Henry Porter

Coach # 13
Player # 37

Henry Porter played 16 games for Newtown in 1933 including the club final win over St.George.

A large prop forward, Henry was nicknamed 'Tarzan' due to his strong physic.

After playing a season in Goulbourn in 1935 where he was able to earn his initial game for NSW, Henry joined Canterbury in 1936.

He was able to secure a first grade spot for the next 12 years only being interrupted by a move to Brisbane in 1945.

Henry was part of the formable front row combination with Henry Porter and Roy Kirkaldy. Together the 'Three Musketeers' played in 94 from 1938 to 1948.

Henry played in the inaugural semi-final against Easts in 1936 and played in the Premiership winning teams of 1938 and 1942.

Henry also played in the winning City Cup team of 1939.

He was unlucky not to play in the 1940 final when he was suspended for being sent off the week before.

Henry also played in the 1947 Grand Final against Balmain.

He played 12 games for NSW between 1935 and 1941 and played for Queensland in 1945.

Henry became coach of the first grade team in 1949 and later became a selector for NSW and the Australian team in the 1960s and 1970s.

Henry passed away in 1990.

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Year Games Won Lost Drawn
1949 18 6 10 2
Total: 18 6 10 2
Percent: 33.3% 55.6% 11.1%