Col Geelan

Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Full Name
Stanley Colin Geelan
Born
Friday, 11th March, 1927
Died
Saturday, 11th May, 1996 (Aged 69 years and 62 days)
Place Of Birth
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Known Family Links

Son
Allen Geelan

Biography

Newtown junior spent the 1949 season with Gunnedah before returning to the club a more mature player. The centre/pivot represented NSW against Great Britain in 1950 and made his Test debut against France as a centre in the Second Test in Brisbane the following year. In 1952, following an injury to Frank Stanmore, Geelan was called on to play five-eighth in all three Tests against NZ. Despite crossing for three tries in the Second Test, Australia lost the match 49-25 and ultimately the Trans Tasman series. Geelan earned his place on the 1952-53 Kangaroo tour and played in four Tests against Great Britain and France (as well as 16 other matches). In 1954 he captain-coached Newtown to the minor premiership but missed the grand final through injury. In 1955 he captain-coached Rockhampton before spending two seasons with C’bury in a similar role.

- 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 1951-53 8 4 -   - 12 4 4 0 50.00% List
Overall 1951-1953 8 4 0   0 12 4 4 0 50.00% List


Representative

Australia - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Probables (AU) 1950 2 3 -   - 9 2 0 0 100.00% List
NSW Firsts 1950, 1952-54 5 1 -   - 3 3 2 0 60.00% List
Possibles (AU) 1951-52 2 3 -   - 9 2 0 0 100.00% List
NSW City Seconds 1951 1 1 -   - 3 1 0 0 100.00% List
NSW City Firsts 1952-54 3 2 -   - 6 2 1 0 66.67% List
Overall 1950-1954 13 10 0   0 30 10 3 0 76.92% List


Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Newtown NSWRFL 1948 5 2 -   - 6 2 3 0 40.00% List
Newtown NSWRFL 1950 19 9 -   - 27 11 6 2 57.89% List
Newtown NSWRFL 1951 16 8 -   - 24 5 11 0 31.25% List
Newtown NSWRFL 1952 7 2 -   - 6 2 5 0 28.57% List
Newtown NSWRFL 1953 6 8 -   - 24 3 3 0 50.00% List
Newtown NSWRFL 1954 ? 3 -   - 9  
Canterbury NSWRFL 1956 ? 1 -   - 3  
Canterbury NSWRFL 1957 ? 1 -   - 3  
Overall 1948-1957 ? 34 0   0 102 ? ? ? ?  

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Newtown 1948, 1950-53 53 32 -   - 96 23 28 2 43.40% List
Canterbury 1956-57 ? 2 -   - 6 ? ? ? ?  
Overall 1948-1957 ? 34 0   0 102 ? ? ? ?  

Australian Finals Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Newtown 1948, 1950 2 - -   - - 0 2 0 0.00% List
Overall 1948-1950 2 0 0   0 - 0 2 0 0.00% List

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