David "Des" Fullerton - South Sydney Player Report

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Fullerton made his senior grade debut in the 1937 Round 7 Third Grade clash against Eastern Suburbs at the Sydney Cricket Ground. The following week saw him step into Reserve Grade for the Round 8 1937 clash against North Sydney at North Sydney Oval. Three weeks later he made his South Sydney first grade debut in the Round 1 City Cup clash against University at the Sports Ground.

Fullerton departed for Newtown for 2 seasons only to get caught up in a residency dispute upon his return He had illegally been playing with Newtown while residing in South Sydney district.

Upon his return and after serving a 4 match ban, he made his first grade premiership debut with South Sydney in the 1944 Round 5 clash against Balmain at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

Fullerton played 3 seasons with South Sydney. He would play 10 first grade games with South Sydney, which included 7 first grade premiership games and 3 first grade cup games. He played 22 senior grade games with South Sydney, which included 11 senior grade premiership games and 11 senior grade cup games.

He played his final first grade premiership game in the 1944 Round 11 clash against Balmain at Leichhardt Oval.

FG Player - 322

Representative Qualification
NSW City

South Sydney First Grade Debut
1937 CC-01 SSG  v University (19y 318d)
1944 Rd05  SCG  v Balmain    (Premiership - 26y 290d)

Date of Birth
Kiama - 12th August 1917 (Died - 1979) 

Previous Clubs                             First Grade
                                       M  T   G FG  Pt
Newtown                    (1942-43)  15  5   -  -  15

Playing Career at South Sydney (1937,40,44)

First Grade
                           Premiership :                        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     -   -   -   -   -      -    - :   1   1   -   1   -      -    3
1940     -   -   -   -   -      -    - :  
1944     7   7   -   1   2      -    7 :                                 :   2   2   -   1   3      -    9 :   -   -   -   -   -      -    -
 
TOTAL    7   7   -   1   2      -    7 :   1   1   -   1   -      -    3 :   2   2   -   1   3      -    9 :   -   -   -   -   -      -    -

SS FG   10  10   -   3   5      -   19 

South Sydney Senior Grade Debut
1937 Rd07  SCG  v Easts      (Third Grade)
1937 Rd08  NSO  v Norths     (Reserve Grade)

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     2   2   -   2   -      -    6 :   8   8   -   2   1      -    8 :   1   1   -   1   -      -    3 :   -   -   -   -   -      -    -
1940     -   -   -   -   -      -    - :                                 :   1   1   -   1   -      -    3
1944     -   -   -   -   -      -    - :                                 :   -   -   -   -   -      -    -

TOTAL    2   2   -   2   -      -    6 :   8   8   -   2   1      -    8 :   2   2   -   2   -      -    6 :   -   -   -   -   -      -    -

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  11  11   -   5   2      -   19 :  11  11   -   4   4      -   20 :  22  22   -   9   6      -   39

Captaincy Record at South Sydney

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Suspension Record at South Sydney


Year       Grade v           Wk CHARGE
1944 Rd01                     4 Residenancy disqualification

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
Peak Hill                (1947)                         (Coach)

Ref - RLP / FN-46


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