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Hans Mork

Hans Mork
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Hans Mork
Personal information
Full nameHans Eric Mork
Born(1909-11-01)1 November 1909
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Died2 January 1960(1960-01-02) (aged 50)
Ashfield, New South Wales, Australia
Playing information
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1929-37 Newtown 72 16 7 0 62

Hans Eric Mork (1 November 1909 - 2 January 1960) was a South African-born Australian rugby league footballer who played in the 1920s and 1930s. He played in Sydney for the Newtown club (with whom he won the 1933 NSWRFL Premiership), as well as in Newcastle for the Western Suburbs club and elsewhere in country New South Wales.

Background

Mork was born in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.

Playing career

Mork was one of four brothers to play for Newtown.[1] He was graded with the club in 1927 and made it to first grade two years later.

He played eight seasons with Newtown between 1929-1938 with a few country captain-coach seasons in between. He was captain-coach of the Newcastle Rugby League's Western Suburbs club in 1932.[2] Mork represented N.S.W. Country Firsts in 1934 whilst playing for Goulburn but returned to Newtown the following season. Mork won a premiership with Newtown in 1933 and became club captain in 1935.[3]

Mork was killed in a car accident on 2 January 1960, aged 50.[4]

References

  1. ^ Alan Whiticker. "Hans Mork". rugbyleagueproject.org. Shawn Dollin, Andrew Ferguson and Bill Bates. Retrieved 2014.
  2. ^ "1931 - 1935". westrosellas.com.au. West Rosellas. Retrieved 2014.
  3. ^ Alan Whiticker/Glen Hudson. Encyclopedia of Rugby League Players (1995) ISBN 1875169571
  4. ^ Sydney Morning Herald: Death Notice 23/1/1960

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