Johnny Riley

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Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Full Name
Johnny Edward Riley
Born
Thursday, 22nd June, 1939
Current Age
79 years and 151 days

Biography

St George junior came into first grade to partner the equally youthful Reg Gasnier during the club's unbeaten year in 1959. The two teenagers formed a great combination in the centres during their first year, playing for NSW and touring with the 1959-60 Kangaroos. (Incredibly, injury ruled both players out of the club's grand final win over Manly). Riley, who had been a non-playing reserve in the series against the Kiwis in 1959, made his sole Test appearance in the First Test against Great Britain as well as playing in 13 other matches. The remainder of his career did not reach those heights and his only other grand final appearance with the champion club was in 1962. Riley later played for Moorabbin in the Victorian RL competition during the mid-1960s

- ALAN WHITICKER

Career Statistics

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International

Test Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Australia 1959 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% Match list
Overall 1959 1 0 0   0 1 0 0 100.00% Match list

International Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Australia 1959-1960 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% Match list
Overall 1960 1 0 0   0 1 0 0 100.00% Match list


Representative

Australia - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
NSW Firsts 1959 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% Match list
NSW City Firsts 1959 1 1 -   - 3 1 0 0 100.00% Match list
Overall 1959 2 1 0   0 3 1 1 0 50.00% Match list


Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
St George NSWRFL 1959 ? 10 -   - 30  
St George NSWRFL 1960 ? 3 -   - 9  
St George NSWRFL 1961 ? 4 -   - 12  
St George NSWRFL 1962 ? 2 -   - 6  
St George NSWRFL 1963 ? 1 -   - 3  
St George NSWRFL 1964 ? 2 -   - 6  
Overall 1959-1964 ? 22 0   0 66 ? ? ? ?  

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
St George 1959-64 ? 22 -   - 66 ? ? ? ?  
Overall 1959-1964 ? 22 0   0 66 ? ? ? ?  

Your Say

The Noctambulist says: Riley's RL top-grade career came to an abrupt halt at 25 in 1964 when he took an executive position in Melbourne, then still very much a League no-go city. (22/05/2012)

Anonymous says: I was privileged to see John Riley play alongside Reg Gasnier many times for St.George Rugby League club. They complemented each other perfectly and it was easy to see the great mutual respect that existed between them. The best centre pairing that has ever been. Reg Gasnier was a scoring machine and John Riley was a great tackler and always there in support. These are memories that will last until I die. Both were wonderful one club players.... (28/01/2016)

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Last modified: Tue, 20 Nov 2018 12:18:42 +0000 (Sydney time)