Roy Kirkaldy

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Player No. 57
Coach No. 8
Nickname
Position Hooker
Contract 1948
Height
Weight
DOB
Origin
Debut Vs North Sydney - 23rd Apr 1938
Dog Years (11) 1938 , 1939 , 1940 , 1941 , 1942 , 1943 , 1944 , 1945 , 1946 , 1947 , 1948
Captain Years (1) 1943
Captain Record 4 games, 1 won(25%), 3 lost(75%), 0 drew(0%)
Rep Caps NSW(10)
Other Clubs
Junior Club Waratah Mayfield

Biography Roy Kirkaldy joined Canterbury after playing 14 seasons for Waratah Mayfield as a 28 year old.

A prolific ball winning hooker, the extra possession turned Canterbury into a dominant force for a number of years.

Roy was one of the 'Three Musketeers' alongside Eddie Burns and Henry Porter, a formable front row combination that played in 94 games together from 1938 to 1948.

Roy was known as the 'Prince of Hookers'.

He played in the Premiership winning teams of 1938 and 1940.

He played in the City Cup winning team of 1939 and he played the 1940 Final against Easts (Roosters) and the 1947 Grand Final against Balmain.
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Career Stats
Grade Year Games Tries Goals F Goals Points
1 1938 15 0 0 0 0
1 1939 15 2 0 0 6
1 1940 15 0 2 0 4
1 1941 15 2 1 0 8
1 1942 16 0 1 0 2
1 1943 4 1 0 0 3
1 1944 8 0 1 0 2
1 1945 11 1 0 0 3
1 1946 15 1 0 0 3
1 1947 18 1 0 0 3
1 1948 15 3 1 0 11
Total: 147 11 6 0 45
Average (per year): 13.4 1 0.5 0 4.1
Average (per game): 0.1 0 0 0.3

Total - All Grades
  Years Games Tries Goals F Goals Points
Total: 11 147 11 6 0 45
Average (per year): 13.4 1 0.5 0 4.1
Average (per game): 0.1 0 0 0.3

Data provided by Clint Crofts