Doug McRitchie

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Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Born
Tuesday, 31st July, 1923
Died
Thursday, 30th July, 1998 (Aged 74 years and 364 days)

Biography

St George junior was graded after playing in the club’s Presidents Cup winning team in 1940. McRitchie served in Bougainville and New Guinea during the war but played with the club intermittently during the war years. Captain-coach of the club in 1947, the fine centre represented NSW in 1948 before being named on the 1948-49 Kangaroo Tour. McRitchie played in two Tests against Great Britain and a further two in France. After partnering fellow Test player Matt McCoy in St George's grand final win over Souths in 1949 McRitchie made his final Test appearance in the historic Third Test against Great Britain in 1950. It was McRitchie who made the initial break that resulted in St George team-mate Ron Roberts' winning try that clinched the Ashes for Australia for the first time in 30 years. The following year he joined Queanbeyan as captain-coach on the biggest contract offered to a Sydney-based player.

- ALAN WHITICKER

Career Statistics

All statistics shown in this section are based only on data available in the RLP database, and are not necessarily a complete and/or 100% accurate representation of a player's career. This information should be used as a guide only. If you see a question mark (?), it denotes that the figure is not available.

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International

Test Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Australia 1948-50 6 - -   - - 3 3 0 50.00% Match list
Overall 1948-1950 6 0 0   0 3 3 0 50.00% Match list


Representative

Australia - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
NSW Firsts 1948, 1950 4 - -   - - 2 1 1 50.00% Match list
NSW City Firsts 1950 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% Match list
Monaro 1951 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% Match list
NSW Country Firsts 1951 1 1 -   - 3 0 1 0 0.00% Match list
Overall 1948-1951 7 1 0   0 3 3 3 1 42.86% Match list


Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
St George NSWRFL 1942 ? 2 -   - 6  
St George NSWRFL 1943 ? - -   - -  
St George NSWRFL 1944 ? - -   - -  
St George NSWRFL 1946 ? 4 -   - 12  
St George NSWRFL 1947 ? 7 -   - 21  
St George NSWRFL 1948 ? 2 -   - 6  
St George NSWRFL 1949 ? 3 -   - 9  
St George NSWRFL 1950 ? 7 -   - 21  
Overall 1942-1950 ? 25 0   0 75 ? ? ? ?  

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
St George 1942-44, 1946-50 ? 25 -   - 75 ? ? ? ?  
Overall 1942-1950 ? 25 0   0 75 ? ? ? ?  

All Australian Club Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
St George 1942, 1946, 1949 4 25 -   - 75 2 2 0 50.00% Match list
Overall 1942-1950 4 25 0   0 75 2 2 0 50.00% Match list

Your Say

Bob Ezzy says: I was a member of the Queanbeyan Blues team of 1964 which Doug coached and his BOOMING voice could be heard all over Queanbeyan. Well I remember him pulling the front fender off a Holden car with his bare hands at his smash repair workshop. A top guy and "The Men of League" is a true testament to a great bloke. Very much appreciated his guidance, wit and energy. (20/07/2012)

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