Herman Peters

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Herman Peters
Personal information
Born1899
North Sydney, New South Wales
Died10 September 1989 (age 89)
Lane Cove, New South Wales
Playing information
PositionCentre
Club
YearsTeamPldTGFGP
1917–25North Sydney1016220190
Representative
YearsTeamPldTGFGP
1921–22Australia00000
1923New South Wales10000
Source: [1] & [2]
 
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Herman Peters
Personal information
Born1899
North Sydney, New South Wales
Died10 September 1989 (age 89)
Lane Cove, New South Wales
Playing information
PositionCentre
Club
YearsTeamPldTGFGP
1917–25North Sydney1016220190
Representative
YearsTeamPldTGFGP
1921–22Australia00000
1923New South Wales10000
Source: [1] & [2]

Herman Peters (1899-1989) was an Australian rugby league footballer of the 1920s.[1] An international representative centre, he played his club football with North Sydney in the NSWRFL premiership and won two premierships with the club.[2]

Peters played eight games of the 1921 NSWRFL season in which the North Sydney team won the premiership without having to play a final. As part of Norths' champion backline, he gained selection on the 1921–22 Kangaroo tour of Great Britain,[3] along with clubmates, Blinkhorn, Rule, Horder, Ives and Thompson. He went on to play in the 1922 NSWRFL season's Premiership Final for Norths, scoring a try to help them claim consecutive premierships. In the 1923 NSWRFL season, Peters was the premiership season's top try-scorer. He scored 16 tries in 18 games. [4]

Peters coached North Sydney in the 1934 NSWRFL season. He later went on to be a National Selector for the ARL. He was known as "The Grand Old Man" of the North Sydney Bears club and was a staunch supporter right up to his death in 1989. [5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Herman Peters at yesterdayshero.com.au
  2. ^ Herman Peters at nrlstats.com
  3. ^ Herman Peters at rugbyleagueproject.org
  4. ^ Herman Peters at northsydneybears.com.au
  5. ^ Alan Whiticker: Rugbyleagueproject.org