Eddie Burns

Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Born
Sunday, 16th January, 1916
Current Age
105 years and 246 days

Biography

C’bury stalwart, who with Henry Porter and Roy Kirkaldy, formed arguably the finest front row combination in club football. Burns played in the C’bury club’s debut season whilst still a teenager and earned the dubious distinction of being sent off in his first match. That year, C’bury was thrashed from pillar to post but Burns was on hand to savour the club's first premiership just three seasons later. He went to Newcastle after seven matches of the 1940 competition to play for Waratah Mayfield but returned to Sydney win the premiership with C’bury in 1942. A prolific try-scoring prop, Burns' rep career was undoubtedly hindered by the abandonment of state and Test matches during World War II. He played for NSW in just two matches in 1948. Although judged to be the best player on the field in both matches, he was omitted from the Kangaroo squad selected later that year. When he retired in 1950, he had scored a club record 65 tries (beaten by Chris Anderson in 1978) and was chaired from the field by opposing captain 'Bumper' Farrell in his final match. Burns later coached C’bury (1960-62 & 1965) and NSW in the mid-1960s. He passed away in June 2004, aged 87.

- ALAN WHITICKER

Career Statistics

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Representative

Australia - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Sydney Seconds 1941 1 1 1   - 5 1 0 0 100.00% List
Rest of NSW Seconds 1942 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% List
Metropolis Seconds 1944 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% List
NSW City Seconds 1944 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% List
Rest of NSW Firsts 1947 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% List
Possibles (AU) 1948 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% List
NSW Firsts 1948 2 - -   - - 1 1 0 50.00% List
Overall 1941-1948 8 1 1   0 5 6 2 0 75.00% List


Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Canterbury NSWRFL 1935 13 2 -   - 6 2 11 0 15.38% List
Canterbury NSWRFL 1936 13 - -   - - 9 2 2 69.23% List
Canterbury NSWRFL 1937 7 - -   - - 3 4 0 42.86% List
Canterbury NSWRFL 1938 15 6 -   - 18 12 1 2 80.00% List
Canterbury NSWRFL 1939 12 2 -   - 6 8 4 0 66.67% List
Canterbury NSWRFL 1940 7 3 -   - 9 3 4 0 42.86% List
Canterbury NSWRFL 1941 14 2 -   - 6 9 5 0 64.29% List
Canterbury NSWRFL 1942 17 10 -   - 30 12 5 0 70.59% List
Canterbury NSWRFL 1943 5 1 -   - 3 1 4 0 20.00% List
Canterbury NSWRFL 1944 12 4 -   - 12 3 9 0 25.00% List
Canterbury NSWRFL 1945 13 3 -   - 9 3 9 1 23.08% List
Canterbury NSWRFL 1946 16 3 -   - 9 9 6 1 56.25% List
Canterbury NSWRFL 1947 20 9 -   - 27 13 6 1 65.00% List
Canterbury NSWRFL 1948 15 3 4   - 17 4 9 2 26.67% List
Canterbury NSWRFL 1949 18 7 2   - 25 6 10 2 33.33% List
Canterbury NSWRFL 1950 18 6 2   - 22 9 9 0 50.00% List
Overall 1935-1950 215 61 8   0 199 106 98 11 49.30% List

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Canterbury 1935-50 215 61 8   - 199 106 98 11 49.30% List
Overall 1935-1950 215 61 8   0 199 106 98 11 49.30% List

Australian Finals Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Canterbury 1935-1947 11 1 -   - 3 5 6 0 45.45% List
Overall 1936-1947 11 1 0   0 3 5 6 0 45.45% List

All Australian Club Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Canterbury 1935-50 221 63 8   - 205 109 101 11 49.32% List
Overall 1935-1950 221 63 8   0 205 109 101 11 49.32% List

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