Arthur Butler - South Sydney Player Report

Halfback

Described in 1939 as the best pre World War II halfback South Sydney have produced.

FG Player - 3

Representative Qualification
NSW City

South Sydney First Grade Debut
1908 Rd01 v North Sydney (23y 317d)

Previous Clubs
Alexandria Rugby Union

Date of Birth
8th June 1884 (Died - 1947)


First Grade
                           Premiership                          City Cup :                            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
1908     9   9   -   8  11      -   46 
1909     8   8   -   3   -      -    9 :                                 :   1   1   -   2   -      -    6
1910    14  14   -   1   2      -    7
1911    12  12   -   2   4      -   14 :                                 :   -   -   -   -   -      -    -
1912    14  14   -   2   2      -   10 :   3   3   -   -   -      -    -
1913    11  11   -   4   -      -   12 :   -   -   -   -   -      -    -
1914    14  14   -   -   -      -    - :   3   3   -   -   -      -    - :   -   -   -   -   -      -    -
1915    13  13   -   2   -      -    6 :   1   1   -   -   -      -    -

TOTAL   95  95   -  22  19      -  104 :   7   7   -   -   -      -    - :   1   1   -   2   -      -    6

SS FG  103 103   -  24  19      -  110 

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     -   -   -   -   -      -    - :                                 :   -   -   -   -   -      -    -
1911     -   -   -   -   -      -    - :                                 :   -   -   -   -   -      -    -
1912     -   -   -   -   -      -    - :   -   -   -   -   -      -    - :   -   -   -   -   -      -    -
1913     -   -   -   -   -      -    - :   -   -   -   -   -      -    - :   -   -   -   -   -      -    -
1914     -   -   -   -   -      -    - :   -   -   -   -   -      -    - :   -   -   -   -   -      -    -
1915     -   -   -   -   -      -    - :   -   -   -   -   -      -    - :   -   -   -   -   -      -    -

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  95  95   -  22  19      -  104 : 103 103   -  24  19      -  110

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

TOTAL    -   -   -   -   -      -    -

SS SF    -   -   -   -   -      -    -

Captaincy Record

     First Grade
Year Premiership(  W- D-L      %) : Other(  W- D-L      %)
1911           4(  2- 0-2    50%) :
1912          14(  8- 0-6    57%) :     3(  3- 0-0     0%)
1913          11(  8- 0-3    73%) :
1914          14( 11- 1-2    79%) :
1915          13(  7- 1-5    54%) :

TOTAL         56( 36- 2-18   64%)

SS FG         63( 41- 2-20   65%)

Suspensions


Year       Grade v         Wk CHARGE
1911 Rd14  FG    Balmain    1 Disputing Decision

Player Awards

Year  Award
1919 - NSWRL Life Membership

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      1908-11  2   2   -   1   -      -    3 :  6   6   -   1   4      -   11 :
Kangaroos            1909                                   :                                :  3   3   -   -   -      -    -
Possibles            1910                                   :                                :  1   1   -   -   -      -    -
Sydney Metropolis    1911-12                                :                                :  3   3   -   -   -      -    -

TOTAL                        15  15   -   2   4      -   14

Internationals                                        Tests :                          Other
                              M   S   R   T   G/A   FG  Pts :  M   S   R   T   G/A   FG  Pts
Australia            1908-09  4   4   -   1   -      -    3 : 25  25   -   5  12      -   39

TOTAL                        29  29   -   6  12      -   42

ALL REPS                     44  44   -   8  16      -   56

Year Pos  Team                 Versus               Match         T  G/A  FG
1908 5/8  New South Wales      v New Zealand        1st Match     -  -     -
1908 5/8  New South Wales      v NZ Maoris          1st Match     -  -     -
1908 5/8  New South Wales      v NZ Maoris          2nd Match     1  -     -
1908 5/8  New South Wales      v Queensland         1st Match     1  -     -
1908 5/8  Australia            v NZ Maoris          1st Match     -  -     -
1908 5/8  Australia            v NZ Maoris          2nd Match                      (Match Cancelled)
1908      Australia            (Kangaroo Tour)      
1908 Half Australia            v Mid Rhondda        Tour Match    -  -     -
1908 Half Australia            v Rochdale           Tour Match    -  -     -
1908 Half Australia            v Runcorn            Tour Match    -  -     -
1908 5/8  Australia            v Cumberland         Tour Match1   -  -     -
1908 Half Australia            v Aberdare           Tour Match    1  -     -
1908 5/8  Australia            v Northern League    Tour Match1   -  -     -
1908 5/8  Australia            v Hull KR            Tour Match    -  -     -
1908 5/8  Australia            v Lancashire         Tour Match    -  1     -
1908 5/8  Australia            v Barrow             Tour Match1   -  -     -
1908 5/8  Australia            v Swinton            Tour Match    -  -     -
1908 Half Australia            v England            1st Test      1  -     -
1908 Half Australia            v Treherbert         Tour Match    1  -     -
1908 5/8  Australia            v Leeds              Tour Match    -  -     -
1908 5/8  Australia            v Oldham             Tour Match    -  -     -
1909 Half Australia            v Widnes             Tour Match    -  -     -
1909 Half Australia            v England            2nd Test      -  -     -
1909 Half Australia            v Keighley           Tour Match    1  -     -
1909 Half Australia            v Broughton Rangers  Tour Match    -  -     -
1909 Half Australia            v St Helens          Tour Match    -  -     -
1909 5/8  Australia            v Warrington         Tour Match2   -  -     -
1909 5/8  Australia            v Northern Union     Tour Match3   -  -     -

1909 Half Australia            v New South Wales    1st Match     -  -     -
1909 Half Australia            v New South Wales    2nd Match     1  7/8   -
1909 Half Australia            v New Zealand        1st Test      -  -     -
1909 Half New South Wales      v New Zealand        1st Match     -  -/1   -
1909 Half New South Wales      v New Zealand        2nd Match     -  2/3   -
1909 Half Australia            v New Zealand        3rd Test                       (Withdrew due to injury)
1909 Half New South Wales      v NZ Maori           1st Match     -  2/3   -
1909 Half New South Wales      v NZ Maori           2nd Match                      (Withdrew after missing train to Brisbane)
1909 Half Australia            v NZ Maori           1st Match     -  -     -
1909 5/8  Australia            v NZ Maori           3rd Match     -  1/2   -
1909 Half New South Wales      v NZ Maori           3rd Match                      (Withdrew due to injury)
1909 5/8  Australia            v NZ Maori           4th Match     1  3     -
1909 Half Kangaroos            v Wallabies          1st Match     -  -/1   -
1909 Half Kangaroos            v Wallabies          2nd Match     -  -     -
1909 Half Kangaroos            v Wallabies          3rd Match     -  -     -

1910 Half Possibles            v Probables          1st Match     -  -     -
1910 Half Australia            v England            2nd Test      -  -     -
1910 Half New South Wales      v England            4th Match                      (Selected but DNP)

1911 Res  New South Wales      v Queensland         2nd Match                      (Selected but DNP)
1911 5/8  Sydney Metropolis    v Newcastle          1st Match     -  -     -
1911 Half New South Wales      v Queensland         3rd Match     -  -     -
1911 5/8  Sydney Metropolis    v Hunter/Northern    1st Match     -  -     -

1912 Half Sydney Metropolis    v Australasia                      -  -     -


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