Jack Beaton

Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Full Name
John James Beaton
Born
Friday, 2nd January, 1914
Died
Wednesday, 5th June, 1996 (Aged 82 years and 154 days)
Place Of Birth
Yass, New South Wales, Australia

Awards & Accolades

Australian Hall Of Fame
2008

Biography

Brilliant fullback/centre, originally from Yass, played RU for St Joseph’s College Hunter's Hill before going to Lismore to play league in 1933. Beaton was discovered guesting for University in a night-time league competition at the end of 1933 and joined Easts the following year after the cricket season finished. That year he was selected as a fullback for ‘Rest of NSW’ against the Kangaroos before gaining state selection. Beaton played in Easts' 15-12 final loss to Wests that year and went on to play in the champion ‘Tri-colour’ teams that won premierships in 1935-37. Beaton was a fine attacking player at centre, winger or fullback, and a capable back-up goal-kicker to Dave Brown. He represented NSW on 12 occasions between 1934-39 and made his Test debut against England in 1936 before touring with the 1937-38 Kangaroos. Beaton proved himself to be the premier centre in Australia with 7 Test appearances on tour against NZ, England and France as well as top-scoring with 124pts (6t, 53g). Although former English Test captain Jonty Parkin rated Beaton as the best centre he had seen for many years, Beaton retired at the height of his career at age 24 to take up a position with his father’s brewery business.

- 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 1936-38 10 1 14   - 31 5 5 0 50.00% List
Overall 1936-1938 10 1 14   0 31 5 5 0 50.00% List

International Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Australia 1936-1937 1 - 1   - 2 0 1 0 0.00% List
Overall 1937 1 0 1   0 2 0 1 0 0.00% List


Representative

Australia - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
NSW Firsts 1934-37 19 23 17   - 103 16 2 1 84.21% List
NSW City Firsts 1934-37 4 3 5   - 19 3 1 0 75.00% List
NSW City Possibles 1935 1 - -   - - 0 0 1 0.00% List
Sydney Firsts 1936 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% List
Overall 1934-1937 25 26 22   0 122 19 4 2 76.00% List


Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Eastern Suburbs NSWRFL 1934 11 9 12   - 51 8 3 0 72.73% List
Eastern Suburbs NSWRFL 1935 10 6 17   - 52 9 1 0 90.00% List
Eastern Suburbs NSWRFL 1936 6 1 3   - 9 5 0 1 83.33% List
Eastern Suburbs NSWRFL 1937 8 2 25   - 56 6 0 2 75.00% List
Eastern Suburbs NSWRFL 1938 2 - 5   - 10 1 1 0 50.00% List
Overall 1934-1938 37 18 62   0 178 29 5 3 78.38% List

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Eastern Suburbs 1934-38 37 18 62   - 178 29 5 3 78.38% List
Overall 1934-1938 37 18 62   0 178 29 5 3 78.38% List

Australian Finals Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Eastern Suburbs 1934-35 3 2 3   - 12 2 1 0 66.67% List
Overall 1934-1935 3 2 3   0 12 2 1 0 66.67% List

All Australian Club Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Eastern Suburbs 1934-38 40 21 73   - 209 32 5 3 80.00% List
Overall 1934-1938 40 21 73   0 209 32 5 3 80.00% List

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