Noel Pidding

Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Full Name
Noel Douglas Pidding
Born
1927
Died
Saturday, 17th August, 2013
Place Of Birth
Maitland, New South Wales, Australia

Biography

Maitland fullback set a host of impressive point-scoring records at club and Test level after re-establishing his reputation as a great winger. After joining St George in 1947 Pidding made his Test debut as fullback against NZ in 1948 but, after a poor game, he was replaced by the great Clive Churchill and missed the 1948-49 Kangaroo Tour. His representative career was rescued when he was moved to the wing and he played in that position in St George's 1949 grand final victory against Souths. In 1950 he was given the goal-kicking duties in the City-Country match and scored an individual record 27pts (1t, 12g). In 1951 Pidding became the first St George player to top 200pts (14t, 79g) in a season and played against Great Britain (1950), France (1951) and NZ (1952) before touring with the 1952-53 Kangaroos. Playing in five Tests on tour, as well as in 17 other matches, he scored 228pts (18t, 87g) - second only to Dave Brown's record with the 1933-34 Kangaroos. His career as an incisive, deceptive winger and exceptional goal-kicker continued in Tests against NZ (1953) and Great Britain (1954) with his last appearance for Australia being the 1954 World Cup. That year Pidding scored the then individual points record for an Australian player in Anglo-Australian Tests with 19pts (1t, 8g) in the First Test at the SCG. He left St George to return to Maitland after the club’s loss to Souths in the 1953 grand final but later played a season and a half with Easts in 1955-56.

- 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 1948, 1950-54 21 7 70   - 161 10 11 0 47.62% List
Overall 1948-1954 21 7 70   0 161 10 11 0 47.62% List

World Cup Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Australia 1948-1954 3 - 8   - 16 1 2 0 33.33% List
Overall 1954 3 0 8   0 16 1 2 0 33.33% List


Representative

Australia - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
NSW Country Seconds 1946 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% List
NSW Firsts 1947-48, 1950-54 26 17 71   - 193 16 7 3 61.54% List
NSW City Firsts 1947-48, 1950, 1952-53, 1955 6 6 23   - 64 5 1 0 83.33% List
NSW City Seconds 1949, 1951 2 - 6   - 12 2 0 0 100.00% List
Overall 1946-1955 35 23 100   0 269 23 9 3 65.71% List


Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
St George NSWRFL 1947 17 1 5   - 13 10 7 0 58.82% List
St George NSWRFL 1948 16 - 1   - 2 9 6 1 56.25% List
St George NSWRFL 1949 17 5 20   - 55 11 5 1 64.71% List
St George NSWRFL 1950 15 6 49   - 116 7 5 3 46.67% List
St George NSWRFL 1951 16 14 79   - 200 10 5 1 62.50% List
St George NSWRFL 1952 8 5 41   - 97 4 4 0 50.00% List
St George NSWRFL 1953 8 3 53   - 115 5 3 0 62.50% List
Eastern Suburbs NSWRFL 1955 ? 7 48   - 117  
Eastern Suburbs NSWRFL 1956 ? 2 17   - 40  
Overall 1947-1956 ? 43 313   0 755 ? ? ? ?  

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
St George 1947-53 97 34 248   - 598 56 35 6 57.73% List
Eastern Suburbs 1955-56 ? 9 65   - 157 ? ? ? ?  
Overall 1947-1956 ? 43 313   0 755 ? ? ? ?  

Australian Finals Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
St George 1947-1953 8 6 19   - 56 6 2 0 75.00% List
Overall 1948-1953 8 6 19   0 56 6 2 0 75.00% List

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