Eric Gilligan

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Player No. 220
Nickname Ern
Position Wing
Contract 1959
Height 172cm (5' 8")
Weight 89kg (196lbs)
DOB 1st Jun 1932
Origin Dorrigo, NSW
Debut Vs Western Suburbs - 2nd Apr 1956
Dog Years (6) 1954 , 1955 , 1956 , 1957 , 1958 , 1959
Rep Caps
Other Clubs
Junior Club

Biography Ern Gilligan joined Canterbury in 1954 as a winger. He progressed to be a regular in reserve grade in his initial season.

After missing most of 1955, Ern was selected in first grade for the start of the 1956 season. Brian Rose was promoted to first grade and Ern spent the rest of the season in the lower grades.

After an interrupted 1957 season, Ern was able to secure a regular first grade position for the second half of the 1958 season.

A regular reserve grade player in 1959, Ern closed out his career by playing in the reserve grade Preliminary Final against North Sydney.
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Career Stats
Grade Year Games Tries Goals F Goals Points
1 1956 2 0 0 0 0
1 1957 1 0 0 0 0
1 1958 7 1 0 0 3
1 1959 6 4 0 0 12
Total: 16 5 0 0 15
Average (per year): 4 1.3 0 0 3.8
Average (per game): 0.3 0 0 0.9

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Total - All Grades
  Years Games Tries Goals F Goals Points
Total: 6 61 17 0 0 51
Average (per year): 10.2 2.8 0 0 8.5
Average (per game): 0.3 0 0 0.8

Data provided by Clint Crofts