Roy Kirkaldy

Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Born
Saturday, 26th March, 1910
Died
Monday, 13th August, 1973 (Aged 63 years and 140 days)

Biography

Rated the best Australian hooker since ‘Sandy’ Pearce, Roy Kirkaldy was denied the chance to play for Australia because of the advent of World War II. He played for 14 seasons with Waratah Mayfield in the Newcastle competition before moving to C’bury in 1938. Despite being 28 years of age Kirkaldy spent a decade with the club and, with Henry Porter and Eddie Burns, formed one of the most potent front row partnerships the game has seen. Kirkaldy, 'the prince of hookers', won premierships with the club in 1938 and 1942 and represented NSW in ten matches during 1938-41 (he overcame a serious injury in 1943 to continue his career with C’bury). Kirkaldy passed away in 1973, aged 63.

- ALAN WHITICKER

Career Statistics

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Representative

Australia - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
NSW Country Firsts 1933, 1937 4 - -   - - 2 1 1 50.00% List
NSW Ctry. Possibles 1933 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% List
Newcastle (AU) 1937 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% List
Sydney Firsts 1938, 1940 2 1 1   - 5 1 0 1 50.00% List
NSW Firsts 1938-41 15 3 1   - 11 10 5 0 66.67% List
NSW City Firsts 1938-41 4 2 -   - 6 4 0 0 100.00% List
Felsh's Team 1940 1 1 -   - 3 0 1 0 0.00% List
Overall 1933-1941 28 7 2   0 25 18 8 2 64.29% List


Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Canterbury NSWRFL 1938 15 - -   - - 13 0 2 86.67% List
Canterbury NSWRFL 1939 15 2 -   - 6 10 5 0 66.67% List
Canterbury NSWRFL 1940 16 - 2   - 4 9 7 0 56.25% List
Canterbury NSWRFL 1941 15 2 1   - 8 9 6 0 60.00% List
Canterbury NSWRFL 1942 16 - 1   - 2 11 5 0 68.75% List
Canterbury NSWRFL 1943 4 1 -   - 3 1 3 0 25.00% List
Canterbury NSWRFL 1944 8 - 1   - 2 2 5 1 25.00% List
Canterbury NSWRFL 1945 11 1 -   - 3 3 8 0 27.27% List
Canterbury NSWRFL 1946 15 1 -   - 3 9 6 0 60.00% List
Canterbury NSWRFL 1947 18 1 -   - 3 12 5 1 66.67% List
Canterbury NSWRFL 1948 14 3 1   - 11 5 7 2 35.71% List
Overall 1938-1948 147 11 6   0 45 84 57 6 57.14% List

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Canterbury 1938-48 147 11 6   - 45 84 57 6 57.14% List
Overall 1938-1948 147 11 6   0 45 84 57 6 57.14% List

Australian Finals Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Canterbury 1938-42, 1946-47 13 2 -   - 6 6 7 0 46.15% List
Overall 1938-1947 13 2 0   0 6 6 7 0 46.15% List

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