Roger Bailey

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Playing Career

Vital Statistics

Full Name
Roger Wayne Bailey
Born
Thursday, 1st January, 1942
Current Age
82 years and 54 days
Place Of Birth
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand

Known Family Links

Brother
Gary Bailey
Son
David Bailey
Brother
Bob Bailey

Playing Career Statistics

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Competitions

Competition   App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Tour Matches National Coaching School (NZ) 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% List
Tour Matches New Zealand 51 25 -   - 75 19 29 3 37.25% List
Test Series 29 12 -   - 36 8 18 3 27.59% List
Tour Matches New Zealand Maori 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% List
Tour Matches New Zealand XIII 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% List
Tour Matches Auckland 2 2 -   - 6 1 1 0 50.00% List


International

Test Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
New Zealand 1961-67, 1970 29 12 -   - 36 8 18 3 27.59% List

International Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
NZ Maori 1962 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% List


Representative

Australia - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Coaching School (NZ) 1961 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% List
Auckland 1962, 1964 2 2 -   - 6 1 1 0 50.00% List
Overall1961-1964 3 2 0   0 6 1 2 0 33.33% List

Your Say

  • Imogene Cocoa
    28/05/2012

    Star centre for the Kiwis in the 1960s, viewed by New Zealanders in a parallel light to how Australian fans saw Reg Gasnier, who he frequently opposed in test matches. 1995 Legend of League choice, one of Bailey's game traits was to pretend to 'offer' the ball to opposing players as they moved in to tackle him, only to retract it and quickly step away from them in the hope that they were momentarily caught off guard by this unorthodox ploy.

  • Anonymous
    08/09/2016

    The prince of centres a great player.

  • Anonymous
    12/04/2019

    Was doing stuff with the ball 20 years before wally Lewis ever played 1st grade a genius well ahead of his time a true rugby league legend who was unfortunately treated like crapp by some so called administraters in nz rugby league l had the honour of meeting him in 1968 when l was 12 with my father who knew roger personally the thing l remember most about it was that he spoke to me about my football as l was playing in the same position as he was at Centre a time that l will never forget

  • chris coyle
    05/05/2020

    some of my greatest days were going to carlaw park to see my beloved ponsonby.i was 13 in 1973 when ponsonby won the title and then beat the cronulla sharks the following week...the star...roger bailey.spent hours trying to master that flick pass.hands were too small.thanks for the memories roger

  • IAN UHLMANN
    06/06/2020

    Definitely the prince of centres.
    A player well ahead of his time.
    His long pass was gold.
    And the way he would dummy players on the run was magic.
    Roger Bailey, my favourite player. EVER.

  • Alan
    06/09/2023

    I agree wholeheartedly with the other contributors comments about Roger. Undoubtedly a great and talented footballer who would unquestionably, in my opinion, have thrived in either rugby code , in any era. A well deserved and thoughtful selection for NZ rugby team of the 20th century.

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Contributions: Andrew Ferguson, Shawn Dollin, Greg Fiveash, Stephen Bell, Michael Borg, Bill Bates, Paul Carter