Ron Bailey

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Player No. 74
Coach No. 7
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Position Centre
Contract 1946
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Origin
Debut Vs North Sydney - 25th Apr 1941
Dog Years (6) 1941 , 1942 , 1943 , 1944 , 1945 , 1946
Captain Years (5) 1941 , 1942 , 1943 , 1944 , 1945
Captain Record 47 games, 23 won(49%), 24 lost(51%), 0 drew(0%)
Rep Caps NSW(4) , Australia(2)
Other Clubs Newtown
Junior Club Maitland

Biography Ron Bailey was Canterbury's first great centre. He originated in Newcastle and joined Newtown in 1937 playing eight games.

A strong and fast centre, Ron then went to England and played with Huddersfield until the outbreak of World War II. He returned to Newcastle to play for Waratah Mayfield before following team mates, Eddie Burns and Roy McCallum to Canterbury for the 1941 season.

Ron was captain-coach in 1941 and losing narrowly 22-24 to Easts (Roosters) in the semi-final that year.

Handing over the coaching duties for 1942, Ron continued as captain of the team.

In total Ron captained Canterbury on 47 occasions including the 1942 Premiership winning team.
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Career Stats
Grade Year Games Tries Goals F Goals Points
1 1941 15 7 0 0 21
1 1942 17 5 0 0 15
1 1943 13 1 0 0 3
1 1944 12 6 0 0 18
1 1945 13 6 0 0 18
1 1946 11 5 0 0 15
Total: 81 30 0 0 90
Average (per year): 13.5 5 0 0 15
Average (per game): 0.4 0 0 1.1

Total - All Grades
  Years Games Tries Goals F Goals Points
Total: 6 81 30 0 0 90
Average (per year): 13.5 5 0 0 15
Average (per game): 0.4 0 0 1.1

Data provided by Clint Crofts