Ken Day

Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Born
Saturday, 16th May, 1936
Died
Thursday, 29th October, 1998 (Aged 62 years and 165 days)
Place Of Birth
Caboolture, Queensland, Australia

Biography

Brisbane Wests forward, originally from Caboolture, made his state debut as a lock in 1961 before touring NZ with the Australian team. Although an ankle injury sidelined him for much of that tour Day finally represented his country against NZ and South Africa in 1963 before touring with the Ashes-winning 1963-64 Kangaroos. He played in 18 games on tour, including the 50-12 ‘Swinton Massacre’ against Great Britain that secured the Ashes, and also one Test in France. Day’s last Test series was against France the following year and, in 1965, he defied a QRL ban blocking their state players from going to NSW to join Manly. He captained the club for several seasons but injury ruled him out of the club's loss to Souths in the 1968 grand final. Day later returned to Brisbane in 1969 to coach Redcliffe and later Souths. He passed away in 1998, aged 62.

- ALAN WHITICKER

Career Statistics

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Competitions

Competition   App T G   FG Pts W L D Win %  
Interstate Matches 12 2 -   - 6 2 10 0 16.67% List
Tour Matches Australia 9 2 -   - 6 8 1 0 88.89% List
Test Series 9 2 -   - 6 8 1 0 88.89% List
Tour Matches Queensland Firsts 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% List
The Ashes 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% List
NRL Finals 3 - -   - - 2 1 0 66.67% List
NRL 3 4 -   1 14 2 1 0 66.67% List
Craven Mild Cup 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% List


International

Test Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Australia 1963-64 9 2 -   - 6 8 1 0 88.89% List
Overall 1963-1964 9 2 0   0 6 8 1 0 88.89% List


Representative

Australia - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
QLD Firsts 1961, 1963-64 13 2 -   - 6 2 11 0 15.38% List
Overall 1961-1964 13 2 0   0 6 2 11 0 15.38% List


Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Manly NSWRFL 1965 ? 2 -   - 6  
Manly NSWRFL 1966 ? 2 -   - 6  
Manly NSWRFL 1967 ? - -   1 2  
Manly NSWRFL 1968 ? - -   - -  
Overall 1965-1968 ? 4 0   1 14 ? ? ? ?  

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Manly 1965-68 ? - -   - - ? ? ? ?  
Overall 1965-1968 ? 4 0   1 14 ? ? ? ?  

All Australian Club Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Manly 1965-68 ? - -   1 2 ? ? ? ?  
Manly 1966, 1968 3 - -   1 2 2 1 0 66.67% List
Overall 1965-1968 ? 4 0   1 14 ? ? ? ?  

Your Say

Jim Lamb says: Kennie Day was a big side stepping second rower. Played with Barry Muir at Wests in Brisbane before going to Sydney. He could bust a side open with his side step, and I feel he was very much under rated. He certainly was a star while playing in Brisbane. (26/06/2017)

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