Ken Wright

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Career Stats & Summary

Biography

Randwick RU five-eighth, a junior Australian Beach Sprint champion, had a phenomenal year in 1975 when he represented City, NSW and Australia against England. Lightly-framed, but with great hands and a deceptive sidestep, Wright toured NZ, England, America, Italy and France, playing in 9 Tests. In 1979 he changed codes to play with Easts. Despite being a naturally gifted player, Wright was more suited to a free-flowing rugby game than the rigours of rugby league. He played in Easts' 18-4 grand final loss to C’bury in 1980 before moving to Souths where, at one stage, he was a reserve for reserve grade before rescuing his reputation as a classy organiser.

- 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 %  
Eastern Suburbs NSWRFL 1979 7 3 12   - 33 2 5 0 28.57% Match list
Eastern Suburbs NSWRFL 1980 10 3 22   - 53 6 3 1 60.00% Match list
Eastern Suburbs NSWRFL 1981 3 - -   - - 3 0 0 100.00% Match list
South Sydney NSWRFL 1982 19 4 3   5 23 10 8 1 52.63% Match list
South Sydney NSWRFL 1983 16 2 5   6 24 8 7 1 50.00% Match list
Overall 1979-1983 55 12 42   11 133 29 23 3 52.73% Match list

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Eastern Suburbs 1979-81 20 6 34   - 86 11 8 1 55.00% Match list
South Sydney 1982-83 35 6 8   11 47 18 15 2 51.43% Match list
Overall 1979-1983 55 12 42   11 133 29 23 3 52.73% Match list

Australian Finals Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Eastern Suburbs 1979-1980 3 1 10   - 23 1 2 0 33.33% Match list
Overall 1980 3 1 10   0 23 1 2 0 33.33% Match list

Your Say

Polyanna says: Another of the many converts to League from Union - along with the luckless Brett Papworth, Tony Melrose, Peter Sullivan, John Ballesty, Phil Smith, Owen O'Donnell, etc - who failed to replicate their rugby achievements in the 13-a-side game.

Blessed with a great sidestep off the right foot. (14/05/2012)

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