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Herbert Richmond “Herb” Gilbert

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BIRTH: 18 September 1888
Gulgong, NSW
DEATH: 2 January 1972 late of Bexley, NSW
DEATH: 2 January 1972
late of Bexley, NSW

OCCUPATION: Railway Employee

RESIDENCE: Cameron St Kogarah, NSW, 1930

GAME HISTORY

  • South Sydney Kia Ora RU 1908
  • South Sydney RU 1909, 1910
  • Metropolitan RU 1910
  • NSW RU 1910
  • Australian Wallabies RU 1910
  • South Sydney RL 1911, 1912, 1915
  • Metropolis RL 1912
  • Australia Kangaroos RL 1911-1912, 1919-20
  • Australasia  RL 1912
  • NSW Firsts RL 1911-12, 1919-20
  • Hull RL England 1912, 1913, 1914, 1915
  • Eastern Suburbs RL  1916
  • Wests RL First Grade 1917, 1918, 1919, 1920
  • Wests City Cup 1917, 1918, 1920
  • NSW 2nds RL 1919
  • Sydney Firsts RL 1920
  • St George RL First Grade 1921

Herb

Herbert Richmond “Herb” Gilbert was a dual-code international in rugby union and rugby league.

He represented the Wallabies in three Tests in 1910 and the Kangaroos in seven Tests from 1911 to 1920.

Herb learned his football in the South Sydney district playing rugby union with the South Sydney Kia Ora Club.

Physically, he was tall and powerful for his era. Herb stood at 182 cm and weighed 86 kg.

He played rugby union for Metropolitan, New South Wales and Australia. He made his début for New South Wales in 1910, aged 22, playing against Queensland and the New Zealand Native’s Team.

Herb played three Tests for Australia in 1910, all against New Zealand He scored two tries in the second Test and one in the third.

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