NRL pays tribute to Newtown great

The NRL has paid tribute to Newtown great Brian 'Chicka' Moore, who died over the weekend following a long illness.
 
NRL Head of Football Todd Greenberg said Moore, who played with Newtown from 1962 until 1973 and also coached the club in 1983, will be remembered as a legend of the Bluebags.
 
"Chicka was a player with an incredible try-scoring record," Mr Greenberg said. "In his 173 matches for Newtown, he scored 90 tries; that highlights what a player he was. In full flight, he was simply magnificent to watch.
 
"He was also a Kangaroo tourist and represented NSW, and then coached Newtown during its final year in the NSWRL.
 
"In 2008, he deservedly found a home at centre in Newtown's Team of the Century. He will be missed by the game which he served so magnificently."
  
   
BRIAN 'CHICKA' MOORE
Born: April 19, 1944, Alexandria, NSW
 
CAREER OVERVIEW 
   
  Games Trs Gls F/G Pts
CLUB CAREER 1962-75  
   
Newtown 1962-73  
1962 8 2 - - 6
1963 16 11 - - 33
1964 13 9 - - 27
1965 15 12 - - 36
1966 14 8 - - 24
1967 18 8 - - 24
1968 12 3 - - 9
1969 12 7 - - 21
1970 15 13 - - 39
1971 18 6 - - 18
1972 11 5 - - 15
1973 21 6 - - 18
TOTAL 173 90 - - 270
   
Toronto Workers 1974-75  
   
REPRESENTATIVE CAREER 1963-68  
   
CITY-COUNTRY 1963-68  
City 2nds 1963-65 2 1 - - 3
City 1sts 1963-68 4 3 - - 9
TOTAL 6 4 - - 12
   
SYDNEY 1963  
v. South Africa 1963 1 - - - 0
   
NEW SOUTH WALES 1963-70  
v. Queensland 1963-70 4 2 - - 6
   
AUSTRALIA 1967-68  
Tour matches 1967-68 11 10 - - 30
   
GRAND TOTAL  
All senior matches 195 106 - - 318
 
 
Moore played junior football with St Peters.
 
He made his first grade debut for Newtown v Souths at Henson Park, June 30, 1962 (Rd 11).
 
He toured with the Kangaroos in 1967-68.
 
He captain-coached Toronto Workers 1974-75, coached Wests Newcastle 1976-77 and was the last coach of the Newtown Jets in the NSWRL premiership in 1983.