Roy Bull

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Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Born
Wednesday, 12th June, 1929
Died
Tuesday, 29th June, 2004 (Aged 75 years and 17 days)
Place Of Birth
Orange, New South Wales, Australia

Known Family Links

Son
Martin Bull

Biography

Powerful, tight-head prop was a non-stop worker for Manly and NSW before becoming the club's first international player. After making his first grade debut as a 17-year-old in 1947, Bull stood down from the 1948 season in order to mature physically. One-paced but an experienced scrummager, Bull’s Test career commenced with his selection on the Australian tour of NZ in 1949. A dual Kangaroo (1952-53 and 1956-57), he also played against NZ in 1953 and was a member of Australia's 1954 World Cup side. A keen surfer Bull was also a member of the Freshwater Surf Life Saving Club and was captain of the club’s boat crew. The raw-boned, bald-headed prop proved to be a key member of the great Manly sides of the 1950s but had the misfortune to play in three losing grand final sides (1951, 1957 & 1959) during his career. Captain-coach of Manly in 1953, he was judged to be NSW Player of the Year in 1955. On his retirement as a player after the then record number of matches for the club, he served as Manly club president (1978-87).

- 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 1949, 1952-57 25 2 -   - 6 14 11 0 56.00% Match list
Overall 1949-1957 25 2 0   0 6 14 11 0 56.00% Match list

International Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Australia 1949-1954 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% Match list
Overall 1954 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 1949-1954 3 1 -   - 3 1 2 0 33.33% Match list
Overall 1954 3 1 0   0 3 1 2 0 33.33% Match list


Representative

Australia - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
NSW Firsts 1949-50, 1952-56 18 - -   - - 13 5 0 72.22% Match list
NSW City Firsts 1950, 1952-56 6 1 -   - 3 5 1 0 83.33% Match list
Overall 1949-1956 24 1 0   0 3 18 6 0 75.00% Match list


Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Manly Warringah NSWRFL 1947 ? - -   - -  
Manly Warringah NSWRFL 1949 ? 3 -   - 9  
Manly Warringah NSWRFL 1950 ? 2 -   - 6  
Manly Warringah NSWRFL 1951 ? 3 -   - 9  
Manly Warringah NSWRFL 1952 ? 3 -   - 9  
Manly Warringah NSWRFL 1953 ? - -   - -  
Manly Warringah NSWRFL 1954 ? 4 -   - 12  
Manly Warringah NSWRFL 1955 ? 2 -   - 6  
Manly Warringah NSWRFL 1956 ? 1 -   - 3  
Manly Warringah NSWRFL 1957 ? 4 -   - 12  
Manly Warringah NSWRFL 1958 ? - -   - -  
Manly Warringah NSWRFL 1959 ? 3 -   - 9  
Overall 1947-1959 ? 25 0   0 75 ? ? ? ?  

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Manly Warringah 1947, 1949-59 ? 25 -   - 75 ? ? ? ?  
Overall 1947-1959 ? 25 0   0 75 ? ? ? ?  

All Australian Club Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Manly Warringah 1947, 1949-59 ? 25 -   - 75 ? ? ? ?  
Manly Warringah 1951, 1955, 1957, 1959 10 18 -   - 54 5 5 0 50.00% Match list
Overall 1947-1959 ? 25 0   0 75 ? ? ? ?  

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