Laurie Ward

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Laurie Ward
Personal information
Born Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
Playing information
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1933 Eastern Suburbs 15 2 0 0 6
1937 North Sydney 8 1 0 0 3
Total 23 3 0 0 9
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1933–37 New South Wales 11 0 0 0 0
1935–38 Australia 10 0 0 0 0

Laurie Ward was a rugby league player in the Australian New South Wales Rugby League (NSWRL) competition in the 1930s, a state and national representative full-back.

Originally from Goulburn, New South Wales, the fast and elusive back moved to Sydney in 1933, joined Eastern Suburbs and played 15 matches for the club. Ward was selected to play for New South Wales in 1933 before leaving Sydney for Maitland where he played seasons 1934 & 1935. He was selected at full back for Country Firsts in the inaugural City v Country clash staged by CRL on 26 May 1934 [1] and the following year was selected for the national side making his Test debut in 1935 on the tour of New Zealand playing in all three Tests of the tour. He is listed on the Australian Players Register as Kangaroo No. 196.[2]

In 1937 captain-coached the North Sydney Bears and that season was selected for the 1937-38 Kangaroo tour playing in all seven Tests of the tour - three against England and two against each of New Zealand and France.

The 1937–38 Kangaroos

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pollard, Jack (1965). Gregory's Guide to Rugby League. Australia: Grenville Publishing. p197. 
  2. ^ ARL Annual Report 2005

Published sources[edit]

* Whiticker, Alan; Hudson, Glen (2007). The Encyclopedia of Rugby League Players. Wetherill Park, New South Wales: Gary Allen Pty Ltd. p. 609. ISBN 978-1-877082-93-1.