Rupert Mudge

Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Nickname(s)
John
Died
Friday, 23rd July, 1993

Biography

Second row forward John Mudge was playing in Easts' RU juniors when he was picked by Workington Town manager Tom Mitchell to play in England. There, he joined ex-patriot Tony Paskins under the coaching of legendary Great Britain Test captain Gus Risman. Mudge was a try-scorer in the 18-10 win against Featherstone Rovers in the 1952 Challenge Cup but was not as fortunate three years later when the club went down to Barrow, 21-12. He then returned to Australia and played with Easts for four seasons.

- ALAN WHITICKER

Career Statistics

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Competitions

Competition   App T G   FG Pts W L D Win %  
European Championship 13 1 -   - 3 9 4 0 69.23% List
NRL 47 3 -   - 9 22 25 0 46.81% List
Country Carnival 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% List


International

Test Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Other 1949-53 13 1 -   - 3 9 4 0 69.23% List
Overall 1949-1953 13 1 0   0 3 9 4 0 69.23% List

International Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Australasia 1951 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% List
Overall 1951 1 0 0   0 - 1 0 0 100.00% List


Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Eastern Suburbs NSWRFL 1955 5 - -   - - 2 3 0 40.00% List
Eastern Suburbs NSWRFL 1956 11 1 -   - 3 3 8 0 27.27% List
Eastern Suburbs NSWRFL 1957 18 1 -   - 3 9 9 0 50.00% List
Eastern Suburbs NSWRFL 1958 13 1 -   - 3 8 5 0 61.54% List
Overall 1955-1958 47 3 0   0 9 22 25 0 46.81% List

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Eastern Suburbs 1955-58 47 3 -   - 9 22 25 0 46.81% List
Overall 1955-1958 47 3 0   0 9 22 25 0 46.81% List

All Australian Club Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Eastern Suburbs 1955-58 48 3 -   - 9 23 25 0 47.92% List
Overall 1955-1958 48 3 0   0 9 23 25 0 47.92% List

Your Say

Carolyn McDowall says: Rupert John Mudge held the record for the longest running try at the old Wembley Stadium (demolished 2000). It was scored in the Workington Town/Featherstone Challenge Cup match on April 20, 1952. (17/01/2010)

Sue Scarcella says: Rupert Mudge was my uncle. My mum, Barbara, was Yvonne Mudge's little sister. We always looked up to Uncle Rupert. He was a good looking, well-groomed man, and, as children, we spent many happy days with the family. We always told people proudly that he was our uncle, especially when he was on television with Rex Mossop. (16/05/2011)

john mudge says: after his football career he remained active coaching junior teams. He was instrumental in starting the Coogee Minows they still have a competition [the john mudge trophy] commemorating his achievements. He became president of the Randwick Rugby Club then went on to become a selector for the Roosters (05/06/2021)

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