Ron Smith

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Player No. 175
Nickname
Position Halfback
Contract 1956
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DOB
Origin
Debut Vs South Sydney - 18th Aug 1951
Dog Years (5) 1951 , 1952 , 1953 , 1955 , 1956
Rep Caps
Other Clubs Manly, Newtown
Junior Club

Biography Ron Smith played 15 games for Manly between 1947 and 1950. He was the halfback in Manly's inaugural first grade game.

In 1951, Ron joined Canterbury to play half in the lower grades. He received an opportunity to play first grade when Jim Collins was injured.

In 1952, Ron commenced the season as the regular halfback in first grade but by mid season was relegated for Laurie White. He played in the 1952 reserve grade Grand Final against South Sydney.

Ron was a regular member of the reserve grade team in 1953 and departed the club to play for Newtown in 1954 where he played three first grade games.

Ron returned to Canterbury in 1955 and played two more seasons in the lower grades, mainly in the second row.

Career Stats
Grade Year Games Tries Goals F Goals Points
1 1951 2 2 0 0 6
1 1952 7 0 0 0 0
1 1953 1 0 0 0 0
Total: 10 2 0 0 6
Average (per year): 3.3 0.7 0 0 2
Average (per game): 0.2 0 0 0.6

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Total - All Grades
  Years Games Tries Goals F Goals Points
Total: 5 62 11 0 0 33
Average (per year): 12.4 2.2 0 0 6.6
Average (per game): 0.2 0 0 0.5

Data provided by Clint Crofts