Fred Jones

Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Born
Wednesday, 9th December, 1942
Died
Saturday, 20th March, 2021 (Aged 78 years and 101 days)
Place Of Birth
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Biography

South Coast product came up through the Manly juniors and, except for the 1964 season that he spent at Tumbarumba, played his heart out with the Sea Eagles for fourteen seasons. The rugged hooker broke into rep football in 1968, playing for NSW and then Australia in the World Cup, and ended the year with Manly's grand final loss to Souths. In 1970 Jones suffered another grand final defeat before captaining the club to their first premiership title two years later. A diamond in the rough he was a try-scorer in the club’s 19-14 grand final win over Easts in 1972 and was named in Australia's World Cup squad that went to France at the end of the year. After a four-year absence Jones played in all three interstate matches in 1973 and capped a memorable year by leading Manly to a bruising win over Cronulla in the grand final. In 1974 he became the first Manly player to be granted a testimonial season but his career came to a close the following year after budding champion Max Krilich, (whom Jones had kept in reserve grade for many seasons) secured the club's top rake position.

- ALAN WHITICKER

Career Statistics

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International

Test Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Australia 1968 3 1 -   - 3 3 0 0 100.00% List
Overall 1968 3 1 0   0 3 3 0 0 100.00% List

World Cup Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Australia 1968 3 1 -   - 3 3 0 0 100.00% List
Overall 1968 3 1 0   0 3 3 0 0 100.00% List


Representative

Australia - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
NSW Firsts 1968-69, 1973 4 2 -   - 6 3 1 0 75.00% List
NSW City Firsts 1968 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% List
Overall 1968-1973 5 2 0   0 6 4 1 0 80.00% List


Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Manly NSWRFL 1961 ? - -   - -  
Manly NSWRFL 1962 ? - -   - -  
Manly NSWRFL 1963 ? - -   - -  
Manly NSWRFL 1965 ? 1 -   - 3  
Manly NSWRFL 1966 ? 2 -   - 6  
Manly NSWRFL 1967 ? 1 -   - 3  
Manly NSWRFL 1968 ? 2 -   1 8  
Manly NSWRFL 1969 ? 1 -   - 3  
Manly NSWRFL 1970 ? 5 -   - 15  
Manly NSWRFL 1971 ? 4 -   - 12  
Manly NSWRFL 1972 ? 4 -   - 12  
Manly NSWRFL 1973 ? 5 -   - 15  
Manly NSWRFL 1974 7 - -   - - 5 2 0 71.43% List
Manly NSWRFL 1975 6 - -   - - 3 3 0 50.00% List
Overall 1961-1975 ? 25 0   1 77 ? ? ? ?  

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Manly 1961-63, 1965-75 ? 25 -   1 77 ? ? ? ?  
Manly 1974-75 13 - -   - - 8 5 0 61.54% List
Overall 1961-1975 ? 25 0   1 77 ? ? ? ?  

All Australian Club Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Manly 1961, 1966, 1968-75 ? 25 -   1 77 ? ? ? ?  
Manly 1974-1975 26 - -   - - 14 12 0 53.85% List
Overall 1961-1975 ? 25 0   1 77 ? ? ? ?  

Your Say

Anonymous says: was a legend coached me as a kid brought me down to hardbord from Belrose good memories.. (25/04/2015)

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