Ross Kite

Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Full Name
Ross Ernest Kite
Born
Friday, 24th October, 1930
Died
Sunday, 30th May, 2004 (Aged 73 years and 219 days)

Known Family Links

Brother
Max Kite

Biography

St George junior started his career in the centres but forged a reputation as a high-class winger. Not missing a grade game during 1951-56 Kite scored four tries on debut for NSW in 1954 before gaining Test recognition against France the following year. He played in all three Tests against the French in 1955, scoring a clever try in Australia's 20-8 win in the First Test after toeing the ball over the line. Kite represented NSW against NZ in 1956 and was a member of the St George team that started their phenomenal eleven-season reign as premiers. Moving to Wagga in 1958 he won a spot on the wing for NSW before playing in the first two Tests against Great Britain. Kite returned to Sydney in 1959 to see out his career with C’bury.

- ALAN WHITICKER

Career Statistics

All statistics shown in this section are based only on data available in the RLP database, and are not necessarily a complete and/or 100% accurate representation of a player's career. This information should be used as a guide only. If you see a question mark (?), it denotes that the figure is not available.

To view a list of corresponding matches, click on the List button.

Competitions

Competition   App T G   FG Pts W L D Win %  
NRL 129 61 52   - 287 73 52 4 56.59% List
NRL Finals 9 3 9   - 27 4 5 0 44.44% List
Country Carnival 3 5 -   - 15 3 0 0 100.00% List
Tour Matches Sydney Firsts 2 - -   - - 2 0 0 100.00% List
Interstate Matches 8 14 -   - 42 5 3 0 62.50% List
Tour Matches New South Wales Firsts 4 5 2   - 19 3 1 0 75.00% List
Tour Matches Australia 5 3 -   - 9 2 3 0 40.00% List
Test Series 5 3 -   - 6 2 3 0 40.00% List
City vs Country Firsts 2 2 -   - 6 1 1 0 50.00% List
Tour Matches Riverina 1 1 -   - 3 0 1 0 0.00% List
The Ashes 2 1 -   - 6 1 1 0 50.00% List
City Cup 2 - -   - - 1 1 0 50.00% List


International

Test Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Australia 1955, 1958 5 3 -   - 9 2 3 0 40.00% List
Overall 1955-1958 5 3 0   0 9 2 3 0 40.00% List


Representative

Australia - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Sydney Firsts 1954-56 3 - -   - - 3 0 0 100.00% List
Possibles (AU) 1954-56 4 2 -   - 6 2 1 1 50.00% List
NSW City Seconds 1954-55 2 - 1   - 2 1 1 0 50.00% List
NSW Firsts 1954-56, 1958 12 19 2   - 61 8 4 0 66.67% List
NSW City Firsts 1956 1 1 -   - 3 1 0 0 100.00% List
Riverina 1958 1 1 -   - 3 0 1 0 0.00% List
NSW Country Firsts 1958 1 1 -   - 3 0 1 0 0.00% List
Overall 1954-1958 24 24 3   0 78 15 8 1 62.50% List


Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
St George NSWRFL 1952 11 11 -   - 33 9 2 0 81.82% List
St George NSWRFL 1953 18 7 -   - 21 11 7 0 61.11% List
St George NSWRFL 1954 19 13 45   - 129 12 6 1 63.16% List
St George NSWRFL 1955 15 9 4   - 35 11 4 0 73.33% List
St George NSWRFL 1956 19 10 -   - 30 14 4 1 73.68% List
St George NSWRFL 1957 5 - -   - - 2 3 0 40.00% List
Canterbury NSWRFL 1959 17 3 3   - 15 5 11 1 29.41% List
Canterbury NSWRFL 1960 9 3 -   - 9 4 5 0 44.44% List
Canterbury NSWRFL 1961 16 5 -   - 15 5 10 1 31.25% List
Overall 1952-1961 129 61 52   0 287 73 52 4 56.59% List

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
St George 1952-57 87 50 49   - 248 59 26 2 67.82% List
Riverina/Western 1958 ? - -   - - ? ? ? ?  
Canterbury 1959-61 42 11 3   - 39 14 26 2 33.33% List
Overall 1952-1961 ? 61 52   0 287 ? ? ? ?  

Australian Finals Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
St George 1952-56 9 3 9   - 27 4 5 0 44.44% List
Overall 1952-1956 9 3 9   0 27 4 5 0 44.44% List

All Australian Club Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
St George 1952-57 90 55 49   - 263 62 26 2 68.89% List
Riverina/Western 1958 ? - -   - - ? ? ? ?  
Canterbury 1959-61 42 11 3   - 39 14 26 2 33.33% List
Overall 1952-1961 ? 66 52   0 302 ? ? ? ?  

Your Say

Anonymous says: Ross Kite Captain-Coached Wagga Magpies in 1958 (28/08/2016)

Want to have your say about this player? Add a comment.