Ray Branighan

Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Born
Friday, 5th December, 1947
Current Age
74 years and 166 days
Place Of Birth
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Known Family Links

Nephew
Luke Branighan
Brother
Arthur Branighan

Biography

Robust winger/centre played in the Rabbitohs’ grand final wins in 1970-71. After gaining a place in Australia’s victorious 1970 World Cup squad, Ray Branighan made his Test debut in the Kiwi’s upset win at Carlaw Park in 1971. Branighan was lured to the big-spending Manly club in 1972 and played a major role in that club's first premiership success. Partnering the brilliant Bob Fulton in the centres, Branighan scored 15 points in the 19-14 grand final win over Easts (1t, 6g) - one point short of Harry Bath’s individual points record. Selected in Australia's World Cup squad in 1972, he backed up for another premiership win with the Sea Eagles in 1973 before touring with the Kangaroos and playing all five Tests in England and France. Branighan played in the 1975 World Series competition but left Sydney at the end of 1978 after being a reserve in Manly's courageous win in the grand final replay to take on a two-year contract as captain-coach of Ayr in Queensland.

- ALAN WHITICKER

Career Statistics

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Competitions

Competition   App T G   FG Pts W L D Win %  
City vs Country Firsts 4 - 7   - 14 3 1 0 75.00% List
Interstate Matches 7 - 5   - 10 6 0 1 85.71% List
NRL Finals 16 7 12   - 45 11 5 0 68.75% List
NRL 90 56 83   - 334 59 31 0 65.56% List
World Cup 9 2 8   - 22 5 3 1 55.56% List
Tour Matches Australia 9 2 2   - 10 6 3 0 66.67% List
Test Series 7 2 2   - 7 5 2 0 71.43% List
The Ashes 5 1 -   - 6 3 2 0 60.00% List


International

Test Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Australia 1970-75 18 4 10   - 32 11 6 1 61.11% List
Overall 1970-1975 18 4 10   0 32 11 6 1 61.11% List

World Cup Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Australia 1970, 1972, 1975 9 2 8   - 22 5 3 1 55.56% List
Overall 1970-1975 9 2 8   0 22 5 3 1 55.56% List


Representative

Australia - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
NSW Firsts 1970-71, 1973-74 7 - 5   - 10 6 0 1 85.71% List
NSW City Firsts 1970-71, 1973, 1975 4 - 7   - 14 3 1 0 75.00% List
Overall 1970-1975 11 0 12   0 24 9 1 1 81.82% List


Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
South Sydney NSWRFL 1968 ? 1 3   - 9  
South Sydney NSWRFL 1969 ? 6 -   - 18  
South Sydney NSWRFL 1970 ? 8 14   - 52  
South Sydney NSWRFL 1971 ? 11 14   - 61  
Manly NSWRFL 1972 ? 4 24   - 60  
Manly NSWRFL 1973 ? 6 18   - 54  
Manly NSWRFL 1974 18 9 -   - 27 13 5 0 72.22% List
Manly NSWRFL 1975 20 3 1   - 11 11 9 0 55.00% List
Manly NSWRFL 1976 12 3 4   - 17 10 2 0 83.33% List
Manly NSWRFL 1977 13 2 5   - 16 6 7 0 46.15% List
Manly NSWRFL 1978 20 3 -   - 9 12 8 0 60.00% List
Overall 1968-1978 ? 56 83   0 334 ? ? ? ?  

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
South Sydney 1968-71 ? 26 31   - 140 ? ? ? ?  
Manly 1972-78 ? 30 52   - 194 ? ? ? ?  
Manly 1974-78 83 20 10   - 80 52 31 0 62.65% List
Overall 1968-1978 ? 56 83   0 334 ? ? ? ?  

Australian Finals Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Manly 1974-75, 1978 9 2 -   - 6 4 5 0 44.44% List
Overall 1974-1978 9 2 0   0 6 4 5 0 44.44% List

All Australian Club Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
South Sydney 1968-71 ? 26 31   - 140 ? ? ? ?  
South Sydney 1970-71 4 13 14   - 67 4 0 0 100.00% List
Manly 1972-78 ? 30 52   - 194 ? ? ? ?  
Manly 1974-1978 85 20 10   - 80 54 31 0 63.53% List
Overall 1968-1978 ? 56 83   0 334 ? ? ? ?  

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