George Taylforth

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Player No. 307
Nickname Roudy
Position Second Row
Contract 1969
Height 179cm (5' 11")
Weight 89kg (196lbs)
DOB 25th Jan 1941
Origin Liverpool, England
Debut Vs South Sydney - 3rd Apr 1965
Dog Years (5) 1965 , 1966 , 1967 , 1968 , 1969
Captain Years (3) 1966 , 1967 , 1968
Captain Record 20 games, 10 won(50%), 10 lost(50%), 0 drew(0%)
Rep Caps
Other Clubs St George, Cronulla
Junior Club Sutherland Woronora

Biography George Taylforth joined Canterbury as a goal kicking second row forward.

Originally from St George, he made his first grade debut for Canterbury in the opening game of the season against South Sydney and remained a regular member of the team for five seasons.

In 1966, George was appointed captain for the season. He captained Canterbury on 20 occasions from 1966 to 1968.

In 1967, George played in all first grade games including the Grand Final against South Sydney. In doing so, he managed to be the first Canterbury player to score more than 200 points in a season which broke Brian Davies 1960 point scoring record of 128.
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Career Stats
Grade Year Games Tries Goals F Goals Points
1 1965 15 1 13 0 29
1 1966 18 2 48 0 102
1 1967 25 2 99 0 204
1 1968 12 1 15 0 33
1 1969 16 2 17 1 42
Total: 86 8 192 1 410
Average (per year): 17.2 1.6 38.4 0.2 82
Average (per game): 0.1 2.2 0 4.8

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Total - All Grades
  Years Games Tries Goals F Goals Points
Total: 5 99 10 213 1 458
Average (per year): 19.8 2 42.6 0.2 91.6
Average (per game): 0.1 2.2 0 4.6

Data provided by Clint Crofts