Jim Abercrombie

Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Born
Friday, 31st December, 1880
Died
1948
Place Of Birth
Curramulka, South Australia, Australia

Biography

North Sydney RU forward (formerly with Glebe) played for NSW in 1907 against the visiting NZ ‘All Golds’ in the third match of the series. Abercrombie, a stoutly framed goal-kicking hooker/prop, attended the foundation meeting of the North Sydney RL Club in January 1908 but by the time the first professional rugby competition got underway he had transferred his services to Western Suburbs. A late call-up to the 1908-09 Kangaroos, after originally being left out of the squad, he became Wests’ first Test player when selected in the inaugural Test match between Australia and England at London’s St James Park. Abercrombie appeared in 31 of 45 games on that first tour, including two Tests. Born James Maskell in South Australia, he changed his name to Abercrombie when his mother remarried but reverted to his birth-name after his playing career had finished. A blacksmith by trade, he emigrated to NZ in search of work during the Depression and became a share farmer.

- ALAN WHITICKER

Career Statistics

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Competitions

Competition   App T G   FG Pts W L D Win %  
Tour Matches New South Wales Firsts 2 - -   - - 1 1 0 50.00% List
NRL 12 - 5   - 10 1 11 0 8.33% List
Tour Matches Metropolis 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% List
Tour Matches Australia 31 2 6   - 18 9 19 3 29.03% List
The Ashes 2 - -   - - 0 1 1 0.00% List
Test Series 2 - -   - - 0 1 1 0.00% List


International

Test Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Australia 1908-09 4 - -   - - 0 3 1 0.00% List
Overall 1908-1909 4 0 0   0 - 0 3 1 0.00% List


Representative

Australia - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
NSW Firsts 1907-08 2 - -   - - 1 1 0 50.00% List
Metropolis 1908 2 - -   - - 1 1 0 50.00% List
Overall 1907-1908 4 0 0   0 - 2 2 0 50.00% List


Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Western Suburbs NSWRFL 1908 9 - 5   - 10 1 8 0 11.11% List
Western Suburbs NSWRFL 1910 2 - -   - - 0 2 0 0.00% List
Western Suburbs NSWRFL 1913 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% List
Overall 1908-1913 12 0 5   0 10 1 11 0 8.33% List

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Western Suburbs 1908, 1910, 1913 12 - 5   - 10 1 11 0 8.33% List
Overall 1908-1913 12 0 5   0 10 1 11 0 8.33% List

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