Bob Banham

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Bob Banham
Personal information
Full name John Robert Banham
Born 22 September 1912
Died 20 December 1999(1999-12-20) (aged 87)
Mascot, New South Wales, Australia
Playing information
Position Five-eighth
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1936–37 South Sydney Rabbitohs 5 0 0 15
1938–40 Mount Albert Lions
1941 South Sydney Rabbitohs 3 0 0 9
Total 0 8 0 0 24
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1937 New South Wales City 1 0 0 0 0
1938–39 Auckland
1939 New Zealand 0 0 0 0 0
Source: [1]

John Robert "Bob" Banham (22 September 1912 – 20 December 1999)[2] is a rugby league player who represented the New Zealand Kiwis and New South Wales City.

Playing career[edit]

Banham played for the South Sydney Rabbitohs in the NSWRL Premiership, scoring five tries between 1936 and 1937. He represented New South Wales City in 1937.[1] In 1938 the Mount Albert Lions signed Banham as player-coach, with assistance from the Auckland Rugby League and New Zealand Rugby League.[3] He was named for New Zealand in 1939 but did not play a test, due to the cancellation of the 1939 tour of Great Britain.[4] He returned to Australia in September 1940 with the intention of joining the Australian forces.[3] In 1941 played several games for the South Sydney Rabbitohs and scored three tries.[1]

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