Ron Bailey

Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Born
Friday, 3rd April, 1914
Died
Wednesday, 21st June, 1989 (Aged 75 years and 79 days)
Place Of Birth
Mayfield, New South Wales, Australia

Biography

A brilliant centre in his day, Ron Bailey was the first C’bury player to both represent and captain Australia. Originally from Newcastle, and a Newtown player before the war, he was unlucky not to tour with the 1937-38 Kangaroos. Bailey spent the 1939-40 season playing for Huddersfield and on his return to Australia, played for Waratah-Mayfield in the Newcastle competition. In 1941 he took over as captain-coach of C’bury and led the club to its second premiership title in defeating St George in the 1942 grand final, 11-9. 1946 was undoubtedly Bailey's greatest year; captaining NSW, gaining selection in the First Test against Great Britain before taking over from Joe Jorgenson as Test captain in the Second Test in Brisbane. The Lions won the match in Brisbane 16-5 but Bailey withdrew from the Third Test team – after again being named captain - because of an ankle injury and Australia ultimately lost the Ashes series. Following C’bury’s loss in the premiership final against Balmain that year Bailey returned to West Maitland as captain-coach.

- 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 1946 2 1 -   - 3 0 1 1 0.00% List
Overall 1946 2 1 0   0 3 0 1 1 0.00% List


Representative

Australia - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Newcastle (AU) 1935-36 3 2 -   - 6 3 0 0 100.00% List
NSW Country Seconds 1935 1 1 -   - 3 1 0 0 100.00% List
Possibles (AU) 1936 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% List
NSW Country Firsts 1936 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% List
NSW City Firsts 1937, 1942, 1946 4 - -   - - 1 3 0 25.00% List
Rest of NSW Seconds 1942 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% List
NSW Firsts 1945-46 6 3 -   - 9 4 2 0 66.67% List
Overall 1935-1946 17 6 0   0 18 10 7 0 58.82% List


Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Newtown NSWRFL 1937 8 3 -   - 9 4 4 0 50.00% List
Canterbury NSWRFL 1941 15 7 -   - 21 9 6 0 60.00% List
Canterbury NSWRFL 1942 17 5 -   - 15 12 5 0 70.59% List
Canterbury NSWRFL 1943 13 1 -   - 3 3 10 0 23.08% List
Canterbury NSWRFL 1944 12 6 -   - 18 3 8 1 25.00% List
Canterbury NSWRFL 1945 13 6 -   - 18 4 8 1 30.77% List
Canterbury NSWRFL 1946 11 5 -   - 15 5 5 1 45.45% List
Overall 1937-1946 89 33 0   0 99 40 46 3 44.94% List

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Newtown 1937 8 3 -   - 9 4 4 0 50.00% List
Canterbury 1941-46 81 30 -   - 90 36 42 3 44.44% List
Overall 1937-1946 89 33 0   0 99 40 46 3 44.94% List

Australian Finals Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Canterbury 1941-42, 1946 5 2 -   - 6 2 3 0 40.00% List
Overall 1941-1946 5 2 0   0 6 2 3 0 40.00% List

All Australian Club Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Newtown 1937 18 8 -   - 24 12 5 1 66.67% List
Canterbury 1941-46 81 36 -   - 108 36 42 3 44.44% List
Overall 1937-1946 99 44 0   0 132 48 47 4 48.48% List

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