Eddie Burns

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Player No. 16
Coach No. 20
Nickname
Position Prop
Contract 1950
Height 179cm (5' 10")
Weight 82kg (181lbs)
DOB 6th Mar 1916
Origin
Debut Vs Balmain - 4th May 1935
Dog Years (16) 1935 , 1936 , 1937 , 1938 , 1939 , 1940 , 1941 , 1942 , 1943 , 1944 , 1945 , 1946 , 1947 , 1948 , 1949 , 1950
Captain Years (3) 1948 , 1949 , 1950
Captain Record 24 games, 10 won(42%), 14 lost(58%), 0 drew(0%)
Rep Caps NSW(2)
Other Clubs
Junior Club Lakemba

Biography Eddie Burns is one of the true immortals of the Canterbury-Bankstown club.

A local junior, he joined the club in the inaugural year and played in the initial reserve grade game.

Eddie was to became a regular first grade player until his retirement in 1950 with the exception being a half season stint with Waratah Mayfield in 1940.

A mobile but tough prop forward, he gained a reputation for his try scoring ability mainly through his support play.

In fact against Newtown in 1942, Eddie scored four tries in a game. His 62 first grade tries were not passed until 1980 by Chris Anderson.
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Career Stats
Grade Year Games Tries Goals F Goals Points
1 1935 13 2 0 0 6
1 1936 13 0 0 0 0
1 1937 13 2 0 0 6
1 1938 15 6 0 0 18
1 1939 12 2 0 0 6
1 1940 7 3 0 0 9
1 1941 14 2 0 0 6
1 1942 17 10 0 0 30
1 1943 5 1 0 0 3
1 1944 12 4 0 0 12
1 1945 13 3 0 0 9
1 1946 16 3 0 0 9
1 1947 20 9 0 0 27
1 1948 15 3 4 0 17
1 1949 18 7 2 0 25
1 1950 18 5 2 0 19
Total: 221 62 8 0 202
Average (per year): 13.8 3.9 0.5 0 12.6
Average (per game): 0.3 0 0 0.9

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Total - All Grades
  Years Games Tries Goals F Goals Points
Total: 16 224 63 8 0 205
Average (per year): 14 3.9 0.5 0 12.8
Average (per game): 0.3 0 0 0.9

Data provided by Clint Crofts