Lin Johnson

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Player No. 66
Nickname
Position Fullback
Contract 1946
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Origin
Debut Vs Roosters - 25th Apr 1940
Dog Years (7) 1940 , 1941 , 1942 , 1943 , 1944 , 1945 , 1946
Captain Years (1) 1944
Captain Record 10 games, 3 won(30%), 6 lost(60%), 1 drew(10%)
Rep Caps NSW(2)
Other Clubs
Junior Club

Biography Lin Johnson joined Canterbury in 1940 from the Newcastle competition.

A long kicker of the ball in general play, Lin was a fullback of high quality. In his first season with the club, Lin gained selection for his two games for NSW.

He was a member of the 1940 final team that played Easts (Roosters) and a member of the Premiership winning team in 1942.

It was Lin Johnson's awkward goal kick in the mud that somehow fell over the crossbar that broke the deadlock for the 11-9 victory over St George.

A reliable clubman, Lin played 78 consecutive first games. A streak not matched until Paul Langmack's sequence in the mid 1980's.
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Career Stats
Grade Year Games Tries Goals F Goals Points
1 1940 14 0 32 0 64
1 1941 15 0 39 0 78
1 1942 17 0 31 0 62
1 1943 14 0 16 0 32
1 1944 14 0 20 0 40
1 1945 14 0 3 0 6
1 1946 3 0 3 0 6
Total: 91 0 144 0 288
Average (per year): 13 0 20.6 0 41.1
Average (per game): 0 1.6 0 3.2

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Total - All Grades
  Years Games Tries Goals F Goals Points
Total: 7 96 0 146 0 292
Average (per year): 13.7 0 20.9 0 41.7
Average (per game): 0 1.5 0 3

Data provided by Clint Crofts