Ernie Hammerton

Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Full Name
Ernest Alfred Hammerton
Born
Sunday, 12th June, 1927
Died
Thursday, 4th July, 1991 (Aged 64 years and 22 days)

Biography

Souths' hooker played in seven consecutive premiership deciders (1949-55), winning premierships in 1950-51 and 1953-55. After making his debut for NSW in 1951 Hammerton made his only Test appearance against France in Brisbane. In 1956 he forced his way back into the NSW side and toured with the Kangaroos (11 matches, no Tests). On retirement he pursued a career as a selector, starting out on the Metropolitan and State panels in 1965. Hammerton served for 18 years as an Australian selector (1970-88) before standing down several years before his death in 1991.

- ALAN WHITICKER

Career Statistics

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Competitions

Competition   App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
NRL 157 10 1   - 32 106 48 3 67.52% List
NRL Finals 18 1 1   - 5 13 5 0 72.22% List
City vs Country Firsts 2 - -   - - 2 0 0 100.00% List
Interstate Matches 6 - -   - - 3 3 0 50.00% List
Test Series 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% List
Tour Matches Australia 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% List
Tour Matches Australian XIII 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% List
Country Carnival 6 1 1   - 5 6 0 0 100.00% List
Tour Matches New South Wales Country Firsts 1 1 -   - 3 1 0 0 100.00% List


International

Test Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Australia 1951 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% List


Representative

Australia - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Australia XIII 1951 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% List
NSW Firsts 1951, 1953, 1956 6 - -   - - 3 3 0 50.00% List
NSW City Firsts 1951 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% List
Sydney Firsts 1952-53, 1956 3 1 -   - 3 3 0 0 100.00% List
Probables (AU) 1952, 1954 2 - -   - - 0 1 1 0.00% List
Riverina 1953 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% List
NSW Country Firsts 1953 2 1 -   - 3 2 0 0 100.00% List
Possibles (AU) 1954, 1956 2 - -   - - 1 1 0 50.00% List
NSW City Seconds 1955-57 3 - -   - - 3 0 0 100.00% List
Metropolis 1957 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% List
Overall 1951-1957 22 2 0   0 6 15 6 1 68.18% List


Club Career

NRL/NSWRL - By Year

Team Season App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Souths NSWRFL 1947 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% List
Souths NSWRFL 1949 2 - -   - - 0 2 0 0.00% List
Souths NSWRFL 1950 20 2 -   - 6 16 4 0 80.00% List
Souths NSWRFL 1951 18 1 1   - 5 15 2 1 83.33% List
Souths NSWRFL 1952 20 - -   - - 13 7 0 65.00% List
Souths NSWRFL 1953 8 3 -   - 9 7 1 0 87.50% List
Souths NSWRFL 1954 19 1 -   - 3 15 3 1 78.95% List
Souths NSWRFL 1955 20 2 -   - 6 14 6 0 70.00% List
Souths NSWRFL 1956 16 - -   - - 9 6 1 56.25% List
Souths NSWRFL 1957 18 - -   - - 11 7 0 61.11% List
Souths NSWRFL 1958 15 1 -   - 3 5 10 0 33.33% List
Overall 1947-1958 157 10 1   0 32 106 48 3 67.52% List

NRL/NSWRL - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Souths 1947, 1949-58 157 10 1   - 32 106 48 3 67.52% List

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