Ian Johnston

Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Born
1928
Died
Friday, 1st February, 2013

Biography

Newcastle fullback shifted to five-eighth following the emergence of budding champion Clive Churchill in the district. Johnston partnered the legendary Vic Hey at P’matta in 1948 and represented NSW in 1949. He then became the club's first Test player when he earned a place on the NZ tour, kicking 3 goals in Australia's 26-14 loss in the First Test. In 1951 he became the first P’matta player to top 100pts (13t, 38g) but it was a long time between drinks at national level. After shifting to the country to play with Young in 1953 he came back to P’matta but left for Coonamble after six matches following a dispute with the club. Johnston captain-coached Maitland in 1955 before joining Wests the following year. He duly gained selection on the 1956-57 Kangaroo tour - seven years after achieving his first Test cap – and although he did not play in another Test match he scored 7 tries in 9 games.

- ALAN WHITICKER

Career Statistics

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Competitions

Competition   App T G   FG Pts W L D Win %  
NRL 123 59 68   - 313 47 68 8 38.21% List
Interstate Matches 3 2 -   - 6 3 0 0 100.00% List
Tour Matches Australia 5 7 12   - 45 4 1 0 80.00% List
Test Series 1 - 3   - 6 0 1 0 0.00% List
City vs Country Firsts 2 1 -   - 3 1 1 0 50.00% List
NRL Finals 2 - -   - - 0 2 0 0.00% List


International

Test Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Australia 1949 1 - 3   - 6 0 1 0 0.00% List
Overall 1949 1 0 3   0 6 0 1 0 0.00% List


Representative

Australia - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Newcastle (AU) 1947 1 - 6   - 12 1 0 0 100.00% List
NSW City Seconds 1949 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% List
NSW Firsts 1949 3 2 -   - 6 3 0 0 100.00% List
Probables (AU) 1951 1 - 1   - 2 0 1 0 0.00% List
NSW Country Firsts 1954 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% List
NSW City Firsts 1957 1 1 -   - 3 1 0 0 100.00% List
Overall 1947-1957 8 3 7   0 23 6 2 0 75.00% List


Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Parramatta NSWRFL 1948 17 6 3   - 24 4 12 1 23.53% List
Parramatta NSWRFL 1949 16 9 -   - 27 7 6 3 43.75% List
Parramatta NSWRFL 1950 18 8 1   - 26 3 12 3 16.67% List
Parramatta NSWRFL 1951 18 13 38   - 115 9 9 0 50.00% List
Parramatta NSWRFL 1952 16 4 25   - 62 3 13 0 18.75% List
Parramatta NSWRFL 1954 5 4 1   - 14 1 4 0 20.00% List
Western Suburbs NSWRFL 1956 19 8 -   - 24 12 7 0 63.16% List
Western Suburbs NSWRFL 1957 14 7 -   - 21 8 5 1 57.14% List
Overall 1948-1957 123 59 68   0 313 47 68 8 38.21% List

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Parramatta 1948-52, 1954 90 44 68   - 268 27 56 7 30.00% List
Western Suburbs 1956-57 33 15 -   - 45 20 12 1 60.61% List
Overall 1948-1957 123 59 68   0 313 47 68 8 38.21% List

Australian Finals Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Western Suburbs 1956-57 2 - -   - - 0 2 0 0.00% List
Overall 1956-1957 2 0 0   0 - 0 2 0 0.00% List

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