|DOB||19th Jul 1914|
|Debut||1938: Round 2 vs Western Suburbs|
|Rep||NSW Res(5), Aus(2)|
Edgar Newham joined Canterbury in 1938 and showed enough class to quickly secure a first spot on the wing.
Tall and fast, Edgar Newham was one of the best wingers to play for Canterbury.
A member of the Premiership winning team in 1938 and 1942, Edgar also played the final in 1940 and was unlucky to miss the City Cup final in 1939 due to injury.
Edgar's finest moment was the play off for first place in 1942 against Balmain where he scored five tries in the 26-20 win.
This record has only been equalled by Nigel Vagana in 2002 against South Sydney.
Edgar played a total of five games for NSW from 1941 to 1946.
In 1946, Edgar returned to Cowra where he was able to make the Australian team to play two Tests.
Edgar did return to Canterbury for one last season in 1948 as a 34 year old and still showed the same class as previous seasons.
Edgar passed away in November 1995, aged 81.
In 2004, Edgar was named on the wing for the Berries to Bulldogs 70 Year Team of Champions. On April 1 2007, he was inducted into the Bulldogs Ring of Champions.