Max Garbler

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROM
30-03-1928
N/A
10-11-1949
Randwick RUFC- Aus
DEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
17-12-1949 v Widnes
Hull
1956- Leigh
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)
1949-1956
70 (0)
TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
9
0
0
27

Biography of Max Garbler



HERITAGE NO : 686

Max Garbler by Alex Service and Dave Dooley

Max signed for the Saints from the Randwick Rugby Union club in Sydney. He was essentially a back-row forward and he faced competition from the likes of Welshman Ray Cale, George Parsons and Vince Karalius. Max spent quite a lot of his time playing in the A Team, although he had quite lengthy spells in the First Team too. In 1950-51 he made 17 appearances and the following season 23, his best for the club, mostly at loose forward. Max did not figure in any matches during Jim Sullivans first season at the club, in 1952-53 and looked to have a limited future in First Grade. He moved on to Warrington, on loan, where he made 4 appearances, together with 2 matches for Leigh. [Heritage Number 629] Yet he was nothing if not durable and bounced back with 18 appearances and 5 tries in 1955-56 for St Helens, although he was not selected for the Wembley squad. He made his final appearance at Hull on 15th September 1956, when the Saints lost 6-17. The back row that day was Gaskell, Delves and Garbler.

He was a popular figure in St Helens and he was married there in 1951. The image in the gallery below shows an article which appeared in the St Helens Reporter in the mid fifties. It clearly reflects the great spirit of adventure which Max must have possessed. He returned to Australia in 1957.

We believe that he did some coaching Down Under with one of the Sydney clubs for a spell. We know that Max coached a University team in Sydney and was highly praised for his knowledge and direction. Our gallery shows a photo of Max and his team who reached the 1975 Sydney Metropolitan Finals. You may note the ball boy who was Craig Garbler, doubtless a relation you would think. Max was brought up in the Bondi Junction area of Sydney but on his return he settled in Belmore, deep in Bulldogs territory, where he lived with his wife, Doreen and son. Max worked as a draftsman in Sydney.



SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1949~500 0 0 3
1950~510 0 0 17
1951~522 0 0 23
1953~540 0 0 1
1954~552 0 0 7
1955~565 0 0 18
1956~57 0 0 0 1
TOTALS:9 0 0 70
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1950~510002
1951~520001
TOTALS:0003

