John Greaves

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Player No. 303
Nickname
Position Centre, Wing
Contract 1972
Height
Weight
DOB 8th May 1943
Origin
Debut Vs St George - 28th Jun 1964
Dog Years (8) 1964 , 1965 , 1966 , 1967 , 1968 , 1970 , 1971 , 1972
Captain Years (2) 1971 , 1972
Captain Record 34 games, 21 won(62%), 13 lost(38%), 0 drew(0%)
Rep Caps NSW(7) , Australia(8)
Other Clubs St George
Junior Club Renown United

Biography John Greaves played 28 games for St George between 1962 and 1963 mainly on the wing.

In 1964 he joined Canterbury and after being injured in the pre-season, he played first grade in the second half of the season, making his debut against his former club St George on the wing.

In 1965, John became a regular member of the first grade team playing at centre. He managed to remain a regular member of the first grade team for the next seven seasons.

In 1966, John played for NSW and Australia. He played seven games for NSW between 1966 and 1968 along with eight Tests for Australia between 1966 and 1968. He was apart of the 1967-68 Kangaroos and played in the 1968 World Cup.
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Career Stats
Grade Year Games Tries Goals F Goals Points
1 1964 9 3 0 0 9
1 1965 12 4 0 0 12
1 1966 13 6 0 0 18
1 1967 18 2 0 0 6
1 1968 15 3 0 0 9
1 1970 11 4 0 0 12
1 1971 13 3 0 0 9
1 1972 21 13 27 0 93
Total: 112 38 27 0 168
Average (per year): 14 4.8 3.4 0 21
Average (per game): 0.3 0.2 0 1.5

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Total - All Grades
  Years Games Tries Goals F Goals Points
Total: 8 121 40 32 1 186
Average (per year): 15.1 5 4 0.1 23.3
Average (per game): 0.3 0.3 0 1.5

Data provided by Clint Crofts