Greg Hawick is confirmed dead at the age of 87.
Greg was best known as a Australian rugby league football player (South Sydney Rabbitohs).
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The South Sydney Rabbitohs are mourning the passing of premiership-winning player and Life Member, Greg Hawick.
Greg Hawick
Personal information
Full nameGregory Rawson Hawick
Born(1932-05-03)3 May 1932
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Died6 February 2020(2020-02-06) (aged 87)
Wagga Wagga, New South Wales
Playing information
PositionCentre, Five-eighth, Halfback, Lock
Club
YearsTeamPldTGFGP
1950–56South Sydney8119630183
1957–58Wagga
1959–60North Sydney23214034
1961–63Wagga
Total10421770217
Representative
YearsTeamPldTGFGP
1953–58New South Wales80000
1952–58Australia62006
Coaching information
Club
Years
Team
Gms
W
D
L
W%
1984–85
North Sydney Bears
33
12
0
21
36
Source:
Greg Hawick (3 May 1932 - 6 February 2020) was an Australian rugby league footballer and coach. A fine utility back for the champion South Sydney Rabbitohs teams in the 1950s and a representative player in the Australian national side, he was named at five-eighth in an Australian 1950s rugby league team of the decade.
Contents
1 Playing career
1.1 Club
1.2 Representative
2 Accolades
3 Coaching career
4 Sources
5 Footnotes
Playing career
Club
A South Sydney junior Hawick had played with the Alexandria Rovers junior club. Hawick made his first-grade debut with Souths in 1950 as a lock forward but subsequently switched to the backline playing halfback and centre. He won a premiership with Souths in his debut year, but then missed out on a second in season 1951 when his jaw was broken in the semi-final against St George. He eventually gained his second premiership victory in the 1954 NSWRFL season. Hawick's career with South Sydney stretched from 1950 to 1956, during which he played in five premiership winning teams. In all he played 84 first grade games scoring 19 tries and kicking 62 goals for a total of 181 career points.
Hawick played his club football with Wagga in country New South Wales for the 1957 & 58 season. He fought a landmark battle against the NSWRFL in 1958 when after having signed a contract with North Sydney he reneged, chose to stay in Wagga and was disqualified by the League. An equity court ruled that the disqualification was a denial of natural justice and he was able to play the season in Wagga and was still selected in the state and the national team that year.
Hawick was lured to North Sydney for the 1959 & 1960 seasons. He returned to country rugby league with Wagga from 1961 and his playing career ended there in 1963 a result of another broken jaw.
Representative
Hawick made six Test appearances for the Australian national side. He also played eight games for New South Wales including appearances in 1957 & 58 when his club football was played in the country..
Hawick toured with the Kangaroos to Great Britain in 1952–53, playing two tests, another 16 tour matches and scoring eight tries. He also toured to New Zealand with the Kangaroos in 1953 playing two tests, six other tour matches and scoring two tries and kicking three goals. Hawick played in the first World Cup in 1954 and was part of the 1957 World Cup-winning team.
Accolades
In 2004 he was named by Souths in their South Sydney Dream Team, which consisted of seventeen players and a coach representing the club from 1908 through to 2004.
In 2007 Hawick was selected by a panel of experts at five-eighth in an Australian 'Team of the 50s'.
Coaching career
Hawick coached Norths from 1983 until his sacking midway through the 1985 NSWRL season.
Sources
Andrews, Malcolm, The ABC of Rugby League, Austn Broadcasting Corpn, Sydney.
Whiticker, Alan & Hudson, Glen (2006) The Encyclopedia of Rugby League Players, Gavin Allen Publishing, Sydney
Team of the 50s named – Daily Telegraph article at news.com.au
Greg Hawick at yesterdayshero.com.au
Footnotes
^ Rugby League Project
^ Yesterday's Hero
^ Rugby League Project Coaches
^ Alexandria Rovers
^ Whiticker, Alan, Hudson, Glen (2006). The Encyclopedia Of Rugby League Players. Australia: Gary Allen Publishing. p228.
^ South Sydney Dream Team Archived 14 June 2007 at the Wayback Machine from the official South Sydney website.
^ AAP (1 August 2007). "Team of the 50s named". The Daily Telegraph. Australia: News Limited. Retrieved 6 October 2010.
^ "History". northsydneybears.com.au. North Sydney Bears. Archived from the original on 17 July 2014. Retrieved 3 July 2014.
vteSouth Sydney squad - 1950 NSWRFL Premiers (12th title)
1. Clive Churchill
2. John Graves
3. Kevin Woolfe
4. Milton Atkinson
5. Cec Smailes
6. Greg Hawick
7. Bill Stewart
8. Denis Donoghue
9. Ernie Hammerton
10. Ken Macreadie
11. Bernie Purcell
12. Les Cowie
13. Jack Rayner (ca.)/(co.)
vteSouth Sydney squad - 1954 NSWRFL Premiers (15th title)
1. Clive Churchill
2. Ian Moir
3. Martin Gallagher
4. Greg Hawick
5. Les Brennan
6. John Dougherty
7. Ray Mason
8. Denis Donoghue
9. Ernie Hammerton
10. Jim Wilson
11. Bernie Purcell
12. Jack Rayner (Ca./Co.)
13. Les Cowie
vteAustralia squad – 1957 Rugby League World Cup Champions (1st Title)
 Dick Poole (Ca./Co.)
 Keith Barnes
 Brian Carlson
 Brian Clay
 Brian Davies
 Greg Hawick
 Keith Holman
 Ken Kearney
 Ken McCaffery
 Bill Marsh
 Ian Moir
 Kel O'Shea
 Norm Provan
 Ray Ritchie
 Don Schofield
 Tom Tyquin
 Alex Watson
 Harry Wells
vteAustralia squad – 1954 Rugby League World Cup
Harold Crocker
Ken Kearney
Peter Diversi
Roy Bull
Norm Provan
Keith Holman
Noel Pidding
Harry Wells
Ian Moir
Greg Hawick
Clive Churchill (c)
Duncan Hall
Kel O'Shea
Brian Davies
Ken McCaffery
Bob Banks
Alex Watson
Denis Flannery
Coach: Vic Hey
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