ALL MATCHES

DateMatchPosOpponentsCompVenueFTFTOTGDG
17th Dec 1949 1
W
12 Widnes L H 7 0 VIEW
2nd Jan 1950 2
W
12 Hull L H 30 0 VIEW
18th Mar 1950 3
D
13 Belle Vue Rangers L A 7 7 VIEW
30th Aug 1950 --
W
11 Italy* Fr H 74 38 VIEW
16th Sep 1950 4
L
13 Workington Town L A 11 19 VIEW
5th Oct 1950 --
W
13 Carcassonne * Fr H 24 22 VIEW
11th Oct 1950 5
L
13 Wigan LCSF H 7 9 VIEW
14th Oct 1950 6
L
13 Salford L A 3 25 VIEW
21st Oct 1950 7
W
11 Liverpool Stanley L H 26 4 VIEW
18th Nov 1950 8
D
11 York L A 6 6 VIEW
25th Nov 1950 9
W
11 Hull L A 16 5 VIEW
2nd Dec 1950 10
W
11 Whitehaven L H 47 10 VIEW
23rd Dec 1950 11
W
12 Swinton L A 11 3 VIEW
25th Dec 1950 12
L
12 Leigh L H 2 12 VIEW
20th Jan 1951 13
W
12 Barrow L H 10 6 VIEW
27th Jan 1951 14
W
12 Whitehaven L A 3 2 VIEW
17th Feb 1951 15
W
12 Bradford Northern CC1(2) H 4 0 VIEW
3rd Mar 1951 16
W
12 Hull L H 39 13 VIEW
7th Apr 1951 17
L
11 Oldham L A 4 17 VIEW
12th Apr 1951 18
W
13 Widnes L A 5 2 VIEW
14th Apr 1951 19
W
13 Leeds L A 9 3 VIEW
18th Apr 1951 20
L
13 Huddersfield L H 9 14 VIEW
11th Aug 1951 --
W
11 Barrow* Fr Ward Cup H 16 7 VIEW
25th Aug 1951 21
W
11 Liverpool City L H 23 3 VIEW
6th Sep 1951 22
D
13 Belle Vue Rangers LC1(2) A 2 2 VIEW
8th Sep 1951 23
W
12 Dewsbury L H 14 8 VIEW
27th Oct 1951 24
L
12 Workington Town L A 8 11 VIEW
3rd Nov 1951 25
W
13 Rochdale Hornets L H 5 2 VIEW
24th Nov 1951 26
L
13 Dewsbury L A 2 6 VIEW
1st Dec 1951 27
W
13 Widnes L H 14 3 1 VIEW
15th Dec 1951 28
L
5 Salford L H 6 14 VIEW
26th Dec 1951 29
D
2 Wigan L H 2 2 VIEW
29th Dec 1951 30
L
11 Swinton L A 2 27 VIEW
1st Jan 1952 31
W
13 Leigh L H 9 0 VIEW
5th Jan 1952 32
L
13 Belle Vue Rangers L H 5 6 VIEW
12th Jan 1952 33
W
13 Batley L H 22 2 VIEW
19th Jan 1952 34
L
12 Whitehaven L A 5 7 VIEW
9th Feb 1952 35
W
13 Belle Vue Rangers CC1(1) H 6 5 VIEW
16th Feb 1952 36
W
13 Belle Vue Rangers CC1(2) A 9 4 VIEW
23rd Feb 1952 37
W
13 Huddersfield L H 37 13 1 VIEW
1st Mar 1952 38
W
13 Liverpool City L A 31 6 VIEW
8th Mar 1952 39
L
13 Workington Town CC2 A 4 15 VIEW
15th Mar 1952 40
W
13 Belle Vue Rangers L A 16 8 VIEW
22nd Mar 1952 41
L
13 Batley L A 5 16 VIEW
2nd Apr 1952 42
W
12 Warrington L H 13 5 VIEW
5th Apr 1952 43
L
12 Hull L A 7 14 VIEW
13th Mar 1954 44
L
13 Rochdale Hornets L A 5 9 VIEW
11th Sep 1954 45
W
13 Whitehaven LC1 H 27 6 VIEW
2nd Oct 1954 46
W
13 Liverpool City L A 30 14 VIEW
16th Oct 1954 47
W
13 Salford L A 19 2 1 VIEW
23rd Oct 1954 48
W
12 Whitehaven L H 30 3 VIEW
30th Oct 1954 49
W
13 Widnes L A 8 2 1 VIEW
9th Apr 1955 50
W
13 Halifax L H 14 8 VIEW
11th Apr 1955 51
L
13 Huddersfield L A 11 35 VIEW
3rd Sep 1955 52
W
13 York L H 26 18 VIEW
10th Sep 1955 53
W
13 Keighley L H 52 23 VIEW
24th Sep 1955 54
W
13 Barrow L H 66 15 2 VIEW
1st Oct 1955 55
W
13 Blackpool Borough L H 53 19 VIEW
8th Oct 1955 56
W
13 Keighley L A 21 6 VIEW
22nd Oct 1955 57
W
13 Blackpool Borough L A 36 4 3 VIEW
26th Oct 1955 58
W
13 New Zealand Tour H 16 8 VIEW
29th Oct 1955 59
W
13 Rochdale Hornets L H 8 7 VIEW
5th Nov 1955 60
W
13 Swinton L A 4 0 VIEW
19th Nov 1955 61
W
13 Liverpool City L A 29 9 VIEW
17th Dec 1955 62
W
13 Barrow L A 18 6 VIEW
24th Dec 1955 63
W
13 Oldham L H 18 7 VIEW
27th Dec 1955 64
L
13 Wigan L A 0 8 VIEW
28th Jan 1956 65
W
13 Widnes L H 21 10 VIEW
2nd Apr 1956 66
W
12 Rochdale Hornets L A 14 6 VIEW
12th Apr 1956 67
W
13 Workington Town L A 12 9 VIEW
14th Apr 1956 68
L
13 Oldham L A 8 40 VIEW
16th Apr 1956 69
W
13 Whitehaven L H 22 7 VIEW
15th Sep 1956 70
L
13 Hull L A 6 17 VIEW
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
WINS : 49 | LOSSES : 20 | DRAWS : 4

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