24 1 0 0 100.00% List


International

Test Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Australia 1928 1 2 3   - 12 1 0 0 100.00% List
Overall 1928 1 2 3   0 12 1 0 0 100.00% List


Representative

Australia - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Australasia II 1922 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% List
NSW Seconds 1922 1 1 -   - 3 1 0 0 100.00% List
NSW Firsts 1923-28, 1932 23 17 37   - 125 10 13 0 43.48% List
Metropolis 1927 1 2 -   - 6 1 0 0 100.00% List
NSW City Firsts 1928, 1930 2 2 7   - 20 0 2 0 0.00% List
NSW City Seconds 1929 1 1 2   - 7 1 0 0 100.00% List
Combined City 1929 1 1 2   - 7 1 0 0 100.00% List
Overall 1922-1932 30 24 48   0 168 14 16 0 46.67% List


Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
South Sydney NSWRFL 1921 7 9 -   - 27 4 3 0 57.14% List
South Sydney NSWRFL 1922 15 11 9   - 51 9 5 1 60.00% List
South Sydney NSWRFL 1923 15 15 3   - 51 12 3 0 80.00% List
South Sydney NSWRFL 1924 6 6 -   - 18 5 1 0 83.33% List
South Sydney NSWRFL 1925 11 12 22   - 80 11 0 0 100.00% List
South Sydney NSWRFL 1926 16 14 10   - 62 14 2 0 87.50% List
South Sydney NSWRFL 1927 17 19 9   - 75 15 2 0 88.24% List
South Sydney NSWRFL 1928 14 8 35   - 94 10 4 0 71.43% List
South Sydney NSWRFL 1929 18 9 17   - 61 15 2 1 83.33% List
South Sydney NSWRFL 1930 13 12 14   - 64 9 4 0 69.23% List
South Sydney NSWRFL 1931 17 13 34   - 107 12 5 0 70.59% List
South Sydney NSWRFL 1932 12 11 32   - 97 10 2 0 83.33% List
South Sydney NSWRFL 1933 11 5 17   - 49 7 4 0 63.64% List
Overall 1921-1933 172 144 202   0 836 133 37 2 77.33% List

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
South Sydney 1921-33 172 144 202   - 836 133 37 2 77.33% List
Overall 1921-1933 172 144 202   0 836 133 37 2 77.33% List

Australian Finals Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
South Sydney 1921-1933 15 9 16   - 59 11 4 0 73.33% List
Overall 1923-1933 15 9 16   0 59 11 4 0 73.33% List

All Australian Club Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
South Sydney 1921-33 194 168 218   - 940 149 41 4 76.80% List
Overall 1921-1933 194 168 218   0 940 149 41 4 76.80% List

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russell griffiths says: a true legend rip benny (26/05/2018)

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