Edgar Newham

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Player No. 58
Nickname
Position Wing
Contract 1948
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Origin
Debut Vs Western Suburbs - 25th Apr 1938
Dog Years (8) 1938 , 1939 , 1940 , 1941 , 1942 , 1943 , 1945 , 1948
Rep Caps NSW(2)
Other Clubs
Junior Club Cowra

Biography Edgar Newham joined Canterbury in 1938 and showed enough class to quickly secure a first spot on the wing.

Tall and fast, Edgar Newham was one of the best wingers to play for Canterbury.

A member of the Premiership winning team in 1938 and 1942, Edgar also played the final in 1940 and was unlucky to miss the City Cup final in 1939 due to injury.

Edgar's finest moment was the play off for first place in 1942 against Balmain where he scored five tries in the 26-20 win.

This record has only been equalled by Nigel Vagana in 2002 against South Sydney.

Edgar played a total of five games for NSW from 1941 to 1946.
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Career Stats
Grade Year Games Tries Goals F Goals Points
1 1938 12 7 0 0 21
1 1939 14 10 0 0 30
1 1940 15 11 0 0 33
1 1941 12 5 0 0 15
1 1942 6 11 0 0 33
1 1943 4 4 0 0 12
1 1945 1 1 0 0 3
1 1948 8 6 0 0 18
Total: 72 55 0 0 165
Average (per year): 9 6.9 0 0 20.6
Average (per game): 0.8 0 0 2.3

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Total - All Grades
  Years Games Tries Goals F Goals Points
Total: 8 77 59 0 0 177
Average (per year): 9.6 7.4 0 0 22.1
Average (per game): 0.8 0 0 2.3

Data provided by Clint Crofts