Leo Nosworthy

Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Biography

Balmain winger had a long and successful career in the country before coaching the Tigers to its last first grade premiership title. Nosworthy, who twice represented Western Division against France (1951 & 1955), coached Narromine in 1951 before returning to Balmain. The club's 'Player of the Year' in 1952 he left Sydney in 1953 and spent the next decade as a player coach in Narromine and Dubbo. Nosworthy returned to Balmain as Third Grade coach in 1963 (where he played several matches) and spent five years as a lower grade coach culminating in a reserve grade premiership in 1967. He stood down as coach in 1968 before taking over the first grade reins from Keith Barnes in 1969. Critics felt that the club would battle for success that year but Nosworthy was able to fashion a talented side that had immense faith in their own ability. It is now a part of rugby league folklore that Nosworthy's team knocked over a star-studded Souths side in the grand final, 11-2. He coached the club until 1973, weathering the disappointing letdown the club suffered in the years after its grand final success before retiring.

- ALAN WHITICKER

Career Statistics

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Competitions

Competition   App T G   FG Pts W L D Win %  
NRL 64 27 -   - 81 35 25 4 54.69% List
NRL Finals 6 2 -   - 6 3 3 0 50.00% List
Tour Matches Western Division 2 1 -   - 3 1 1 0 50.00% List
Tour Matches Western New South Wales 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% List


Representative

Australia - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Western Division 1951, 1953 2 1 -   - 3 1 1 0 50.00% List
Western NSW 1955 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% List
Overall 1951-1955 3 1 0   0 3 1 2 0 33.33% List


Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Balmain NSWRFL 1948 7 2 -   - 6 4 3 0 57.14% List
Balmain NSWRFL 1949 20 12 -   - 36 11 7 2 55.00% List
Balmain NSWRFL 1950 19 4 -   - 12 12 5 2 63.16% List
Balmain NSWRFL 1952 18 9 -   - 27 8 10 0 44.44% List
Overall 1948-1952 64 27 0   0 81 35 25 4 54.69% List

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Balmain 1948-50, 1952 64 27 -   - 81 35 25 4 54.69% List
Overall 1948-1952 64 27 0   0 81 35 25 4 54.69% List

Australian Finals Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Balmain 1948-50 6 2 -   - 6 3 3 0 50.00% List
Overall 1948-1950 6 2 0   0 6 3 3 0 50.00% List

Your Say

bob narromine says: brilliant leader of team and great reader of game. excellent player (01/01/2018)

Ronald Leslie Weekes says: Leo coached Dubbo Macquarie and at that time were the best country league team I have ever seen.
The illegal punters on the side line would give the opposition team from fifty to sixty points start .
At that time Forbes were the second best team in group eleven. On a dry day they would get forty five points start. On a wet or muddy day only twenty five points. Macquarie often won by seventy to eighty points. (03/06/2021)

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