Kevin Yow Yeh

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Career Stats & Summary

Known Family Links

Cousin twice removed
Jharal Yow Yeh

Biography

Arthur Beetson's centre partner at Roma ventured to Balmain with his team-mate in 1966. Yow Yeh played on the wing in the Tigers' grand final loss to St George that year but could not fully adjust to city life. He left Balmain at the end of 1967 and while Beetson went on to greatness, Yow Yeh's life ended tragically in the 1980s.

- ALAN WHITICKER

Career Statistics

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Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Balmain NSWRFL 1966 ? 2 -   - 6  
Balmain NSWRFL 1967 ? 7 -   - 21  
Overall 1966-1967 ? 9 0   0 27 ? ? ? ?  

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Balmain 1966-67 ? 9 -   - 27 ? ? ? ?  
Overall 1966-1967 ? 9 0   0 27 ? ? ? ?  

All Australian Club Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Balmain 1966 1 9 -   - 27 1 0 0 100.00% Match list
Overall 1966-1967 1 9 0   0 27 1 0 0 100.00% Match list

Your Say

Lyle F.Reed says: I have just released a book titled "Inquest" in Ipswich Qld.The book details the short life of Kevin Yow Yeh former Redcliffe and Balmain I st Grade footballer his story has never been told Kevin was a very troubled man his life after football left him a legacy of alcohol fuelled hatred of the white man it virtually killed him then on the 27th June 1975 he was arrested in Maryborough Qld on a minor assault charge he was flown to Mackay to face the alleged charges his case was heard at 10 am and was remanded to appear for sentencing at 2.30 pm, he collapsed at 2pm and was pronounced deceased at 2.05pm his family assumed his death was very suspicious and demanded an Inquest it was never granted. (19/12/2013)

Anonymous says: I have limited memories from the mid 60?s ,but have memories of Kevin as a very fast running player for the Tigers , my earliest rugby league memories . Kevin & Artie were my favorite players from that era at Leichhardt Oval. Was sad to hear of Kevin?s passing in 1975. (31/05/2014)

gavin says: I remember Kevin when I was a boy playing for the tigers. Sadly missed (06/10/2014)

BankTeller says: Kevin possessed amazing pace of-the-mark. I well recall a TV add where fullback, Les Johns (C-B), tackled Kevin Yow Yeh (Bal)in a copybook tackle. RIP Kevin (08/05/2015)

Anonymous says: Kevin Yow Yeh played for Rainbows Club in Gympie 1962. (29/06/2017)

Rob Cross says: I remember watching Kevin flying down the wing at Leichhardt Oval as a kid. IF he caught the ball (many a time he was too quick for the pass and fumbled) it was a certain try. The man was like greased lightening and I will never forget how awesome he was as a runner. 40 years later, I met his niece when we worked together and she told me he had passed away, sad news indeed. (17/08/2017)

Anonymous says: Player-Coach Merv(Tuppy)Walsh led the Rainbows to an easy Grand Final win over Brothers 42-2.Tuppy and Kevin Yow Yeh played for Wide Bay in 1962 QRL trials at Lang Park.Wide Bay played Toowoomba,and Yow Yeh scored 4 tries.I played only one match against Kevin in 1962,and he was top class. (08/12/2017)

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