Horrie Kessey

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Horrie Kessey
Personal information
Full nameHorrie Kessey
BornNewtown, New South Wales, Australia
DiedJanuary 14 2015
Forster, New South Wales, Australia
Playing information
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1946–53 Newtown 76 46 0 0 138
Source: [1]

Horrie Kessey was a former Australian rugby league footballer who played in the 1940s and 1950s, spending his entire career with Newtown in the NSWRL competition as a winger. He was the son of former Newtown captain Jack Kessey who played for the club in the 1920s and 1930s.

Playing career[edit]

Kessey made his first grade debut for Newtown in 1946 and played in the clubs finals defeat against Canterbury in the same year. In 1947, Kessey scored 7 tries for the club as they qualified for the finals again losing to the same opponents as the year before.

In 1948, Kessey played on the wing in Newtown's reserve grade premiership winning side. In 1949, Kessey finished as the clubs top try scorer with 14 tries to his name and in 1950 scored 10 tries as the club finished 3rd on the table before being eliminated in the finals series by South Sydney.

Kessey went on to finish his first grade career with Newtown in 1953 after scoring 46 tries in 76 games. Kessey was later made a life member of the club. He died on 14 January 2015.[2]


  1. ^ Ferguson, Shawn Dollin and Andrew. "Horrie Kessey- Career Stats & Summary - Rugby League Project". Rugbyleagueproject.org. Retrieved 11 January 2019.
  2. ^ McCarthy, Stuart (14 January 2015). "RIP Horrie Kessey".

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