Norm Strong

Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Biography

Rated by Norths president Harry McKinnon as one of the finest clubmen to play for any Sydney premiership side, hooker Norm Strong held the record for first grade matches with the Bears until it was broken by Greg Florimo in 1997. Norths were infrequent visitors to the semi-finals during Strong's 15-year association with the club but the local junior was a rugged competitor and a highly consistent forward who mastered the subtle skills and ploys of hooking. Strong is also credited with bringing the mouthguard into vogue when he opted to wear the device in the mid-1950s. After retiring at the end of 1960, he made a comeback the following year. He went on to break Newtown captain 'Bumper' Farrell's record 250 grade games before hanging up his boots.

- ALAN WHITICKER

Career Statistics

All statistics shown in this section are based only on data available in the RLP database, and are not necessarily a complete and/or 100% accurate representation of a player's career. This information should be used as a guide only. If you see a question mark (?), it denotes that the figure is not available.

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Competitions

Competition   App T G   FG Pts W L D Win %  
NRL 138 10 -   - 30 54 78 6 39.13% List
NRL Finals 4 - -   - - 1 3 0 25.00% List
Tour Matches Sydney Colts 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% List
City Cup 1 1 -   - 3 1 0 0 100.00% List


Representative

Australia - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
NSW City Seconds 1953 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% List
Sydney Colts 1955 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% List
Possibles (AU) 1955 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% List
Overall 1953-1955 3 0 0   0 - 2 1 0 66.67% List


Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
North Sydney NSWRFL 1947 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% List
North Sydney NSWRFL 1948 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% List
North Sydney NSWRFL 1949 8 1 -   - 3 3 4 1 37.50% List
North Sydney NSWRFL 1950 18 - -   - - 3 15 0 16.67% List
North Sydney NSWRFL 1951 16 - -   - - 5 11 0 31.25% List
North Sydney NSWRFL 1952 7 - -   - - 4 3 0 57.14% List
North Sydney NSWRFL 1953 19 4 -   - 12 10 8 1 52.63% List
North Sydney NSWRFL 1954 17 1 -   - 3 8 7 2 47.06% List
North Sydney NSWRFL 1955 18 - -   - - 10 8 0 55.56% List
North Sydney NSWRFL 1956 18 - -   - - 5 12 1 27.78% List
North Sydney NSWRFL 1957 15 - -   - - 6 8 1 40.00% List
North Sydney NSWRFL 1958 ? 2 -   - 6  
North Sydney NSWRFL 1962 ? 2 -   - 6  
Overall 1947-1962 ? 10 0   0 30 ? ? ? ?  

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
North Sydney 1947-57 138 10 -   - 30 54 78 6 39.13% List
Overall 1947-1962 ? 10 0   0 30 ? ? ? ?  

Australian Finals Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
North Sydney 1947-1954 4 - -   - - 1 3 0 25.00% List
Overall 1952-1954 4 0 0   0 - 1 3 0 25.00% List

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