Len Holmes

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Player No. 116
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Position Lock, Second Row, Prop
Contract 1953
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Origin
Debut Vs South Sydney - 12th May 1945
Dog Years (8) 1945 , 1946 , 1947 , 1948 , 1949 , 1950 , 1951 , 1953
Rep Caps NSW(1)
Other Clubs
Junior Club

Biography The son of Harry Holmes (former Souths and Easts lock that assisted the club in the early years), Len Holmes first honour was to be Canterbury's ball boy for the 1938 Premiership winning final against Easts (Roosters).

Len played prop in 1945 and quickly made his way to first grade. In 1946, he moved to lock where he remained until 1950. Thereafter, Len played second row or prop.

After playing in the 1946 final against Balmain, Len was selected to play for NSW in 1947, playing all three games.

His goal kicking skills developed through the season and he became a key player in the team, playing in the 1947 Grand Final against Balmain.
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Career Stats
Grade Year Games Tries Goals F Goals Points
1 1945 7 1 0 0 3
1 1946 12 4 3 0 18
1 1947 19 5 26 0 67
1 1948 16 2 15 0 36
1 1949 15 2 1 0 8
1 1950 16 3 0 0 9
1 1951 13 3 3 0 15
1 1953 2 0 0 0 0
Total: 100 20 48 0 156
Average (per year): 12.5 2.5 6 0 19.5
Average (per game): 0.2 0.5 0 1.6

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Total - All Grades
  Years Games Tries Goals F Goals Points
Total: 8 118 23 57 0 183
Average (per year): 14.8 2.9 7.1 0 22.9
Average (per game): 0.2 0.5 0 1.6

Data provided by Clint Crofts