Ron Roberts

Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Full Name
Ronald Arthur Roberts
Born
Friday, 11th November, 1927
Died
Wednesday, 11th June, 2003 (Aged 75 years and 212 days)
Place Of Birth
Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia

Known Family Links

Son
Graham Roberts

Biography

St George winger cemented his place in the history of the code when he dived over to score the winning try in the Third Test against Great Britain in 1950. (In the 1980s, that try was rated the single greatest moment in the code's history by a RLW poll). The 5-2 victory gave Australia the Ashes for the first time since 1920 and if that one moment dwarfed the remainder of the strapping winger's career, it was certainly a great way to be remembered. Roberts played for NSW in 1949 before making his Test debut on the tour of NZ. That year, he scored two tries in St George's 19-12 grand final win over Souths, as well as finishing the season's leading try-scorer in 1949-50.

- ALAN WHITICKER

Career Statistics

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Competitions

Competition   App T G   FG Pts W L D Win %  
NRL 52 51 -   - 153 31 18 3 59.62% List
City vs Country Firsts 2 3 -   - 9 1 1 0 50.00% List
Interstate Matches 4 8 -   - 24 4 0 0 100.00% List
NRL Finals 5 5 -   - 15 4 1 0 80.00% List
Tour Matches Australia 7 9 -   - 27 7 0 0 100.00% List
Test Series 2 1 -   - - 2 0 0 100.00% List
The Ashes 1 1 -   - 6 1 0 0 100.00% List
Tour Matches New South Wales Firsts 1 - -   - - 0 0 1 0.00% List
Tour Matches Monaro/Southern Division XIII 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 1949-50 2 1 -   - 3 2 0 0 100.00% List
Overall 1949-1950 2 1 0   0 3 2 0 0 100.00% List


Representative

Australia - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
NSW Firsts 1949, 1951 6 8 -   - 24 5 0 1 83.33% List
NSW City Firsts 1949 1 1 -   - 3 1 0 0 100.00% List
Southern Division 1952 1 - -   - - 0 0 1 0.00% List
Monaro/S.Division 1952 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% List
Probables (AU) 1952 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% List
NSW Country Firsts 1952 2 2 -   - 6 0 2 0 0.00% List
Overall 1949-1952 12 11 0   0 33 6 4 2 50.00% List


Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
St George NSWRFL 1949 19 25 -   - 75 14 4 1 73.68% List
St George NSWRFL 1950 15 13 -   - 39 7 6 2 46.67% List
St George NSWRFL 1951 18 13 -   - 39 10 8 0 55.56% List
Overall 1949-1952 52 51 0   0 153 31 18 3 59.62% List

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
St George 1949-51 52 51 -   - 153 31 18 3 59.62% List
Southern Division 1952 ? - -   - - ? ? ? ?  
Overall 1949-1952 ? 51 0   0 153 ? ? ? ?  

Australian Finals Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
St George 1949, 1951 5 5 -   - 15 4 1 0 80.00% List
Overall 1949-1951 5 5 0   0 15 4 1 0 80.00% List

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