Ron Roberts

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Playing Career

Vital Statistics

Full Name
Ronald Arthur Roberts
Born
Friday, 11th November, 1927
Died
Wednesday, 11th June, 2003 (Aged 75 years and 213 days)
Place Of Birth
Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia

Honours & Awards

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The Ashes
1950
Interstate Series
1949
NSWRFL Premiership (NRL)
1949

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

Playing Career Statistics

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Competitions

Competition   Comp Wins App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
The Ashes 1 1 1 -   - 6 1 0 0 100.00% List
Tour Matches Australia - 7 9 -   - 27 7 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
Test Series 1 2 1 -   - - 2 0 0 100.00% List
Interstate Series 1 4 8 -   - 24 4 0 0 100.00% List
City vs Country Firsts - 2 3 -   - 9 1 1 0 50.00% List
Country Carnival - 1 - -   - - 0 0 1 0.00% List
NSWRFL Premiership (NRL) 1 52 51 -   - 153 31 18 3 59.62% List
NSWRFL Finals - 5 5 -   - 15 4 1 0 80.00% 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


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
Overall1949-1952   12 11 0   0 33 6 4 2 50.00% List


Club Career

NSWRFL Premiership (NRL) - By Year

Team Season   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

NSWRFL Premiership (NRL) - 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

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Contributions: Shawn Dollin, Andrew Ferguson, Rugby League Tables, Greg Fiveash, Paul Carter, Alan Katzmann, Tim Costello