Bernard Martin "Bernie" Purcell - South Sydney Player Report

Second Row

FG Player - 388

A product of St Peters, Surry Hills. In 1959 he became the leading NSWRL premiership first grade career points scorer, a record he held until 1962.

Representative Qualification
NSW City

South Sydney First Grade Debut
1949 Rd01 v Canterbury-Bankstown (21y 80d)

Previous Clubs
Western Suburbs (1947-48)
Cootamundra (1953)

Date of Birth
19th January 1928 (Died - 2001)


First Grade
                           Premiership :                        City Cup :         Australian 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
1949    17  17   -   8  27      -   78 :                                 :                                 :   1   1   -   -   1      -    2
1950    16  16   -   8  52      -  128 :                                 :                                 :   2   2   -   1   1      -    5
1951    17  17   -   2  50      -  106 :                                 :   1   1   -   -   1      -    2 :   3   3   -   2   6      -   18
1952    17  17   -   2  16      -   38 :                                 :                                 :   5   5   -   -   5      -   10
1954    18  18   -  10  71      -  172 :                                 :                                 :   3   3   -   2  15      -   36
1955    17  17   -   2  66      -  138 :                                 :                                 :   2   2   -   1   5      -   13
1956    15  15   -   2  62      -  130 :                                 :                                 :   1   1   -   -   2/6    -    4
1957     8   8   -   -  29      -   58 :                                 :                                 :   2   2   -   1  10      -   23
1958    17  17   -   -  46      -   92 :                                 :                                 :   5   5   -   1   5      -   13
1959    16  16   -   1  45      -   93 :   1   1   -   -   2      -    4 :                                 :   -   -   -   -   -      -    -
1960    15  15   -   1  44      -   91 :                                 :                                 :   1   1   -   -   5      -   10
 
TOTAL  173 173   -  36 508      - 1124 :   1   1   -   -   2      -    4 :   1   1   -   -   1      -    2 :  24  24   -   8  55      -  134

SS FG  197 197   -  44 566      - 1264 

Lower Grades                                                            
                        Reserve  Grade :                     Third Grade
Year     M   S   R   T   G/A   FG  Pts :   M   S   R   T   G/A   FG  Pts
1949     -   -   -   -   -      -    - :   -   -   -   -   -      -    -
1950     -   -   -   -   -      -    - :   -   -   -   -   -      -    -
1951     -   -   -   -   -      -    - :   -   -   -   -   -      -    -
1952     -   -   -   -   -      -    - :   -   -   -   -   -      -    -
1953     -   -   -   -   -      -    - :   -   -   -   -   -      -    -
1954     1   1   -   -   5      -   10 :   -   -   -   -   -      -    -
1955     -   -   -   -   -      -    - :   -   -   -   -   -      -    -
1956     -   -   -   -   -      -    - :   -   -   -   -   -      -    -
1957     1   1   -   -   1      -    2 :   -   -   -   -   -      -    -
1958     -   -   -   -   -      -    - :   -   -   -   -   -      -    -
1959     -   -   -   -   -      -    - :   -   -   -   -   -      -    -
1960     -   -   -   -   -      -    - :   -   -   -   -   -      -    -

TOTAL    2   2   -   -   6      -   12 :   -   -   -   -   -      -    -

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 175 175   -  36 514      - 1136 : 199 199   -  44 572      - 1276

Captaincy Record

South Sydney First Grade Captaincy Debut
1954 Tour2 v Central Newcastle
1958 Rd07  v Parramatta (Premiership)

     First Grade
Year Premiership(  W- D-L      %) : Other(  W- D-L      %)
1954                              :     1(  1- 0-0   100%)
1958           1(  0- 0-1     0%) :
1959          16(  8- 0-8    50%) :     1(  1- 0-0   100%)
1960          15(  6- 0-9    40%) :     5(  4- 0-1    80%)

TOTAL         32( 14- 0-18   44%) :     7(  6- 0-1    86%)

SS FG         39( 19- 0-20   49%)

Suspensions

Year       Grade v           Wk CHARGE
1949 Rd11  FG    Newtown      3 Fighting
1952 Rd06  FG    Newtown      1 Fighting
1959 Trial FG    St George    1 Fighting

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
Sydney City II       1949-52                                :                                :  3   1  (2)  -   1      -    2
Probables            1950                                   :                                :  1   1   -   -   7      -   14
Possibles            1951-56                                :                                :  3   2  (1)  1   8      -   19
Sydney City          1951-56  3   3   -   1   9      -   21 :  2   2   -   1   3      -    9 :
New South Wales      1951-56  4   4   -   1   3      -    9 :                                :

TOTAL                        16  13  (3)  4  31      -   74

Internationals                                        Tests :                          Other
                              M   S   R   T   G/A   FG  Pts :  M   S   R   T   G/A   FG  Pts
Australia            1950-57  1   1   -   -   -      -    - :  7   7   -   -  12      -   24

TOTAL                         8   8   -   -  12      -   24

ALL REPS                     24  21  (3)  4  43      -   98

Year Pos  Team                 Versus               Match         T  G/A  FG
1949 Res  Sydney City II       v NSW Country II                   -  1     -

1950 SRow Sydney City II       v NSW Country II                   -  -     -
1950 SRow Probables            v Possibles          1st Match     -  7     -
1950 Res  New South Wales      v Great Britain      2nd Match                      (Selected but DNP)
1950 SRow Australia            v Great Britain      3rd Test      -  -     -

1951 SRow Possibles            v Probables                        -  3     -
1951 SRow New South Wales      v Queensland         2nd Match     1  3     -
1951 SRow Sydney City          v France                           -  1     -
1951 SRow New South Wales      v Queensland         3rd Match     -  -     -
1951 Res  New South Wales      v France             1st Match                      (Selected but DNP)

1952 Res  Sydney City II       v NSW Country II                   -  -     -
1952 Res  Possibles            v Probables                        -  3     -
1952 SRow Sydney City          v NSW Country        2nd Match     1  1     -

1956 SRow Sydney City          v NSW Country        1st Match     -  -     -
1956 SRow New South Wales      v Queensland         1st Match     -  -     -
1956 SRow New South Wales      v Queensland         2nd Match     -  -     -
1956 Hook Possibles            v Probables                        -  -     -
1956 SRow Sydney City          v NSW Country        2nd Match     -  8/11  -
1956 SRow Sydney City          v NZ Maori           2nd Match     1  2     -
1956      (Kangaroo Tour Squad) 
1956 SRow Australia            v Barrow             Tour Match    -  4     -
1956 SRow Australia            v Warrington         Tour Match    -  4     -
1956 SRow Australia            v York               Tour Match    -  4     -
1956 SRow Australia            v Hunslet            Tour Match    -  -     -
1956 SRow Australia            v Halifax            Tour Match    -  -     -
1956 SRow Australia            v Wakefield          Tour Match    -  -     -
1957 SRow Australia            v Avignon            Tour Match    -  -     -


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