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Barry ("Gunna') Jensen
Personal information
Full nameBarry Jensen
Born (1956-04-24) 24 April 1956 (age 66)
Balmain, New South Wales, Australia
Playing information
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1978–81 Newtown Jets 80 7 0 0 21
1982 Illawarra Steelers 10 0 0 0 0
Total 90 7 0 0 21
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1981 New South Wales 1 0 0 0 0

Barry Jensen is a former professional rugby league footballer[1] in the New South Wales Rugby League (NSWRL) competition. He primarily played at hooker. Jensen was a member of the Newtown Jets and Illawarra Steelers rugby league teams and also represented his state. He is the first player to ever be sin binned in the N.S.W.R.L..

Jensen was selected to represent New South Wales as hooker for the only State of Origin game in 1981.

Jensen's rugby league career came to an end midway through 1982. He played his last game for Illawarra in round 18 and retired due to a neck injury.[2]


  1. ^ Gallaway, Jack (2003). Origin: Rugby League's Greatest Contest 1980-2002. Univ. of Queensland Press. p. 19. ISBN 9780702233838.
  2. ^ Alan Whiticker/Glen Hudson: Encyclopedia of Rugby League Players. 1995 (ISBN 1875169571)