Wally Messenger

Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Full Name
Walter Messenger
Born
Thursday, 9th July, 1891
Died
Sunday, 1st January, 1961 (Aged 69 years and 176 days)
Place Of Birth
Woollahra, New South Wales, Australia

Known Family Links

Brother
Dally Messenger

Biography

Younger brother of the immortal Dally Messenger was a member of the Easts' teams that won premierships in 1912-13 (with his brother as captain). At rep level, Wally Messenger appeared in only one match for NSW against Queensland (1913) before playing for the Blues against the visiting England team the following year. He then represented Australia in the final two Tests of the 1914 Ashes series against England. A fine goal-kicker, he landed three goals in Australia’s 12-7 win in the Second Test and scored one of Australia's two tries against a team reduced to ten men in the Lions’ famous ‘Rorke’s Drift’ 14-6 victory in the deciding Test of the series.

- ALAN WHITICKER

Career Statistics

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Competitions

Competition   App T G   FG Pts W L D Win %  
NRL 98 50 236   1 624 62 32 4 63.27% List
City Cup 12 5 33   - 81 9 3 0 75.00% List
Interstate Matches 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% List
Tour Matches Metropolis 1 - 9   - 18 1 0 0 100.00% List
Tour Matches New South Wales Firsts 1 - 1   - 2 1 0 0 100.00% List
The Ashes 2 1 3   - 18 1 1 0 50.00% List
Tour Matches Australia 2 1 3   - 9 1 1 0 50.00% List
Test Series 2 1 3   - - 1 1 0 50.00% List


International

Test Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Australia 1914 2 1 3   - 9 1 1 0 50.00% List
Overall 1914 2 1 3   0 9 1 1 0 50.00% List


Representative

Australia - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Metropolis 1913-15 3 1 15   - 33 3 0 0 100.00% List
NSW Firsts 1913-14 5 - 2   - 4 5 0 0 100.00% List
Overall 1913-1915 8 1 17   0 37 8 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 1912 7 4 10   - 32 7 0 0 100.00% List
Eastern Suburbs NSWRFL 1913 12 10 15   - 60 11 1 0 91.67% List
Eastern Suburbs NSWRFL 1914 12 7 29   - 79 7 5 0 58.33% List
Eastern Suburbs NSWRFL 1915 13 5 29   - 73 6 7 0 46.15% List
Eastern Suburbs NSWRFL 1916 11 3 35   1 81 5 4 2 45.45% List
Eastern Suburbs NSWRFL 1917 11 4 23   - 58 5 6 0 45.45% List
Eastern Suburbs NSWRFL 1918 10 7 23   - 67 6 4 0 60.00% List
Eastern Suburbs NSWRFL 1919 13 2 41   - 88 8 3 2 61.54% List
Eastern Suburbs NSWRFL 1920 9 8 31   - 86 7 2 0 77.78% List
Overall 1912-1920 98 50 236   1 624 62 32 4 63.27% List

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Eastern Suburbs 1912-20 98 50 236   1 624 62 32 4 63.27% List
Overall 1912-1920 98 50 236   1 624 62 32 4 63.27% List

All Australian Club Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Eastern Suburbs 1912-20 110 55 269   1 705 71 35 4 64.55% List
Overall 1912-1920 110 55 269   1 705 71 35 4 64.55% List

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