Hec Farrell

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Hec Farrell
Personal information
Full nameHec Farrell
Playing information
Position Hooker
Club
YearsTeamPldTGFGP
1951–57 Western Suburbs 551003
Source: [1]

Hec Farrell was an Australian professional rugby league footballer who played in the 1950s. He played for Western Suburbs as a Hooker.

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Playing career

Farrell made his debut for Western Suburbs in 1951. In 1952, Farrell was a member of the Western Suburbs side which claimed their fourth premiership defeating South Sydney 22-10 in the grand final. The match was remembered due to its controversy with claims the referee George Bishop had put a big wager on Wests winning the game. Souths claimed that they were denied two fair tries and Wests had scored one try off a blatant knock on. Farrell himself was sent off in the second half of the match. This would prove to be the last premiership Western Suburbs would win as a stand alone entity before exiting the competition in 1999. Farrell played on with Wests until 1957 and then retired. [2] [3] [4]

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References

  1. "Hec Farrell - Career Stats & Summary - Rugby League Project". Rugbyleagueproject.org.
  2. "From the Vault: Magpies' last Grand Final victory". 28 March 2012.
  3. "A Man Of His Word". 16 July 2018.
  4. "Western Suburbs Magpies First Grade Players". Wests Magpies.