Jack Lindwall

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Jack Lindwall
Jack Lindwall 1948.jpg
Personal information
Full name John Edward Lindwall
Born 20 December 1918
Mascot, New South Wales
Died 17 June 2000 (age 81)
Connells Point, New South Wales
Playing information
Position Three-quarter back
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1938–49 St. George 133 110 99 0 528
Source: stats.rleague.com, nrlstats.com

Jack Lindwall (1918-2000) was an Australian rugby league footballer of the 1930s and 1940s. A prolific try-scoring three-quarter back, he played his entire New South Wales Rugby Football League career with the St. George club. He is also the older brother of Australian Cricket Hall of Fame inaugural inductee and fellow rugby league player, Ray Lindwall.

Lindwall (back row right) in StGeorge's 1946 side - minor premiers
Lindwall (middle 3rd from left) in St. George's 1941 team - premiers

At St.George, Lindwall set records for both most tries and points in a match. He scored 5 tries in a match on 5 different occasions. He scored 6 tries in a match against Manly-Warringag in 1947 and also kicked 9 goals in the same match, scoring a club record of 36 points in a match.[1] He also played in St. George's Grand Final teams of 1942 and 1946 and retired as the club's all-time top try-scorer, a record not surpassed until the 1960s.[2]

Lindwall was awarded Life Membership of the St. George Dragons in 1994.[3] He died in June 2000.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.rugbyleagueproject.org
  2. ^ Alan Whiticker, Glen Hudson: The Encyclopedia of Rugby League Players.
  3. ^ Dragons- Our proud History (website)
  4. ^ Mascord, Steve (21 June 2000). "McCracken's future at stake after tackle". The Sydney Morning Herald. Australia: Fairfax. p. 48. Retrieved 2010-05-06. 

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