Bruce Hopkins (rugby League)

Bruce Hopkins
Personal information
Full nameColin Bruce Hopkins
Born6 December 1924
Died26 December 2013(2013-12-26) (aged 89)
Coffs Harbour, New South Wales
Playing information
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1947-49 Canterbury 47 10 44 0 118
1950-51 Balmain Tigers 25 2 3 0 12
1954 St. George Dragons 3 0 0 0 0
Total 75 12 47 0 130
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1948 New South Wales 2 0 8 0 16
1948-49 Australia 0 0 0 0 0
Source: Whiticker/Hudson

Bruce Hopkins (6 December 1924 – 26 December 2013)[1] was an Australian rugby league player of the 1940s. He played for the Canterbury Bulldogs for three seasons between 1947-1949, the Balmain Tigers for two seasons between 1950-1951, the St. George Dragons for one season in 1954.

Hopkins represented New South Wales in 1947 and 1948 and for the Australian national side in 1948. [2] He attended Sydney Boys High School, graduating in 1942.[3] While serving in the Australian Army in Townsville, he played for Centrals ASA rugby league club during 1945 and 1946.[4] Hopkins played for Canterbury-Bankstown at halfback in the 1947 NSWRFL season's grand final, losing to Balmain. The following year he was first selected to play for Australia, but did not appear in any Test matches. He is remembered as the first ever Canterbury-Bankstown player to be selected for a Kangaroo Tour.[5]


  1. ^ "HOPKINS, BRUCE". Coffs Coast Advocate. Coffs Harbour. 2014-01-01.
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  4. ^ "History". Centrals ASA Senior Rugby League Football Club. Retrieved 2012.
  5. ^ Alan Whiticker: Encyclopedia of Rugby League Players. 2005

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