Eric Bennett

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Eric Bennett
Personal information
Full nameEric Bennett
Playing information
PositionFive-eighth, Centre
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1941–49 Western Suburbs 101 38 1 0 116
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1942–45 NSW City 2 0 0 0 0
1945 New South Wales 2 0 0 0 0

Eric Bennett is an Australian former rugby league footballer who played in the 1940s. Hailing from The Central West region of New South Wales, he played in the New South Wales Rugby Football League premiership for Western Suburbs at centre and five-eighth.

Bennett played over 100 games for Western Suburbs from 1941 to 1949,[1] He captained Wests and played at centre in their 1948 NSWRFL season's premiership final victory over Balmain.[2] Australian Rugby League Hall of Famer Keith Holman has credited Bennett, who helped him sign with Wests, as being a great influence on his career.[3]


  1. ^ Eric Bennett at
  2. ^ Whiticker, Alan. "Eric Bennett". Shawn Dollin, Andrew Ferguson and Bill Bates. Retrieved 6 July 2013.
  3. ^ Keith Holman interview Archived 6 January 2009 at the Wayback Machine at