Ray Branighan

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Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Born
Friday, 5th December, 1947
Current Age
70 years and 345 days
Place Of Birth
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Known Family Links

Nephew
Luke Branighan
Brother
Arthur Branighan

Biography

Robust winger/centre played in the Rabbitohs’ grand final wins in 1970-71. After gaining a place in Australia’s victorious 1970 World Cup squad, Ray Branighan made his Test debut in the Kiwi’s upset win at Carlaw Park in 1971. Branighan was lured to the big-spending Manly club in 1972 and played a major role in that club's first premiership success. Partnering the brilliant Bob Fulton in the centres, Branighan scored 15 points in the 19-14 grand final win over Easts (1t, 6g) - one point short of Harry Bath’s individual points record. Selected in Australia's World Cup squad in 1972, he backed up for another premiership win with the Sea Eagles in 1973 before touring with the Kangaroos and playing all five Tests in England and France. Branighan played in the 1975 World Series competition but left Sydney at the end of 1978 after being a reserve in Manly's courageous win in the grand final replay to take on a two-year contract as captain-coach of Ayr in Queensland.

- 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 1970-75 17 4 10   - 32 10 6 1 58.82% Match list
Overall 1970-1975 17 4 10   0 32 10 6 1 58.82% Match list

International Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Australia 1970 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% Match list
Overall 1970 1 0 0   0 1 0 0 100.00% Match list

World Cup Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Australia 1970, 1972, 1975 9 2 8   - 22 5 3 1 55.56% Match list
Overall 1970-1975 9 2 8   0 22 5 3 1 55.56% Match list


Representative

Australia - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
NSW Firsts 1970-71, 1973-74 7 - 5   - 10 6 0 1 85.71% Match list
NSW City Firsts 1970-71, 1973, 1975 4 - 6   - 12 3 1 0 75.00% Match list
Overall 1970-1975 11 0 11   0 22 9 1 1 81.82% Match list


Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
South Sydney NSWRFL 1968 ? 1 3   - 9  
South Sydney NSWRFL 1969 ? 6 -   - 18  
South Sydney NSWRFL 1970 ? 8 14   - 52  
South Sydney NSWRFL 1971 ? 11 14   - 61  
Manly Warringah NSWRFL 1972 ? 4 24   - 60  
Manly Warringah NSWRFL 1973 ? 6 18   - 54  
Manly Warringah NSWRFL 1974 ? 9 -   - 27  
Manly Warringah NSWRFL 1975 ? 3 1   - 11  
Manly Warringah NSWRFL 1976 ? 3 4   - 17  
Manly Warringah NSWRFL 1977 ? 2 5   - 16  
Manly Warringah NSWRFL 1978 20 3 -   - 9 12 8 0 60.00% Match list
Overall 1968-1978 ? 56 83   0 334 ? ? ? ?  

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
South Sydney 1968-71 ? 26 31   - 140 ? ? ? ?  
Manly Warringah 1972-78 ? 30 52   - 194 ? ? ? ?  
Manly Warringah 1978 20 3 -   - 9 12 8 0 60.00% Match list
Overall 1968-1978 ? 56 83   0 334 ? ? ? ?  

Australian Finals Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Manly Warringah 1978 4 - -   - - 3 1 0 75.00% Match list
Overall 1978 4 0 0   0 3 1 0 75.00% Match list

All Australian Club Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
South Sydney 1968-71 ? 26 31   - 140 ? ? ? ?  
South Sydney 1970-71 3 12 14   - 64 3 0 0 100.00% Match list
Manly Warringah 1972-75, 1978 ? 30 52   - 194 ? ? ? ?  
Manly Warringah 1978 27 3 -   - 9 16 11 0 59.26% Match list
Overall 1968-1978 ? 56 83   0 334 ? ? ? ?  

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