Ron Raper

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Player No. 316
Nickname Meggsie
Position Lock
Contract 1972
Height 175cm (5' 9")
Weight 76kg (167lbs)
DOB 22nd Nov 1945
Origin Camperdown, NSW, Australia
Debut Vs Newtown - 11th Apr 1966
Dog Years (9) 1964 , 1965 , 1966 , 1967 , 1968 , 1969 , 1970 , 1971 , 1972
Captain Years (3) 1969 , 1970 , 1971
Captain Record 27 games, 15 won(56%), 12 lost(44%), 0 drew(0%)
Rep Caps
Other Clubs
Junior Club East Hills

Biography Ron Raper joined Canterbury in 1964 as a lock forward. The brother of John, Maurie, Michael, Gerard, Peter and Paul Raper, Ron became a regular member of the third grade team.

In 1965, Ron started the season in reserve grade and emerged in reserve grade during the season. In 1966, Ron received the opportunity to play first grade against Newtown when George Taylforth was relegated.

He secured a first grade position for the next 7 seasons.

In 1967, Ron played in all first grade games including the Grand Final against South Sydney. After missing two games in 1968, Ron played 51 consecutive first grade games between 1968 and 1971.
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Career Stats
Grade Year Games Tries Goals F Goals Points
1 1966 14 2 0 0 6
1 1967 25 8 0 5 34
1 1968 20 5 5 1 27
1 1969 22 2 0 2 10
1 1970 23 5 0 2 19
1 1971 13 2 0 0 6
1 1972 11 3 33 0 75
Total: 128 27 38 10 177
Average (per year): 18.3 3.9 5.4 1.4 25.3
Average (per game): 0.2 0.3 0.1 1.4

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Total - All Grades
  Years Games Tries Goals F Goals Points
Total: 9 143 30 57 10 224
Average (per year): 15.9 3.3 6.3 1.1 24.9
Average (per game): 0.2 0.4 0.1 1.6

Data provided by Clint Crofts