John Russell

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Player No. 248
Nickname
Position Five-Eight, Centre
Contract 1965
Height 183cm (6' 0")
Weight 97kg (213lbs)
DOB 18th Nov 1938
Origin Bankstown, NSW, Australia
Debut Vs Western Suburbs - 26th Apr 1958
Dog Years (9) 1957 , 1958 , 1959 , 1960 , 1961 , 1962 , 1963 , 1964 , 1965
Rep Caps
Other Clubs
Junior Club Bankstown United

Biography John Russell joined Canterbury in 1957 as a five-eight.

In 1958, he started the season in reserve grade and quickly secured a centre position in first grade. After starting the 1959 season in first grade, John was relegated to make way for Ken Rowlands.

He returned to first grade in 1960, playing in the Semi Final against Easts (Roosters). In 1961, John started the season in first grade but was relegated to reserve grade for Barry Smith. He was able to regain his first grade position by the end of the season.

After missing most of 1962, John was a regular in the reserve grade team in 1963 playing in the Preliminary Final against South Sydney.
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Career Stats
Grade Year Games Tries Goals F Goals Points
1 1958 11 3 1 0 11
1 1959 8 3 0 0 9
1 1960 16 6 0 0 18
1 1961 10 0 0 0 0
1 1963 3 0 0 0 0
1 1964 13 1 0 0 3
Total: 61 13 1 0 41
Average (per year): 10.2 2.2 0.2 0 6.8
Average (per game): 0.2 0 0 0.7

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Total - All Grades
  Years Games Tries Goals F Goals Points
Total: 9 117 17 1 0 53
Average (per year): 13 1.9 0.1 0 5.9
Average (per game): 0.1 0 0 0.5

Data provided by Clint Crofts