Ross McKinnon

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Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Full Name
Ross Lachlan McKinnon
Born
Wednesday, 15th April, 1914
Died
Friday, 25th May, 1962 (Aged 48 years and 40 days)
Place Of Birth
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Biography

A member of the champion Easts teams that dominated the code in the mid-1930s, Ross McKinnon came from Sydney Boys High to the University club as a five-eighth. In 1933 he represented NSW as an 18-year-old but missed most of the next season after being injured in a promotional match. At Easts he was Dave Brown's centre partner in a team that posted huge scores against their opponents. McKinnon made his Test debut against NZ in 1935 and went on to play 8 Tests, including four on the 1937-38 Kangaroo tour. Playing for NSW against England in 1936 he paved the way for an upset, 18-14 victory with a wonderful display of determined running but broke his collarbone and missed the Ashes series. At Easts he won premierships in 1935-37 but left the club to captain-coach Cessnock in 1939. After his retirement McKinnon became a highly respected coach at C’bury (1946-47) and Norths (1952-53 & 1959) but in 1962, at the age of 48, he died of coronary occlusion after an operation on a brain tumor. McKinnon was a well-respected figure among a wide social circle of friends and his death was sadly mourned.

- 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 1935, 1937-38 8 3 -   - 9 6 2 0 75.00% Match list
Overall 1935-1938 8 3 0   0 9 6 2 0 75.00% Match list


Representative

Australia - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
NSW Firsts 1933, 1935-37 7 - 2   - 4 6 1 0 85.71% Match list
NSW City Firsts 1935-37 3 1 3   - 9 2 1 0 66.67% Match list
NSW Country Firsts 1939-40 2 1 4   - 11 0 2 0 0.00% Match list
Overall 1933-1940 12 2 9   0 24 8 4 0 66.67% Match list


Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
University NSWRFL 1933 ? - 1   - 2  
University NSWRFL 1934 ? 1 1   - 5  
Eastern Suburbs NSWRFL 1935 ? 6 6   - 30  
Eastern Suburbs NSWRFL 1936 ? 2 -   - 6  
Eastern Suburbs NSWRFL 1937 ? 1 2   - 7  
Eastern Suburbs NSWRFL 1938 ? - 3   - 6  
Overall 1933-1938 ? 10 13   0 56 ? ? ? ?  

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
University 1933-34 ? 1 2   - 7 ? ? ? ?  
Eastern Suburbs 1935-38 ? 9 11   - 49 ? ? ? ?  
Overall 1933-1938 ? 10 13   0 56 ? ? ? ?  

All Australian Club Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
University 1933-34 ? 1 2   - 7 ? ? ? ?  
Eastern Suburbs 1935 1 9 11   - 49 1 0 0 100.00% Match list
Overall 1933-1938 ? 10 13   0 56 ? ? ? ?  

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Last modified: Wed, 25 Apr 2018 03:02:34 +1000 (Sydney time)