Raymond Patrick "Ray" Byrne - South Sydney Player Report

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FG Player - 245

Byrne was a one time South Sydney's U21 Presidents Cup winner in 1936. South Sydney's first Presidents Cup victory. He then played in 1936 Third Grade premiership decider with South Sydney.

Bryne was a South Sydney junior who played 2 season's in the junior reps in 1935 and 1936. He made his senior grade premiership debut in the Third Grade Round 13 1936 clash against Canterbury-Bankstown at Belmore Oval. He would stay in the Third Grade team as it made the 1936 premiership grand final. In 1937 Round 1 he stepped up into Reserve Grade playing his first game for South Sydney against University at the Sports Ground. Late in same year, in the 1937 Round 8 City Cup clash he made his first grade club debut against North Sydney at the Sydney Cricket Ground. He made his first grade premiership debut in Round 1 1938 against Balmain at Leichhardt Oval.

Byrne played for 4 season with South Sydney. He played 26 first grade club games for South Sydney, including 21 first grade premiership games and 3 first grade cup games. He played 46 senior grade games for South Sydney, which included 34 senior grade premiership games and 10 senior grade cup games.

Byrne played his final first grade game in the 1939 State Championship Quarter Final against Central Newcastle at the Newcastle Showground.

Playing - Height / Weight
       5ft 10.5in / 11st 6lb

Representative Qualification
NSW City

Date of Birth
Sydney - 12th October 1914 (Died - 1983)

Previous Clubs
none

Playing Career at South Sydney (1935-39)

South Sydney First Grade Debut
1937 CC-08 SCG  v North Sydney (22y 306d)
1938 Rd01  Leic v Balmain (Premiership - 23y 193d)

First Grade
                           Premiership :                   (FG) City Cup :              State Championship :                            Tour
         M   S   R   T   G/A   FG  Pts :   M   S   R   T   G/A   FG  Pts :   M   S   R   T   G/A   FG  Pts :   M   S   R   T   G/A   FG  Pts
1937     -   -   -   -   -      -    - :   2   2   -   -   -      -    -
1938    11  11   -   4   -      -   12
1939    10  10   -   3   -      -    9 :                                 :   1   1   -   -   -      -    - :   2   1  (1)  -   -      -    -
 
TOTAL   21  21   -   7   -      -   21 :   2   2   -   -   -      -    - :   1   1   -   -   -      -    - :   2   1  (1)  -   -      -    -

SS FG   26  25  (1)  7   -      -   21 

South Sydney Senior Grade Debut
1936 Rd13  BelO v Canterbury (Third Grade)
1937 Rd01  SSG  v University (Reserve Grade)

Lower Grades                                                                                                                                 : Juniors
                      (RG) Premiership :                   (RG) City Cup :                (3G) Premiership :                   (3G) City Cup :          (U21) Presidents Cup
Year     M   S   R   T   G/A   FG  Pts :   M   S   R   T   G/A   FG  Pts :   M   S   R   T   G/A   FG  Pts :   M   S   R   T   G/A   FG  Pts :   M   S   R   T   G/A   FG  Pts
1935     -   -   -   -   -      -    - :                                 :   -   -   -   -   -      -    - :                                 :   2   2   -   1   -      -    3
1936     -   -   -   -   -      -    - :                                 :   5   5   -   -   -      -    - :                                 :   .   .   .   1   -      -    3
1937     7   7   -   1   -      -    3 :   6   6   -   1   -      -    3 :   -   -   -   -   -      -    - :   1   1   -   -   -      -    -
1938     -   -   -   -   -      -    - :                                 :   -   -   -   -   -      -    -
1939     1   1   -   -   -      -    - :                                 :   -   -   -   -   -      -    -

TOTAL    8   8   -   1   -      -    3 :   6   6   -   1   -      -    3 :   5   5   -   -   -      -    - :   1   1   -   -   -      -    - :   2.  2.  -   2   -      -    6

South Sydney Senior(FG/RG/3G) Grade Career
                           Premiership :                             Cup :                     All Matches
         M   S   R   T   G/A   FG  Pts :   M   S   R   T   G/A   FG  Pts :   M   S   R   T   G/A   FG  Pts
CAREER  34  34   -   8   -      -   24 :  10  10   -   1   -      -    3 :  46  45  (1)  9   -      -   27

Short Form
                   Short-Game Knockout
         M   S   R   T   G/A   FG  Pts
1938     2   2   -   -   -      -    -
1939     4   4   -   -   -      -    -

TOTAL    6   6   -   -   -      -    -

SS SF    6   6   -   -   -      -    -

Captaincy Record at South Sydney

never

Suspension Record at South Sydney

Year       Grade v           Wk CHARGE
never

Representative Honours at South Sydney

Year Pos  Team                 Versus               Match         T  G/A  FG
none

After Leaving South Sydney

Military Service         (1940-45)                      RAAF Sargent Equipment Assistant (Papua Repair Depot)

Ref - RLP / NAA-14796 / CI / FN-46


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