Darcy Henry

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Playing Career

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

Honours & Awards

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Test Series
Australia vs New Zealand 1956
Interstate Series
1956

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

Playing Career Statistics

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Competitions

Competition   Comp Wins App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
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 1 2 1 -   - 3 2 0 0 100.00% List
Interstate Series 1 5 4 -   1 14 3 2 0 60.00% List
City vs Country Firsts - 2 1 -   - 3 1 1 0 50.00% List
Country Carnival - 4 2 -   - 6 1 2 1 25.00% List
NSWRFL Premiership (NRL) - 80 51 -   - 153 46 32 2 57.50% List
NSWRFL Finals - 6 3 -   - 9 1 5 0 16.67% List
City Cup - 1 2 -   - 6 0 1 0 0.00% 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


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
Western Division 1955   1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% 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
Overall1951-1956   11 8 0   1 26 7 4 0 63.64% List


Club Career

NSWRFL Premiership (NRL) - By Year

Team Season   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   17 12 -   - 36 12 5 0 70.59% List
Western Suburbs NSWRFL 1959   16 15 -   - 45 11 4 1 68.75% List

NSWRFL Premiership (NRL) - 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   58 37 -   - 111 37 19 2 63.79% List
Overall1951-1959   80 51 0   0 153 46 32 2 57.50% List

Your Say

  • Anonymous
    31/08/2020

    I saw Darcy Henry play for Brothers club in Rockhampton. He was captain/coach. There is no mention of that here.

  • Anonymous
    14/11/2021

    Darcy had the Toxteth Hotel in Glebe for many years after his playing days and was a popular member of the community.

  • JR
    20/03/2023

    Darcy Henry was the licensee of the then popular Toxteth Hotel in Glebe in the 1960s and ‘70s.

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