Royce Ayliffe

Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Born
Sunday, 1st January, 1956
Current Age
65 years and 291 days

Awards & Accolades

Dally M Captain Of The Year
1980

Biography

Captain of the undefeated Australian Schoolboys Tour of Great Britain in 1972, Royce Ayliffe spent several seasons playing for Wests Wollongong (under coach Cliff Watson) before coming to Easts as a 19-year-old in 1976. A rugged prop who modelled his game on the great Arthur Beetson, Ayliffe captained the Bob Fulton-coached Roosters to the minor premiership in 1980-81 and was named Dally M Captain of the Year in 1980. Ayliffe led Easts into the 1980 grand final loss to C’bury and his clash with Graeme Hughes in that game was a stark example of his tough, no-nonsense style. Ayliffe made one appearance for Australia, as a reserve in the Second Test against France at Brisbane in 1981, coming onto the field for the final 18 minutes of the match. He played in the 1982 State of Origin series but battled factions inside the Easts club before seeing out his career with Souths. In 2001 Ayliffe was appointed to the NRL Judiciary.

- 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 1981 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% List
Overall 1981 1 0 0   0 - 1 0 0 100.00% List


Representative

Australia - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
NSW Firsts 1981 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% List
New South Wales 1982 3 - -   - - 1 2 0 33.33% List
Overall 1981-1982 4 0 0   0 - 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 %  
Eastern Suburbs NSWRFL 1976 22 3 10   - 29 13 8 1 59.09% List
Eastern Suburbs NSWRFL 1977 12 1 -   - 3 9 2 1 75.00% List
Eastern Suburbs NSWRFL 1978 16 3 -   - 9 8 8 0 50.00% List
Eastern Suburbs NSWRFL 1979 12 - -   - - 3 8 1 25.00% List
Eastern Suburbs NSWRFL 1980 24 2 -   - 6 14 8 2 58.33% List
Eastern Suburbs NSWRFL 1981 17 1 -   - 3 11 6 0 64.71% List
Eastern Suburbs NSWRFL 1982 27 2 -   - 6 16 9 2 59.26% List
Eastern Suburbs NSWRFL 1983 22 2 -   - 8 12 9 1 54.55% List
South Sydney NSWRL 1985 10 - -   - - 3 7 0 30.00% List
Overall 1976-1985 162 14 10   0 64 89 65 8 54.94% List

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Eastern Suburbs 1976-83 152 14 10   - 64 86 58 8 56.58% List
South Sydney 1985 10 - -   - - 3 7 0 30.00% List
Overall 1976-1985 162 14 10   0 64 89 65 8 54.94% List

Australian Finals Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Eastern Suburbs 1976, 1980-82 9 1 -   - 3 3 6 0 33.33% List
Overall 1976-1982 9 1 0   0 3 3 6 0 33.33% List

All Australian Club Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Eastern Suburbs 1976-83 153 15 10   - 67 87 58 8 56.86% List
South Sydney 1985 10 - -   - - 3 7 0 30.00% List
Overall 1976-1985 163 15 10   0 67 90 65 8 55.21% List

Your Say

Mick Frost says: G'day Royce! I was at primary school with you (Mt St Thomas) & followed your career since. I was an officer in the Navy & also a Hells Angel 'til moving to the UK in 83. You always were fanatical about rugby even back then... well done to you. All the best in "retirement" mate. (25/02/2012)

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