Merv Denton

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Mervyn John Denton (1919-1980) was an Australian rugby league winger in the NSWRFL.

Merv Denton played for the Canterbury Bulldogs in 1940 and 1945 & the Balmain Tigers in 1943 as club captain. Denton was a member of the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs team that lost the 1940 Premiership Final to Eastern Suburbs.

He also represented New South Wales on 12 occasions between 1939 and 1943.[1]

He also moved to Young, New South Wales as captain-coach and represented NSW Country Firsts 1941-42 and 1944 while playing there.[2]

He died at Villawood, New South Wales on 23 June 1980, aged 60.[3]


  1. ^ "Merv Denton". Canterbury Bulldogs, accessed 7 October 2011.
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  3. ^ Sydney Morning Herald- Death Notice 24/06/1980

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