Darcy Henry

Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Full Name
Benjamin Darcy Henry
Born
Tuesday, 8th March, 1932
Died
Saturday, 27th November, 2004 (Aged 72 years and 264 days)
Place Of Birth
Tamworth, New South Wales, Australia

Biography

Tamworth five-eighth played with Temora in the 1953 season after two seasons as a teenage prodigy with the Easts club. Henry’s good country form with Forbes in 1955 won him a spot in the NSW team and he was selected in Australia's First Test team against France. Australia won the match 20-8 but Henry missed the return clash because of injury. With the series poised at one Test-all following France's Second Test victory in Brisbane, Henry was recalled to play the decider in the centres but found himself as the focus of a startling selection controversy. After passing a last-minute fitness Test, he was dropped from the side as the team prepared to take the field because selectors feared that he was carrying a back injury. (Henry was replaced by Dick Poole but Australia ultimately lost the match, 8-5, and the series.) Henry's only other Test appearance was in the Third Test against NZ after joining Wests in 1956. In 1958 the lightweight backline player took his place in the centres in Wests' grand final loss to St George.

- ALAN WHITICKER

Career Statistics

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Competitions

Competition   App T G   FG Pts W L D Win %  
NRL 51 51 -   - 153 24 26 1 47.06% List
City vs Country Firsts 2 1 -   - 3 1 1 0 50.00% List
Interstate Matches 5 4 -   1 14 3 2 0 60.00% List
Tour Matches New South Wales Firsts 2 3 -   - 9 2 0 0 100.00% List
Tour Matches Australia 2 1 -   - 3 2 0 0 100.00% List
Test Series 2 1 -   - 3 2 0 0 100.00% List
NRL Finals 6 3 -   - 9 1 5 0 16.67% List


International

Test Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Australia 1955-56 2 1 -   - 3 2 0 0 100.00% List
Overall 1955-1956 2 1 0   0 3 2 0 0 100.00% List


Representative

Australia - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
NSW City Seconds 1951 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% List
NSW Firsts 1955-56 7 7 -   1 23 5 2 0 71.43% List
NSW Country Firsts 1955 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% List
NSW City Firsts 1956 1 1 -   - 3 1 0 0 100.00% List
Overall 1951-1956 10 8 0   1 26 7 3 0 70.00% List


Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Eastern Suburbs NSWRFL 1951 12 10 -   - 30 5 7 0 41.67% List
Eastern Suburbs NSWRFL 1952 10 4 -   - 12 4 6 0 40.00% List
Western Suburbs NSWRFL 1956 16 1 -   - 3 9 7 0 56.25% List
Western Suburbs NSWRFL 1957 9 9 -   - 27 5 3 1 55.56% List
Western Suburbs NSWRFL 1958 ? 12 -   - 36  
Western Suburbs NSWRFL 1959 ? 15 -   - 45  
Overall 1951-1959 ? 51 0   0 153 ? ? ? ?  

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Eastern Suburbs 1951-52 22 14 -   - 42 9 13 0 40.91% List
Western Suburbs 1956-57 25 37 -   - 111 14 10 1 56.00% List
Overall 1951-1959 ? 51 0   0 153 ? ? ? ?  

Australian Finals Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Western Suburbs 1956-57 2 2 -   - 6 0 2 0 0.00% List
Overall 1956-1957 2 2 0   0 6 0 2 0 0.00% List

All Australian Club Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Eastern Suburbs 1951-52 22 14 -   - 42 9 13 0 40.91% List
Western Suburbs 1956-59 28 37 -   - 111 15 12 1 53.57% List
Overall 1951-1959 50 51 0   0 153 24 25 1 48.00% List

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