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John Brass


Player Bio

Date of Birth:
07 October 1946
Sydney, NSW
Debut Team:
Eastern Suburbs
04 May 1969
Sydney Sports Ground
1 Game for NSW City Seconds, 2 Games for NSW Firsts, 1 Game for NSW City Firsts, 1 Game for NSW Country Firsts, 3 Tour Matches for Australia
Eastern Suburbs (1969-1976)



  • Sydney Roosters Centurions (2007)
  • Roosters Captain 1970-1971


John Brass, Sydney Rooster #595, joined the Roosters in 1969 after making the switch from rugby union.


A classy centre recognised for his slick handling skills and rock-solid defence, Brass played 143 first grade games for Easts and is remembered for kicking two goals in the Roosters’ 1974 Grand Final win, and for scoring a double in the 1975 decider to help the Club secure consecutive Premierships.

He captained the Roosters, New South Wales and Australia. He also played a key role for the Roosters in the inaugural World Club Challenge match played in 1976, kicking five goals in the famous victory against St Helens.

Sydney Roosters Hall of Fame Inductee #13 - John Brass

He concluded his career with 33 tries, 295 goals and 17 field goals, earning selection into the Sydney Roosters Centurions. Brass served on the Super League, then the NRL, board until 2005.

Brass: 'Thank You For The Honour'

Hall of Fame Members

Acknowledgement of Country

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