Wally Messenger

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Wally Messenger
Personal information
Full name Walter Messenger
Born 1891
Woollahra, New South Wales
Died 1 January 1961
Clareville, New South Wales
Playing information
Position Wing
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1912–20 Eastern Suburbs 98 50 237 0 624
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1913–14 New South Wales 2 0 0 0 0
1914 Australia 2 1 3 0 9
Source: Yesterday's Hero

Wally Messenger (1891–1961) was an Australian rugby league footballer of the 1910s. He was a state and national representative wing three-quarter back whose club career was played with Eastern Suburbs in the New South Wales Rugby Football League premiership. The younger brother of league great Dally Messenger,[1] Wally Messenger won premierships with Easts in NSWRFL season 1912 and NSWRFL season 1913, playing with his brother as captain. He made two Test appearances for Australia national rugby league team in the 1914 domestic Ashes series, kicking three goals on debut[2] and scoring a try in the deciding test of the series. He represented for New South Wales in one match against Queensland also in 1914. For the 1915 season, he was the NSW Rugby Football League's top point-scorer. Wally Messenger is listed on the Australian Players Register as Kangaroo No.93. [3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Player Profile - Wally Messenger". yesterdayshero.com.au. SmartPack International. Retrieved 19 June 2013. 
  2. ^ "sportsmem.com.au". 1914 Australian RL Jersey Maroon & Blue Hoops. Michael Fahey - Sports Memorabilia Australia. Retrieved 19 June 2013. 
  3. ^ ARL Annual Report 2005, page 52