Ray Norman

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Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Full Name
Hugh Valentine Raymond Norman
Born
Friday, 30th November, 1888
Died
Thursday, 29th April, 1971 (Aged 82 years and 148 days)
Place Of Birth
Leichhardt, New South Wales, Australia

Known Family Links

Brother
Hercules Norman
Brother
Joseph Norman
Brother
Hollester Norman

Biography

Outstanding five-eighth and centre had a grounding in RU before joining brothers Rex and Roy at the Annandale club. Norman, whose 84 career pts (12t, 24g) remains a modest club record with the now defunct inner city club first represented NSW on the history-making tour of NZ in 1912. Moving to Souths he made his Test debut as a five-eighth in the First Test against England in 1914. He was Australia's only try-scorer in the 23-5 loss but was dropped for the remainder of the series and had to wait another five years, until after the end of World War I, to represent Australia again. After moving to Easts, Norman toured NZ with the Australian team in 1919 and made his final Test appearance in the Fourth Test at Auckland. Ray Norman coached Easts to win the premiership in 1923 and later coached Manly (1954) and NSW Country. He spent a lot of his adult life coaching school children on the skills of the game, even writing a text book on rugby league that was adopted by the NSW Education Department. Norman passed away in 1971, age 82.

- 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 1914, 1919 2 1 -   - 3 1 1 0 50.00% Match list
Overall 1914-1919 2 1 0   0 3 1 1 0 50.00% Match list

International Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Australia 1914-1921 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% Match list
Overall 1921 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 %  
Metropolis 1912, 1914, 1920 3 5 1   - 17 3 0 0 100.00% Match list
NSW Firsts 1912-14, 1919-20 20 8 22   - 68 17 3 0 85.00% Match list
Combined 1st 1917 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% Match list
Rest of NSW 1917 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% Match list
Overall 1912-1920 25 13 23   0 85 21 4 0 84.00% Match list


Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Annandale NSWRFL 1910 10 2 5   - 16 5 4 1 50.00% Match list
Annandale NSWRFL 1911 14 6 5   - 28 5 8 1 35.71% Match list
Annandale NSWRFL 1912 11 1 9   - 21 1 10 0 9.09% Match list
Annandale NSWRFL 1913 13 3 7   - 23 2 11 0 15.38% Match list
South Sydney NSWRFL 1914 12 2 1   - 8 10 1 1 83.33% Match list
South Sydney NSWRFL 1915 12 3 -   - 9 8 3 1 66.67% Match list
South Sydney NSWRFL 1916 14 - -   - - 10 4 0 71.43% Match list
Eastern Suburbs NSWRFL 1917 14 1 3   - 9 7 7 0 50.00% Match list
Eastern Suburbs NSWRFL 1918 11 - 2   - 4 5 6 0 45.45% Match list
Eastern Suburbs NSWRFL 1919 10 1 3   - 9 7 1 2 70.00% Match list
Eastern Suburbs NSWRFL 1920 11 - 7   - 14 7 4 0 63.64% Match list
Eastern Suburbs NSWRFL 1921 6 1 -   - 3 5 1 0 83.33% Match list
Overall 1910-1921 138 20 42   0 144 72 60 6 52.17% Match list

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Annandale 1910-13 48 12 26   - 88 13 33 2 27.08% Match list
South Sydney 1914-16 38 5 1   - 17 28 8 2 73.68% Match list
Eastern Suburbs 1917-21 52 3 15   - 39 31 19 2 59.62% Match list
Overall 1910-1921 138 20 42   0 144 72 60 6 52.17% Match list

Australian Finals Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
South Sydney 1914-1916 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% Match list
Overall 1916 1 0 0   0 0 1 0 0.00% Match list

All Australian Club Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Annandale 1910-13 48 12 26   - 88 13 33 2 27.08% Match list
South Sydney 1914-16 42 6 1   - 20 30 10 2 71.43% Match list
Eastern Suburbs 1917-21 65 4 15   - 42 40 23 2 61.54% Match list
Overall 1910-1921 155 22 42   0 150 83 66 6 53.55% Match list

Your Say

Max Cooper says: Ray was my next door neighbour when I was growing up in Sydney’s eastern suburbs. Whilst he suffered from a lack of mobility in later life and always had a walking stick, rugby league was always close to his heart & constantly taught ball, taclong & other skills to those interested. He also ran weekly training sessions in his back yard which attracted uo to 20 neighbourhood kids. He had a tackle machine built into his property so he could conduct drills properly. His classes featured in Rugby League Week - the magazine of what is now the NRL. Ray & his wife were incredibly generous & much loved in the local community. (28/04/2018)

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Last modified: Fri, 16 Nov 2018 04:50:48 +0000 (Sydney time)