Matthew John "Johnny" Brown - South Sydney Player Report

Lock

FG Player - 240

Brown played in the 1939 premiership decider for South Sydney. He also played in the 1939 State Championship final for South Sydney.

Brown made his way to South Sydney from Wollongong. He made his first grade premiership and senior grade debut in the 1937 Round 1 clash against University at the Sports Ground.

He played 64 first grade games which included 51 first grade premiership games and 11 first grade cup games. He played all of his career in first grade.

Brown was renowned for being one of the most versitile players in the league, who played lock, prop and centre during his career.

Brown played his final first grade premiership game for South Sydney in the Round 14 1940 clash against North Sydney at North Sydney Oval.

Playing - Height / Weight
                 / 13st 6lb

Representative Qualification
NSW Country

Date of Birth
Wollongong - 16th May 1915 (Died - 1973)               

Previous Clubs                             First Grade
                                       M  T   G FG  Pt
Mt Kiera                   (1934-35)
West Wyalong               (1936)                       (Captain Coach) 
Wollongong                 (1936)

Previous Rep Honours                   M  T   G FG  Pt
Illawarra                  (1934-36)
Combined South Coast       (1934-35)    
NSW Southern Districts     (1934-35)   
NSW Southern NSW           (1934)      
NSW Country II             (1934)      1  -   -  -   -

Playing Career at South Sydney (1937-40)

South Sydney First Grade Debut
1937 Rd01  v University (21y 336d)    

First Grade
                           Premiership :                   (FG) City Cup :              State 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
1937     8   8   -   -   -      -    - :   8   8   -   4   -      -   12
1938    15  15   -   5   -      -   15
1939    15  15   -   3   -      -    9 :                                 :   3   3   -   2   -      -    6 :   2   2   -   -   -      -    -
1940    13  13   -   2   -      -    6 :                                 :                                 :   -   -   -   -   -      -    -
 
TOTAL   51  51   -  10   -      -   30 :   8   8   -   4   -      -   12 :   3   3   -   2   -      -    6 :   2   2   -   -   -      -    -

SS FG   64  64   -  16   -      -   48 

Lower Grades
                      (RG) Premiership :                   (RG) City Cup :                (3G) Premiership :                   (3G) City Cup
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 :   M   S   R   T   G/A   FG  Pts
1937     -   -   -   -   -      -    - :   -   -   -   -   -      -    - :   -   -   -   -   -      -    - :   -   -   -   -   -      -    -
1938     -   -   -   -   -      -    - :                                 :   -   -   -   -   -      -    -
1939     -   -   -   -   -      -    - :                                 :   -   -   -   -   -      -    -
1940     -   -   -   -   -      -    - :                                 :   -   -   -   -   -      -    -

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

South Sydney Senior(FG/RG/3G) Grade Career
                           Premiership :                             Cup :                     All Matches
         M   S   R   T   G/A   FG  Pts :   M   S   R   T   G/A   FG  Pts :   M   S   R   T   G/A   FG  Pts
CAREER  51  51   -  10   -      -   30 :  11   -   -   6   -      -   18 :  64  64   -  16   -      -   48

Short Form
                    Short-Game Matches
         M   S   R   T   G/A   FG  Pts
1938     2   2   -   -   -      -    -
1939     3   3   -   1   -      -    3
1940     -   -   -   -   -      -    -

TOTAL    5   5   -   1   -      -    3

SS SF    5   5   -   1   -      -    3

Captaincy Record at South Sydney

never

Suspension Record at South Sydney

Year       Grade v           Wk CHARGE
never

Representative Honours at South Sydney

Year Pos  Team                 Versus               Match         T  G/A  FG
none

After Leaving South Sydney

Subsequent Clubs                           First Grade
                                       M  T   G FG  Pt
Balmain                  (1941-44)     5  -   -  -   -              

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