Walter James "Jim" "Barra" Davis - South Sydney Player Report

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FG Player - 7

Three time South Sydney premiership winner in 1909, 1914 and 1918. He was also a member of the South Sydney premiership winning squad in 1908, only missing the final as he was on the 1908-09 Kangaroo Tour. He also played in the 1910 premiership final, but was sent off in the decider.

Davis a local South Sydney resident, who played lower grades for South Sydney RU, he made his first grade premiership debut in the inaugural 1908 Round 1 clash against North Sydney at Birchgrove Oval. At 21 years and 7 days on debut in 1908 he was the youngest player to debut until 1911.

Davis played 8 seasons with South Sydney. He played 73 first grade games for South Sydney, which included 65 first grade premiership games and 4 first grade cup games. He also played one short form game for South Sydney

In 1911 and 1913 Davis would be loaned to play for North Sydney and the Glebe.

Davis played 23 reprsentative games while at South Sydney between 1908 and 1912. He made his representative debut in the 1st 1908 clash between New South Wales and New Zealand at the RAS Showground. He played 7 games for New South Wales against New Zealand and the NZ Maori. David made his international debut for Australia against New Zealand when he came on to replace a injured Arthur Hennessy in the 1st Test at the RAS Showground. He was then selected for the inaugural 1908-09 Kangaroo Tour of England. The citzens of Waterloo gave the local lad a gold medal to commemorate his selection on the pioneer Kangaroo tour of England. He got his nickname "Barra" or "Barrow" for his efforts in stoking the boiler room of the RMS Macedonia to keep fit on the trip to England. He almost stayed in England in March 1909, but eventually decided to come home. He played 10 games for Australia, which included 4 internationals. At the end of 1909 he played for the Kangaroo's against the Wallabies.

Davis would play his last game for South Sydney in the 1919 Round 1 clash against Western Suburbs at the RAS Showground.

Representative Qualification
NSW City

Date of Birth
Waterloo - 13th April 1887 (Died - 1934) 

Previous Clubs                             First Grade
                                       M  T  G  FG  Pt
South Sydney 2G RU       (1907)
North Sydney             (1911)       11  -  1   -   2  (under loan permit)
Glebe                    (1913)       12  1  3   -   9

Previous Rep Honours                   M  T   G FG  Pt
Metropolis               (1911)        1  -   1  -   2

Playing Career at South Sydney (1908-10,12,14-19)

South Sydney First Grade Debut
1908 Rd01 Brch v North Sydney (21y 7d)

First Grade
                           Premiership :                        City Cup :               Aust Championship :                            Tour
         M   S   R   T   G/A   FG  Pts :   M   S   R   T   G/A   FG  Pts :   M   S   R   T   G/A   FG  Pts :   M   S   R   T   G/A   FG  Pts
1908     7   7   -   2   -      -    6 
1909     9   9   -   3   6      -   21 :                                 :                                 :   1   1   -   -   -      -    -
1910    13  13   -   2  15      -   36
1912     8   8   -   2   -      -    6 :   1   1   -   -   -      -    -
1914    13  13   -   2   -      -    6 :   3   3   -   -   -      -    - :                                 :   3   3   -   3   8      -   25
1915     5   5   -   -   -      -    - :   -   -   -   -   -      -    -
1918     9   8  (1)  -   -      -    - :   -   -   -   -   -      -    - :   -   -   -   -   -      -    - :   -   -   -   -   -      -    -
1919     1   1   -   -   -      -    - :   -   -   -   -   -      -    -

TOTAL   65  64  (1) 11  21      -   75 :   4   4   -   -   -      -    - :   -   -   -   -   -      -    - :   4   4   -   3   8      -   25

SS FG   73  72  (1) 14  29      -  100 

Lower Grades
                         Second  Grade :           (2G)Sports Ground Cup :                     Third Grade : 
Year     M   S   R   T   G/A   FG  Pts :   M   S   R   T   G/A   FG  Pts :   M   S   R   T   G/A   FG  Pts : 
1908     -   -   -   -   -      -    - :                                 :   -   -   -   -   -      -    -
1909     -   -   -   -   -      -    - :                                 :   -   -   -   -   -      -    -
1910     -   -   -   -   -      -    - :                                 :   -   -   -   -   -      -    -
1912     -   -   -   -   -      -    - :   -   -   -   -   -      -    - :   -   -   -   -   -      -    -
1914     -   -   -   -   -      -    - :   -   -   -   -   -      -    - :   -   -   -   -   -      -    -
1915     -   -   -   -   -      -    - :   -   -   -   -   -      -    - :   -   -   -   -   -      -    -
1918     -   -   -   -   -      -    - :   -   -   -   -   -      -    - :   -   -   -   -   -      -    -
1919     -   -   -   -   -      -    - :   -   -   -   -   -      -    - :   -   -   -   -   -      -    -

