Joe Pearce

Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Full Name
Sidney Henry William Pearce Jnr
Born
Wednesday, 7th September, 1910
Died
Monday, 16th October, 1995 (Aged 85 years and 39 days)
Place Of Birth
Woollahra, New South Wales, Australia

Awards & Accolades

Australian Hall Of Fame
2007

Known Family Links

Father
Sid Pearce

Biography

The son of ‘Sandy’ Pearce and, as with his father, an Australian Test player and premiership-winning with Easts Sid ‘Joe’ Pearce started his career as a fullback with Easts in 1929 but quickly found a home in the forwards. A junior Australian Rules player in the district he first represented NSW in 1930 and made his Test debut against England in 1932. Although not a recognised goal-kicker Pearce kicked one goal in Australia’s heroic ‘Battle of Brisbane’ Second Test win in 1932 and later piloted 6 goals in a match for NSW against Queensland. Pearce captained Easts during the 1933 season and toured with the Kangaroos at the end of the year. He played in two Tests on tour (and 22 other matches) and scored 44pts (12t, 4g). A fine ball-player Pearce was a member of the champion Easts teams that won premierships in 1935-37 and played in Test series against NZ (1935) and England (1936) before gaining selection on his second Kangaroo Tour in 1937. Australia had been invited to play a Test series against NZ as the first stage of the tour and, unfortunately, Pearce broke his leg in Australia's Second Test loss. The champion forward was allowed to complete the tour travelling to England and France with his leg in plaster. While he never played for Australia again he was still representing NSW in his final year with Easts. His club career concluded the year after winning another premiership with Easts in 1940 when the club suffered defeat in the 1941 loss to St George. Pearce later coached Easts in 1944.

- 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 1932-37 16 6 -   - 18 7 9 0 43.75% List
Overall 1932-1937 16 6 0   0 18 7 9 0 43.75% List


Representative

Australia - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Metropolis 1930, 1932 2 - -   - - 1 1 0 50.00% List
NSW Firsts 1930-41 40 9 10   - 47 28 10 2 70.00% List
NSW City Firsts 1930-41 12 5 5   - 25 10 2 0 83.33% List
Rest of Australia 1930 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% List
NSW City Possibles 1931, 1933 2 - 1   - 2 0 2 0 0.00% List
NSW City Probables 1932 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% List
Sydney Firsts 1936, 1938, 1941 4 - -   - - 0 3 1 0.00% List
Felsh's Team 1940 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% List
Overall 1930-1941 63 14 16   0 74 40 20 3 63.49% List


Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Eastern Suburbs NSWRFL 1929 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% List
Eastern Suburbs NSWRFL 1930 13 3 -   - 9 9 4 0 69.23% List
Eastern Suburbs NSWRFL 1931 14 3 -   - 9 10 4 0 71.43% List
Eastern Suburbs NSWRFL 1932 12 5 1   - 17 8 4 0 66.67% List
Eastern Suburbs NSWRFL 1933 6 2 8   - 22 3 3 0 50.00% List
Eastern Suburbs NSWRFL 1934 11 1 -   - 3 7 4 0 63.64% List
Eastern Suburbs NSWRFL 1935 18 5 -   - 15 17 1 0 94.44% List
Eastern Suburbs NSWRFL 1936 8 2 1   - 8 7 0 1 87.50% List
Eastern Suburbs NSWRFL 1937 8 1 1   - 5 6 0 2 75.00% List
Eastern Suburbs NSWRFL 1938 12 1 -   - 3 4 5 3 33.33% List
Eastern Suburbs NSWRFL 1939 14 2 1   - 8 8 6 0 57.14% List
Eastern Suburbs NSWRFL 1940 15 3 -   - 9 11 3 1 73.33% List
Eastern Suburbs NSWRFL 1941 15 5 2   - 19 9 6 0 60.00% List
Eastern Suburbs NSWRFL 1942 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% List
Overall 1929-1942 148 33 14   0 127 99 42 7 66.89% List

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Eastern Suburbs 1929-42 148 33 14   - 127 99 42 7 66.89% List
Overall 1929-1942 148 33 14   0 127 99 42 7 66.89% List

Australian Finals Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Eastern Suburbs 1929-1941 16 2 -   - 6 9 7 0 56.25% List
Overall 1930-1941 16 2 0   0 6 9 7 0 56.25% List

All Australian Club Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Eastern Suburbs 1929-42 151 35 14   - 133 101 43 7 66.89% List
Overall 1929-1942 151 35 14   0 133 101 43 7 66.89% List

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