Doug Fleming

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Doug Fleming
Doug Fleming 1949.jpg
Personal information
Full name Douglas Norman Fleming
Born  Australia
Died 14 August 1998
Burleigh Waters, Queensland
Playing information
Position Fullback
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1949–57 St. George 120 12 281 0 598
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1956 Sydney 1 0 0 0
Source: Whiticker/Hudson

Doug Fleming was an Australian former rugby league footballer of the 1950s. A goal-kicking fullback, he played in NSWRFL for Sydney's St. George club, winning the 1949 and 1956 Premierships with them. Fleming also played for Dapto's rugby league club.[1]

In 1949 Fleming started playing in the NSWRFL's first grade premiership for St. George, forcing the club's Test fullback Noel Pidding onto the wing.[2] At the end of the 1949 NSWRFL season he played for St. George at fullback in their grand final victory.

Fleming was the 1955 NSWRFL season's top point-scorer. In 1956 he represented Sydney against the New Zealand Māori rugby league team.[3]

Fleming was also the 1956 NSWRFL season's top point scorer with a personal best 189 points,[4] and he played at fullback in St. George's 1956 Grand Final victory.

After 8 seasons in first grade at St. George, the 1957 NSWRFL season was the last to feature Fleming.[5]

Fleming (front left) in St. George's 1949 premiership-winning team

References[edit]

  1. ^ Middleton, David. "History of Dapto Rugby League". Thirteen Years of Steel. SportingPulse. Retrieved 19 August 2012. 
  2. ^ Whiticker, Alan. "Doug Fleming". rugbyleagueproject.org. Shawn DollinAndrew Ferguson and Bill Bates. Retrieved 19 August 2012. 
  3. ^ "Fleming Sick, But Chosen For Final". The Sydney Morning Herald. 5 September 1956. Retrieved 19 August 2012. 
  4. ^ yesterdayshero.com.au. "Doug Fleming". Player Profiles. SmartPack International Pty Ltd. Retrieved 19 August 2012. 
  5. ^ "Doug Fleming". Scorers. stats.rleague.com. Retrieved 19 August 2012.