Ken Wilson

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Career Stats & Summary

Biography

Champion goal-kicker had a grounding in Australian Rules before joining Newtown in 1970. Wilson, who had great ball-control in the open and was a point-scoring machine with his boot, earned a place in rugby league history as the point-scorer in the code's only 1-0 result. Playing for Newtown against St George in 1973, Wilson potted a solitary field goal to win the match (he also captained the club in the 0-0 result against C’bury in 1982 … the only scoreless draw in premiership history). Wilson won reserve grade premierships with the club in 1970 and 1974, and after a season with Port Kembla, signed with Penrith in 1976. He proved to be an adept leader as well as a prolific point-scorer in his three seasons with the Panthers and after returning to the Jets he was the premiership's leading point-scorer in 1980 with 197pts (5t, 90g, 2fg). Wilson was used as a replacement for five-eighth Paul Morris in the club’s 1981 grand final loss to P’matta and captained the club in the two seasons before its demise from the Sydney premiership. His 1001pts (over 2000pts in all grades) remains a Newtown club record. In 1985-86 Wilson coached C’bury's reserve grade team under Warren Ryan before taking over as coach of Ryde Eastwood in the Metropolitan Cup competition.

- 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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Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Newtown NSWRFL 1971 ? - 1   - 2  
Newtown NSWRFL 1972 ? 5 38   6 97  
Newtown NSWRFL 1973 ? 1 38   3 82  
Newtown NSWRFL 1974 ? 2 47   1 101  
Penrith NSWRFL 1976 ? 3 60   1 130  
Penrith NSWRFL 1977 ? 2 45   1 97  
Penrith NSWRFL 1978 12 2 12   3 33 1 11 0 8.33% Match list
Newtown NSWRFL 1979 20 3 63   2 137 6 14 0 30.00% Match list
Newtown NSWRFL 1980 20 5 90   2 197 11 8 1 55.00% Match list
Newtown NSWRFL 1981 21 3 52   6 119 12 8 1 57.14% Match list
Newtown NSWRFL 1982 20 2 64   5 139 10 8 2 50.00% Match list
Newtown NSWRFL 1983 23 4 54   3 127 7 14 2 30.43% Match list
Overall 1971-1983 ? 32 564   33 1,261 ? ? ? ?  

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Newtown 1971-74, 1979-83 ? 25 447   28 1001 ? ? ? ?  
Penrith 1976-78 ? 7 117   5 260 ? ? ? ?  
Penrith 1978 12 2 12   3 33 1 11 0 8.33% Match list
Newtown 1979-83 104 17 323   18 719 46 52 6 44.23% Match list
Overall 1971-1983 ? 32 564   33 1,261 ? ? ? ?  

Australian Finals Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Newtown 1979-1981 4 - 1   1 3 2 2 0 50.00% Match list
Overall 1981 4 0 1   1 3 2 2 0 50.00% Match list

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