Keith Middleton

Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Born
Saturday, 7th March, 1931
Current Age
90 years and 150 days

Known Family Links

Brother
Bill Middleton

Biography

Norths centre had a brief but historic impact on the international rugby league scene in 1950. Middleton came to Norths from Bermagui on the South Coast of NSW in 1948. Two years later, at age 21, he was selected in the third interstate match that propelled him into Australia's Test team. Middleton played in all three Tests against Great Britain and, in the Third and deciding Test, gave the final pass to winger Ron Roberts to score the try that gave Australia the Ashes for the first time in 30 years. His brief rep career ended after another appearance for NSW in 1951.

- 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 1950 3 - -   - - 2 1 0 66.67% List
Overall 1950 3 0 0   0 - 2 1 0 66.67% List


Representative

Australia - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Probables (AU) 1950 2 - -   - - 2 0 0 100.00% List
NSW City Seconds 1950 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% List
NSW Firsts 1950-51 3 1 -   - 3 1 2 0 33.33% List
NSW City Firsts 1951, 1953 2 - -   - - 1 1 0 50.00% List
Overall 1950-1953 8 1 0   0 3 5 3 0 62.50% List


Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
North Sydney NSWRFL 1948 10 - -   - - 0 10 0 0.00% List
North Sydney NSWRFL 1949 16 4 -   - 12 5 10 1 31.25% List
North Sydney NSWRFL 1950 14 6 -   - 18 2 12 0 14.29% List
North Sydney NSWRFL 1951 13 1 -   - 3 2 11 0 15.38% List
North Sydney NSWRFL 1952 7 1 -   - 3 3 4 0 42.86% List
North Sydney NSWRFL 1953 8 6 -   - 18 6 2 0 75.00% List
North Sydney NSWRFL 1954 ? 3 -   - 9  
South Sydney NSWRFL 1956 ? - -   - -  
Overall 1948-1956 ? 21 0   0 63 ? ? ? ?  

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
North Sydney 1948-53 68 21 -   - 63 18 49 1 26.47% List
South Sydney 1956 ? - -   - - ? ? ? ?  
Overall 1948-1956 ? 21 0   0 63 ? ? ? ?  

Australian Finals Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
North Sydney 1948-1953 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% List
Overall 1953 1 0 0   0 - 0 1 0 0.00% List

Your Say

Laurie says: Keith Middleton was only 19 years old when he played in his first test match for Australia against England. I am just old enough to have read and heard about it at that time, as much was made about it in the general media. He probably also represented NSW prior to his 1st. test match. I remember listening to the vital 3rd test in that series in which he set Ron Roberts up with a pass that gave him a clear passage to score the winning try.There is not much about him on the web, its a pity, because he deserves more recognition. (18/06/2011)

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