Johnny Bliss

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Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Born
Monday, 30th August, 1920
Died
1974

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

Career Statistics

All statistics shown in this section are based only on data available in the RLP database, and are not necessarily a complete and/or 100% accurate representation of a player's career. This information should be used as a guide only. If you see a question mark (?), it denotes that the figure is not available.

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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% Match list
Overall 1951 1 0 0   0 - 0 1 0 0.00% Match 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% Match list
NSW City Seconds 1944, 1946 2 3 -   - 9 2 0 0 100.00% Match list
Sydney Firsts 1945, 1951 3 1 -   - 3 0 2 1 0.00% Match list
Probables (AU) 1946 1 2 -   - 6 0 1 0 0.00% Match list
NSW City Firsts 1946-48, 1951 4 5 -   - 15 4 0 0 100.00% Match list
NSW Firsts 1947, 1951 6 9 -   - 27 3 2 1 50.00% Match list
Overall 1944-1951 17 20 0   0 60 10 5 2 58.82% Match list


Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Balmain NSWRFL 1942 11 11 -   - 33 6 5 0 54.55% Match list
Balmain NSWRFL 1943 4 1 -   - 3 3 1 0 75.00% Match list
North Sydney NSWRFL 1944 8 7 -   - 21 4 3 1 50.00% Match list
North Sydney NSWRFL 1945 15 9 -   - 27 8 7 0 53.33% Match list
North Sydney NSWRFL 1946 12 11 -   - 33 4 8 0 33.33% Match list
Manly Warringah NSWRFL 1947 14 10 -   - 30 4 10 0 28.57% Match list
Manly Warringah NSWRFL 1948 ? 5 -   - 15  
Manly Warringah NSWRFL 1949 ? 2 -   - 6  
Manly Warringah NSWRFL 1950 ? 10 -   - 30  
Manly Warringah NSWRFL 1951 ? 12 -   - 36  
Manly Warringah NSWRFL 1952 ? - -   - -  
Manly Warringah NSWRFL 1953 ? 2 -   - 6  
Overall 1942-1953 ? 80 0   0 240 ? ? ? ?  

Australian League Matches - 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% Match list
North Sydney 1944-46 35 27 -   - 81 16 18 1 45.71% Match list
Manly Warringah 1947 14 41 -   - 123 4 10 0 28.57% Match list
Overall 1942-1953 ? 80 0   0 240 ? ? ? ?  

Australian Finals Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Balmain 1942 1 2 -   - 6 0 1 0 0.00% Match list
Overall 1942 1 2 0   0 6 0 1 0 0.00% Match list

All Australian Club Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Balmain 1942-43 15 13 -   - 39 9 6 0 60.00% Match list
North Sydney 1944-46 35 32 -   - 96 16 18 1 45.71% Match list
Manly Warringah 1947, 1951 15 41 -   - 123 5 10 0 33.33% Match list
Overall 1942-1953 65 86 0   0 258 30 34 1 46.15% Match list

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