Frank O'Connor

Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Full Name
Francis Arthur O'Connor
Born
Sunday, 25th November, 1906
Died
Sunday, 23rd August, 1964 (Aged 57 years and 272 days)
Place Of Birth
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Known Family Links

Brother
Alf O'Connor

Biography

Souths forward made his international debut in the Second Test against England in Brisbane in 1932. Distinctive with his shock of wild, curly hair, O’Connor saved Australia’s famous, 15-6 victory when, at a crucial stage of the match, he tackled English centre Stan Brogden over the tryline and knocked the ball out of his hands. O’Connor appeared in the third and deciding Test in Sydney before touring with the 1933-34 Kangaroos. On tour he played in 16 matches, including the first two Tests against England. A premiership-winner at Souths in 1929 and 1931-32, Frank O’Connor passed away in 1964.

- ALAN WHITICKER

Career Statistics

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Competitions

Competition   App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
NRL 72 14 -   - 42 47 22 3 65.28% List
NRL Finals 10 6 -   - 18 7 3 0 70.00% List
Country Carnival 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% List
Tour Matches New South Wales Firsts 4 - -   - - 2 2 0 50.00% List
Tour Matches Metropolis 2 1 -   - 3 1 1 0 50.00% List
City vs Country Firsts 3 1 -   - 3 3 0 0 100.00% List
Interstate Matches 9 1 -   - 3 3 5 1 33.33% List
Tour Matches Australia 19 8 -   - 24 13 6 0 68.42% List
Test Series 4 1 -   - - 1 3 0 25.00% List
The Ashes 4 1 -   - 6 1 3 0 25.00% List
City Cup 6 - -   - - 2 4 0 33.33% List


International

Test Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Australia 1932-33 4 1 -   - 3 1 3 0 25.00% List


Representative

Australia - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Metropolis 1930, 1932 2 1 -   - 3 1 1 0 50.00% List
NSW City Seconds 1930, 1932 2 1 -   - 3 2 0 0 100.00% List
NSW Firsts 1930-34 15 1 -   - 3 6 7 2 40.00% List
NSW City Firsts 1931, 1933-34 3 1 -   - 3 3 0 0 100.00% List
NSW City Possibles 1931-32 2 1 -   - 3 0 2 0 0.00% List
NSW City Probables 1933 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% List
Sydney Firsts 1936 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% List
Overall 1930-1936 26 5 0   0 15 13 11 2 50.00% List


Club Career

NRL/NSWRL - By Year

Team Season App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Souths NSWRFL 1927 2 - -   - - 2 0 0 100.00% List
Souths NSWRFL 1929 9 3 -   - 9 7 2 0 77.78% List
Souths NSWRFL 1930 14 1 -   - 3 8 6 0 57.14% List
Souths NSWRFL 1931 12 3 -   - 9 9 3 0 75.00% List
Souths NSWRFL 1932 10 4 -   - 12 8 2 0 80.00% List
Souths NSWRFL 1933 6 1 -   - 3 5 1 0 83.33% List
Souths NSWRFL 1934 10 - -   - - 3 5 2 30.00% List
Souths NSWRFL 1936 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% List
Souths NSWRFL 1937 8 2 -   - 6 5 2 1 62.50% List
Overall 1927-1937 72 14 0   0 42 47 22 3 65.28% List

NRL/NSWRL - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Souths 1927, 1929-34, 1936-37 72 14 -   - 42 47 22 3 65.28% List

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