Ron Thornton

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Player No. 218
Nickname
Position Halfback, Five-Eight
Contract 1961
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DOB
Origin
Debut Vs Newtown - 6th Aug 1955
Dog Years (7) 1955 , 1956 , 1957 , 1958 , 1959 , 1960 , 1961
Rep Caps
Other Clubs
Junior Club

Biography Ron Thornton joined Canterbury in 1955 as a halfback. On occasions Ron would also played five-eight.

The brother of Brian Thornton, Ron progressed through the grades in 1955 and received his first grade opportunity when Mike McGee was injured.

Ron became a regular member of the first grade team for the next six seasons and played in the semi-final against Easts (Roosters) in 1960.

In 2004, Ron was nominated for the Berries to Bulldogs 70 Year Team of Champions.

Career Stats
Grade Year Games Tries Goals F Goals Points
1 1955 2 0 0 0 0
1 1956 15 2 0 0 6
1 1957 17 3 1 0 11
1 1958 18 1 0 0 3
1 1959 12 2 0 0 6
1 1960 21 5 0 0 15
1 1961 18 2 0 0 6
Total: 103 15 1 0 47
Average (per year): 14.7 2.1 0.1 0 6.7
Average (per game): 0.1 0 0 0.5

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Total - All Grades
  Years Games Tries Goals F Goals Points
Total: 7 116 16 1 0 50
Average (per year): 16.6 2.3 0.1 0 7.1
Average (per game): 0.1 0 0 0.4

Data provided by Clint Crofts