Henry Porter

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Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Nickname(s)
Tarzan
Born
Monday, 4th July, 1910
Died
1990

Biography

Newtown junior played in the club's win over St George in the 1933 final before forming a great front row partnership with Ray Kirkaldy and Eddie Burns at C’bury. Porter came to C’bury after a season with Goulburn in 1935 where he had represented NSW. The front row triumvirate of Porter, Kirkaldy and Burns remained together for much of the next decade, including the club's first two premiership successes in 1938 and 1942. Porter again represented NSW in 1939 and also played for Queensland while playing in the north in 1945. Porter, who was also a handy goal-kicker, was considered unlucky not to have represented Australia in the 1946 Ashes series after returning to C’bury. He captained the club in the narrow loss to Balmain in the 1947 grand final and, after his retirement, became a State and Australian selector. Porter passed away in 1990.

- 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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Representative

Australia - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
NSW Country Seconds 1934 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% Match list
Southern Division 1935 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% Match list
NSW Firsts 1935, 1938-41 20 2 1   - 8 12 8 0 60.00% Match list
NSW Country Firsts 1935 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% Match list
NSW City Probables 1935 1 - -   - - 0 0 1 0.00% Match list
Goulburn 1935 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% Match list
Sydney Firsts 1936, 1940 2 1 -   - 3 1 1 0 50.00% Match list
Metropolis 1936 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% Match list
Probables (AU) 1936-37 2 1 -   - 3 1 0 1 50.00% Match list
NSW City Seconds 1937 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% Match list
NSW City Firsts 1937-42 6 3 -   - 9 4 2 0 66.67% Match list
Thompson's Team 1940 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% Match list
Army Firsts 1942, 1944 2 - -   - - 0 2 0 0.00% Match list
Fighting Services I 1942 1 1 -   - 3 1 0 0 100.00% Match list
Brisbane Firsts 1945 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% Match list
QLD Firsts 1945 2 - -   - - 0 2 0 0.00% Match list
Overall 1934-1945 44 8 1   0 26 23 19 2 52.27% Match list


Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Newtown NSWRFL 1933 16 2 -   - 6 11 5 0 68.75% Match list
Canterbury NSWRFL 1936 15 2 1   - 8 9 4 2 60.00% Match list
Canterbury NSWRFL 1937 8 1 -   - 3 4 4 0 50.00% Match list
Canterbury NSWRFL 1938 12 2 -   - 6 10 0 2 83.33% Match list
Canterbury NSWRFL 1939 10 1 4   - 11 8 2 0 80.00% Match list
Canterbury NSWRFL 1940 13 - 1   - 2 8 5 0 61.54% Match list
Canterbury NSWRFL 1941 12 - -   - - 6 6 0 50.00% Match list
Canterbury NSWRFL 1942 16 - -   - - 11 5 0 68.75% Match list
Canterbury NSWRFL 1944 5 - -   - - 1 3 1 20.00% Match list
Canterbury NSWRFL 1946 16 1 -   - 3 9 6 1 56.25% Match list
Canterbury NSWRFL 1947 ? - 12   - 24  
Canterbury NSWRFL 1948 ? - -   - -  
Overall 1933-1948 ? 9 18   0 63 ? ? ? ?  

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Newtown 1933 16 2 -   - 6 11 5 0 68.75% Match list
Canterbury 1936-42, 1944, 1946 107 7 18   - 57 66 35 6 61.68% Match list
Overall 1933-1948 ? 9 18   0 63 ? ? ? ?  

Australian Finals Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Newtown 1933 2 - -   - - 2 0 0 100.00% Match list
Canterbury 1936, 1938, 1940-42, 1946 9 - -   - - 5 4 0 55.56% Match list
Overall 1933-1946 11 0 0   0 - 7 4 0 63.64% Match list

All Australian Club Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Newtown 1933 16 2 -   - 6 11 5 0 68.75% Match list
Canterbury 1936-42, 1944, 1946-47 117 7 28   - 77 71 40 6 60.68% Match list
Overall 1933-1948 133 9 28   0 83 82 45 6 61.65% Match list

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