Dick Townsend

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Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Full Name
Richard Townsend
Born
1892
Died
1983

Biography

Newtown junior was graded as a 16-year-old in the club's third grade side in the code's pioneer season of 1908. Townsend returned to the Newtown juniors before making a comeback to grade in 1913. An imposing six-foot forward, he played for Australia in two Tests on the tour of NZ in 1919 before representing with the 1921-22 Kangaroos. A NSW rep against Queensland and England in 1920, Townsend played in the back row in Australia's Second Test win over England at Hull and in 12 other matches.

- ALAN WHITICKER

Career Statistics

All statistics shown in this section are based only on data available in the RLP database, and are not necessarily a complete and/or 100% accurate representation of a player's career. This information should be used as a guide only. If you see a question mark (?), it denotes that the figure is not available.

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International

Test Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Australia 1919 2 - -   - - 2 0 0 100.00% Match list
Overall 1919 2 0 0   0 - 2 0 0 100.00% Match list


Representative

Australia - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Combined 1st 1917 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% Match list
Rest of NSW Firsts 1917 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% Match list
Sydney Firsts 1920 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% Match list
NSW Firsts 1920-21 3 - -   - - 3 0 0 100.00% Match list
NSW Seconds 1921 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% Match list
Overall 1917-1921 7 0 0   0 - 4 3 0 57.14% Match list


Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Newtown NSWRFL 1913 1 1 -   - 3 1 0 0 100.00% Match list
Newtown NSWRFL 1914 6 2 -   - 6 4 2 0 66.67% Match list
Newtown NSWRFL 1915 12 5 -   - 15 7 4 1 58.33% Match list
Newtown NSWRFL 1916 14 3 -   - 9 4 9 1 28.57% Match list
Newtown NSWRFL 1917 9 2 -   - 6 5 4 0 55.56% Match list
Newtown NSWRFL 1918 13 4 -   - 12 2 8 3 15.38% Match list
Newtown NSWRFL 1919 6 1 -   - 3 3 2 1 50.00% Match list
Newtown NSWRFL 1920 14 4 -   - 12 8 6 0 57.14% Match list
Newtown NSWRFL 1921 7 1 -   - 3 3 4 0 42.86% Match list
Newtown NSWRFL 1922 13 2 -   - 6 4 8 1 30.77% Match list
Newtown NSWRFL 1923 2 - -   - - 1 1 0 50.00% Match list
Overall 1913-1923 97 25 0   0 75 42 48 7 43.30% Match list

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Newtown 1913-23 97 25 -   - 75 42 48 7 43.30% Match list
Overall 1913-1923 97 25 0   0 75 42 48 7 43.30% Match list

All Australian Club Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Newtown 1913-23 112 29 -   - 87 50 54 8 44.64% Match list
Overall 1913-1923 112 29 0   0 87 50 54 8 44.64% Match list

Your Say

Anonymous says: I was a kid growing up in Lord St. Newtown in the 60's, I used to talk to this old man in the street & and outside the SP joint (Dickson Ln) he never told me he was Dick Townsend NRL player, he lived in Darley St. (John) (01/08/2012)

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