Ray Laird

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Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Born
1941
Died
Saturday, 2nd February, 2019

Known Family Links

Brother
Graham Laird

Biography

Queensland fullback had a brief stay with St George in 1962 (reserve grade premiers) before returning to his home state. Laird first played for Queensland as a 22-year-old in 1963 against NSW and South Africa and was to be a frequent state rep during the 1960s. He was called into Australia's Second Test side that lost to Great Britain in 1970 following an injury to Graeme Langlands. Laird was over-looked for the deciding Test that year when selectors opted for goal-kicking Easts fullback Allan McKean.

- ALAN WHITICKER

Career Statistics

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International

Test Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Australia 1970 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% Match list
Overall 1970 1 0 0   0 - 0 1 0 0.00% Match list


Representative

Australia - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
QLD Firsts 1963, 1965-66, 1969-71 18 2 16   - 38 1 17 0 5.56% Match list
Overall 1963-1971 18 2 16   0 38 1 17 0 5.56% Match list

Your Say

Don Laird says: Don't recall Dad playing for St George, proud as punch when he made the Team of Century for North Queensland, Sunshine Coast and Toowoomba. (03/07/2011)

Adam says: Yeh ray! thats awesome! (04/02/2012)

Raymond laird says: He had a passion for football and lived it (16/06/2015)

Roger says: Lovely bloke.Great player.I rented a house from him in Rocky in 1972.Went into the spare room and in his cupboard was his Qld and Aust blazer. (27/07/2015)

Anonymous says: It was a pleasure to play with and against the great Ray Laird, he changed and resurrected the Sunshine Coast/ Wide Bay league competition 1970-75. He was a true league man, tough and great leader. Benny Pike (02/02/2019)

Des Allen says: ray coached me and taught me so much anout the game. A great coach and even a better man (05/02/2019)

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Last modified: Thu, 21 Jan 2021 04:48:57 +1100 (Sydney time)