Eddie Burns

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Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Born
Monday, 6th March, 1916
Current Age
104 years and 272 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

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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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% Match list
Rest of NSW Seconds 1942 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% Match list
Metropolis Seconds 1944 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% Match list
NSW City Seconds 1944 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% Match list
NSW Firsts 1948 2 - -   - - 1 1 0 50.00% Match list
Overall 1941-1948 6 1 1   0 5 5 1 0 83.33% Match 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% Match list
Canterbury NSWRFL 1936 13 - -   - - 9 2 2 69.23% Match list
Canterbury NSWRFL 1937 7 - -   - - 3 4 0 42.86% Match list
Canterbury NSWRFL 1938 15 6 -   - 18 12 1 2 80.00% Match list
Canterbury NSWRFL 1939 12 2 -   - 6 8 4 0 66.67% Match list
Canterbury NSWRFL 1940 7 3 -   - 9 3 4 0 42.86% Match list
Canterbury NSWRFL 1941 14 2 -   - 6 9 5 0 64.29% Match list
Canterbury NSWRFL 1942 17 10 -   - 30 12 5 0 70.59% Match list
Canterbury NSWRFL 1943 5 1 -   - 3 1 4 0 20.00% Match list
Canterbury NSWRFL 1944 12 4 -   - 12 3 9 0 25.00% Match list
Canterbury NSWRFL 1945 13 3 -   - 9 3 9 1 23.08% Match list
Canterbury NSWRFL 1946 16 3 -   - 9 9 6 1 56.25% Match list
Canterbury NSWRFL 1947 ? 9 -   - 27  
Canterbury NSWRFL 1948 ? 3 4   - 17  
Canterbury NSWRFL 1949 ? 7 2   - 25  
Canterbury NSWRFL 1950 ? 6 2   - 22  
Overall 1935-1950 ? 61 8   0 199 ? ? ? ?  

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Canterbury 1935-46 144 61 8   - 199 74 64 6 51.39% Match list
Overall 1935-1950 ? 61 8   0 199 ? ? ? ?  

Australian Finals Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Canterbury 1935-1946 8 - -   - - 4 4 0 50.00% Match list
Overall 1936-1946 8 0 0   0 - 4 4 0 50.00% Match list

All Australian Club Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Canterbury 1935-47 151 63 8   - 205 78 67 6 51.66% Match list
Overall 1935-1950 151 63 8   0 205 78 67 6 51.66% Match list

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Last modified: Mon, 30 Nov 2020 20:11:56 +1100 (Sydney time)