John McDonell

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Player No. 387
Nickname
Position Second Row, Lock
Contract 1974
Height
Weight
DOB 13th May 1943
Origin
Debut Vs Manly - 25th Mar 1973
Dog Years (2) 1973 , 1974
Captain Years (2) 1973 , 1974
Captain Record 15 games, 9 won(60%), 6 lost(40%), 0 drew(0%)
Rep Caps
Other Clubs Manly, North Sydney
Junior Club Berry

Biography John McDonell played 27 games for Manly from 1965 to 1967 as a centre.

John joined North Sydney to play 100 games from 1968 to 1972, mainly as a lock forward.

John joined Canterbury in 1973 to be a regular second row in first grade, playing in the opening match of the season against his former club, Manly. He also played in the Preliminary Semi-Final against Newtown.

In 1974, John became captain in the last half of the season. He captained Canterbury on 15 occasions.

John led the team into the Grand Final against Easts (Roosters) before retiring from the game.

Career Stats
Grade Year Games Tries Goals F Goals Points
1 1973 19 3 0 0 9
1 1974 18 4 0 0 12
Total: 37 7 0 0 21
Average (per year): 18.5 3.5 0 0 10.5
Average (per game): 0.2 0 0 0.6

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Total - All Grades
  Years Games Tries Goals F Goals Points
Total: 2 42 7 0 0 21
Average (per year): 21 3.5 0 0 10.5
Average (per game): 0.2 0 0 0.5

Data provided by Clint Crofts