Doug McRitchie

Playing Career

Vital Statistics

Born
Tuesday, 31st July, 1923
Died
Thursday, 30th July, 1998 (Aged 75 years and 364 days)

Honours & Awards

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The Ashes
1950
Test Series
1948/49 France vs. Australia
Interstate Series
1948, 1950
NSWRFL Premiership (NRL)
1949

Biography

St George junior was graded after playing in the club’s Presidents Cup winning team in 1940. McRitchie served in Bougainville and New Guinea during the war but played with the club intermittently during the war years. Captain-coach of the club in 1947, the fine centre represented NSW in 1948 before being named on the 1948-49 Kangaroo Tour. McRitchie played in two Tests against Great Britain and a further two in France. After partnering fellow Test player Matt McCoy in St George's grand final win over Souths in 1949 McRitchie made his final Test appearance in the historic Third Test against Great Britain in 1950. It was McRitchie who made the initial break that resulted in St George team-mate Ron Roberts' winning try that clinched the Ashes for Australia for the first time in 30 years. The following year he joined Queanbeyan as captain-coach on the biggest contract offered to a Sydney-based player.
- ALAN WHITICKER

Playing Career Statistics

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Competitions

Competition   Comp Wins App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
The Ashes 1 4 - -   - - 1 3 0 25.00% List
Tour Matches Australia - 17 5 -   - 15 11 6 0 64.71% List
Tour Matches New South Wales Firsts - 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% List
Tour Matches Monaro - 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% List
Tour Matches Monaro/Southern Division XIII - 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% List
Test Series 2 6 - -   - - 3 3 0 50.00% List
Interstate Series 2 4 - -   - - 2 1 1 50.00% List
City vs Country Firsts - 3 1 -   - 3 2 1 0 66.67% List
Country Carnival - 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% List
NSWRFL Premiership (NRL) 1 81 25 -   - 75 53 23 5 65.43% List
NSWRFL Finals - 5 - -   - - 3 2 0 60.00% List
City Cup - 2 1 -   - 3 1 1 0 50.00% List


International

Test Matches - By Team

Team Years   App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Australia 1948-50   6 - -   - - 3 3 0 50.00% List


Representative

Australia - By Team

Team Years   App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
NSW City Firsts 1946, 1948, 1950   3 1 -   - 3 3 0 0 100.00% List
Possibles (AU) 1948   1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% List
NSW City Seconds 1948   1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% List
NSW Firsts 1948, 1950   5 - -   - - 2 2 1 40.00% List
Monaro 1951-52   2 - -   - - 0 2 0 0.00% List
NSW Country Firsts 1951-52   2 1 -   - 3 0 2 0 0.00% List
Monaro/S.Division 1952   1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% List
Overall1946-1952   15 2 0   0 6 7 7 1 46.67% List


Club Career

NSWRFL Premiership (NRL) - By Year

Team Season   App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
St George NSWRFL 1942   6 2 -   - 6 4 2 0 66.67% List
St George NSWRFL 1943   3 - -   - - 1 2 0 33.33% List
St George NSWRFL 1944   4 - -   - - 4 0 0 100.00% List
St George NSWRFL 1946   13 4 -   - 12 10 3 0 76.92% List
St George NSWRFL 1947   14 7 -   - 21 9 5 0 64.29% List
St George NSWRFL 1948   6 2 -   - 6 4 1 1 66.67% List
St George NSWRFL 1949   19 3 -   - 9 13 5 1 68.42% List
St George NSWRFL 1950   16 7 -   - 21 8 5 3 50.00% List

NSWRFL Premiership (NRL) - By Team

Team Years   App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
St George 1942-44, 1946-50   81 25 -   - 75 53 23 5 65.43% List

Your Say

  • Bob Ezzy
    20/07/2012

    I was a member of the Queanbeyan Blues team of 1964 which Doug coached and his BOOMING voice could be heard all over Queanbeyan. Well I remember him pulling the front fender off a Holden car with his bare hands at his smash repair workshop. A top guy and "The Men of League" is a true testament to a great bloke. Very much appreciated his guidance, wit and energy.

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