Horrie Miller

Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Full Name
Horace Richard Miller
Born
Monday, 17th July, 1882
Died
Wednesday, 11th January, 1967 (Aged 84 years and 177 days)
Place Of Birth
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Biography

Former champion runner, rated the fastest man in the code's inaugural season, Horrie Miller served as the NSWRL's secretary for 32 years until his controversial sacking in 1946. Miller scored two tries for Easts in the club's 14-12 loss to Souths in the first premiership final and was both the top try-scorer (15t) and point-scorer (15t, 2g - 47pts) in the 1908 season. Easts' first secretary while still a player, he retired at the end of 1909 to take on the role full-time. In 1914 he succeeded Ted Larkin as secretary of the NSWRL following Larkin's enlistment for war duty (Larkin was subsequently killed at Gallipoli). Miller later coined the phrase 'The Greatest Game of All' in describing the game he loved. In February 1946 he was sacked from his dual role (he was also secretary of the Australian Board of Control) when a modest £80 amount could not be accounted for. It was a sad demise for one of the pioneers of the code. He later died in 1967, aged 85.

- ALAN WHITICKER

Career Statistics

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Representative

Australia - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Metropolis 1908 1 1 -   - 3 0 1 0 0.00% List
Overall 1908 1 1 0   0 3 0 1 0 0.00% List


Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Eastern Suburbs NSWRFL 1908 11 15 -   1 47 9 2 0 81.82% List
Eastern Suburbs NSWRFL 1909 5 3 -   - 9 3 2 0 60.00% List
Overall 1908-1909 16 18 0   1 56 12 4 0 75.00% List

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Sydney 1908-09 16 18 -   1 56 12 4 0 75.00% List
Overall 1908-1909 16 18 0   1 56 12 4 0 75.00% List

Australian Finals Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Sydney 1908 2 5 -   - 15 1 1 0 50.00% List
Overall 1908 2 5 0   0 15 1 1 0 50.00% List

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