[Article 8641]Vale Peter LONG

Peter Noel Long.

Wests Players Number # 481.

25th December 1929 – 13th October 2018.

Age 88.

 Peter Long played for Wests between 1948 and 1952.


fiest grade game 1948

Peter Long’s first appearance as a Wests player in grade.

1948 3rd grade photo 1948 close up 1 1948 semi final 3rd grade wests win.

Wests were beaten by  Newtown the next week in the Final 31 to 9.


1949 semi final pro 3rd grade


Below is a combined Reserves and Thirds Team that played at Berry on May 21st 1950.


1950 combined reserve grade and 3rds @ berry

 Back row, l to R : V. Williams, D. Beger, E. Hooper, D. Worne, D. Stait,

  1. Smith, R. McKelvey, K. Fewtrell
  2. Front row: * P. Long, W. Hilliard, W. Randall, J. Rawlinson, L. Travena, 
  1. K. Deacon, George Bain.

1950 combined side write up in RLN

1950 semi prog v saints

Wests 7 were beaten by St George 12.


Peters best year at Wests was 1951 when he played 15 First Grade games and scored 4 tries.

1951 Peters first First grade game 1951


Peters first First Grade game was against North Sydney @ North Sydney Oval.


Wests 19 beat North Sydney 17.

Wests 24 beat Easts 17.

Wests 40 beat Balmain 17.

Peter scores his first try in First Grade.

Game report from the SMH.

1951 prog peter and george semi v manly

In 1951 Peter played in the First Grade Semi Final against Manly at the SCG.

Unfortunately Wests 9 were just beaten by Manly 37.


Peter played in 5 Reserve Grade games until he broke his leg playing against Easts at Pratten Park.

1952 sun newspaper broken leg story

Story from the Sun newspaper.

 1952 last game for wests broke leg in this game.

1952 broken leg story


* Peter’s full Grade career at Wests is courtesy of Geoff Ibbett from Wests Archives.

        1948 : Reserve Grade X 1 game.

                      Third Grade X 20 games.

           1949 : Reserve Grade X 9 games.

                  Third Grade X 18 games.

             1950 : Reserve Grade X 12 games..

                   Third Grade X 6 games.

1951 : First Grade X 15 games.

                  Reserve Grade X 4 games .

      1952 Reserve Grade X 5 games.

Note: All old black and white photos thanks to Wests Archives.

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