Harry Eden (rugby league)

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Harry Eden
Personal information
Full name Harry Lindsay Eden
Born 1943
Died 14 December 2006(2006-12-14) (aged 62–63)
Kogarah, New South Wales
Playing information
Position Prop forward
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1969 Eastern Suburbs 9 3 0 0 9
1971–73 St George Dragons 26 7 0 0 21
1974–75 South Sydney Rabbitohs 38 17 0 0 51
Total 73 27 0 0 81
Source: Whiticker/Hudson

Harry Lindsay Eden (1943 – 14 December 2006) was a rugby league player who played with three Sydney clubs during his career – Eastern Suburbs, St George and South Sydney Rabbitohs. He was born in Sydney.


Eden began his career with the Eastern Suburbs club as a centre in 1969 before moving to the St. George Dragons where he played in the front row.

He played three seasons with the Dragons between 1971–1973 and was a member of St George first grade team that was defeated by South Sydney in the 1971 Grand Final. He was a member of the St. George Third Grade side that won the premiership in 1972. Harry Eden played his last two seasons with South Sydney Rabbitohs in 1974 and 1975. He was the uncle of Rothmans Medal winner Michael Eden.

Harry Eden still holds the record for the most tries in a season by a prop forward, set while playing for South Sydney Rabbitohs during the 1975 season.[1]

Harry Eden died of cancer in 2006 aged 63.


  • The Encyclopedia Of Rugby League Players; Alan Whiticker & Glen Hudson