Johnny Bliss

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

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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% List
Overall 1951 1 0 0   0 - 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
Overall 1944-1951 23 24 0   0 72 16 5 2 69.57% 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% 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 ? 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% List
North Sydney 1944-46 35 27 -   - 81 16 18 1 45.71% List
Manly 1947-52 72 41 -   - 123 24 47 1 33.33% 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% List
Manly 1947-1951 1 1 -   - 3 1 0 0 100.00% List
Overall 1942-1951 2 3 0   0 9 1 1 0 50.00% List

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