George Ambrum

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George Ambrum
Personal information
Full nameGeorge Ambrum
Born15 January 1943
Thursday Island, Queensland
Died10 December 1986(1986-12-10) (aged 43)
Cessnock, New South Wales
Playing information
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1966–74 North Sydney 156 54 1 0 164
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1972 Australia 2 2 0 0 6
Source: [1]

George Ambrum (1943–1986) was an Australian rugby league player who played in the 1960s and 1970s.


Ambrum was born at Thursday Island, and played his junior football at Cairns, Queensland. He came down to join the North Sydney Bears in 1966.

Playing career[edit]

Ambrum played nine seasons with the North Sydney Bears from 1966–1974 and played over 150 games for the club. In 1972, George Ambrum was selected to play for Australia in the Trans-Tasman series and scored two sensational tries in the first Test. He played in one other Test on that tour and was a natural selection for the World Cup tour at the end of that year, but a knee injuries wrecked his chance at selection. George Ambrum is listed on the Australian Players Register as Kangaroo No.460.[2] After his long and successful Sydney career had ended he moved to Cessnock, New South Wales and played in the local Newcastle competition and won a premiership with Cessnock in 1977.[3][4]


Ambrum died suddenly while playing touch football at Cessnock, New South Wales on 10 December 1986, aged 43.[5]


  1. ^ "George Ambrum - Career Stats & Summary - Rugby League Project".
  2. ^ ARL Annual Report 2005, page 55
  3. ^ Alan Whiticker/Glen Hudson: Encyclopedia of Rugby League Players. 1995 (ISBN 1875169571)
  4. ^ "Happy 110th Birthday North Sydney - North Sydney Bears". 12 June 2019.
  5. ^ Sydney Morning Herald: Death Notice 12/12/1986