Ron Rowles

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Playing Career

Vital Statistics

Full Name
Ronald George Rowles
Born
Sunday, 12th February, 1928
Died
Saturday, 3rd June, 2017 (Aged 89 years and 111 days)
Place Of Birth
Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia

Known Family Links

Son
Peter Rowles

Biography

Prolific point-scorer from Wollongong played in the Manly club’s maiden grand final in 1951. The first Manly player to top 100pts in a season, winger Ron Rowles was the season's leading point-scorer in four successive years; 1951 (11t, 83g - 199pts), 1952 (8t, 77g - 178pts), 1953 (8t, 64g - 152pts) and 1954 (13t, 92g - 223pts) and scored a club record 30pts (4t, 9g) in a match against C’bury in 1954. Rowles starred in a Possibles v. Probables trial for the 1948-49 Kangaroos, but it was a travesty that he never played for his state or Australia.
- ALAN WHITICKER

Playing Career Statistics

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Competitions

Competition   Comp Wins App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Tour Matches New South Wales Country Firsts - 1 1 -   - 3 0 1 0 0.00% List
City vs Country Firsts - 2 1 2   - 7 0 2 0 0.00% List
Country Carnival - 3 1 12   - 27 3 0 0 100.00% List
NSWRFL Premiership (NRL) - 81 46 352   - 842 42 38 1 51.85% List
NSWRFL Finals - 2 1 9   - 21 1 1 0 50.00% List


Representative

Australia - By Team

Team Years   App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Southern Districts 1948   1 1 -   - 3 0 1 0 0.00% List
Probables (AU) 1948   1 2 -   - 6 0 1 0 0.00% List
NSW Country Firsts 1948-49   4 4 2   - 16 1 3 0 25.00% List
Overall1948-1949   6 7 2   0 25 1 5 0 16.67% List


Club Career

NSWRFL Premiership (NRL) - By Year

Team Season   App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Manly NSWRFL 1950   11 5 28   - 71 5 6 0 45.45% List
Manly NSWRFL 1951   18 12 92   - 220 11 7 0 61.11% List
Manly NSWRFL 1952   18 8 77   - 178 11 7 0 61.11% List
Manly NSWRFL 1953   16 8 64   - 152 5 11 0 31.25% List
Manly NSWRFL 1954   18 13 91   - 221 10 7 1 55.56% List

NSWRFL Premiership (NRL) - By Team

Team Years   App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Manly 1950-54   81 46 352   - 842 42 38 1 51.85% List

Your Say

  • Jfb
    09/06/2017

    Rest in peace Ron will be sadly missed by all knew him

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