Ross McKinnon

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Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Born
1914
Died
1962
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 2 9 11   - 49 2 0 0 100.00% Match list
Overall 1933-1938 ? 10 13   0 56 ? ? ? ?  

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