Ross Conlon

Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Born
Sunday, 29th March, 1959
Current Age
63 years and 54 days

Biography

Powerhouse goal-kicker, originally from Murwillumbah, was spotted playing for Mount St Marys in the University Cup competition (alongside Des Hasler) by Wests coach Roy Masters in 1980. Conlon's two years with the Magpies saw him gain a reputation as a strong, robust centre but more notably for his around-the-corner kicking style which gave him great accuracy and distance. Signing with Canterbury in 1983, his season ended when he dislocated his hip in the semi-final against P’matta. The following year, he was selected for NSW and then chosen on the wing for the First Test against Great Britain. Conlon kicked four goals in his only Test appearance but was keeping an injured Eric Grothe's Test spot warm and was dropped for the remainder of the series. The season finished unhappily when he failed to make Warren Ryan's grand final line-up and he left for Balmain at the end of the year. One of the most consistent point-scorers in the competition during the mid-1980s, Conlon played for St Helens in the 1985-86 off-season. In 1987 he was the season's leading point-scorer with 184pts (5t, 82g) but when Warren Ryan came to coach Balmain in 1988, Conlon's days were numbered after a poor defensive game in the 1988 grand final loss to his former club, Canterbury. Conlon left the club at year’s end to take up a captain-coach role on the NSW North Coast.

- ALAN WHITICKER

Career Statistics

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Competitions

Competition   App T G   FG Pts W L D Win %  
NRL 171 36 524   - 1180 113 57 1 66.08% List
NRL Finals 12 - 33   - 66 5 7 0 41.67% List
City vs Country Firsts 1 1 5   - 14 1 0 0 100.00% List
State of Origin 3 - 10   - 20 1 2 0 33.33% List
Tour Matches Australia 1 - 4   - 8 1 0 0 100.00% List
Test Series 1 - 4   - - 1 0 0 100.00% List
The Ashes 1 - 4   - 16 1 0 0 100.00% List
English Championship 12 6 49   - 122 4 6 2 33.33% List
Tour Matches St Helens 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% List
Regal Trophy 3 3 14   - 40 2 1 0 66.67% List


International

Test Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Australia 1984 1 - 4   - 8 1 0 0 100.00% List
Overall 1984 1 0 4   0 8 1 0 0 100.00% List


Representative

Australia - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
New South Wales 1984 3 - 10   - 20 1 2 0 33.33% List
NSW City Firsts 1984 1 1 5   - 14 1 0 0 100.00% List
Overall 1984 4 1 15   0 34 2 2 0 50.00% List


Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Western Suburbs NSWRFL 1981 14 5 35   - 85 10 4 0 71.43% List
Western Suburbs NSWRFL 1982 20 7 21   - 63 13 7 0 65.00% List
Canterbury NSWRFL 1983 27 7 82   - 192 18 9 0 66.67% List
Canterbury NSWRL 1984 12 2 38   - 84 10 2 0 83.33% List
Balmain NSWRL 1985 24 4 90   - 196 17 7 0 70.83% List
Balmain NSWRL 1986 27 4 90 / 146 61.64% - 196 15 12 0 55.56% List
Balmain NSWRL 1987 23 5 88 / 140 62.86% - 196 13 9 1 56.52% List
Balmain NSWRL 1988 24 2 80 / 116 68.97% - 168 17 7 0 70.83% List
Overall 1981-1988 171 36 524   0 1,180 113 57 1 66.08% List

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Western Suburbs 1981-82 34 12 56   - 148 23 11 0 67.65% List
Canterbury 1983-84 39 9 120   - 276 28 11 0 71.79% List
Balmain 1985-88 98 15 348   - 756 62 35 1 63.27% List
Overall 1981-1988 171 36 524   0 1,180 113 57 1 66.08% List

Australian Finals Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Western Suburbs 1981-1982 1 - 1   - 2 0 1 0 0.00% List
Canterbury 1983 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% List
Balmain 1985-88 10 - 32   - 64 5 5 0 50.00% List
Overall 1982-1988 12 0 33   0 66 5 7 0 41.67% List

English League Career - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
St Helens Championship 1985/86 15 9 63   - 162 6 7 2 40.00% List
Overall 1985-1986 15 9 63   0 162 6 7 2 40.00% List

English League Career - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
St Helens 1985 15 9 63   - 162 6 7 2 40.00% List
Overall 1985-1986 15 9 63   0 162 6 7 2 40.00% List

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