Jim Matthews

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Player No. 277
Nickname
Position Halfback, Five-Eight
Contract 1963
Height
Weight
DOB 25th Jan 1938
Origin
Debut Vs Parramatta - 17th Jun 1962
Dog Years (2) 1962 , 1963
Rep Caps
Other Clubs Roosters
Junior Club Arncliffe Scots

Biography Jim Matthews joined Canterbury in 1962 as a halfback after playing in Leeton.

He was a regular member of the reserve grade team and received an opportunity to play first grade against Parramatta when Ray Beavan was injured.

In 1963, Jim became a regular member of the first grade team playing five-eight.

He joined Easts in 1964 to play 70 games from 1964 to 1968, captaining the team to the Semi-Final against Canterbury in 1967 and the Semi-Final against St George in 1968.

Jim completed his playing career in the Illawarra competition in 1969.

Career Stats
Grade Year Games Tries Goals F Goals Points
1 1962 3 0 2 0 4
1 1963 12 2 1 0 8
Total: 15 2 3 0 12
Average (per year): 7.5 1 1.5 0 6
Average (per game): 0.1 0.2 0 0.8

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Total - All Grades
  Years Games Tries Goals F Goals Points
Total: 2 32 2 10 0 26
Average (per year): 16 1 5 0 13
Average (per game): 0.1 0.3 0 0.8

Data provided by Clint Crofts