Johnny Bliss

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Playing Career

Vital Statistics

Born
Monday, 30th August, 1920
Died
1974

Honours & Awards

Based only on data available in the RLP database. This information should be used as a guide only.

Interstate Series
1947

Biography

Dashing winger, a professional beach sprint champion with 12 Australian sprint titles to his credit, scored a club record-equalling five tries for Norths in a match against Easts in 1944. Bliss made his debut for NSW while playing for Manly in their inaugural season (1947). He went on to make one Test appearance, against France in 1951, but missed the club's maiden grand final appearance that year because of injury. He remained closely associated with the Manly club right up to his death in 1974.
- ALAN WHITICKER

Playing Career Statistics

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Competitions

Competition   Comp Wins App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Tour Matches Sydney Firsts - 1 - -   - - 0 0 1 0.00% List
Tour Matches Australia - 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% List
Test Series - 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% List
Interstate Series 1 6 9 -   - 27 3 2 1 50.00% List
City vs Country Firsts - 3 3 -   - 9 3 0 0 100.00% List
NSWRFL Premiership (NRL) - 126 80 -   - 240 50 74 2 39.68% List
NSWRFL Finals - 2 3 -   - 9 1 1 0 50.00% List
City Cup - 1 2 -   - 6 0 1 0 0.00% List


International

Test Matches - By Team

Team Years   App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Australia 1951   1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% List


Representative

Australia - By Team

Team Years   App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Metropolis Seconds 1944   1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% List
NSW City Seconds 1944, 1946, 1948-49   4 4 -   - 12 4 0 0 100.00% List
Sydney Firsts 1945, 1951   3 1 -   - 3 0 2 1 0.00% List
Probables (AU) 1946, 1950   2 2 -   - 6 1 1 0 50.00% List
NSW City Firsts 1946-48, 1951   4 5 -   - 15 4 0 0 100.00% List
NSW Firsts 1947, 1951   8 10 -   - 30 5 2 1 62.50% List
Possibles (AU) 1948   1 2 -   - 6 1 0 0 100.00% List
Overall1944-1951   23 24 0   0 72 16 5 2 69.57% List


Club Career

NSWRFL Premiership (NRL) - By Year

Team Season   App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Balmain NSWRFL 1942   11 11 -   - 33 6 5 0 54.55% List
Balmain NSWRFL 1943   4 1 -   - 3 3 1 0 75.00% List
North Sydney NSWRFL 1944   8 7 -   - 21 4 3 1 50.00% List
North Sydney NSWRFL 1945   15 9 -   - 27 8 7 0 53.33% List
North Sydney NSWRFL 1946   12 11 -   - 33 4 8 0 33.33% List
Manly NSWRFL 1947   14 10 -   - 30 4 10 0 28.57% List
Manly NSWRFL 1948   15 5 -   - 15 3 11 1 20.00% List
Manly NSWRFL 1949   10 2 -   - 6 2 8 0 20.00% List
Manly NSWRFL 1950   18 10 -   - 30 6 12 0 33.33% List
Manly NSWRFL 1951   14 12 -   - 36 8 6 0 57.14% List
Manly NSWRFL 1952   1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% List
Manly NSWRFL 1953   4 2 -   - 6 1 3 0 25.00% List

NSWRFL Premiership (NRL) - By Team

Team Years   App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Balmain 1942-43   15 12 -   - 36 9 6 0 60.00% List
North Sydney 1944-46   35 27 -   - 81 16 18 1 45.71% List
Manly 1947-53   76 41 -   - 123 25 50 1 32.89% List
Overall1942-1953   126 80 0   0 240 50 74 2 39.68% List

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Contributions: Gary Neale, Shawn Dollin, Andrew Ferguson, Greg Fiveash, Rugby League Tables, Alan Katzmann, Paul Carter, AJ Lucantonio, Tim Costello