Ron Boden

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Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Full Name
Ronald James Boden
Born
Friday, 16th October, 1936
Died
Monday, 24th August, 2015 (Aged 78 years and 311 days)
Place Of Birth
Coonamble, New South Wales, Australia

Biography

Toowoomba centre, originally from Western NSW, played for Queensland against NZ in 1959 before touring with the 1959-60 Kangaroos. Boden appeared in 13 matches on tour (no Tests) and was signed by P’matta on his return. He represented NSW in his first season in Sydney and partnered Reg Gasnier in three Tests against France. A nuggetty type and a sound defender, Boden was selected in Australia's World Cup squad in 1960 but although Australia’s campaign in France was unsuccessful, he played in a 'Rest of the World' team against Great Britain at the end of the series. He was P’matta captain-coach in 1961.

- 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 1960 3 - -   - - 0 2 1 0.00% Match list
Overall 1960 3 0 0   0 0 2 1 0.00% Match list

International Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Rest Of The World 1960 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% Match list
Overall 1960 1 0 0   0 0 1 0 0.00% Match list

World Cup Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Australia 1960 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% Match list
Overall 1960 1 0 0   0 0 1 0 0.00% Match list


Representative

Australia - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
QLD Firsts 1958-59 4 2 -   - 6 3 1 0 75.00% Match list
NSW Firsts 1960 3 - -   - - 2 1 0 66.67% Match list
Overall 1958-1960 7 2 0   0 6 5 2 0 71.43% Match list


Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Parramatta NSWRFL 1960 ? 4 -   - 12  
Parramatta NSWRFL 1961 ? 3 -   - 9  
Parramatta NSWRFL 1963 ? 2 -   - 6  
Overall 1960-1963 ? 9 0   0 27 ? ? ? ?  

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Parramatta 1960-61, 1963 ? 9 -   - 27 ? ? ? ?  
Overall 1960-1963 ? 9 0   0 27 ? ? ? ?  

Your Say

Ron McDonald says: Ron Boden and I did our National Service Training at Wacol QLD in 1957. We became good mates and both took part in Battalion Sports. Bowie won his division in the boxing and every event that he entered on the athletics programme except the 100 yard sprint for which he broke 3 times and was disqualified. I won my division in boxing and was part of the winning five miles cross country run. Ron Boden was one of the best blokes and best athlete I have ever known. Does anybody know where he is today? Good luck Bowie where ever you are. Ron McDonald. (13/02/2015)

Anonymous says: I first witnessed Ron Boden in a test against France at the SCG in 1960. I was on the esplanade in front of the old Sheridan stand and while Reg Gasnier was the accepted centre genius going into that match I saw a zig zagging cross field run by Ron Boden that still sits in the memory bank. Great footwork in attack and solid defender. The other standout from that match was the goal kicking of Andre Lacaze . (19/03/2017)

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