Joe Gartner

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Joseph Samuel Gartner (1912-2002) was an Australian rugby league player of the 1930s and was a dual premiership winner.

Joe Gartner was graded with Newtown in 1931 and went straight into first grade. Gartner was a prolific try scorer during his career, and usually played on the wing. He played five seasons with Newtown Jets between 1931-1935, which included winning a premiership with them in 1933. He the moved to Canterbury-Bankstown and played six seasons with tem between 1936-1941. He won a further premiership with Canterbury in 1938 and he scored two tries in that match. [1] He was the father of another Canterbury-Bankstwon legend, Ray Gartner.

Joe Gartner died on 1 February 2002, aged 90. [2]


  1. Alan Whiticker/Glen Hudson: Encyclopedia of Rugby League Players. 1955 (ISBN 1875169571)
  2. Daily Telegraph: Death Notice 5/2/2002