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