Don Stait

Career Stats & Summary

Biography

Portland forward played for Western NSW against NZ in 1948 and in a Possibles v. Probables trial for the Kangaroo tour. Stait later came to Wests in 1950 and won a premiership with the Magpies in the 21-15 grand final win against Souths. He saw out his career with Newtown and was a prop in the club's grand final losses to Souths in 1954-55.

- ALAN WHITICKER

Career Statistics

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Representative

Australia - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
NSW Country Seconds 1947-48 2 - -   - - 1 1 0 50.00% List
Probables (AU) 1948 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% List
NSW Country Firsts 1948 2 - -   - - 0 2 0 0.00% List
Overall 1947-1948 5 0 0   0 - 1 4 0 20.00% List


Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Western Suburbs NSWRFL 1950 2 - -   - - 1 1 0 50.00% List
Western Suburbs NSWRFL 1951 13 1 1   - 5 7 6 0 53.85% List
Western Suburbs NSWRFL 1952 5 1 -   - 3 4 1 0 80.00% List
Newtown NSWRFL 1954 ? 1 -   - 3  
Newtown NSWRFL 1955 ? 1 -   - 3  
Newtown NSWRFL 1956 ? - -   - -  
Overall 1950-1956 ? 4 1   0 14 ? ? ? ?  

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Western Suburbs 1950-52 20 2 1   - 8 12 8 0 60.00% List
Newtown 1954-56 ? 2 -   - 6 ? ? ? ?  
Overall 1950-1956 ? 4 1   0 14 ? ? ? ?  

Australian Finals Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Western Suburbs 1950-51 3 - -   - - 1 2 0 33.33% List
Overall 1950-1951 3 0 0   0 - 1 2 0 33.33% List

All Australian Club Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Western Suburbs 1950-52 20 2 1   - 8 12 8 0 60.00% List
Newtown 1954-55 4 2 -   - 6 2 2 0 50.00% List
Overall 1950-1956 24 4 1   0 14 14 10 0 58.33% List

Your Say

Paul Dowling says: Portland N.S.W of interest. Some notable Rugby League players from a small country town of Portland. Don Stait played for Western Suburbs and Newtown, winning a Grand Final against Souths in 1950. Martin Gallagher played for North Sydney, South Sydney and also Parramatta winning grand finals with Souths in 1953-54 and 55. Stait was in the Newtown side defeated by Souths in 1954 and 55. Other notable league players were John Baker who played for Western Suburbs from 1968 to 1973 and Parramatta from 1974 to 1979. Also from Portland was Craig Bellamy, current top rated Coach of Melbourne Storm and X Canberra player.
I was the Captain of the 1974 winning Amco Cup side Western Division - and also named as Player of the Series in 1974. My point being, not a bad effort for two Portland players playing in opposite sides in Sydney Rugby League Grand Finals. The others are just notables I know of, (from Portland) who have reached some heights in our wonderful game of Rugby League. I did go to South Sydney in 1964, however injuries robbed me of making the grade. Thanks. Paul Dowling. (29/11/2014)

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