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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Competitions

Competition   App T G   FG Pts W L D Win %  
NRL 126 43 313   - 755 67 52 7 53.17% List
City vs Country Firsts 6 6 23   - 64 5 1 0 83.33% List
Interstate Matches 20 17 59   - 169 14 4 2 70.00% List
Tour Matches New South Wales Firsts 9 4 34   - 80 5 3 1 55.56% List
Tour Matches Australia 21 14 66   - 174 12 9 0 57.14% List
Test Series 16 6 53   - 63 7 9 0 43.75% List
NRL Finals 8 6 19   - 56 6 2 0 75.00% List
The Ashes 6 3 26   - 122 3 3 0 50.00% List
Country Carnival 3 3 15   - 39 2 1 0 66.67% List
Tour Matches Sydney Firsts 2 4 16   - 44 2 0 0 100.00% List
World Cup 3 - 8   - 16 1 2 0 33.33% List


International

Test Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Australia 1948, 1950-54 19 6 61   - 140 8 11 0 42.11% List
Overall 1948-1954 19 6 61   0 140 8 11 0 42.11% List

International Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Australia 1948-1954 2 1 9   - 21 2 0 0 100.00% List
Overall 1954 2 1 9   0 21 2 0 0 100.00% 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, 1954 2 - 3   - 6 1 1 0 50.00% List
NSW Firsts 1947-48, 1950-54 30 21 93   - 249 20 7 3 66.67% 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
Sydney Firsts 1953, 1955 3 4 24   - 60 3 0 0 100.00% List
Kangaroos 1953 1 2 6   - 18 1 0 0 100.00% List
Newcastle (AU) 1954 1 - 5   - 10 0 1 0 0.00% List
Overall 1946-1955 45 33 160   0 419 32 10 3 71.11% 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 14 3 53   - 115 8 6 0 57.14% List
Eastern Suburbs NSWRFL 1955 16 7 48   - 117 7 8 1 43.75% List
Eastern Suburbs NSWRFL 1956 7 2 17   - 40 1 6 0 14.29% List
Overall 1947-1956 126 43 313   0 755 67 52 7 53.17% List

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
St George 1947-53 103 34 248   - 598 59 38 6 57.28% List
Newcastle (AU) 1954 ? - -   - - ? ? ? ?  
Eastern Suburbs 1955-56 23 9 65   - 157 8 14 1 34.78% List
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

All Australian Club Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
St George 1947-53 105 36 256   - 620 61 38 6 58.10% List
Newcastle (AU) 1954 ? - -   - - ? ? ? ?  
Eastern Suburbs 1955-56 23 10 67   - 164 8 14 1 34.78% List
Overall 1947-1956 ? 46 323   0 784 ? ? ? ?  

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