Cec Cooper

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Player No. 162
Coach No. 19
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Position Centre
Contract 1956
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DOB
Origin
Debut Vs Newtown - 6th Aug 1949
Dog Years (6) 1949 , 1950 , 1951 , 1952 , 1953 , 1956
Captain Years (2) 1951 , 1953
Captain Record 14 games, 7 won(50%), 5 lost(36%), 2 drew(14%)
Rep Caps NSW(1)
Other Clubs
Junior Club Lakemba

Biography Cec Cooper joined Canterbury in 1949 as a centre.

The brother of Lionel, Col and Reg Cooper, Cec progressed quickly through the grades to play first grade in 1949 when Jim Tutill was injured.

In 1950, Cec secured a regular first grade position which he maintained for the next four seasons.

In 1951, Cec played for NSW against France.

In 1953, Cec was captain of the first grade team. He captained Canterbury on 14 occasions.

After departing the club at the end if 1953, Cec returned to the club to play his last season of first grade in 1956.

In 1957, Cec was coach of the reserve grade team and in 1958 and 1959 became coach of the first grade team.
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Career Stats
Grade Year Games Tries Goals F Goals Points
1 1949 2 1 0 0 3
1 1950 17 9 0 0 27
1 1951 15 7 0 0 21
1 1952 16 9 0 0 27
1 1953 13 3 0 0 9
1 1956 15 2 0 0 6
Total: 78 31 0 0 93
Average (per year): 13 5.2 0 0 15.5
Average (per game): 0.4 0 0 1.2

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Total - All Grades
  Years Games Tries Goals F Goals Points
Total: 6 87 33 0 0 99
Average (per year): 14.5 5.5 0 0 16.5
Average (per game): 0.4 0 0 1.1

Data provided by Clint Crofts