Henry Porter

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Player No. 37
Coach No. 13
Nickname Tarzan
Position Prop
Contract 1948
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Origin
Debut Vs Western Suburbs - 13th Apr 1936
Dog Years (11) 1936 , 1937 , 1938 , 1939 , 1940 , 1941 , 1942 , 1944 , 1946 , 1947 , 1948
Captain Years (6) 1938 , 1939 , 1940 , 1946 , 1947 , 1948
Captain Record 59 games, 35 won(59%), 19 lost(32%), 5 drew(8%)
Rep Caps NSW(9)
Other Clubs Newtown
Junior Club

Biography Henry Porter played 16 games for Newtown in 1933 including the club final win over St George.

A large prop forward, Henry was nicknamed 'Tarzan' due to his strong physic.

After playing a season in Goulbourn in 1935 where he was able to earn his initial game for NSW, Henry joined Canterbury in 1936.

He was able to secure a first grade spot for the next 12 years only being interrupted by a move to Brisbane in 1945.

Henry was part of the formable front row combination with Henry Porter and Roy Kirkaldy. Together the 'Three Musketeers' played in 94 from 1938 to 1948.

Henry played in the inaugural semi-final against Easts (Roosters) in 1936 and played in the Premiership winning teams of 1938 and 1942.
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Career Stats
Grade Year Games Tries Goals F Goals Points
1 1936 15 2 1 0 8
1 1937 15 1 0 0 3
1 1938 12 2 0 0 6
1 1939 11 1 4 0 11
1 1940 13 0 1 0 2
1 1941 12 0 0 0 0
1 1942 16 0 0 0 0
1 1944 5 0 0 0 0
1 1946 16 1 0 0 3
1 1947 19 0 12 0 24
1 1948 12 0 0 0 0
Total: 146 7 18 0 57
Average (per year): 13.3 0.6 1.6 0 5.2
Average (per game): 0 0.1 0 0.4

Total - All Grades
  Years Games Tries Goals F Goals Points
Total: 11 146 7 18 0 57
Average (per year): 13.3 0.6 1.6 0 5.2
Average (per game): 0 0.1 0 0.4

Data provided by Clint Crofts