Bobby Lulham

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Playing Career

Vital Statistics

Full Name
Robert John Lulham
Born
Tuesday, 2nd November, 1926
Died
Wednesday, 24th December, 1986 (Aged 60 years and 52 days)

Honours & Awards

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Test Series
1948/49 France vs. Australia
Interstate Series
1947, 1948, 1949
NSWRFL Premiership (NRL)
1947

Known Family Links

Uncle
Norm Lulham
Brother
Herb Lulham

Biography

Outstanding winger in the period immediately after the war scored a club record 28 tries for Balmain during the 1947 season. Lulham came to the club from Newcastle and was very fast off the mark with a deceptive step off either foot. He played in all four matches for NSW in 1947 and in the Balmain side that defeated C’bury in the grand final. A 1948-49 Kangaroo tourist, Lulham made his debut in the Third Test against Great Britain before going on to play two Tests against France. Lulham, who became involved in a celebrated domestic court case at the height of his career, passed away in 1986.
- 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 - 1 1 -   - 6 0 1 0 0.00% List
Tour Matches Australia - 19 17 -   - 51 16 3 0 84.21% List
Test Series 1 3 1 -   - - 2 1 0 66.67% List
Interstate Series 3 9 8 -   - 24 6 2 1 66.67% List
City vs Country Firsts - 4 4 -   - 12 4 0 0 100.00% List
Country Carnival - 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% List
NSWRFL Premiership (NRL) 1 86 85 45   - 345 49 31 6 56.98% List
NSWRFL Finals - 6 4 3   - 18 4 2 0 66.67% List


International

Test Matches - By Team

Team Years   App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Australia 1948-49   4 1 -   - 3 3 1 0 75.00% List


Representative

Australia - By Team

Team Years   App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
NSW Firsts 1947-49   11 11 -   - 33 8 2 1 72.73% List
NSW City Firsts 1947-49   4 4 -   - 12 4 0 0 100.00% List
Possibles (AU) 1950   1 2 -   - 6 0 1 0 0.00% List
Probables (AU) 1950   1 2 -   - 6 1 0 0 100.00% List
NSW City Seconds 1950-51   2 1 -   - 3 2 0 0 100.00% List
Overall1947-1951   19 20 0   0 60 15 3 1 78.95% List


Club Career

NSWRFL Premiership (NRL) - By Year

Team Season   App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Balmain NSWRFL 1947   18 28 -   - 84 14 4 0 77.78% List
Balmain NSWRFL 1948   7 6 -   - 18 4 1 2 57.14% List
Balmain NSWRFL 1949   17 17 25   - 101 9 6 2 52.94% List
Balmain NSWRFL 1950   19 12 1   - 38 12 5 2 63.16% List
Balmain NSWRFL 1951   7 4 6   - 24 2 5 0 28.57% List
Balmain NSWRFL 1952   8 11 3   - 39 5 3 0 62.50% List
Balmain NSWRFL 1953   10 7 10   - 41 3 7 0 30.00% List

NSWRFL Premiership (NRL) - By Team

Team Years   App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Balmain 1947-53   86 85 45   - 345 49 31 6 56.98% List

Your Say

  • Bob Melmouth
    24/08/2011

    I've just recently learned Bobby Lulham was my half brother due to an affair Involving my mother and Bobby's father. Just sorry I never got to meet him, his life was certainly colorful in regards to his football and personal life.

  • State of Oregon
    24/05/2012

    Robt Lulham was yet another Sydney success story from the fecund Newcastle NSW league nursery. Sadly, his career in the NSWRFL ended at just age 26.

  • Anonymous
    03/07/2018

    Bobby Lulham actually came from Tuncurry NSW his father was the post master Tuncurry is or was then very small maybe 400 people he had a brother Herb Lulham who I believe played 5/8 for Newtown after the court case over Mrs Monty Bob and Herb came back and played forWallamba a team based in Nabiac 15ks from his home town Tuncurry at the time I was playing under 18 for Wallamba this is true he allso had an uncle Norm he played for NSW I believe yrs earlier I remember him as great bloke and good footballer Brian Cowan

  • Brian cowan
    03/07/2018

    Bobby actually came from Tuncurry NSW his father was the post master he did play again after the court case he came back to Nabiac and played with his brother Herb who I believe played with Newtown i recall the judge saying to him during the trial Bobby you marked Billy Boston in England 16 stone why didn’t you pass her off mrs Monty is only 7 he remarked bit different your honor the Nabiac side was called Wallamba he is a legend in that area then he retired

  • Don
    18/03/2019

    I had a headmaster named Lulham at Ithaca State Primary School in the 1940s and 1950s he loved rugby league,he was said to be a relation of Bob Lulham.Can anyone verify the relationship

  • Jim Gillogly
    18/03/2021

    My grandmother was a Lulham and I would be a distant cousin.
    In 1956 Brian and Noel Gillogly (cousins) were playing rugby league for Wingham Tigers and we all played against Bobby who was the player/coach of Wallambah. Herb his brother was also playing with Bobby and I recall as centre for Wingham marking Bobby in a game at Nabiac

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