Ross McKinnon

Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Full Name
Ross Lachlan McKinnon
Born
Wednesday, 15th April, 1914
Died
Friday, 25th May, 1962 (Aged 48 years and 40 days)
Place Of Birth
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Biography

A member of the champion Easts teams that dominated the code in the mid-1930s, Ross McKinnon came from Sydney Boys High to the University club as a five-eighth. In 1933 he represented NSW as an 18-year-old but missed most of the next season after being injured in a promotional match. At Easts he was Dave Brown's centre partner in a team that posted huge scores against their opponents. McKinnon made his Test debut against NZ in 1935 and went on to play 8 Tests, including four on the 1937-38 Kangaroo tour. Playing for NSW against England in 1936 he paved the way for an upset, 18-14 victory with a wonderful display of determined running but broke his collarbone and missed the Ashes series. At Easts he won premierships in 1935-37 but left the club to captain-coach Cessnock in 1939. After his retirement McKinnon became a highly respected coach at C’bury (1946-47) and Norths (1952-53 & 1959) but in 1962, at the age of 48, he died of coronary occlusion after an operation on a brain tumor. McKinnon was a well-respected figure among a wide social circle of friends and his death was sadly mourned.

- ALAN WHITICKER

Career Statistics

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International

Test Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Australia 1935, 1937-38 8 3 -   - 9 6 2 0 75.00% List
Overall 1935-1938 8 3 0   0 9 6 2 0 75.00% List

International Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Australia 1935-1937 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% List
Overall 1937 1 0 0   0 - 0 1 0 0.00% List


Representative

Australia - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
NSW City Seconds 1933, 1937 2 - -   - - 2 0 0 100.00% List
NSW Firsts 1933, 1935-37 9 1 7   - 17 8 1 0 88.89% List
NSW City Possibles 1933 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% List
NSW City Firsts 1935-37 3 1 3   - 9 2 1 0 66.67% List
Sydney Firsts 1936 1 1 1   - 5 0 1 0 0.00% List
NSW Police 1936 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% List
NSW Country Firsts 1939-40 3 2 4   - 14 0 3 0 0.00% List
Sydney Seconds 1941 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% List
Fighting Services I 1942 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% List
Overall 1933-1942 22 5 15   0 45 15 7 0 68.18% List


Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
University NSWRFL 1933 11 - 1   - 2 5 6 0 45.45% List
University NSWRFL 1934 7 1 1   - 5 0 7 0 0.00% List
Eastern Suburbs NSWRFL 1935 12 6 6   - 30 12 0 0 100.00% List
Eastern Suburbs NSWRFL 1936 3 2 -   - 6 2 0 1 66.67% List
Eastern Suburbs NSWRFL 1937 5 1 2   - 7 4 0 1 80.00% List
Eastern Suburbs NSWRFL 1938 3 - 3   - 6 2 1 0 66.67% List
Overall 1933-1938 41 10 13   0 56 25 14 2 60.98% List

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
University 1933-34 18 1 2   - 7 5 13 0 27.78% List
Eastern Suburbs 1935-38 23 9 11   - 49 20 1 2 86.96% List
Overall 1933-1938 41 10 13   0 56 25 14 2 60.98% List

Australian Finals Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Eastern Suburbs 1935 2 1 5   - 13 2 0 0 100.00% List
Overall 1935 2 1 5   0 13 2 0 0 100.00% List

All Australian Club Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
University 1933-34 18 1 2   - 7 5 13 0 27.78% List
Eastern Suburbs 1935-38 25 9 11   - 49 22 1 2 88.00% List
Overall 1933-1938 43 10 13   0 56 27 14 2 62.79% List

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