Denis Donoghue

Playing Career

Vital Statistics

Full Name
Denis Reginald Donoghue
Born
Sunday, 17th October, 1926
Died
Sunday, 5th December, 1993 (Aged 67 years and 49 days)
Place Of Birth
Redfern, New South Wales, Australia

Honours & Awards

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Interstate Series
1950, 1954
NSWRFL Premiership (NRL)
1950, 1951, 1953, 1954, 1955

Biography

Rabbitohs prop made two Test appearances for Australia against France in 1951 but is best remembered as a great Souths clubman who won five premierships (1950-51 & 1953-55). Donoghue left the club to captain-coach Collegians in the I’warra competition in 1958 but returned to Souths as coach from 1959-63. He had a long career in club administration during the Rabbitohs' last ‘golden era’ in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
- 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 - -   - - 0 1 1 0.00% List
Tour Matches Sydney Firsts - 1 - -   - - 0 0 1 0.00% List
Tour Matches Australia - 2 - -   - - 0 2 0 0.00% List
Tour Matches Southern Division - 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% List
Test Series - 2 - -   - - 0 2 0 0.00% List
Interstate Series 2 5 1 -   - 3 3 2 0 60.00% List
City vs Country Firsts - 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% List
Country Carnival - 7 2 -   - 6 6 1 0 85.71% List
NSWRFL Premiership (NRL) 5 165 25 1   - 77 111 50 4 67.27% List
NSWRFL Finals - 18 1 1   - 5 13 5 0 72.22% List


International

Test Matches - By Team

Team Years   App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Australia 1951   2 - -   - - 0 2 0 0.00% List


Representative

Australia - By Team

Team Years   App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Probables (AU) 1950, 1952, 1954   3 - -   - - 1 1 1 33.33% List
NSW Firsts 1950-51, 1954   7 1 -   - 3 3 3 1 42.86% List
Sydney Firsts 1951-53   3 - -   - - 2 0 1 66.67% List
NSW City Firsts 1951   1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% List
NSW City Seconds 1952, 1954   2 1 -   - 3 1 1 0 50.00% List
Southern Division 1958   1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% List
Overall1950-1958   17 2 0   0 6 8 6 3 47.06% List


Club Career

NSWRFL Premiership (NRL) - By Year

Team Season   App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
South Sydney NSWRFL 1948   8 3 -   - 9 3 5 0 37.50% List
South Sydney NSWRFL 1949   16 3 -   - 9 11 4 1 68.75% List
South Sydney NSWRFL 1950   17 7 -   - 21 13 4 0 76.47% List
South Sydney NSWRFL 1951   17 2 1   - 8 14 2 1 82.35% List
South Sydney NSWRFL 1952   19 1 -   - 3 12 7 0 63.16% List
South Sydney NSWRFL 1953   19 2 -   - 6 12 6 1 63.16% List
South Sydney NSWRFL 1954   19 4 -   - 12 15 3 1 78.95% List
South Sydney NSWRFL 1955   20 2 -   - 6 13 7 0 65.00% List
South Sydney NSWRFL 1956   18 - -   - - 12 6 0 66.67% List
South Sydney NSWRFL 1957   12 1 -   - 3 6 6 0 50.00% List

NSWRFL Premiership (NRL) - By Team

Team Years   App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
South Sydney 1948-57   165 25 1   - 77 111 50 4 67.27% List

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Contributions: Gary Neale, Shawn Dollin, Andrew Ferguson, Greg Fiveash, Rugby League Tables, Paul Carter, Alan Katzmann, Michael Borg, Tim Costello