Tom Kirk

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Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Born
Wednesday, 15th November, 1916
Died
1994
Place Of Birth
Adelong, New South Wales, Australia

Biography

Former Tumut fullback played a winning role in C’bury’s first premiership success in 1938. An exceptional goal-kicker, Kirk landed four goals in the 19-6 win over Easts in the final and made his debut for NSW the following year in the centres. Joining Newtown, he became the first player to kick 100 goals in a season (1943) including five in the 34-7 win over Norths in the grand final. Kirk was the season's leading point-scorer on five occasions, the last in 1946 after joining Norths. (He twice kicked a club record 11 goals during the 1944 season and also scored a club record 25pts in a match against St George that year). The first player to score 1000 career points in the Sydney premiership Kirk made a return to the NSW side in his final year in the Sydney competition.

- 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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Representative

Australia - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Southern Division 1935 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% Match list
Tumut 1935 1 - 2   - 4 0 1 0 0.00% Match list
NSW City Seconds 1939 1 1 2   - 7 1 0 0 100.00% Match list
NSW Firsts 1939, 1946 6 6 4   - 26 4 2 0 66.67% Match list
Army Firsts 1943-44 2 - 8   - 16 0 2 0 0.00% Match list
NSW City Firsts 1944, 1946 2 - 4   - 8 2 0 0 100.00% Match list
Fighting Services I 1945 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% Match list
Overall 1935-1946 14 7 20   0 61 8 6 0 57.14% Match list


Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Canterbury NSWRFL 1936 12 1 38   - 79 8 2 2 66.67% Match list
Canterbury NSWRFL 1938 16 2 44   - 94 13 1 2 81.25% Match list
Canterbury NSWRFL 1939 14 5 27   - 69 9 5 0 64.29% Match list
Newtown NSWRFL 1940 15 9 36   - 99 9 6 0 60.00% Match list
Newtown NSWRFL 1941 7 - 19   - 38 4 2 1 57.14% Match list
Newtown NSWRFL 1942 3 - 10   - 20 0 3 0 0.00% Match list
Newtown NSWRFL 1943 17 - 58   - 116 12 4 1 70.59% Match list
Newtown NSWRFL 1944 16 3 88   - 185 11 5 0 68.75% Match list
Newtown NSWRFL 1945 11 - 51   1 104 7 3 1 63.64% Match list
Newtown NSWRFL 1946 15 2 58   - 122 10 5 0 66.67% Match list
North Sydney NSWRFL 1947 ? - 58   - 116  
Overall 1936-1947 ? 22 487   1 1,042 ? ? ? ?  

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Canterbury 1936, 1938-39 42 8 109   - 242 30 8 4 71.43% Match list
Newtown 1940-46 84 14 320   1 684 53 28 3 63.10% Match list
North Sydney 1947 ? - -   - - ? ? ? ?  
Overall 1936-1947 ? 22 487   1 1,042 ? ? ? ?  

Australian Finals Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Canterbury 1936, 1938-39 4 - 15   - 30 2 2 0 50.00% Match list
Newtown 1940, 1943-46 8 1 28   1 61 2 6 0 25.00% Match list
Overall 1936-1946 12 1 43   1 91 4 8 0 33.33% Match list

Your Say

Ian kirk says: Dad was also the first non-playing coach to win a premiership for temora in 1957 (group 9) also won the riverina championship defeating wagga magpies - that team won the clayton cup (best team in CRL) and dad won country coach of the year. (all these achievemtns are well documented)
(01/09/2016)

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