TOTAL    -   -   -   -   -      -    - :   -   -   -   -   -      -    - :   -   -   -   -   -      -    - 

South Sydney Senior(FG/RG/3G) Grade Career
                           Premiership :                     All Matches
         M   S   R   T   G/A   FG  Pts :   M   S   R   T   G/A   FG  Pts
CAREER  65  64  (1) 11  21      -   75 :  73  72  (1) 14  29      -  100

Short Form
                   Short-Game Knockout
         M   S   R   T   G/A   FG  Pts
1915     1   1   -   -   -      -    -

TOTAL    1   1   -   -   -      -    -

SS SF    1   1   -   -   -      -    -

Captaincy Record at South Sydney

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Suspension Record at South Sydney

Year       Grade v         Wk CHARGE
1910 F     FG    Newtown    - Fighting
1912 Rd07  FG    Glebe      2 Disputing Decision

Representative Honours at South Sydney

Domestic                                   CvC / Interstate :                       Tourists :                          Other
                              M   S   R   T   G/A   FG  Pts :  M   S   R   T   G/A   FG  Pts :  M   S   R   T   G/A   FG  Pts
New South Wales      1908-10                                :  7   7   -   -   4      -    8 :
Sydney Metropolis    1909-12                                :  1   1   -   1   1/2    -    5 :  1   1   -   -   -      -    -
Kangaroos            1909                                   :  3   2  (1)  -   -      -    -
Possibles            1910                                   :  1   1   -   -   -      -    -

TOTAL                        13  12  (1)  1   5      -   13

International                                Internationals :                          Other
                              M   S   R   T   G/A   FG  Pts :  M   S   R   T   G/A   FG  Pts
Australia            1908-10  4   3  (1)  2   1/4    -    8 :  6   6   -   -   -      -    -

TOTAL                        10   9  (1)  2   1/4    -    8

ALL REPS                     23  21  (2)  3   6      -   21

Year Pos  Team                 Versus               Match         T  G/A  FG
1908 SRow New South Wales      v New Zealand        1st Match     -  -     -
1908 Fwd  New South Wales      v New Zealand        2nd Match     -  -     -
1908 Res  Australia            v New Zealand        1st Test      -  -     -      (replaced the injured Hennessy)
1908 Hook Australia            v New Zealand        2nd Test      -  -     -
1908 Fwd  Australia            v NZ Maori           2nd Match                     (Match Cancelled)
1908      Australia            (Kangaroo Tour)
1908 Lock Australia            v Bradford Northern  Tour Match    -  -     -
1908 SRow Australia            v Runcorn            Tour Match    -  -     -
1908 Prop Australia            v Cumberland         Tour Match1   -  -     -
1908 SRow Australia            v Yorkshire          Tour Match    -  -     -
1908 SRow Australia            v Hunslet            Tour Match    -  -     -
1908 SRow Australia            v Warrington         Tour Match1   -  -     -

1909 Fwd  Sydney Metropolis    v New Zealand        1st Match     1  1/2   -
1909 Fwd  Australia            v New Zealand        1st Test      1  1/4   -
1909 Fwd  New South Wales      v New Zealand        3rd Match     -  1/2   -
1909 ResF Australia            v New Zealand        3rd Test                      (Selected but DNP)
1909 Fwd  New South Wales      v NZ Maori           1st Match     -  1/2   -
1909 Fwd  New South Wales      v NZ Maori           2nd Match     -  1/4   -
1909 ResF Australia            v NZ Maori           1st Match                     (Selected but DNP)
1909 ResF Australia            v NZ Maori           3rd Match                     (Selecetd but DNP)
1909 Fwd  New South Wales      v NZ Maori           3rd Match     -  -     -
1909 ResF Australia            v NZ Maori           4th Match                     (Selecetd but DNP)
1909 Fwd  Kangaroos            v Wallabies          1st Match     -  -     -
1909 Fwd  Kangaroos            v Wallabies          2nd Match     -  -     -
1909 Res  Kangaroos            v Wallabies          3rd Match     -  -     -

1910 3/4  Possibles            v Probables          1st Match     -  -/1   -
1910 Fwd  Australia            v England            2nd Test      1  -     -
1910 Fwd  New South Wales      v England            4th Match     -  1     -

1912 Fwd  Sydney Metropolis    v Australasia                      -  -     -
 

After Leaving South Sydney

Subsequent Clubs
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Davis would pass away in tragic circumstances, unable to secure work during the Great Depression.

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