1972 Bruce Duperouzel and 1971 Photo picking up the ball

Full name Bruce Duperouzel Nickname   Super

Born 21 April 1950

Place of birth Northam, WA (6401)

Height and weight   Height: 174 cm Weight: 74 kg

Senior clubs   Claremont, St. Kilda, Footscray
Recruited from Claremont 1974   St. Kilda 1983
State of origin     WA

Claremont 1969 – 1973     186 Games Goals   147

St. Kilda     1974 – 1982    139 Games Goals   160

Footscray   1983 – 1984    25 Games Goals   24

A dynamic, audaciously talented rover, Bruce Duperouzel commenced his senior league career with Claremont where he played 86 WAFL games between 1969 and 1973. He enjoyed a particularly noteworthy season in 1971, topping the club’s goal kicking list with 36 goals, and winning the fairest and best award.

In 1974 he crossed to St Kilda in the  VFL where he showed himself a player of high class, particularly dangerous near goals and consistently polling well in the Saints best and fairest. ‘Super’ Duper (as he was often called by fans) assumed the club captaincy in 1981 after the retirement of Alex Jesaulenko but amidst subsequent upheaval at the club in late 1982 decided a change of scene was in order and crossed to Footscray where he ended his career as a useful forward utility player.

Duperouzel played for Western Australia half a dozen times, and earned All-Australian selection while representing the state at the Adelaide State of Origin Carnival.

Author – John Devaney with additional material from Adam Cardosi