Royce Ayliffe

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Career Stats & Summary

Biography

Captain of the undefeated Australian Schoolboys Tour of Great Britain in 1972, Royce Ayliffe spent several seasons playing for Wests Wollongong (under coach Cliff Watson) before coming to Easts as a 19-year-old in 1976. A rugged prop who modelled his game on the great Arthur Beetson, Ayliffe captained the Bob Fulton-coached Roosters to the minor premiership in 1980-81 and was named Dally M Captain of the Year in 1980. Ayliffe led Easts into the 1980 grand final loss to C’bury and his clash with Graeme Hughes in that game was a stark example of his tough, no-nonsense style. Ayliffe made one appearance for Australia, as a reserve in the Second Test against France at Brisbane in 1981, coming onto the field for the final 18 minutes of the match. He played in the 1982 State of Origin series but battled factions inside the Easts club before seeing out his career with Souths. In 2001 Ayliffe was appointed to the NRL Judiciary.

- 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 1981 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% Match list
Overall 1981 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 %  
NSW Firsts 1981 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% Match list
New South Wales 1982 3 - -   - - 1 2 0 33.33% Match list
Overall 1981-1982 4 0 0   0 2 2 0 50.00% Match list


Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Eastern Suburbs NSWRFL 1976 ? 3 10   - 29  
Eastern Suburbs NSWRFL 1977 ? 1 -   - 3  
Eastern Suburbs NSWRFL 1978 ? 3 -   - 9  
Eastern Suburbs NSWRFL 1979 ? - -   - -  
Eastern Suburbs NSWRFL 1980 24 2 -   - 6 14 8 2 58.33% Match list
Eastern Suburbs NSWRFL 1981 17 1 -   - 3 11 6 0 64.71% Match list
Eastern Suburbs NSWRFL 1982 27 2 -   - 6 16 9 2 59.26% Match list
Eastern Suburbs NSWRFL 1983 22 2 -   - 8 12 9 1 54.55% Match list
South Sydney NSWRL 1985 9 - -   - - 3 6 0 33.33% Match list
Overall 1976-1985 ? 14 10   0 64 ? ? ? ?  

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Eastern Suburbs 1976-83 ? 14 10   - 64 ? ? ? ?  
Eastern Suburbs 1980-83 90 7 -   - 23 53 32 5 58.89% Match list
South Sydney 1985 9 - -   - - 3 6 0 33.33% Match list
Overall 1976-1985 ? 14 10   0 64 ? ? ? ?  

Australian Finals Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Eastern Suburbs 1980-82 8 1 -   - 3 3 5 0 37.50% Match list
Overall 1980-1982 8 1 0   0 3 3 5 0 37.50% Match list

All Australian Club Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Eastern Suburbs 1976, 1980-83 ? 15 10   - 67 ? ? ? ?  
Eastern Suburbs 1980-1983 92 7 -   - 23 57 38 5 61.96% Match list
South Sydney 1985 9 - -   - - 3 6 0 33.33% Match list
Overall 1976-1985 ? 15 10   0 67 ? ? ? ?  

Your Say

Mick Frost says: G'day Royce! I was at primary school with you (Mt St Thomas) & followed your career since. I was an officer in the Navy & also a Hells Angel 'til moving to the UK in 83. You always were fanatical about rugby even back then... well done to you. All the best in "retirement" mate. (25/02/2012)

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Last modified: Fri, 29 Aug 2014 12:43:15 +1000 (Sydney time)