Bruce Hopkins

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Player No. 132
Nickname
Position Halfback
Contract 1949
Height
Weight
DOB
Origin
Debut Vs Balmain - 12th Apr 1947
Dog Years (3) 1947 , 1948 , 1949
Captain Years (1) 1949
Captain Record 17 games, 6 won(35%), 9 lost(53%), 2 drew(12%)
Rep Caps NSW(2) , Australia(No Official Tests)
Other Clubs Balmain, St George
Junior Club

Biography Bruce Hopkins joined Canterbury in 1947 as a halfback.

Originally from Easts (Roosters) juniors, Bruce was a handy goal kicker.

He played in the 1947 Grand Final. Season 1948 was Bruce's best year where his form pushed him into the representative spotlight.

Bruce played two matches for NSW and was selected for 1948-49 Kangaroo tour.

He was the first Canterbury player to be selected on a Kangaroo tour.

Bruce joined Balmain in 1950 and played 25 games in two seasons.

In 1954, he played three more games, this time for St George.

Career Stats
Grade Year Games Tries Goals F Goals Points
1 1947 19 6 3 0 24
1 1948 11 3 22 0 53
1 1949 17 3 41 0 91
Total: 47 12 66 0 168
Average (per year): 15.7 4 22 0 56
Average (per game): 0.3 1.4 0 3.6

Total - All Grades
  Years Games Tries Goals F Goals Points
Total: 3 47 12 66 0 168
Average (per year): 15.7 4 22 0 56
Average (per game): 0.3 1.4 0 3.6

Data provided by Clint Crofts