Elwyn Walters

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Elwyn Walters
Personal information
Full nameElwyn Albury Walters
Born (1943-06-25) 25 June 1943 (age 76)
Murwillumbah, New South Wales, Australia
Playing information
Position Prop, Hooker, Second-row
Club
YearsTeamPldTGFGP
1967–73 South Sydney 129170051
1974–76 Eastern Suburbs 5850015
1977 Manly-Warringah 50000
Total192220066
Representative
YearsTeamPldTGFGP
1969–74 New South Wales 112006
1969–74 Australia 202006
1969–74 NSW City 51003
Source: [1] Whiticker/Hudson

Elwyn Aubrey Walters (born 25 June 1943) is an Australian former rugby league footballer who played for South Sydney and Eastern Suburbs clubs and for the Australian national side.

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Walters came to South Sydney in the mid-1960s from the Brisbane Norths club. He was a tough hooker noted for his dummy half play and uncompromising defence.

Club career

He won five premierships, three with Souths (1967, 1968 and 1970) and two with Eastern Suburbs (1974 and 1975). Walters missed the premiership victory by Souths in the 1971 grand final through injury. During the 1976 NSWRFL season, Walters played in the forwards, helping Eastern Suburbs to victory in their unofficial 1976 World Club Challenge match against British champions St. Helens in Sydney.

Walters played 129 games for South Sydney, 58 matches for Eastern Suburbs and 5 games for Manly. [2]

In 2004 he was named by Souths in their South Sydney Dream Team, [3] consisting of 17 players and a coach representing the club from 1908 through to 2004.

Representative career

Whilst playing for South Sydney, Walters was selected to represent Australia on two Kangaroo tours of Great Britain and France (1968 and 1973) and for two World Cup tournaments (1970 and 1972).

He represented NSW in 11 matches and played in 12 test matches for Australia.

Sources

Footnotes

  1. Rugby League Project
  2. "South Sydney Rabbitohs Rugby League Player Report - Elwyn Walters". www.ssralmanac.com.
  3. South Sydney Dream Team Archived 14 June 2007 at the Wayback Machine from the official South Sydney website.

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