Don McKinnon

Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Full Name
Don Lachlan McKinnon
Born
Friday, 29th April, 1955
Current Age
66 years and 266 days
Place Of Birth
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Awards & Accolades

Dally M Prop Of The Year
1982

Biography

Giant prop forward, the youngest son of Norths' president Harry McKinnon, eclipsed Norm Strong's club record number of grade games (260) in 1987. A local junior who played RU with Willoughby until the age of 16, Don McKinnon was graded by the Bears in 1975. He reached his peak in 1982, winning a place in NSW's State of Origin side before playing in ten minor matches on the unbeaten Kangaroo Tour. McKinnon did not have his contract renewed with Norths for the 1988 season but feeling that he still had something to offer, played his final season with Manly. In the opening match of the season against Brisbane, McKinnon suffered the embarrassment of being fined for relieving himself while still on the field - certainly not the first player to do so but the first to be caught on TV. He spent most of the remainder of the season on the sidelines after dislocating his shoulder when scoring a try in a later match.

- 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 1982 1 1 1   - 5 1 0 0 100.00% List
Overall 1982 1 1 1   0 5 1 0 0 100.00% List


Representative

Australia - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
New South Wales 1982 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% List
Overall 1982 1 0 0   0 - 0 1 0 0.00% List


Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
North Sydney NSWRFL 1977 2 - -   - - 1 1 0 50.00% List
North Sydney NSWRFL 1978 18 6 -   - 18 4 13 1 22.22% List
North Sydney NSWRFL 1979 17 3 -   - 9 1 16 0 5.88% List
North Sydney NSWRFL 1980 20 3 -   - 9 4 15 1 20.00% List
North Sydney NSWRFL 1981 18 1 -   - 3 8 10 0 44.44% List
North Sydney NSWRFL 1982 26 6 -   - 18 15 10 1 57.69% List
North Sydney NSWRFL 1983 25 2 -   - 8 12 12 1 48.00% List
North Sydney NSWRL 1984 24 4 -   - 16 9 14 1 37.50% List
North Sydney NSWRL 1985 15 2 -   - 8 4 11 0 26.67% List
North Sydney NSWRL 1986 14 - -   - - 7 7 0 50.00% List
North Sydney NSWRL 1987 9 1 -   - 4 4 5 0 44.44% List
Manly NSWRL 1988 6 1 -   - 4 4 2 0 66.67% List
Overall 1977-1988 194 29 0   0 97 73 116 5 37.63% List

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
North Sydney 1977-87 188 28 -   - 93 69 114 5 36.70% List
Manly 1988 6 1 -   - 4 4 2 0 66.67% List
Overall 1977-1988 194 29 0   0 97 73 116 5 37.63% List

Australian Finals Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
North Sydney 1977-1982 2 2 -   - 6 0 2 0 0.00% List
Overall 1982 2 2 0   0 6 0 2 0 0.00% List

Your Say

Paul Carter says: In 1982 McKinnon was the Dally M Prop of the Year. (17/06/2011)

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