Tony Russell

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Career Stats & Summary

Biography

Balmain forward was at the centre of an incident with St George's George Carstairs that sparked the infamous Earl Park riot on 11 August, 1928. Russell was alleged to have kicked Carstairs after the St George player had broken Russell's nose after using his elbow in a tackle. Carstairs was knocked unconscious while Russell was attacked by an angry mob of spectators after the match. Both players were summonsed to appear in a Kogarah Court where charges of causing a public riot were later dropped. (Interestingly, the NSWRL took no action against the players, blaming the crowd for the trouble). Russell was sent off against St George the following year and left Balmain to play in Canowindra in 1930. He later won a world championship in a quieter sport, sailing 18 footers.

- ALAN WHITICKER

Career Statistics

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Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Balmain NSWRFL 1926 12 2 10   - 26 4 8 0 33.33% Match list
Balmain NSWRFL 1927 12 5 -   - 15 4 7 1 33.33% Match list
Balmain NSWRFL 1928 7 - -   - - 4 3 0 57.14% Match list
Balmain NSWRFL 1929 8 3 -   - 9 3 4 1 37.50% Match list
Overall 1926-1929 39 10 10   0 50 15 22 2 38.46% Match list

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Balmain 1926-29 39 10 10   - 50 15 22 2 38.46% Match list
Overall 1926-1929 39 10 10   0 50 15 22 2 38.46% Match list

All Australian Club Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Balmain 1926-1929 42 13 11   - 61 16 24 2 38.10% Match list
Overall 1924-1929 42 13 11   0 61 16 24 2 38.10% Match list

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