Cliff Pearce

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Cliff Pearce
Cliff Pearce 1932.jpeg
Personal information
Full name Cliff Pearce
Born 1908
Playing information
Position Centre
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1929–37 Western Suburbs 79 26 9 0 96
1938–40 North Sydney Bears 5 0 3 0 6
Total 84 26 12 0 102
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1928–33 New South Wales 20 4 2 0 16
1928–34 Australia 7 1 0 0 3
Coaching information
Years Team Gms W D L W%
1947–49 North Sydney Bears
Source: Whiticker/Hudson

Clifford George Pearce (1907-1976) was an Australian rugby league footballer of the 1920s and 1930s.

Club career[edit]

His primary position was as a centre.

He first played for Western Suburbs in 1929 and played 65 games for the club between 1929 and 1937, scoring nineteen tries and kicking six goals. During his time at Western Suburbs, Pearce won a premiership in 1930.

He then played for Norths between 1938 and 1940 where he played five first grade games, scoring three goals.

Australian Test side v England 6 Jun 1932, Pearce standing 2nd from right

Representative career[edit]

Pearce represented for New South Wales between 1928 and 1933, playing a total of fifteen matches, scoring four tries and two goals.

Pearce represented Australia in 1928 and between the years 1932 and 1934, playing seven Tests against England, scoring one try. That one try came on his international debut in the third Test of the 1928 Ashes series. In 1932 he played in three Tests against England and then he was selected on the 1933-34 Kangaroo tour of Great Britain where he played in all three Tests and 24 other tour matches. On this tour he broke his leg in a promotional match which was played against The Rest team. Due to this injury, he missed Western Suburbs' second premiership title.

Coaching career[edit]

Cliff Pearce coached the North Sydney Bears for three seasons between 1947-1949.


In September 2004 Pearce was named at centre in the Western Suburbs Magpies team of the century.[1]


  1. ^ (2008). "Western Suburbs Team of the Century". Wests Archives. Western Suburbs Magpies R.L.F.C. Archived from the original on 21 October 2008. Retrieved 28 November 2009. 

External links[edit]


  • Whiticker, Alan; Hudson, Glen (2002). The Encyclopedia of Rugby League Players. Gary Allen. (ISBN 1-877082-02-3).