Merv Denton

Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Full Name
Mervyn John Denton
Born
Saturday, 14th February, 1920
Died
Monday, 23rd June, 1980 (Aged 60 years and 130 days)
Place Of Birth
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Biography

Talented winger played in 12 matches for NSW during 1939-41 but the advent of World War II curtailed his Test hopes. Denton went to Young in 1941-42 and also represented Country during those years. His length of the field try in the City-Country match in 1942 is rated one of the best ever at the SCG. Denton returned to Sydney to play for Balmain in 1943.

- ALAN WHITICKER

Career Statistics

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Representative

Australia - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
NSW Group 4 1938 1 1 -   - 3 0 1 0 0.00% List
NSW Firsts 1939-41 16 25 1   - 77 10 6 0 62.50% List
NSW Country Firsts 1939, 1941-42, 1944 4 3 4   - 17 1 3 0 25.00% List
Felsh's Team 1940 1 3 -   - 9 0 1 0 0.00% List
Sydney Firsts 1940 1 2 1   - 8 1 0 0 100.00% List
NSW City Firsts 1940, 1943 2 5 2   - 19 2 0 0 100.00% List
Rest of NSW Firsts 1942 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% List
Overall 1938-1944 26 39 8   0 133 14 12 0 53.85% List


Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Canterbury NSWRFL 1940 13 8 -   - 24 8 5 0 61.54% List
Balmain NSWRFL 1943 12 5 8   - 31 6 5 1 50.00% List
Canterbury NSWRFL 1945 8 2 -   - 6 3 4 1 37.50% List
Overall 1940-1945 33 15 8   0 61 17 14 2 51.52% List

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Canterbury 1940, 1945 21 10 -   - 30 11 9 1 52.38% List
Balmain 1943 12 5 8   - 31 6 5 1 50.00% List
Overall 1940-1945 33 15 8   0 61 17 14 2 51.52% List

Australian Finals Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Canterbury 1940 2 3 -   - 9 1 1 0 50.00% List
Balmain 1943 1 1 1   - 5 0 1 0 0.00% List
Overall 1940-1943 3 4 1   0 14 1 2 0 33.33% List

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